You may have heard of the phrase, “the first impression is the last impression.” This quote adequately summarizes many situations in life. It especially summarizes your date’s impression of you on your first date. When you go on your first date, your date will judge you based on what you wear, among other things. In many instances, what you wear will largely determine if the other person wants to accompany you on subsequent dates. So what are you to do? This article will give you five tips on dressing for a first date!
- Anticipate what will happen next
- Go shopping
- Explore your options
- Pick something comfortable and stylish to wear
- Wear something that reflects the real you
Tip # 1: Anticipate what will happen next
The outfit you should wear largely depends on the context of the first date. If you are going to a pizza place, a casual outfit will do. However, if you are going to a fancy restaurant or other setting, a more formal outfit fits the bill.
Tip # 2: Go shopping
You should pick a new outfit at the shopping mall or retail store for the first date to find an outfit that is fresh, new, and stylish. You want to do this because first impressions matter the most on first dates.
Tip # 3: Explore your options
You explore your options by trying on different outfits which reflect different clothing styles. For example, if you are going to a fancy movie, you may want to try a smart blazer and skirt if you are a girl, and a fancy pullover sweater and a pair of semi formal slacks if you are a boy. A prom dress or tuxedo will do for a prom date.
You may want to buy a few outfits and ask your date some questions regarding the places he/she wants to go on the first date and/or what he/she wants to do on the first date so that you can have a few options when you want to pick the ‘perfect outfit.’
Tip # 4: Pick something comfortable and stylish to wear
You want to wear something that you can actually move and stretch out in comfortably. The outfit should keep you reasonably warm, but it should not make you sweat. Remember that body odor is a real turn-off on the first date. At the same time, make sure that your outfit is stylish, smart looking, and impressive. After all, you are trying to impress that special someone and convince him or her that you are worthy of a second and more dates!
Tip # 5: Wear something that reflects the real you
Your clothes say something about you and your personality. If your outfit clashes with those, it will leave a terrible impression on your date. You want to pick something that says, “this is me!” for this reason.
You can now be confident
Knowing what to wear on that first date can take a lot of the stress which you may feel out of that crucial event. Now that you know what you should be wearing, you can go on that first date with confidence!