A first date can make you very nervous and meanwhile, your personality should speak for itself, how you dress can certainly alter how someone may perceive you. First impressions are everything, especially in the dating world. Men and women alike both often have trouble getting dressed to go out because it’s really no easy task.
However, women usually have the toughest time selecting the right outfits. You don’t want to feel overdressed, but you certainly don’t want to look like you’re not even trying. Instead of turning your next date into a car wreck, below are a couple of guidelines for you to follow.
Keep in mind, dressing comfortably shouldn’t mean donning your favorite sweater and your slippers, but you should select clothing pieces that you feel emotionally and physically comfortable in. Avoid wearing high heels that you know you can’t walk in. It doesn’t appear attractive and your discomfort can become painfully obvious.
Don’t purchase new clothes for your date. You won’t have enough time to really break them in, and you don’t want to figure out halfway through your date just how uncomfortable your new mini skirt is. You should also avoid wearing anything too tight and form-fitting. A bodycon dress may seem like a good idea in theory, but if you’re going to be sitting at a restaurant, you don’t want to be shifting in your seat all night.
Don’t Expose Too Much
You want your date to think you’re intelligent, mysterious and good looking. Ultimately, you want to cast a good first impression that you’re sophisticated and worth being around. Showing too much cleavage and too much leg can make you seem too easy and less classy.
Men like to date women that have an air of mystery about them. Showing just a bit of yourself to get him interested in you is a great way to get invited on a second date.
Dress Appropriately For The Occasion
Don’t go on a surprise date because it can end up being a disaster. If you’re going on a date, get a feel for the environment you’ll be expected to dress for. If you know the name of the restaurant, bar or other venue, take the time to Google it and get a feel for the vibe.
You certainly don’t want to wear clubbing clothes when you will be eating at a fancy restaurant. It is best to plan ahead, and if you’re not sure, dress in a neutral outfit that can work in different settings.
Dress Like You
Don’t try to dress in clothes that don’t reflect your personality on your first date. If you end up going on a second date, you want him to be interested in the real you and not the one you made up. Having piercings or tattoos is nothing to be embarrassed about, and don’t cover them up on your first date. Your date should be able to appreciate how unique you are!
The more comfortable you appear to be in your own skin, the more that shines through and your date will appreciate your personality.
Wear With Confidence
It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing, as long as you wear it with confidence and feel great. If you give off a vibe that you’re confident in your own skin, it will shine through and you will appear beautiful and radiant. Men enjoy spending time with women that have plenty of self-confidence.
If you’re unhappy with your weight, wear clothes that help hide those extra bumps. The important thing is that you’re happy to be you and you let the world know that you have the right to feel amazing. Even if your first date doesn’t work out the way you want it to, with the right attitude, you should have no problem going on another date with someone else.
It is undeniable that not all first dates go as planned, but if you do everything in your power to make a good first impression, it certainly counts in your favor. Getting dressed for the occasion doesn’t have to feel like an impossible task, and all you need are the simple rules outlined above to feel at ease and ooze confidence.
Needing more than just fashion tips in order to have successful first dates, Carl Gale is a fashion editor over at Arropa.