What to wear on the first date? It’s a dilemma that we single gals have been trying to solve for decades! Sure, to some, it sounds like a no-brainer but when it gets down to the wire, we all experience some form of first date wardrobe panic when the “dress to impress” pressure is on!
Single ladies, grab your notebook—you’ll want to take notes!
Choose a color or outfit that you’re often complimented on
Comfort should be your first priority! The last thing you want to do is be fidgeting with your outfit—there are more important things to be thinking about!
Let location be your guide–your look should reflect your environment! Also, pick one best asset to show off and that’s it. For example: Do you have great arms? Wear a strapless maxi dress. Great legs? Wear shorts or a skirt. The bottom line—too much skin can actually be a turn off and look like you’re trying too hard.
Don’t show too much skin! Avoid extremes like overly trendy outfits or heavy makeup. Natural and minimal is always best for the first date.
This might sound obvious, but give yourself plenty of time to plan out what you’re wearing!
Being disheveled and stressed out until the second your date picks you up is no way to start out! Also, wear something that fits you! It shouldn’t be too loose or oversized—something that shows off your figure but isn’t too tight.
An easy dress with some sort of jacket (depending on your style—a leather cropped bomber, a cardigan, a denim jacket, etc.) is always 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.
Don’t wear anything that you can’t walk in, eat in, or breathe in!
Comfort is key no matter what. If you feel good in what you’re wearing you’ll look good; confidence is everything. For a dressy dinner date, I’d go with a shift dress or skinny jeans, a silk camisole, blazer, and heels. For a casual dinner, boyfriend jeans and a cute blouse or tee are always a great bet.
For a dinner date, go for a great pair of skinny pants that show off your figure (classic black leather or fitted jeans) with a nice silk tank or blouse and clutch. You can add a classic nude or black heel to dress up your look—a nice mix of dressy meets relaxed. For makeup, it’s all about the balance. Not too much, but not too little. You want to look like you put in the effort to look nice, but don’t want to over do it! You want to enhance your features, not overwhelm them.
Wear something that truly makes you feel like the best version of yourself
You really want to represent yourself in a true, real way. Don’t show up in a t-shirt and ripped jeans if you’re usually in feminine dresses and vice versa. Wear something that truly makes you feel like the best version of yourself. Because when you do that, you will have more confidence. And the more confidence you have, the more you will smile, the more you will engage and chances are, the more dates you’ll have!