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Dressing for a First Date

There’s nothing more exciting or nerve-wracking than a first date. With first impressions already made, it’s time to impress someone so much on a first date that they ask you on a second. But how? One of the best ways to impress your new date is picking the right outfit. We’re here to help you pick the right outfit for your date so you can start planning your outfit for the second – read on for some top first date outfit tips.

Be Comfortable

First and foremost, pick something comfortable. You’re going to be on a date for multiple hours and you want to be comfortable so you can focus on your date and not adjusting your outfit. One of the worst things you can do is choose an outfit that isn’t comfortable – just because it looks good doesn’t always mean it’s the perfect choice.

Think about what you’ll be doing on a first date and plan your outfit from there. You might want to wear something different for touring museums across the city than you would for having dinner at a fine dining restaurant. Comfort and style are key to a successful first date outfit.

Play with Colour

Don’t be afraid to add fun colours to your outfit. Research where you’re going and base your outfit on the colours of where you’re going. Adding colour shows you’re fun and vibrant and aren’t afraid to show your personality.

A simple tip to picking the right colour for a first date is to think of the colour that gets you the most compliments. From there, you can build the perfect outfit for your first date.

Leave Some Mystery

As the saying goes, less is more, but that’s certainly not the case when it comes to your first date outfit. Showing too much can be a turn-off. Highlight your most attractive feature and nothing more. Avoid extremes, whether that’s with your hair, accessories, makeup, or your outfit. Keeping things minimal shows off your natural beauty and is always best for a first date.

Finding a balance between too much and not enough is easier said than done. If you’re wearing a short skirt, pair it with long sleeves for a more sophisticated look or if you’re wearing a smart shirt, pair with something casual such as jeans if your date will be somewhere not so formal.

Casual vs. Upscale

Thinking about what you’ll be doing for your first date will give you an idea of what to wear based on recommended attire – is it a casual lunch date or a luxurious dinner? You’ll want to make sure that you dress appropriately for the occasion. A cute jumper with a pair of jeans is great for a cool afternoon date, while a sophisticated black dress or dress pants with a shirt is better for fine dining. Make your outfit pop with a fun piece of jewellery or accessory.

Regardless of what you’re doing, think back to our first tip. You should always choose something that you’re comfortable and confident in. There are plenty of upscale outfits that are also incredibly comfortable for a first date.

Confidence is Key

Being confident in yourself is what will get you that second date if you want one. Your outfit choice for a first date should match your day to day style and personality. Remember, being comfortable is key, otherwise you’ll spend the entire date focusing on your outfit rather than your date. We hope these tips have helped for your next date. Check out our blog for other fun dating tips or check out our event page to view upcoming speed dating events in your area.