What To Wear On A Date
Aside from a charming personality, a great outfit is arguably the most important thing to bring on a date. This is a time to make a great impression on your potential suitor, and still feel comfortable at the same time. What to wear on a date is a dilemma every single girl has dealt with and still deal with.
Lisa Morrison, dating expert and matchmaker at "its Just Lunch", Jess Kirby, style blogger behind "Prosecco & Plair"; and Jamie Krell, on1air fashion corresponden, will share some help on what to wear on a date.
"First date" style rules you abide by
You must always check out the venue online to get a feel for the setting! One of the greatest rule of thumb for a first date: Is to choose a color or outfit that you are often complimented on. Comfort should be your number one priority! The last thing you want to do is be fidgeting with your outfit—there are more important things to be thinking about, like that hot guy looking into your eyes!
So let the location be your guide–your look should reflect your environment! You don't want to find yourself in heels on a haiking date.
Style don'ts to avoid
Don't show too much skin! Avoid extremes like overly trendy outfits or heavy makeup. Natural and minimalistic is always best for the first date. This might sound obvious, but give yourself plenty of time to plan out what you're wearing. 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. If it requires sucking in, constant adjustment, or double-stick tape, leave it at home!
What to wear to a casual daytime date?
Make sure it's comfortable. Casual Jeans, converse or flats, t-shirts, and sunnies are great options for a casual daytime setting. Also try 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.
What to wear on a dinner date
Stand out on a more formal occasion by adding a statement piece of jewelry or a fun accessory as a conversation starter. Don't be tempted to 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 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.
What to wear on a post-work date
Most important in this instance is not what you're wearing but that you can relax and get out of work mode! For a mix of office appropriate meets date night, opt for a dress or skirt with a feminine top under a jacket. (You can remove the jacket when you leave the office!) Switch that big work bag to a clutch for an easy transition to evening.
Loosen up your work clothes a bit. If you wear a pencil skirt and blazer to work, change into a cute t-shirt and add red lipstick. Don't worry about being business casual! Work attire is totally fine. A classic, fitted blazer is perfect for the occasion when worn the right way!
lastly be confident and be yourself. This is what will make a great first impression and guarantee a second date! (That is, if you want one!) So ladies wear what makes YOU feel good. At the end of the day, it's all about confidence. If you feel good in what you're wearing, it'll show.
Above all 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!
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