First dates can be full of nerves, excitement, and anticipation. And if there’s one thing that we often spend hours thinking about, it’s what to wear. But by the end of this article, you’ll have some simple options that are guaranteed to make a big impact.
How to Choose the Perfect First-Date Outfit
First impressions matter in every aspect of life and society. But there are certain times when making a positive first impression matters more.
As Junkee explains, “First impressions are probably the most important thing on a first date. Good news for the romantics – love at first sight is actually a thing! Research tells us it only takes a tenth of a second to form a first impression upon meeting someone for the first time. So realistically, you’ll know if this person is the one before you’ve even ordered starters!”
All humor aside, the first impression is significant. It can take a long time to overcome a bad first impression, but a good first impression will give you the benefit of the doubt for several dates to come.
There are numerous elements that influence a favorable first impression – including your smile, eye contact, body language, and conversation – but nothing holds a candle to how you look. For better or worse, men initially connect with their eyes (not hearts). And choosing the perfect first-date outfit will help you grab his attention and make a resounding statement.
Here are a few suggestions:
- Do Some Research on Your Date
Did you know that your date’s personality and even his astrology sign can impact his preferences in what you wear? The more research you do up front, the more likely it is that you’ll select something that fits his eye.
Take a compatibility test on the Astrology website to understand the core differences between your signs, and what you need to highlight that he will find attractive. For instance, if you are dating a Leo, chances are that they expect you to be generous with them. Personal qualities of Leo men are being natural leaders and inspiring people, so take this into account if you are going on a date with a Leo man.
Take Taurus men as an example. Taurus men can be confusing and frustrating when you don’t know how to read them. And when your guy feels misunderstood, he’ll quickly lose interest. So you’ll want to research the traits of Taurus men ahead of time so that you know how to present yourself. The same goes for Pisces men, Cancer guys, etc.
- Wear This Color
Women often ask, what color should I wear on a first date? And the answer is really quite simple: Whichever color you’re often complimented on.
A first date is not the time to try some brand-new color or outrageous style. You want to wear something that’s proven. This will give you the confidence needed to approach the date with peace of mind.
- Don’t Show Too Much
There’s a fine line between being sexy and showing too much. Whatever you do, you’ll want to avoid crossing this line.
There’s nothing wrong with showing a little skin and creating some flirty tension between you and your date, but showing too much skin on a first date is not a good idea. Not only does it send the wrong message, but it’ll also make you more self-conscious. It’s better to keep things as natural and minimal as possible. This is one situation in life where more is actually more.
- Be Comfortable
One of the biggest mistakes women make on a first date is wearing something that looks good but is uncomfortable. This causes them to spend the entire date adjusting their outfit and/or sitting in an unnatural posture.
Wear something that you’re comfortable in. If you have a favorite pair of jeans and a blouse that you love, make it work! When you’re comfortable, you’ll find it easier to engage in conversation and connect with your date.
- Skip Out on High Fashion
Unless your date works in the fashion industry, there’s absolutely no reason to wear high fashion on a first date. The vast majority of men prefer a more conservative look. And even the men who care about women’s style probably aren’t up to date on the high fashion of the season. Don’t waste your time!
Look Great, Feel Great
It’s important that you don’t put too much pressure on yourself on a first date. There’s already enough nervousness, excitement and anticipation. Stressing yourself out over what to wear shouldn’t be another thing to worry about. By familiarizing yourself with the principles, tips, and suggestions outlined in this article, you can dress with confidence before every first date. Good luck!