When you’re preparing for a date, there’s so much to worry about: What will you do? What will you say? Will he like you? Should you kiss her? But first and foremost, what to wear on a first date?
Date night attire largely depends on the type of couple you are. Maybe you’re hipsters. Maybe you’re gangstas. Maybe you’re professionals. Punks. Bohemians.
You don’t have to be elegant or edgy if you’re not. Look good by feeling good with these five tips on first date outfits.
Something that Makes You Feel Good
Confidence is key, so don’t try and be something you’re not. We all have that favorite pair of jeans or that little black dress that makes us feel like a million bucks. Wearing something that makes you feel good will put a little oomph in your step and help you stand tall if you’re nervous.
Something that Makes You Look Good
Of course, if one of those dozens of first date outfits you’ve tried on makes you feel good, then it probably makes you look good too. You know what style accentuates your features, what colors go well with your eyes, what accessories make you stand out. Wear an outfit that makes you look good and your confidence won’t wane.
Something that Fits Well
Eyeing those baggy pants to hide your big butt? Thinking about wearing that skintight top that reveals a bit too much? In my opinion, you should do neither. The baggy pants aren’t doing you any favors, and the skintight number is a cry for attention. Wear a casual dinner date outfit that fits well. Even better, wear something tailored that’s custom-made for your body. When your clothes are fitted perfectly to you, you’re sure to look great.
Something that Expresses Who You Are
Don’t be generic with your outfit and lose who you are just to impress someone else. The key is to be yourself, but better. If you’re a bit grunge, it won’t hurt to polish yourself up for one night on the town…but that doesn’t mean you have to entirely lose the leather or heavy makeup. If they didn’t like who you are, they wouldn’t have asked you out in the first place.
Something that Says You’re Worth Keeping
When it comes to casual first date outfits, you’ll definitely want to choose one that gets you to round two. So wear something that’s you, but slightly classy, sexy and sophisticated: something that says you’re worth keeping. If you put some effort into that first date attire, your partner will notice you’ve thought about it. That will show him that you think he’s special; it will show her that you think she’s worth dressing up for.
The keys to take away from this article: When picking out your first date outfit, wear something that makes you feel confident, feel sexy, feel you, and make sure it’s well-fitted. Now that you have your outfit cleaned and pressed, get dressed and get going! You’ve read this whole article and now you’re almost late!