This post will show you 35+ dresses to wear on a date night, all under $100.
So you’re headed out on a date and want to look cute, but don’t know what to wear? I’ve got you covered with over 35 date night dresses that are perfect for the occasion, and won’t break the bank, either.
Whether it’s a first date or a date with your longtime love, there’s no doubt you’ll want to look and feel your best in whatever you’re wearing. This round-up of dresses has something for everyone, ranging from sweet to sultry, and best of all, they are all under $100.
Of course, even if you don’t have any date night plans, you should still check out this post –– you can totally wear these dresses with friends, to social events, or out on the town.
Read on for the 38 best date night dresses under $100… but don’t forget that confidence is the #1 date night accessory!
Related reading: Cute Girlfriend Outfits: What to Wear on Dates in Every Season
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Black Lace-Trim Mini Dress
When it comes to date night, you simply can’t go wrong with an LBD (little black dress), and that’s why you’ll see plenty throughout this post!
This black mini dress is lingerie-inspired with its slip-like satin fabrication and bralette-style bust featuring darling lace trim. It is subtly sexy and can be worn with heels or ankle booties.
Red Bodycon Midi Dress
For a red-hot look, try a body-hugging red dress like this red bodycon midi dress. It features a simple yet statement-making silhouette with a side slit, straight neckline, and spaghetti straps, plus an exposed gold back zipper.
You’ll also feel like you can move around in this frock thanks to its stretchy knit fabric, while its darted bodice creates a flattering fit.
Lace Bustier Mini Dress
Go for a lacy look with this lace bustier mini dress. It has a black lace overlay on top of a nude-colored lining for a sexy look, along with adjustable spaghetti straps and a bustier-style design.
Blue Ruched Cowl Neck Dress
How striking is this blue cowl neck mini dress? This knit mini dress features diagonal ruching and a dramatic asymmetrical-cut back for an eye-catching effect, plus a slouchy cowl neckline. I especially love its shade of blue!
Pink Mesh Puff-Sleeve Mini Dress
For a sweet, feminine vibe, try this pink mesh mini dress with puff sleeves that can be worn on or off the shoulder. This dress has an all-over patterned mesh fabric overlay with ruched details, along with a cute cut-out under the bust. Its sweetheart neckline adds to its girly charm.
Black Cut-Out Draped Dress
Cut-outs are a trendy way to show a bit of skin, and this draped mini dress has a bold waist cut-out that your date is sure to love.
Made from a satiny fabric, the dress has a flowy design, fluid neckline, and a fully open back for a statement-making effect.
Orange Satin Slip Midi Dress
This stunning orange satin slip dress features a low, lace-up back and a plunging V-neckline. Wear it as is, or wear a faux leather biker jacket over top to give it some edge for your night out.
While I personally adore this orange hue, the dress also comes in black, white, teal, and pink.
Green One-Shoulder Cut-Out Ruched Mini Dress
Turn heads in this bright green bodycon ruched mini dress with a waist cut-out and one-shoulder design.
With body-hugging slinky fabric and an asymmetrical neckline with one long sleeve, this dress is memorable, to say the least. It comes in blue, black, and rust, as well.
Black Floral Print Mini Dress
A floral print dress is always a good idea for a date since florals have a romantic feel. This floral print mini dress features a stunning color palette of black, red, and gold with spaghetti straps and a small front slit. Wear it with heels or with flat sandals; either way, it’s going to look gorgeous.
White Sheer Sleeve Mini Dress
If you’re not prone to staining your clothes (like I am), try a white dress on your next date night. This beautiful white frock features sheer mesh bell sleeves, along with a gathered bust, wired cups, and a halter neck tie for added flair. (And yes, it is lined, so you won’t have to worry about it being see-through!).
Merlot One-Shoulder Bodycon Midi Dress
Show off your curves in this merlot-colored bodycon midi dress with a one-shoulder design. Its sheer mesh overlay with ruching is ultra-flattering while still being comfortable to wear, thanks to its stretchy material. I also love its asymmetrical hem.
