Date nightI can’t remember the last time I went on a date, but seeing this off-shoulder dress on Dresslily just invokes that gooey date night feeling. The striking cobalt blue colour just screams “here I am!” and the lace detailing adds a romantic and luxe vibe. Nothing makes a sexy statement like a bodycon number. The way it guides the curvy lines of a woman is alluring.

When it comes to date night, I think one of the most nerve-racking thing is dressing up. It doesn’t matter if you know the person for ages or for something new, it is always bitter-sweet. On one hand, the sweet feeling of going on a date with someone you’re into and on the other hand, the feeling of “I gotta look good for this person” kicks in. Figuring out what to wear is the bitter side and I think we can all agree that the pressure is high with new partners. The bottom line is you want to make a good impression.

I believe nothing says sexy than a woman who is confident and feels comfortable in their own skin. A woman dressed in her favorite outfit, wearing her signature scent and possibly some pheromone spray (what are pheromones?) is ready to take on the world. And that brings us to the number one date night rule.

Be Comfortable: Yes you want to come out of the door looking like a snack, but don’t compromise for comfort. Sexy and comfortable make a good couple so don’t forget to take one leaving the other behind. Ha! I could list a lot of styles/pieces one could wear on a date night, but it won’t mean anything, -because at the end of the day, it is about being yourself and wearing what defines you. I love this chic banquet sandals and as someone who isn’t too confident in sky high heels, this will be a great option. If heels weren’t my cup of tea, I won’t attend a date wearing those to embarrass myself. Does this make sense?

Have Fun: Sipping on champagne and enjoying a delicious food on a candle light dinner sounds like a dream come true for most of us ladies, but what is the fun in that if that is all we do every damn time. Once in awhile switch things up and make it fun and bouncy like tassel earrings. Activities like taking a dance class, cooking class or doing something sporty are great options. Keep it fresh.

Enjoy Each Other: Lord knows this generation and social media are glued to the hips. We want to share every second of anything going on in our lives with the world. That gratification is getting the best of us. -But please not on a quality time with someone special. It is absolutely disrespectful. Put the phone in your bag. Yes to taking photos, but hold off with posting. Reminisce on your journey together and don’t forget to top it up (compliment) with cheerful words like the colourful lipsticks.

So that ends the banter.  When was the last time you went on a date? Have you got any rules?

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Missy May

A special educational need's practitioner and a single mother who believes one can look stylish without breaking the bank.

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  1. amazing selection dear 🙂
    thanks for sharing!

  2. Feeling sexy and confident in my own skin is my number one priority when it comes to fashion. No matter how beautiful the outfit looks on the mannequin, if it does not feel right when you wear it, it is not for you. You always do a great job with your outfits, sis! I love dresslily. They have good prices. Great post!

    1. That is wonderful to read and good to hear that sis. Thanks ever so much and couldn’t agree more with the pricing. Appreciated sis!

  3. How inspiring! I like your writing style dear, how you effortlessly connect one thing to another. I don’t know if having breakfast in a café with my husband is called a date but we recently did that last week. This is such a pretty cobalt blue dress, yesss bodycon is so alluring.

    1. Aw good to hear that hun. It sure is a date.
      Couldn’t agree more with you on the dress. Thanks much for the contribution. 🙂

  4. Awesomeness… thank you for sharing…
    IG @grace_njio

  5. Totally in love with every single piece this look! Dying over the bag and shoes especially. Date night will be on fire with this outfit. 🙂

    1. Oh good to hear that Kathrine. Well check it out. Very affordable too. It sure will! Ha!
      Thanks much. 🙂

  6. meronnjambigmailcom

    Sister!!! You need to go on a date soon. I love the tips you have laid out, they resonated so much with my experience on dates. I love the whole ensemble but the key is confidence as you stated. I do go on dates every once in a while, you should go more often so that you can remember the last time you went on one.

