How to dress on a first date

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Going on a first date can be seriously nerve-wracking. While many people know that getting to know someone is far more valuable than a first impression, we all still want to make a good first impression anyway. Of course, a first date if the perfect opportunity for you to look and feel your best, but what should you wear? Well, it all depends on what you’re doing and where you’re going. For example, going on a daytime picnic date is totally different from being taken to a fancy restaurant. So, what should you wear?

Figure out where you’re going

It’s essential that you know what you’re doing and where you’re going on your first date, or you can’t plan as effectively. However, if your date wants to keep it a surprise, then you’re best going for something smart casual. You can’t go wrong with a good pair of smart jeans, a nice top, and a leather jacket. If you really don’t know, then you can wear a pair of heels but make sure you pack a pair of flats or more practical shoes. Hopefully, if it’s something a bit more adventurous, they will give you some kind of warning.

Evening date chic

If you’re going out in the evening, it’s a little tougher than finding some of the nicer day-clothes in your wardrobe as you have to dress venue appropriate. If you’re going somewhere that’s a little more low-key like a bar or a small, chic restaurant, then you’re to want something that stands out, but isn’t too over the top. You can step up your blouse game with those jeans, or you can opt for an evening dress. If you’re going somewhere more upmarket, then you can go for a stunning sparkling cocktail dress and bring out the wows. However, somewhere more low-key will want a less eye-catching dress, or you’ll stand out like a sore thumb.

Picnic or lunch date

Of course, it’s essential to keep the weather in mind. However, if it’s good enough weather that you have both decided a picnic would be nice, then you have a few options open to you. You would get away with a lovely summer dress that would really compliment the whole feel of a sophisticated picnic. It’s essential to make sure you’re doing you, though, and if a dress just isn’t your style, then that’s fine! If you hate the idea of a dress, then there are plenty of other options. If it’s daytime, then you have a whole array open to you; however, it’s always better to go smart casual than too casual.

Style choices

If you’re meeting someone for the first time, it’s essential you feel comfortable and confident in what you’re wearing. You don’t want anything slipping out that shouldn’t or second-guessing yourself in the mirror. The best way to do this is to try and keep your style choices as simple as possible, classic cuts that can’t go wrong. Keep colors neutral, and don’t try to mix it up too much. A bit further down the line, you can mix it up as much as you like!

It’s daunting meeting someone for the first time, but by keeping things simple and classic, you’ll make sure you can’t go wrong. Research your body shape and what styles complement it and go from there, you can learn a lot from a simple search!

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