Sage Tie-Front Corset Mini Dress
How cute is this sage green tie-front corset mini dress? It’s sweet and sexy at the same time, with details like a tie-front corset-style bust, front slit, and partially open-back with another tie.
Because its material is not shiny or skin-tight, it makes the dress feel a bit more relaxed while still being date-night appropriate.
Black Mesh Sleeve Bodycon Mini Dress
Simple, but with an eye-catching twist. This black mini dress has long mesh sleeves to contrast with its solid, fitted body, along with a cut-out at the top of the back and sleek square neckline. It also has tons of 5-star reviews, so this is definitely a dress to add to your cart ASAP.
Rust Satin Cut-Out Midi Dress
Steal the scene in this rust-colored cut-out midi dress, available in sizes large – 5X. Its shiny satin fabric makes it look upscale, while its cut-out front design is a sultry touch.
Burnt Orange Satin Cowl Neck Dress
Satin, slip-style dresses are one of my favorite types of dresses to wear on dates. Their shiny material gives them a dressy, nighttime vibe, and their silhouette is timeless. Plus, there are tons of ways you can style them, like adding a biker jacket or an oversized blazer on top.
Long Balloon Sleeve Ladder-Back Dress
This flirty, floral dress has the most gorgeous open, laddered back detail that you’ll want to show off during your date. The front is super cute too, with a peasant-style bodice and long ruffled balloon sleeves.
Pink Lapel Collar Satin Dress
On date nights, we wear pink! Embrace your girly side with this pink satin dress that has a lapel collar and surplice V-neckline. Its long, cuffed sleeves give the dress a refined look, while its bright pink hue keeps it playful.
Purple Gathered Mini Dress
I’m obsessed with this sweet yet sexy purple gathered mini dress. The soft lilac hue and gathered bust give it a feminine feel, while its bodycon fit and mesh overlay keep it flirtatious.
Green Halter Cut-Out Midi Dress
Go bold with this green cut-out midi dress with a halter neckline. It’s got a summery vibe and a flattering cinch accent and a curve-hugging stretchy fabric. This would also make for a great vacation dress!
Floral Print Mesh Bodycon Mini Dress
This pretty floral print mesh mini dress is available in regular and plus sizes, and features soft, stretchy fabric for a flexible fit. With spaghetti straps, a cowl neckline, and an affordable price tag, it’s a must-have.
BTW –– it comes in several other colors and prints, too!
Leopard Print Mini Dress
Take a walk on the wild side with this leopard print mini dress. Its bold animal print makes it totally stand out, and its cowl neck design is a flattering touch. I especially love the way it’s been styled with pink platform heels –– the bright color really pops against the leopard print for a stylish look.
Burgundy Ruched Mesh Midi Dress
Spark romance with this burgundy midi dress with ruched mesh fabric and corset-like boning. This strapless dress has a bodycon fit and stretchy fabric that will hug your curves in all the right places.
It also comes in black, blue, and purple, and in sizes ranging from XS – 3X.
Brown Ribbed Short Sleeve Mini Dress
This brown ribbed short sleeve mini dress is anything but basic. Though it looks simple from the front, the back features a cut-out with a fixed tie fastening for an unexpected flash of skin. Its wide, square neckline is also on-trend, and its ribbed fabric has good stretch.
You can easily dress it up or down depending on the vibe of your date, and it also comes in black, blue, and white.
Pink Velvet Tailored Bandeau Mini Dress
Nothing says “romantic” like crushed velvet, especially when it’s pink! This darling pink bandeau mini dress is luxe-looking thanks to its crushed velvet fabric, which is perfect for a dressy date night. Pair it with pink platform heels for an extra girly, glam look.
Black Smocked Halter Maxi Dress
This black halter maxi dress with a smocked empire waist, twist-front bodice, and keyhole cut-out is so versatile and flattering. If your date is casual, you can wear it with flat sandals, or if your date is dressy, you can wear it with heels. Its halter neckline with the peekaboo cut-out adds just the right amount of interest without going over the top.
Jazz it up with some gold jewelry and a cute handbag, and you’re ready to go.