    1. I surely should sis. Good to hear that you agree with this post. I’ll do that sis. Thanks much for the contribution. 🙂

  7. I love this post and especially agree with keeping things fresh and enjoying each other. Me and my partner have a no phone at the table rule and it makes me sad when I see other couples eating out and spending the whole time on their phones and not talking to each other.
    Soph – x

    1. Good to hear that Sophie. Oh that is wonderful and that is the way to go.
      Thanks much for sharing. 🙂

  8. I always like to dress up for date night—it makes it feel so much more special!!
    That dress is amazing, and I’d definitely wear it!

    1. Good to hear that Jodie and couldn’t agree more with you on the dress. Thanks much! 🙂

  9. Wow, i can see my self in those heels already , i love your picks Missy ,the colour of the dress is beautiful.. Great styling!

    1. Good to hear that Uzo and couldn’t agree more. Thank you!

  10. Well….about 19 yes ago 🙂 then I got married, to that very man!
    I love the outfit you have created!
    Don’t Call Me Fashion Blogger

    1. Haha!! Good to hear that Francesca! Thank you 🙂

  11. SO many cute picks! I love them all!


  12. jenniferpickering22gmailcom

    Love this!! That blue dress is gorgeous!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  13. It isn’t always easy to achieve the balance between comfort and style as I feel like it’s easy to be drawn to how things look rather than how they make us feel but once you nail it, it makes such a difference!

    Musings & More

    1. You’re right about that Emily and agreed. Thanks much!

  14. This is a perfect look for a date night. Nothing like a slinky body con dress to get your guys attention and yes pry him from his phone. Yup way to much social media when people are out supposedly socializing.

    Allie of

    1. Thank you Allie and yes to all of that. 🙂

  15. I totally agree with you dressing up for a date night is the most stressing thing! I haven’t been on a date in a while but the thought of it giving me anxiety! The cobalt blue dress screams take me out on a date to me!! Love the shoes too!
    Hope you’re having an amazing week!
    Ankita | Real Girl Talks

    1. Lol to the thought of it giving you anxiety. It sure does indeed Ankita. Good to hear that.
      Thanks much and the week has been okay. Hope yours too.
      Appreciated 🙂

  16. I try to go on dates with my husband periodically and I dress up every time. It doesn’t really stress me out anymore, but I do feel like I want to look good and I remember how difficult it was to find the right outfit in the early days of a relationship. I completely agree about being yourself too. We often forget about this when we try to meet someone’s expectations.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

    1. Good to hear that Kathrin and know that you agree. Thanks much for the contribution.

  17. Great post and great outfit – that blue dress is perfect. Really important tips too, I think it can be easy to forget about prioritising comfort – there’s nothing worse than wearing something that you don’t feel yourself in.

    // xx

    1. Thanks much Georgia! Couldn’t agree more. 🙂

  18. Nice post dear!
    Have agreat day!

    La ilusión de Nina –

  19. That cobalt blue is stunning for a date night! Can’t go wrong with an OTS dress xx

    1. It sure is Quinn. True that!! Thank you 🙂

  20. Hello miss
    This look is lovely for an evening out. I also think the most important thing when we go out with someone special is to give him all the attention, the cell phone can be a disturbing element, we have to appreciate the person and show our interest in her at that moment.


    1. Thank you Marisa and good to read that you agree. 🙂

  21. Lovely pieces.
    Thanks for the tips.
    Love the lippies and chic earrings.


  22. This is a fantastic date night style. Love your advice as well it is perfect! Especially that bag is so pretty.

  23. Great selection Miss, so inspiring!
    Kisses, Paola.

  24. Great selection, so inspiring!
    Kisses, Paola.

  25. That dress is gorgeous! I agree, bodycons are really lovely but they personally aren’t the best on my body shape. They can look amazing on curvy women though!x
    Natasha |

    1. It is indeed Natasha! Aww…I’m sure its not that bad.
      Thank you 🙂

  26. Great rules for a successful date night. That dress is truly cute!!!!

  27. That dress is so pretty for a date night.
    I love how you styled it too.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

    1. Couldn’t agree more Jane. Thanks much Jane and much love back. 🙂

  28. I just realisedy comment in some blogs including yours didn’t go through 2 days ago because my Google account was acting up.

    Lovely set here Missy, the shoes are so pretty and I can see myself in that dress .Happy new month babe .

