Trying to figure out what to wear on a first date is a dilemma that all single women face. You don’t want to dress up too much to make him think you’re trying too hard yet you don’t want to be too underdressed to make him think you don’t take the date seriously, so what’s a girl to do? You just have to find your “dress to impress” outfit based on the type of date you’re going on.
Dressing to impress doesn’t always mean that you have to be dressed to the “T.” Lots of people think that dressing to impress (for a woman) means that she needs to be wearing a dress, high heels, and make-up. Well, that’s not always the case. You have to dress according to the type of date you’re going on. For example, if you were going on a fishing date, you would look pretty silly showing up to the lake wearing a dress and high heels.
The fact that it would be a fishing date would mean that the only thing needed for this date is comfortable clothes, fishing poles, and high-performance fishing gear… no need for high heels! So situations like that are obvious giveaways on how you should dress for a first date but there are a few golden rules that every woman should follow when it comes to going on a first date. Read on to find out more.
Whatever You Wear, Pick a Color That You Get Complimented On Often
As most women know, there are certain colors and prints that just don’t compliment your features or skin tone and then there are some colors that really bring out your most beautiful features and make your skin glow! The colors that compliment you the most are the ones you want to wear for your first date, obviously but it’s not just about the right color… it’s about being comfortable… being comfortable in your own skin rather.
For Casual Dates, You Want to Look Effortless
An effortless look is one where you look absolutely amazing in your outfit but you still have the look of “oh, I just threw this on really quick.” For casual dates, jeans are perfectly acceptable as well as casual dresses with a pair of flats or low heel shoes, even wedges are fine, depending on the type of date you’re going on. Some casual daytime date staples that would work well include:
- Sandals/Sperry shoes
- Graphic Tee/”flowy” tank top
- Comfortable dress
For Dinner Dates, Comfort is Key
When you’re on a dinner date, you’re going to eat, right? Yes, so you don’t want to wear anything that’s going to be super tight on you to where once you start eating, you can’t breathe. You also don’t want to wear anything so tight that you can barely walk or sit down in it… remember, comfort is key. In fact, thelist.com has clothing that’s too tight on their list of things you should never wear on a date!
If you’re out on a dinner date with a man, he’s going to be able to see that you’re uncomfortable. You may find it hard to believe but guys pay attention to those things, so whether you visibly look uncomfortable sitting in a tight dress or if you’re barely eating your meal because you don’t want to get too full in your dress, they’re going to know what’s going on and wonder why you dressed like in a way to be so uncomfortable
Choose an Outfit That Makes You Look and Feel Like the Best Version of Yourself
They say when you look good, you feel good and that couldn’t be truer. Have you ever put on an outfit and knew you looked amazing? Yes, everyone has but the moment you saw yourself in the mirror looking good, a powerful surge of confidence took over your body, didn’t it? Of course it did and that’s what made you feel good.
For your first date, wear an outfit that makes that confidence come out because aside from a beautiful outfit and a gorgeous smile, your confidence is the other impression you’ll make that will have him thinking about you all night.
Ultimately, when it comes to first dates, you want to be yourself… that’s the best thing you can wear to any date and if they don’t like what they see, then he wasn’t the one for you anyway!