First date. Those two words are enough to make any grown woman nervous, as first dates can honestly be quite nerve wracking. A first date with someone can be fun, but it can also be a torture, especially if you find out halfway through that you two just don’t have the chemistry that can lead to the start of a romantic relationship!
For most women, first dates can be twice the stressful situation to deal with. For one, thinking about how the actual date will go through can cause enough anxiety already. Add the problem of what to wear on your first date and voila! – You have the makings of a very stressful situation indeed!
“What will I wear?” asked every woman ever about to go out on a date! Don’t think you’re alone in this – it’s definitely understandable to start feeling anxious when imagining your closet and what you can possibly pull out of there to create the perfect outfit for your date! Believe me, it has happened to me quite a few times before! But before you start to become a nervous wreck, let me help you out with these fabulous first date outfit ideas that you can use as a guide to coming up with the perfect ensemble to wear on your special date!
Casual Daytime Outfit
Comfort is key when planning the perfect daytime date outfit. Maybe your date will be a stroll at the park, a trip to the museum, or simply having coffee at some chic coffee shop, your aim is to look stylish and pretty while feeling comfortable in your ensemble! That said, reserve your sky-high heels and opt instead for tame but nevertheless chic flats or wedge sandals, if heels are your thing. A safe but fabulous option is to wear skinny jeans that exposes your figure while not showing any skin! Pair it with a pretty blouse top which you can wear alone or together with a cardigan when it gets chilly! Accessorize with chunky bracelets and your favorite pair of sunglasses and you’re ready to meet your Mr. Right! Style meets comfort in this ultra-chic daytime ensemble!
Dinner Date Ensemble
Dinner dates are a more formal affair compared to the daytime variety, so it’s natural to present a more polished and glamorous side of you! If you’re on the adventurous side, it’s fun to try out dresses that are appropriate for evening wear, such as cocktail dresses, midi (mid-length) dresses, or evening gowns. Pair it with high-heeled sandals in a color that complements your chosen dress, an evening clutch, and accessorize with jewelry. Diamonds or gold jewelry are the go-to jewelry choices for evening dates, but you can also go the route of statement jewelry for a bolder look, like this adorable statement necklace from Glimmer.
Not too adventurous with your wardrobe choices? No worries, go the classy way and mesmerize your date with your little black dress! The LBD will always, and should always be a staple in any woman’s closet, so you should not be without one! If you’re looking to update your black dress, try out this subtle but ultra-sexy LBD, the Cutout Side Midi Dress by Neon Hart.
After Office Date
In today’s busy world, it’s not unusual that a guy will ask you out for an after office date. So what can you wear to this date when you probably won’t have the time to freshen up, get ready and change into a new set of clothes?
The trick to an after office date ensemble is to wear your key pieces when you go into work in the morning! If you’re a pencil-skirt-wearing office woman, pair it up with a plain white tee to wear underneath your blazer (which you can chuck out at the end of office hours), add on your favorite pair of heels, jazz it up with statement jewelry for a bolder look, exchange your bulky, office bag for a small clutch bag, freshen your makeup with bolder eye and lip colors, and you’re ready to go out on your first date!
Looking good is always a priority when it comes to dressing up for first dates because as the saying goes – first impressions last – and we definitely want to create a great, first impression, right? Not only does looking good help boost your self-confidence, knowing that you’re stylishly and comfortably dressed and visually pleasing to your date’s eye will free up any anxiety you’ll have, making you focus on the other important thing – making your first date a success, thereby leading to a second, third, and hopefully, a lot more dates and the start of a new romance!