When a man asks you out on a date, the first thing that runs through your mind is usually, “What I’m I gonna wear?”
If you are in panic mode over what you will wear on a first date, Catherine’s here to the rescue! Our clothes say a lot about us, and first impressions on a first date as important as those we make during an interview.
In fact, you are right to be worried because first date outfits can determine whether there will be a second date or not.
Here are some tips on how to dress for a first date:
It’s always best to know beforehand the kind of date you will be going on so that you dress appropriately.
Casual daytime coffee date
For a casual daytime coffee date, it best to also keep your outfit casual as well, but with a bit of elegance.
Jeans are the easiest go to casual wear for a coffee date, paired with a nice blouse or top and flats or heels.
An easy dress with some sort of jacket (depending on your style—a leather cropped bomber, a cardigan, a denim jacket, etc.) is also a great outfit combination.
You can do flats or wedges depending on the setting and what you’re most comfortable in. The ultimate goal is to achieve the effortless “I just threw this on” vibe.
When a man asks you out on a first date to dinner, the mood here is a bit formal and classy.
So, with that at the back of your head, you should choose outfits that are elegant and classy.
Here is when we bring out our sexy dresses and heels. However, since it’s the first date, be careful as to not show too much skin by wearing too short clothes or those that show too much cleavage. The bottom line—too much skin can actually be a turnoff and look like you’re trying too hard.
Always keep it classy. Additionally, try to wear clothes and shoes that are comfortable to walk in and are breathable to ensure you have a great time.
Wear a outfit that gets you a lot of compliments
Do you have an outfit that you wear and it gets you a lot of compliments from friends, family and even strangers? That should be the outfit you pull out when you are asked out on a date.
This is probably because that particular outfit might be showing off your best features. It could also be that the dress is in a colour that gets you noticed and makes you pop!
Post-work drinks date
If a man asks you out on a drinks date after work, you don’t have to go back home to change into a date outfit. Don’t worry about being business casual! Work attire is totally fine.
For a mix of office appropriate meets date night, opt for a dress or skirt with a feminine top under a jacket.
Then, switch that big work bag to a clutch for an easy transition to evening.
When it comes to doing your makeup for a first date, remember that less is more.
Avoid extremes like overly trendy outfits or heavy makeup. Natural and minimal is always best for the first date.
However, red lipstick does wonders on a first date. So, don’t be afraid of some lipstick.
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