What to Wear on a First Date

Spring is in the air and it’s got us so excited to pull out romantic floral dresses, flowy skirts and pretty coloured blouses. There couldn’t be a more suitable time to dress to the nines then going on a first date! Avoid the sweaty palm moments and take the nervousness out of your date by following our tips and tricks to help you feel your best. Single ladies, grab your notepads, take notes and get ready to wow!

23 October 2020

First dates can bring up a lot of “what if” moments. What if it’s awkward? What if it’s a waste of time? What if my salad gets stuck in my teeth? One thing we don’t want you to question is how fabulous you’re going to look! Even if your romantic interest doesn’t last past the first date, these outfits will be dearly loved for years to come! Let’s break down how to plan your perfect outfit:

What to Wear on a First Date
What to Wear on a First Date

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Get a feel for the setting

Get a feel for the setting

Opt to keep the look nice and simple with a beautiful dress which has the benefit of avoiding the added fuss of matching top and bottom together. Not only are our dresses beautifully feminine and flirty, we have the perfect option for whatever the occasion is. Don’t forget the power of a striking dress can be a real conversation starter!

Brunch Dates:

This is your chance to strike an effortlessly put together look with a chic shift dress or stretchy ponte dress with comfortable ballet flats or sandals. If you’ve evoked a “oh, this old thing” moment, then you’ve done well! Your date doesn’t need to know you’ve spent the week prior online shopping for the dress version of “the one”.

The “Oh, this old thing?”

The “Oh, this old thing?”

How to Take the Perfect OOTD Picture
How to Take the Perfect OOTD Picture

Dinner Dates:

This is probably the most formal of dates and your chance to dress up a gorgeous cocktail dress with statement pumps and jewelry. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with options, a little black dress is always a powerful option here that can be used on multiple special occasions to come.

The “I woke up like this”

The “I woke up like this”

How to Take the Perfect OOTD Picture
How to Take the Perfect OOTD Picture

Post Work Drinks:

Sticking to your normal working outfit is totally fine but there are a few little tweaks you can make to make the look more date appropriate. We have a fun collection of professional working dresses that keep you looking smart in the office but double as Friday evening dress whenever you need. Let your sleek bun or ponytail loose and add some red lippy for some flirty impact.

 

 

The “After work special”

The “After work special”

How to Take a Perfect OOTD Picture
How to Take a Perfect OOTD Picture

Movie Dates

A cute summers dress is still super suitable here but don’t forget about the cold air conditioning in the cinema! Make sure you bring and extra layer such as a Chessie Cardigan or denim jacket to throw over your dress if you start to feel chill.

 

 

The “Matchy Matchy”

The “Matchy Matchy”

What to Wear on a First Date
What to Wear on a First Date
How to Take a Perfect OOTD Picture
What to Wear on a First Date

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Choose a colour you feel the confident in

Choose a colour you feel the confident in

Chances are you probably have a certain colour you like to reach for in your wardrobe and this is because it’s a colour that you feel comfortable in and matches with your eyes and complexion perfectly. Keep these colours in mind, because ultimately you want to feel confident on your first date. If you’re looking for something scientifically proven to impress on a first date, the stereotypes are true: men are suckers for red. Red may be too bright and bold for some, so you can also opt for softer pink shade dresses too for a similar effect.

How to Take a Perfect OOTD Picture
What to Wear to a First Date

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Make sure you feel comfortable

Make sure you feel comfortable

The last thing you want to be doing is sitting at the dinner table fidgeting with a dress that is too tight to even eat in, or fumbling into the coffee shop with shoes you can barely walk in. There are plenty of relaxed fit blouses and A-line skirts that will create a lovely hourglass silhouette without feeling the need to suck in or be uncomfortable. As far as shoes go, a modest block heel is always great as they are perfect for lots of walking. They are also a great choice if you don’t know how tall your date is and don’t want to tower over them!

How to Take a Perfect OOTD Picture
What to Wear to a First Date

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Focus on flaunting your favourite asset

Focus on flaunting your favourite asset

When it comes to showing off your body, less is always more. Stick to highlighting your favourite body feature. If you’ve got great legs, you can focus on showing them off by opting for a mini dress that shows of your legs but covers your chest. If you have lovely arms, you may choose to opt for a maxi dress the drapes beautifully to the flaw. A pretty midi dress is always an ideal option as it hugs and accentuates all the right places without showing too much. Style by layering some necklaces and voila, you’re good to go!

How to Take a Perfect OOTD Picture
How to Take a Perfect OOTD Picture

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Plan your outfit in advance

Plan your outfit in advance

The ultimate outcome for your first date outfit is creating a perfectly coordinated look and carrying yourself with a relaxed vibe when you show up. By planning your outfit and ensuring it freshly pressed and laid out the night before, you can easily avoid any last minute flustered moments and can focus solely on letting your personality shine instead.

How to Take a Perfect OOTD Picture
What to Wear on a First Date

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Be confident and be yourself

Be confident and be yourself

Remember, the main thing your date is going to remember you for is your personality. You want the outfit to be a reflection of who you are as a person and to not give off any false impressions. Do what feels right to you, even if it means throwing out the rule book because after all, when you’re looking for love it is always going to come down to compatibility

What to Wear to a First Date
What to Wear to a First Date

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Time to enjoy yourself!

Time to enjoy yourself!

Now that you’ve nailed the look, just enjoy getting to know someone new! You never know what new things you might learn or fun experience you might have. Putting yourself out there is always bound to lead to unforgettable things. We have no doubt you’ll ace it #reviewgirl!