Light Brown Lace Slip Mini Dress
A contrasting black lace trim sets this satin slip dress apart from the crowd and gives it a lingerie-inspired touch. This shiny satin mini dress also comes in black and green in addition to this light brown hue, which makes for a tough decision when choosing which one to get!
Mauve Ruched Midi Dress
Flatter your curves with this mauve ruched midi dress. Its stretchy fabric and ruching down the side seams give it a body-hugging fit that is alluring. This dress also has a cross-back design and a cowl neckline.
Taupe Ruched Halter Bodycon Mini Dress
ATTN: neutrals-lovers, this dress is for you. Though it’s neutral, this taupe bodycon mini dress totally stands out thanks to its halter neckline, ruching down the center, and bustier-inspired cups. It’s sexy without being “loud,” and will look amazing with some strappy lace-up heels.
Purple Sweetheart Mini Dress
The sweetheart neckline on this purple bodycon mini dress gives it that special touch you want for a date night dress. A bit daring, a bit sweet, this mini dress checks all the right boxes. Pair it with heels for a leggy look.
Black One-Shoulder Cut-Out Midi Dress
BRB, I’m going to add this to my cart real quick. This ribbed one-shoulder midi dress puts a sexy spin on casual with its bold waist cut-out that is totally on-trend. Its stretchy ribbed knit material keeps it feeling relaxed (and comfy) while the cut-out and asymmetrical neckline make it a showstopper.
It comes in nine different color options, so you’re sure to find one that you love.
Red Lace-Up Back Mini Dress
Bring the heat in this spicy red mini dress with an open lace-up back. Its sexy back design is accentuated by its fit and flare silhouette, with a fitted top and flared body. The stretchy satin fabric is an added bonus!
Floral Print Draped Mini Dress
Keep it cute with this dark floral print mini dress with soft, draped fabric. Its sweetheart neckline with cups features a sweet ruffle trim and bow detail for a feminine touch. Choose from seven different colors and prints –– you might be tempted to snag more than one when you see the affordable price tag!
Light Blue Corset Mini Dress
Make a splash in this light blue corset-style mini dress with boning and all-over mesh ruching. The light blue hue gives the dress a unique look, and its body-hugging silhouette is sure to wow. Consider wearing this dress with silver or white accessories and heels.
Polka Dot Maxi Dress
You’ll be pretty in polka dots with this dotted maxi slip dress. Its simple, classic silhouette with a V-neck and satin fabric adds to its luxe look, but you can easily dress it up or down. Wear it with heels for a date night out on the town, or keep it more relaxed by wearing it with some chunky loafers that are a major trend this upcoming season.
Black Bardot Tie-Front Mini Dress
Show off your shoulders with this sweet black Bardot mini dress. With an off-the-shoulder design, tie front detail, and relaxed fit, this dress is classy and universally flattering. Its long sleeves also mean you’ll be able to wear this for months to come.
Brown Tube Midi Dress
Try a tube dress on your next date night. This strapless midi dress comes in seven different colors, all of which feature the same diagonal stitching across the ribbed knit material for a cool effect. Wear it with heeled sandals or flat sandals depending on your date plans. You can always throw a denim jacket or cute cardigan over top if you get chilly.
Paisley Smocked Mini Flare Dress
Are you into a boho vibe? If so, this dress is for you. Its paisley print and flared-fitting tiered skirt make this one fabulous, flowy frock. Details like the smocked back and ruched bust with a front tie add to its flattering fit.
You can wear this dress well into the fall by styling it with knee-high boots (and tights, if needed).
Orange Bandage Mini Dress
Make it a night to remember in this orange bandage mini dress by Hervé Léger (and yes, this dress is still under $100!). The Hervé Léger brand is known for its iconic knit bandage dresses that “celebrate the female form” with their body-hugging silhouettes.
The brand recently collaborated with Forever 21 to create a line of more affordable pieces like this bandage dress with a V-neck and crisscross straps in the back. This sultry dress is also available in black.
What do you think of these date night dresses?
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