What to Wear on a First Date

what to wear on a first date

The most exciting thing about a first date with someone interesting is the anticipation, and part of that is obsessing over what to wear. We’ve all been there – trying on one outfit after another in search of that elusive perfect first date outfit that sends just the right message. It’s all part of the experience and we may say we hate it, but deep down it’s just another way to enjoy letting our imaginations run wild with the possibilities.

Strut your stuff with confidence with an ensemble that makes you look and feel amazing. I love this saucy sassy top from Venus

The key to a great first date is confidence and when you look amazing, you also feel amazing which definitely increases your confidence level. So let’s talk about how to get the most out of your wardrobe when you’re getting ready to make that always important first impression.

Keep it Simple

Whether you’ve known your date for years or recently met him from a swipe right, he asked you out because he wants to spend time with you. Don’t reinvent yourself now that you’re going out on a date. Before you decide what to wear, consider the clothes he has already seen you in – that’s what caught his eye in the past so don’t mess with a good thing. Pick something that makes him remember why he was attracted to you in the first place.

Take a look at this casual top from Rotita.

Of course there’s nothing wrong with wearing something new or even spending a little time in your favorite store to find the perfect outfit – just keep it in the same general style he’s used to seeing. That will help keep his focus on you.

Context Matters

When you’re going through your closet trying to decide what to wear on a first date, keep the context in mind. Nothing sends off the wrong impression faster than being over or under dressed for the occasion. What you wear for an outdoor hike will be markedly different from what you wear to an art gallery opening. Find out where you’re going on your date and if he’s the secretive type, then ask him for some advice on how to dress. Not only will that give you all the information you need, but he’ll love that you asked him because it gives him the chance to extend the mystery by giving sly clues.

Keep a Little Mystery

Make him work for it a little! You want to wear something that shows off your best assets but hold a little something back for later. Men have great imaginations and they love to use them, so let them dream a little bit. There’s nothing wrong with showing off a little skin to get him thinking in the right direction, but make sure he knows he has to play his cards right if wants to see a little more.

Don’t be afraid to show a little skin…
and leave him wanting more with a
sexy top like this one from ROSEWE

For example, if you’re going to wear a low cut top that shows cleavage, don’t expose the skin on your midriff or legs. Too many featured assets can make you look desperate for attention.  With one selective area where skin is exposed, your overall style will be simple, understated, and you’ll leave him wanting more – and it makes it clear that you’ll be the one deciding if he gets it.

Wear Something that Fits Your Curves

Men love the curves of a woman’s body, but we’re all built differently. What looks great on a model or a mannequin might not look right on you – and vice versa. The more comfortable you are with your own body, the easier it will be to find an outfit that brings out your best attributes.

If you are looking to create a more slender look on your first date, wear a top or dress that has a long vertical opening, covering part of the leg and making it appear less wide. 

Make your curves work for you with outfits like this gorgeous dress from Lane Bryant

Another slimming effect is to wear a dress that has a pattern with long vertical lines which creates the optical illusion of less width and more height.

Another way to make your figure work for you is to wear boots with jeans to give you a sexy, slender look.

Have Fun!

Enjoy the excitement of a first date. Wear clothes that you’re comfortable in. This isn’t the time to experiment with styles or fabrics that are unfamiliar to you. Make sure that whatever you wear, it doesn’t distract you from paying attention to him and enjoying every minute of your date. Be confident, be yourself, and have an amazing time!