What to Wear on a First Date

Posted on: June 06, 2014 in

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How to Dress for a First Date: For Women.

One of the most challenging parts of a first date is the preparation – especially getting dressed for it. Any woman’s room can go from spotless to looking like it was in the path of a violent tornado in a matter of minutes. So what is the secret dress code for making a good impression, while also being sexy, but not too sexy, but also not coming off as uptight? (Complicated, we know.) We’ve got it for you here.

Go for fit, not trendy

Right now, oversized sweaters and big flowy tops (just two quick examples) are everywhere you look. Although there are definitely some people out there who look stunning in them, they aren’t for everyone. Don’t wear something that doesn’t flatter your shape just because it’s in style. Ladies, guys usually have no clue what is in style and most of the time they aren’t big fans of trendy fashion. Men are pretty basic. They want to see your figure. Does that mean wear a skin tight clothes all the time? No. The point is, don’t wear something frumpy or something too tight. Show off your curves in a way that you feel comfortable. Clothing that fits properly is one of your biggest allies.

Don’t show up in a prom dress

If you’re just going to a casual, local joint, you probably shouldn’t show up in a cocktail dress. The solution to making sure this never happens is to simply ask where you’re going. If you’ve never been, look it up online and see what it looks like. You can tell almost everything you need to know about a restaurant or bar by looking at their menu. If it’s super expensive, then you may want to wear a dress and some heels. If their main items are wings and beer, then a pair of jeans with a cute top and flats will be perfect. Don’t be afraid to ask your date what the dress is if you can’t find it online.

Wear shoes you can walk in

Heels are sexy until you twist your ankle and have to limp around the rest of the night. If you aren’t used to walking in heels, a first date is not the best time to try to learn. Not only will it be obvious to your date that you’re walking like a baby deer taking its first steps, but you’ll also constantly be distracted because your feet are hurting. Wear shoes you’re comfortable in. Maybe you can wear three inch heels, but want to try out a new pair of five inch heels. Wait for another time. A first date can be uncomfortable enough, make sure your shoes aren’t making things worse.

Keep the makeup simple

A major turnoff to most men is a woman who piles on her makeup. Men are much more impressed with a woman who doesn’t have to wear tons of makeup to feel beautiful. This doesn’t mean that you can’t rock a smoky eye on a first date – that’s perfectly fine! Just keep it classy and tasteful. Therefore, don’t look like Mimi from the Drew Carey show.

Wear your confidence

One of the most attractive things you can wear on any date is your confidence. If you aren’t confident in yourself, it will show through no matter how high your heels are. Also, whatever outfit you decide on, be sure that you feel comfortable in it. Being comfortable is a big part of being confident.

Dressing for a first date can be completely nerve-wracking. When it comes down to it, you’re better off slipping into an outfit that you love and feel beautiful in, rather than trying to wear something you aren’t comfortable in. Follow these five quick tips to make sure you look your best on your first date and every date after that!

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