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What to Wear on a First Date

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by Bob (subscribe)
Published November 23rd 2016
There is no denying that strong relationships are built purely on a series of first impressions. In this respect, the first date is a prime opportunity for a woman to impress and forge a lasting connection with someone. That said, the way you dress for your date can either make or break the experience, as the other person will judge you based on how well you dress. If that guy you have had your eyes on finally broke the silence and asked you out, do not spoil the experience by failing to dress to impress. Here are some useful tips on how you can dress for your first date.

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Dress for the occasion

First and foremost, you should dress for the occasion. The bottom line here is that you should base the formality of your attire in tandem with the exact place you will be meeting. If it is an upscale dinner, then you should consider wearing a dress, skirt or a nice slack with an impressive blouse. If, on the other hand, it is a casual movie, then you should wear a pair of jeans and a nice shirt that compliments the jeans. Most importantly, you should ensure that whatever you are wearing is freshly laundered. This says a lot about your personal hygiene and will make you feel comfortable, relaxed and confident throughout the date.


Do not forget about the shoes when dressing for this special occasion. You may want to put on a nice pair of heels or cute flat shoes, depending on what works best for you. If it is a casual date, then a pair of sneakers or boots will put your fears to rest. Above all, the shoes should be clean, well polished and suit the time and place of your date.

Jewellery and perfume

You should pay close attention to your jewellery when going on a first date. The jewellery should be clean and understated. On the same breath is the type of spray that you apply. It is best to apply too little perfume that will not leave your date irritated. Even though you may want to smell nice, do not be overwhelming. Two or three pumps will just be sufficient.


Lingerie also play a great role when it comes to dressing for a first date. However, choosing perfect lingerie can be very tricky. You should not dress in a way that suggests you dressed for the occasion. On the contrary, men are attracted to women who look sexy without knowing that they tried hard to look their best. Even though matching lingerie is perfect, it should not appear as though you put a lot of consideration into it. Most men prefer simple and feminine lingerie that naturally brings out the sex appeal of a woman. You need to be comfortable with the lingerie that you wear. You definitely do not want a pair of panties that moves on your body or a bra that falls off when you try to bend.


When it comes to picking an outfit, you should do so based on colours that work best for you. Most importantly, you should choose a shade of colour that flatters your natural colouring. If, for example, you have green or blue eyes, dark colours like violet or deep blue will work well. Likewise, you should choose colours that compliment the colour of your skin.

Here's the most important tip for the end: whatever you wear, stay true to yourself don't choose something that doesn't become you. Always listen to your guts and choose your styling for the night according to your current mood. Keep the conversation simple - show some good interpersonal communication skills, listen to what he's talking and be empathetic. Just be true to yourself and simple.
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