    1. No problem at all Uzo. Thanks much for visiting again.
      Couldn’t agree more with you on the ensemble. Happy new month beautiful. Appreciated! 🙂

  29. Great selection and lovely tips Missy!! 😉
    Agnese & Elisa

    1. Thank you Agnese and Elisa. 🙂

  30. I love the blue dress, that’s so pretty!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  31. That’s such a perfect dress for a date night! Love the color. Have a lovely day! xx


    1. Sure is indeed Andreea. Thanks much and have a lovely day too. 🙂

  32. Hi dear Missy May, with kobalt blue you can always catch me! Thanks for the fantastic picks!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    1. Good to hear that Rena. Thank you 🙂

  33. This outfit is gorgeous!! I love this bright blue, stunning. Great choices my dear, now we gotta get you out on a date 😀 x

    1. Couldn’t agree more dear friend. Ha!! Yeah waiting for the dress to arrive and will go for one. Lol!
      Thanks much for visiting. 🙂

  34. Loving this look! Sexy + sassy for date night!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  35. Great tips and selection, dear!
    In love with that bag and shoes! *_*

  36. Thanks for the interesting post! Have a nice weekend)

  37. Comfort is the number one thing I go for when having a date night, because it makes all the other stuff come so much easier, like enjoying each other. If I don’t feel comfortable, I get irritated and cannot be myself. Definitely #1!


    1. I can definitely relate to that Emily. So true!! Thanks much for sharing. 🙂

  38. That is such a lovely blue dress, I agree perfect for date night! 🙂 I haven’t been on a date night in ages, it’s hard with little kids! But I agree with your rules 🙂

    Hope that you are having a great week so far 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. Couldn’t agree more. Aw, its not easy with children, but you can create a date night at home when the kids are asleep. Ha!!
      The week has been okay and hope yours too. Thanks much! 🙂

  39. The dress is perfect for a date night! Or even a girl’s night out! I always have a hard time dressing up because I tend to change my mind last minute. I totally agree with your date night rules! It’s important that we put our phones down and pay attention to someone who is actually in front of us.

    Nancy ♥

    1. It is indeed Nancy. Oh you’re not alone on that at all. I’m the same, but changed now. Ha!! I know right!
      Thanks much 🙂

  40. Love this post such great tips! And you have amazing taste. Thanks for sharing
    The Grey Canvas

    1. Good to hear that and thanks much. 🙂

  41. You put such a lovely and sassy outfit for a date, love it! Back in days when I was still going on dates I used to go out straight after work therefore mainly wearing suits. Saying this I do feel the most comfortable in midi dresses and suits and you do want to feel relaxed and confident when you are on a date without experimenting with some crazy attire just to impress xx

    Much love, xx
    Elegant Duchess

    1. Thanks much duchess and good to hear that. No to crazy attires. Lol!! Much love! 🙂

  42. This is such a beautiful outfit and I particularly love the blue dress. Some fab advice too so thanks for sharing!

    Heather xoxo

    1. Good to hear that Heather and thanks much. 🙂

  43. This is definitely something I’d wear on a date, hmm when last did I go on a date, I think early this year.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

    1. Good to hear that Bernie. Oh wow you need a date asap like me. Lol!!
      Thank you 🙂

  44. Hmmm, seeing this makes me wanna go on a date immediately!
    Love the inspiration, the blue off shoulder dress is such a great idea <3


    1. Haha!! Good to hear that Chelshea..
      Awesome and thank you. 🙂

  45. Love your tips and this selection for a date night!! I think cobalt blue is such a beautiful color to wear on date, it’s so beautiful without being too much!


    Seize your Style

    1. Good to hear that Andrea and you’re so right. Thanks much!

  46. That blue dress is stunning! Great picks dear.

    Jessica |

    1. Thank you dear. Couldn’t agree more. 🙂

  47. Great post and combo, thanks for sharing. 🙂

  48. Oh my goodness, I can’t remember the last time I was on a date. Haha! Great tips, my beautiful Mavis! Love that gorgeous blue dress!

    1. Ha!! That makes the two of us girlll. Thank you Lizzy. Good to hear that. 🙂

  49. Great post! Have a lovely weekend.

    Gemma x

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