If you’re going on a first date, you don’t want your attire to be the reason why you don’t get a second date. What you wear give you the perfect chance to show who you are before you even say a word to your date. In order to choose the best outfit and figure out how to dress to impress, consider the location of your date, the time of day, and the weather. Think about these factors when thinking about how to dress for a first date. They will heavily impact the right decision. Here are five items you want to stay away from.
- Don’t try a new trend. You want to reveal the real you and wear things that you actually wear. Dress in something you would wear on a regular basis and not something costume-like. Hopefully, you will see this person on a second date, so you want to clothing that is “you.” Stick to your true style and fashion on your first date.
- Don’t wear something that is too revealing. First impressions are important, quick to be made, hard to get rid of, and ultimately set the mood for the entire date. There is a huge difference between leaving nothing to the imagination and dressing flirty and sexy for our date. A good rule of thumb is to choose one area of the body to showcase, and keep the rest covered. Leave something to the imagination.
- Keep the location in mind. Usually your first date is something rather casual, like grabbing a cup of coffee. Whatever your date entails, make sure that you wear something appropriate for the location. Don’t make your coffee date feel uncomfortable when he is wearing jeans and a casual T, and you’re in a semi-formal dress.
- Don’t wear all black. Include a splash of color in your outfit. As women, we all love that slimming black, but it’s not a good thing for dates. Add a pop of color to show your personality.
- Leave your sloppy clothes at home. Even if your date is outdoors or involves a physical activity, it’s important to make an effort. Don’t ever throw on your sweats for a date!
If you follow these tips and stay away from these five items, you’re almost guaranteed to figure out how to dress to impress and get a second date.