If you're like us, when you think about romantic style, one part of your brain can't help but think of frills, lace, flowy maxi dresses, pastel colors, and summertime. Because as cliché as it may seem, when it's finally time to ditch all the extra layers, it might also feel like you're ready to live a summer romance akin to what you've seen in countless movies. Or at the very least, you want to dress for the leading role in your own interpretation of a romantic summer outfit.
Whether it be a floor-length dress that flows effortlessly while you watch the sunset or a little black dress that gives an air of mystery while at a candlelit dinner, feel free to stick with a classic. Otherwise, try redefining romance with your own twist on a white top–and-jeans combo or your favorite dress with combat boots.
No matter your style, summer is the perfect time to explore your options—in fashion or in your dating life. With this in mind, we've rounded up the best romantic summer outfits for inspiration.
We haven't met a maxi dress we don't love.
If you're eyeing a minidress, make it a red one.
Don't shy away from mixing prints.
Let your socks and sandals redefine the meaning of romantic.
Keep it classy with an LBD.
It's about time you start a summer romance with high-neck dresses.
Your summer wardrobe isn't complete without a white dress.
A vintage favorite—the pinafore dress—worn in a unique, modern way.
A silky wrap top gives your denim a romantic twist.
This floral skirt may even inspire a twirl or two.
Don't forget to add cool summer accessories such as a colorful wide-brim hat.
A white puff-sleeve top is so on trend and the definition of romance (at least in a Renaissance kind of way).
We're quite faithful to any off-the-shoulder silhouette.
A dramatic jumpsuit plays the romantic part well.
Show romance who's boss by pairing your fave midi dress with combat boots.
Now let your summer romance begin.