Start your excellent adventure in a light-as-air gown that won't inflate your budget.

Slip into sexy satin and make his heart rate soar. Slimming chevron stripes and a beaded embellishment give this sleek Empire style extra oomph.

Gown, $669, Liz Fields. Necklace, Kenneth Jay Lane, 877-953-5264.

Beauty Note: Bask in the sunny, happy scent of Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh eau de toilette spray.