Dating can already be stressful without having to think about what you will wear on the first date. Men and women both have different ides on how they should dress for dates, but that doesn't mean every man and woman should follow in each other's footsteps and dress a certain way. The decision is up to the dater and often that is when people have no idea what they want to wear.
Figuring out what to wear can be especially hard if you have not been on a date in awhile or if you don't really to know the your will be going on the date with. While there may be circumstances that make picking an outfit difficult, there are basic rules that can be followed when dressing for your date.
Here are some tips for both men and women on how to dress for a first date.
1. Dress for the occasion
Depending on where your date will be, you don't want to wear certain clothes. For example, if you are going to the movie or just grabbing coffee you can wear a nice paid of jeans and a button down or a T-shirt. If your date requires you to dress up a little bit, you can wear black or brown dress shoes with black slacks.
2. Wear what you're comfortable in.
Even though your date may be somewhere fancy, you want to dress some clothes that your comfortable in. If you find that your clothes are uncomfortable, your date may notice that something is wrong. You want wear something comfortable so you feel confident in this situation that many find themselves to be nervous in.
3. Play up your unique style.
Showing that you individuality may score you points with our date, so wear something that plays up your unique style. You don't want to wear something that makes you feel uncomfortable, so if you have an outfit that you know is unique and makes you feel comfortable, opt to wear that.
4. Flatter your best features.
Chances are there is at least feature that you consider your best. You may want to wear something that flatter that specific feature or whatever other features you feel are your best. This could involved finding an outfit that fit you perfectly instead of one that is too loose or ill fitting. You always want to avoid colors that may not look the best on you.
1. Dress for the appropriate occasion.
Women love to get dressed up for dates, but there is such a thing as overdressing. If you know you are going hiking or to a fancy restaurant, which would require two completely different outfits, you should dress appropriately. This goes for shoes as well. Certain occasions call for for certain shoes.
2. Make sure you're comfortable.
Dates are already nerveracking, so you don't need to feel even more uncomfortable by wearing certain clothes. You can still impress your date and wear something you are comfortable in. You don't want to try out new fashion trends or wear clothes that are ill fitting because your date will be able to tell that you are uncomfortable. You want to appear confident and you are confident when your clothes make you feel good.
3. Be unique.
Just because you are dressing for the occasion or wearing comfortable clothes it doesn't mean you can't be unique. You want to stand out in a crowd, but you don't want to draw unwanted, negative attention to yourself. This doesn't necessarily mean that the clothes you wear have to be what draws in the attention. You could wear a nice pair of earring or a brightly scarf. Both can make you stand out, but they are subtle as well.
4. Focus on your best features.
If there are certain features that you find people love about you and you love about your self, focus on them. For example, if you want to show off your cleavage, you could wear a loose fitting shit and longer bottom, which will emphasize your cleavage.
Wearing certain colors will also allow you to emphasize certain features. Depending on what color your eyes are, you could wear a dark or light colored shirt that will make more noticeable. Showing off the shape of their body is important to some women, so you mind that wearing darker colors and a lighter top depending on the shape of their body.
If you follow these tips, you should be able to find the perfect outfit your date. Be sure you're comfortable and wear something you like. If you do wear something bad, it isn't the end of the world. Your date should base their decision on your personality, not what clothes you are wearing.