What to wear on the first date night? It’s a dilemma that we single girls have been trying to solve for decades! Does it really matter, what you wear on? Does your outfit have any impact on your boyfriend? First dates can be scary, but it’s so important to make a first impression. Follow our tips and advices below to discover the best look for you.
First and foremost, you should be comfortable. Don’t put on anything that’s too tight, that constricts your breathing, or that your boobs will fall out of.
If you’re not sure what the dress code is for the place he’s taking you on the first date, look it up on Yelp and see what type of clothing other women are wearing in the pictures. Most places have a wide range of dress styles, from dressy casual to more formal. It never hurts to be slightly more formal. Better to show up in a dress and heels than torn jeans and flip flops!
Keep your outfit simple and streamlined, and avoid loud patterns that might distract attention away from what you’re saying on your date.
Realize that what you wear will communicate certain things to your date. If you go for the cleavage top, he might assume he can get lucky tonight. If you show up in gym clothes, it tells him you put zero effort into looking nice, and that might put him off. Find a balance between looking polished and not looking like you tried too hard, but not overdose it.
Here are a few more pointers for what to wear on a first date:
- Never wear something you haven’t worn before. Test it out beforehand.
- Keep the jewelry to a minimum. Pick one stand-out piece, like a chunky bracelet.
- Focus on one bold aspect of your makeup, like smoky eyes or red lips, but not both.
- A light spritz of your favorite perfume can draw him to you.
Try to look natural, but don’t be overdressed. You should stay relaxed and happy and not worried about your first date outfit. Wear something that truly makes you feel like the best version of yourself and make sure you smile a lot. Psychologists have found that when you smile on a first date — a genuine smile, not a pasted-on one — that can set positive expectations for the rest of the date.
And as fashion icon Rachel Zoe mentioned “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.”