Whether you met them through Tinder, work or a mutual friend, first dates can always be a nerve-racking experience to prepare for. When trying to decide what to wear there are a few simple rules to follow to make sure you look and feel your best.
1. Always be yourself. There’s no point in trying to dress like someone you’re not, because if you want it to work with someone then eventually they’ll find out who you really are, so you might as well be that person from the start! My personal style is grungy and casual, but for a first date I’d like to let that shine through with a pair of skinny black jeans and a nice top – it’s still appropriate for a date but also lets my style shine through!
2. Leave something to the imagination. It may cross your mind that it’s necessary to ooze sex appeal when going on a date, but you don’t need to do that to impress whoever you’re with – they should like you for you, not just your curves! You should feel sexy and confident, but not make yourself uncomfortable by wanting to impress – you don’t want to be hitching down your skirt all night because you’re worried it’s too short!
Here are some ideas on how to be sexy but still feel comfortable:
3. Be practical. There’s nothing worse than having to take your heels off before you’re home because you can’t stand to walk in them anymore. Wherever your date is taking you, you want to be comfortable and sure that you won’t need to change your shoes. Boots are always a great option for me personally, and platform heels are always easier to walk in than thinner styles.
4. Dress appropriately for the situation. It’s always said that it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed, but sometimes I think you’re better off just being dressed appropriately. If they’re taking you to the cinema then it might not be the best idea to wear a bodycon dress and super high heels, but at the same time, if you’re going to a nice bar then you probably shouldn’t wear your converses and the t-shirt you wore to bed last night.
Here are some outfit ideas that can be made casual or dressy, depending on how you accessorise them: