Cute Lunch Date Dress Ideas

Choose a fun color or print like actress Shay Mitchell at a Juicy Couture event in Beverly Hills.
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Dates are fun, and while there are plenty of associated worries, your wardrobe shouldn’t be one of them. Lunch dates are typically casual, so going for a simple look is key -- even when you're rocking a dress. Be comfortable and wear clothes that make you feel confident -- take a pass on perilous pumps and heels that will have you hobbling after your date.

1 Irresistable Ensembles

In warm weather, flirty frocks and breezy sundresses sizzle, so opt for skater, structured strapless or two-tiered dresses. Colorful or printed fabrics add personality, while soft pastels scream femininity -- dress according to your mood and personal style. In general, steer clear of black for a lunch date, as the LBD is best saved for an evening out. Rock a flowy midi skirt to make a simple statement or slip on a maxi style with a tank top for a summery look. When temps drop, easygoing layers keep outfits casual and cute -- think oversized cardigans, airy sweaters, cropped jackets or boyfriend blazers. Cue in color with eye-catching earrings, chains, bangles or bright belts. Finish your lunch look with ballet flats, T-strap sandals or wedges to keep on firm footing.

Lexie Delaney, a Chicago native, attended the University of Missouri, where she earned a B.A. in journalism (magazine writing) and a B.A. in Spanish. Delaney began writing and editing more than five years ago, for the "Columbia Missourian," "Vox Magazine" and "Retail Jeweler."