What to Wear on a First Date


Okay, so he finally asked you out. Now is your big chance to impress. So, the question is, what are you going to wear?

It’s likely he’s not going to remember every detail of what you’re wearing but dressing overly sexy will send the wrong message. If you look too formal, it will appear as if you’re overdoing it. But you don’t want to look like a slob either!


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Well, never fear. Here are some tips that will help you find an outfit that’s just right.

Dress for Comfort

High heels may be sexy but tripping all over a restaurant or movie theater is not.

If you want to give the appearance of long, sexy legs, go for a wedge or another type of heel that isn’t quite so high.

And while that sexy off the shoulder look is coming back big time, the last thing you want to be doing is constantly tugging at your collar. Dresses that ride up are another no-no.

Find something elegant and easy to wear and you really can’t go wrong.

Dress for the Occasion

This is your first date so it’s likely that you won’t be going anywhere too fancy. Dinner and a movie is usually the norm although a picnic in a park or some other outdoor activity may be in the cards.

For these dates, you don’t want to be formal, but dressing like a slob won’t do either. A good pair of jeans with a nice shirt can work. A casual dress, like a t-shirt style dress, will also do the trick.

If you are going somewhere outdoorsy, be sure to take sturdy walking shoes and maybe avoid the dress altogether.



Wear a Color That Complements Your Complexion

Just about everyone has a color that always gets a great reaction. Do you turn head when you wear red? Look just right when dressed in white?

Whatever your color may be, be sure to feature it heavily when you’re on a first date. You will be best off incorporating these colors near your face.



The Rules for Drinks After Work

A ‘drinks after work’ first date can be tricky. If you show up in your work clothes, you run the risk of seeming stuffy, even if you provide some sort of explanation. 

Fortunately, there are easy ways to transform a work outfit to give it some wow.

If you’re wearing a pencil skirt, ditch the blouse at the end of the day and put on a t-shirt instead. You might also consider wearing a cute dress to work that day. Throw a jacket over it and take it off when it’s time for your big date.



Be the Best Version of Yourself

Finding a first date outfit is simple. The trick is not to overthink it. Take an outfit you look and feel good in and take it up a notch. Add some jewelry and a fancier pair of shoes. Make your makeup pop and you are ready to hit the town.



A first date can be stressful but wearing clothing you feel confident in will work to relieve some of those jitters to make you feel cool, calm and collected. What are some of your favorite first date looks?


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