What To Wear On A First Date In Hot Weather

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First dates are equal parts exciting and nerve-wracking. The last thing you want to be worrying about is what to wear on a first date if it's super hot outside. There are so many things to mull over on the lead up to a first date. These include, but are certainly not limited to: Not knowing how to get to the place where you've agreed to meet, brainstorming things to talk about to avoid awkward silences, contemplating what not to discuss on the first date, fretting about who will pay the bill, or worrying about whether the establishment will cater to your specific dietary requirements. On top of all this, you really don't want to be worrying about passing out from the heat, feeling uncomfortable the entire time, or excessive sweat patches.

Before you go spiralling into a vortex of anxiety, remember why you are doing this. It's probably because you want to find out more about your date and potentially enter into some kind of romantic relationship. Of course, your date will want to discover more about you too, but the event is certainly not all about you. So quit worrying and take a look at these first date appropriate garments, shoes, and accessories which should help you feel less self-conscious in the sweltering heat and focus on what matters – the person sitting opposite you.

1. The Chiffon Dress

Free People Chiffon Lilou Dress In Black Print, $167,

Stay cool, calm, and collected in a pretty chiffon dress.

Plus Kim Chiffon Split Sleeve V Neck Dress, $35,

Go for a contemporary twist on the LBD with this split sleeve number.

2. The Cool Shorts

Out From Under Alvarado Short, $29,

Although denim shorts might seem tempting, they may not offer you as much room for freedom of movement and they could feel quite tight against your skin. The last thing you want on a boiling hot day is to feel trapped in your denim shorts, so go for a fabric pair instead.

Music Note Print Belted Sateen Shorts, $44.50,

These sweet, music note print shorts will be music to your ears, as their monochrome color palette will basically go with anything.

3. The Pleated Midi

Satin Pleat Midi Skirt, $85,

Float your way through your date in a pleated midi skirt.

Asos Curve Pleated Midi Skirt, $51,

Go for a chic style to exude elegance and make a great first impression.

4. The Mesh Bodysuit

Carrie Floral Lace Mesh Bodysuit, $30,

Slip into a gorgeous bodysuit to add a dash of sauciness to your outfit. Although you might want to pair it with a skirt or some shorts considering it's your first date.

Mesh Bodysuit In "Black," $45,

Look totally hot while keeping cool in a plus size mesh bodysuit.

5. The Feather Earrings

Feather Frenzy Drop Set, $10.15,

Feel easy and breezy in a pair of feather earrings; with this set you have 6 pairs to choose from to match your outfit.

6. The Embellished Maxi

Premium Mini Flower Embellished Mesh Maxi Dress Blue, $170,

Pick an ethereal, floral frock to look fabulously feminine.

Lovedrobe Embellished Maxi Dress, $157.50,

Choose a romantic, dusky pink maxi for a semi-formal first date.

7. The Hi-Lo Skirt

Coast Kate Striped Hi Lo Midi Dress, $270,

If you're going to a fancy-pants restaurant, an elegant dress with a hi-lo skirt will work wonders.

Tie Dye Hi-Lo Maxi Skirt, $54.50,

Maybe your first date is going to be a super chilled out affair? If that's the case, a casual, tie dye, hi-lo skirt is the perfect choice.

8. The Classic Sunglasses

Selected Handmade Square Sunglasses, $34,

Don't spend an outdoor date squinting; sport a pair of tortoiseshell print glasses instead!

9. The Tulle Skirt

Boutique Amelia Crochet Trim Tulle Skirt, $35,

Keep your outfit light and airy with a tulle skirt. Bring your biker jacket along, like the model, in case your date lasts into the evening.

Tulle Of The Trade Skirt In Blanc, $49.99,

Add a touch of whimsy to your outfit with a knee length, tulle skirt. Available in sizes L to 4X.

10. The Culotte Jumpsuit

Silence + Noise Ribbed Knit Culotte Jumpsuit, $69,

Show off some skin in a quirky, culotte jumpsuit.

Plus Maya Paisley Print Culotte Jumpsuit, $30,

Pair your culotte jumpsuit with some killer sandals to make a stylish statement.

11. The Wedges

Magnifique Motif Wedge, $49.99,

Become the epitome of spring in these pretty, floral wedges.

Strappy Platform Wedges (Wide Width,) $49.50,

Allow your feet to breathe in these vibrant strappy wedges.

Enjoy your first date and if everything goes well, your outfit will be the last thing on your mind, so don't sweat the small stuff!

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