How to Dress for a First Date: A Style Guide

By Bhumika Kateliya

Jul 18, 2018

First Dates are an important thing, especially if you already like the guy and you want to make a great first impression. How you dress is very vital to make the correct first impression. Put the nerves, the hair, the makeup, and the outfit together, and you’re already flustered enough without adding the boy into the equation.

Dress to make yourself feel good

Make YOURSELF feel great first because when you feel great, you look confident, your skin glows, and you’re the best version of you. This doesn’t mean that you need to buy a whole new outfit, instead take a little more time getting ready. Don’t rush around trying to make things perfect; things will be perfect on their own if it’s meant to be. Remember that you’re looking for a man you can be yourself around- not a man that you can play pretend with.

Comfort should be your top priority

This doesn’t mean your least stained sloppy joe, thongs and a top knot. Think about your outfit options, while a tight fitting dress may have sexy dripping all over it; if you’re shifting in your seat or pulling it down all night- it’s not the best choice. Save that for the evening you plan on having him take it off you.

Don’t forget about your shoes when choosing your outfit

Those red platforms might be hot for a night out with your girlfriends, but nothing is more of an eyesore than a woman who can’t walk in her heels. Wear a heel that is a suitable height or wear flats or boots instead and like Oscar De La Renta says; ‘Walk like you have three men walking behind you.

Wear Appropriate Makeup

While a date calls for a little extra effort, remember it’s daytime. Nighttime makeup is a little darker, and daytime makeup is a bit more natural. Make sure you haven’t got any foundation lines and kept it simple.

Remember to be yourself

If you’re a jeans and sneakers girl, own it! He accepted this date for a reason and dressing up in that mini skirt and sequin top is false advertising. He came for you, not the girl under all those sparkles!

You don’t have to invest in a new dress

Think about wearing something you already own to the date. Buying something new can backfire if the date doesn’t go so well, you’ll feel like you’ve wasted your hard-earned money. If you have to buy some new dresses or clothing, actually consider the outfits wear purposes before investing.

You want to go for an effortless vibe, so if you get stuck before the date, the day doesn’t go as planned and you’re in a hurry to get out that door – neutral colors like black and white always work. Add a touch of fun with simple accessories so you can have that ‘I just woke up looking this good’ thing going on.