Posted by Jalisa on Jul 01, 2014

Hey Ladies!

So this topic can be a bit stressful, what to wear on a first date. In fact, it can be one of the most stressful days of our lives because it can make or brake what may become the beginning of something special, marriage. But I'm not going to stress you out further by jumping the gun so quickly, so we'll stop there!

First dates can either go smoothly or terribly wrong and you must approach the situation knowing that while there are some things you can control, such as your outfit, there are others you just simply cannot, like if the guy ends up being the complete opposite of what you expected. While this post won't cover dating tips, it'll at least give you the peace of mind that you have something on that you feel and look great in. 

1. Wear something RED

Many research studies, one of which conducted by Kayser, Elliot, & Feltman (2010) entitled Red and Romantic Behavior in Men Viewing Women, have found that men tend to find a woman most attractive when wearing the color red. They also tend to speak about more serious topics, such as expectations for a partner and relationship. So, if you want him to take you seriously, you should consider wearing something red. It doesn't have to be a full red ensemble, it can be a blouse, skirt, a pair of shoes, or lipstick. 



2 . Wear an outfit that flatters your body shape

This tip and the first kind of go hand-in-hand because if you opt to wear something red, it should be in a flattering area, since it's an eye catcher. Not so that he can notice this body part and focus there all night long, but so that YOU feel confident in what you're wearing! So for instance, if you are an apple shape, I'd suggest you wear a cute blouse paired with a red skater skirt or dressier shorts. 



3. Wear a purse that will FIT ALL of your essentials

Yes, we all love clutches and we tend to wear them out on dates or for girl's night out, however, on a first date, you may be a tad bit nervous than any other night out, so you want to make sure that you have enough space in the purse/clutch you're bringing along to have all what you'll need for the night to touch up. This is also a great way to spice up your outfit, too. I don't suggest wearing too much pattern on your outfit, but you can totally go for a printed or patterned clutch to have a bit more fun.


4. If you have a go-to item, wear it!

Yes, we all have the desire to go out and purchase something new for the special evening, but there may be pieces in your current wardrobe that are comfy and fit you perfectly. There are so many different emotions going on in preparation for a first date, you want to wear something that perhaps you wore when you got a promotion or had a wonderful experience in because in a sense, it's like reliving the success again mentally and it'll make you feel more confident about yourself going into the situation. 



5. Less IS More

Don't pile on the makeup with a heavy smokey eye and bold lip. For a first date, you want the guy to notice your natural beauty and see what you actually look like. Some women apply so much makeup that they can look like an entirely different person when they take it off. Go for a natural look and highlight those areas of your face that you feel most confident with using a gentle splash of color. 



This is the most important tip I can give and I know it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with fashion, but when you're yourself, you will radiate and will appear very attractive. Remember, beauty comes from within and shines outward. I discussed fashion tips so that you'd feel comfortable putting a look together, not so that you'd concentrate solely on your outward appearance. Be yourself, for example, if you like steak, order steak not a salad! Just make sure you cut the meat in small pieces to avoid looking barbaric, lol ;)


I hope you guys enjoyed this post! I created different looks for various scenarios or date locations. You can of course use the style that suits your setting and apply the color strategy placement for your shape where needed.



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