We’ve all been in that place, some more often than the others. First dates are very tricky situations and you would be lying if you said that you’ve never wished for a guide book. So we’re going to take at least one of the worries off your mind by listing out all the things to keep in mind when you’re getting dressed for the date that’s got you so nervous.
1. Don’t Overdress
We know you’re super excited, but this might not be the time to bring out the big guns. Let your LBD remain in the closet and opt for something more appropriate of a first date.
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2. Don’t Underdress Either
You might have been reluctant to go on the date, and don’t have high expectations, but that’s no reason to turn up in shorts and a tee. Put on a semi-casual dress at the very least. You never know, he might surprise you.
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3. Be Comfortable
If you’re aren’t comfortable with what you’re wearing, you won’t be comfortable with your date. It’ll affect the way you converse, the way you greet each other and basically everything else as well. If dresses aren’t your thing, pair your black jeans with a nice top. It’ll prove to be a wise decision by the end of the evening.
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4. Don’t Flaunt the Brands
You might not want to come off as too high maintenance, and while we may know that you aren’t superficial, he might still jump to those conclusions. Not saying you have to leave your trusted MK at home, but don’t overdo it with the Burberry scarf and the LV belt.
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5. Skip the 5-inch Stilettos
They’re perfect for a night out, but you might want to choose something you’re less likely to slip and fall flat on your face. Instead, try a comfortable pair of mid heels.
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6. Dress for the Venue
Dates can be planned around absolutely anything - from a football game to 5 star restaurant. You really can’t afford to mix up your outfits for these. While it may take out the mystery, just check with him what he’s got planned. And if he’s vague, a black maxi dress can always be your fallback.
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7. Give Neutral a Shot
Every girl can find at least one shade of nude or cream that does absolute wonders for her skin tone. Go for wrap dress for a slightly flirty feel while still not putting it all out there.
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8. Dinner and Dancing? Jacket It
We know it’s a tough choice when you you’re first having dinner at a cozy restaurant, and then heading to a club for drinks. It’s easy for him, but you’re left in a dilemma. You can still rock that shiny dress you’ve been dying to wear - just wear a jacket over it while you’re at dinner. A flimsy trench will be just right to sit and eat in.
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9. Unsure? Fall Back on a Skirt and Top Combo
When you don’t know your date very well, or where he’s taking you, just go with a nice printed skirt and and matching top. It’ll carry you through any kind of date - be it a dressy cocktail brunch, or beers at that corner pub.
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If the date was a last minute thing, or if you’re heading there after class or work, just carry some fancy accessories to throw on at the last minute. A statement necklace can do wonders for an otherwise boring outfit.
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