People always ask me what to wear on a first date. When meeting up with a new match for the first time you only have one chance to make a first impression, so make it count. Today I’m sharing my top tips for how to dress on a first date – time to dress to impress!

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First off, make sure you wear something that you’re comfortable in and that it fits properly. You don’t want to wear clothes that are too baggy or too tight- pick items that fit you and are flattering. Think about the image you want to give and try not too dress too casually; I would suggest no ripped jeans or ball caps on a first date.

Next, get a second opinion! If you’re still unsure of how to dress or what looks good, get someone else to take a look at your outfit. Ask a friend or a coworker about what they think, someone who you know will give you an honest assessment. If you have no clue what to wear you can also hit up a clothing store or department store where a clerk can help you. They’re knowledgeable in what’s trendy and are there to help you find something that’s perfect for you.

What to wear on a first date for women

So, ladies, let’s start with you. You can’t go wrong with a nice dress but if you want to keep things a little more casual, go for a blouse or a nice top or sweater and a well-fitting pair of jeans. Pair this with a long or short trench and some heels and jewellery.

Also, men are known to be attracted to the colour red, so you can’t go wrong with grabbing something with a pop of red to wear out of your closet! Unsure if this works? Give it a try and see what happens!

What to wear on a first date for men

Now for the men! Stick with clothing in dark or neutral colours; this will keep you looking sophisticated and grounded.

A nice pair of dark jeans can go nicely with a dress shirt, light sweater or even collared short-sleeved top. Throw on a sports jacket over top to complete the look. And tuck in your shirt and make sure it’s not covered in wrinkles!

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Shoes are also important –  ladies always notice a man’s footwear. If you are unsure about the right style to wear with an outfit, go to a shoe store and have someone help you.

There you have it – my top tips for how to dress on a first date! I hope this helps when you can’t decide what to wear before going on a date!

 


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