Three Tips for Picking the Perfect First Date Outfit

Wondering what to wear on a first date? Look no further.

We know making a good first impression is essential on a first date. You’re meeting someone new, in-person, and you want to look good.

What to wear on a first date?

Clothing gives us confidence. We feel the best when we think we’re stylish and that our clothing reflects our true selves.

Here are some tips to help you pick that special outfit and project your best self when meeting up with someone.  

White button-up, jeans and striped shirt

Keep it Contextual

When you find yourself standing in front of your closet trying to pick out the perfect outfit (trust me, you’ll find yourself there), don’t forget what kind of date you’re going on. Your favourite heels might be great for a romantic night of dancing, but you’re probably going to twist an ankle wearing those heels on a hike.  

Excited woman

Keep it Comfortable

Don’t wear something that makes you self conscious. If you’re constantly fussing with your outfit over dinner because you’re worried your high waisted jeans aren’t flattering when you sit, then you’re probably not focusing on getting to know the person across the table from you.

Planning to wear a new outfit?

Young man wearing hoodie

Got the urge to go out and buy a new outfit for your date? Just keep in mind that new clothing sometimes surprises us when we wear them. Those new boots might give you blisters, or that new bra might not fit as well as you thought it did in the change room. Sometimes those old faithful Chuck Taylors are the way to go.

Converse shoes

Keep it ‘You’

I cannot stress this enough, wear something that reflects you, your interests, your personality, and your sense of style. The way you dress says a lot about you as a person, and that’s precisely what you want to put out there on a date.

Some of us are blue jeans and t-shirts people and some of us are leather jacket people. No matter what kind of person you are when you’re meeting a potential partner, you want to let them know who you are. Additionally, what your date is wearing says a lot about them. If they show up in a hockey jersey and you can’t stand sports, well maybe they aren’t the person for you⁠—or perhaps they are? Sometimes opposites do attract.

Woman dancing

First dates can be tricky, especially if you’re a little nervous. But you’ll feel better if you’re wearing the right outfit for the occasion. Be confident in yourself and your choices.

Just remember to keep it contextual, comfortable, and, most of all, keep it you.

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