How to dress for a first date that will hopefully result in to something more
So you have bagged yourself a date, congratulations. The venue is decided upon and so it the hour but what will you wear? Should you dress to impress and wear the most mesmerizing dress in your closet? Should you do the opposite and go for the girl next door look and dress yourself down a notch (figuratively speaking of course)? Dressing up when you are looking for love can be hard because you want to represent yourself in the best way possible. But with these five classic guidelines you will have to fear no more.
Maintain your own style
Never compromise your individual style. A potential partner should look further than your dress sense. But if you happen to dress like Lady GaGa you might want to consider dressing it down just a little bit. You don’t want to frighten him away with a dress made out of meat. Maybe wear a dress with animal patterns instead. Stick to your own style but keep the colour scheme simple and only wear a few pieces of jewellery.
Stay in your comfort zone
Wear something comfortable. That angora jumper might show off your hourglass figure but if it makes you itchy and sweaty, don’t wear it. The same goes for tight fitting clothes, you don’t want to end up pulling the hem of your dress all night. Wear something you love and make you feel good at the same time. Confidence will make you look and feel comfortable. This will make it easier to enjoy yourself and help you keep the conversation flowing.
Dress for the occasion. If you are going to a fancy restaurant or bar you can wear your prettiest cocktail dress. If you are going to do something active such as cycling or hiking you should better choose some jeans and a fashionable pair of trainers. Wear a pretty dress with flat shoes for a date to the theater or a picnic in the park. Always make sure you come across as a lady who knows how to dress for any event.
Stand out from the crowd
Make your clothes speak for you. Choose an item that flatters your figure and skin tone. If you receive regular comments about a certain dress that makes your eyes stand out, wear it. During a first date it is not so much about what you wear. It is all about emphasising your best features: your accommodating smile, your bottomless green eyes or your thick auburn hair. Clothes and accessories can help you highpoint these features so choose them with care.
Do not make a fashion faux pas
Fashion will always remain a subjective topic. In the end it is entirely up to you what your wear to a date. There are only a few things that will guarantee a definite turn off when it comes to what you are wearing. Nobody wants a date to turn up in stained or ripped clothing. This is the ultimate sign of a person who can’t take care of themselves or doesn’t care about his or hers appearance. Even if the latter applies you would prefer to date someone who would at least try for a first date right?
If the dress was a success you might want to start planning your outfit for the second date. The same rules apply here unless you have progressed so far you are shopping for a wedding dress already. On that note, my friend has written a great article on wedding dress fashion, so save the article or hand it out to a lucky girlfriend. This article on Wedding dress trends is the ultimate guide to what’s hip and happening in the world of bridal fashion.
..and now erase the wedding pictures from the article, keep this article in mind and go enjoy your date.