Find a Balance Between Sexy and Modest
There are places for ultra-sexy outfits and for very modest looks but a happy middle is ideal for a first date. The trouble with falling too far on one end of the spectrum or the other is that it can send the wrong message to your date. If you show up in a skimpy dress with a very short hemline and a very deep neckline, your date may not think you’re looking for a relationship which can certainly be a problem if that’s exactly what you’re hoping to establish. On the other hand, covering up completely and hiding your body can imply that you’re completely out of touch with your sexuality and this can be a put-off as well.
An outfit that shows off certain features and covers others is the goal when building your outfit. If you want to flaunt your legs, wear a mini dress like the Minx Red Dress with a thin belt. This dress has a mini length and the belt helps to show your shape, but the shallow neckline adds an element of modesty to balance the hem length. If you want to show some cleavage, go for the Ravish Dress and a casual jacket. It has a very revealing deep cowl neckline but it’s balanced by the knee-length skirt and the coverage offered by the jacket. These looks focus on showing off one part of you at a time which is sexy but not over-the-top.
Looking fashionable on a date is certainly one way to make a positive impression. It suggests that you care about your appearance and that can be appealing. However, stylish women’s clothes can be worn in ways that wind up looking extremely trendy or very edgy and put your look into a territory that makes you seem unapproachable. Obviously, this is problematic because you want the other people to feel comfortable and interested in you, not afraid to talk to you. If your typical style is pretty extreme, consider turning it down a bit for the first date.
For example, if you like wearing a lot of electric colours and chunky accessories, try putting together an outfit that has the same colourful nature but is less intense. In this instance, the Flourish Sassed Crop Top and pencil skirt would be a great option because it’s quite vibrant but stick to a few key colours. Instead of piling on accessories, choose a couple of pieces that really complement the look. Go for the Heavenly Yours Bracelet in hot pink for a girly piece in a bright hue and the Take Me Out Necklace in Pure Shores which would add more interest but in neutral white. This look takes your initial preference of vibrant colours and lots of add-ons and tones it down a bit to make you less intimidating.
Boutique designer dresses are undeniably fantastic and you’d surely look amazing in one for your date, but if you’re not comfortable in it, it’s not worth it! Comfort is so important for a date because if you feel uncomfortable in what you’re wearing, whether you feel like there’s bulging in one area or you’re worried your skirt is hiking up, you’ll be distracted and not be able to enjoy the date fully. This discomfort can become apparent to your date and make him uncomfortable too!
So look great and choose a stylish outfit, but be sure you feel physically comfortable in what you’re wearing. Try a Popsicle Corset Skirt and a Divine Peplum Top. The skirt is delightfully comfortable and will smooth you out from waist to hem and the flared shape of the peplum can help camouflage your lower tummy if it’s an area you feel concerned about. Avoid anything that is miserably tight or that you feel the need to adjust repeatedly.
Some dates are designed to be a surprise, but often you’ll know what the date entails before you’re getting ready for it. You may have an idea of what you want to wear, but if the outfit doesn’t fit the location of the date, it’s best to rethink your outfit. You wouldn’t want to wear a posh dress and high heels to an afternoon picnic or a crop top and shorts to a fancy restaurant! Not only would you feel awkwardly out of place, this likely wouldn’t create a very good impression on the first date.
For that fancy restaurant, choose a classy dress like the Duchess Sweetheart Dress. The shape is sexy but not raunchy and the combination of black lace over a cream base is incredibly elegant. You’d fit perfectly into the environment and look stunning! When going on that afternoon picnic, skip the skirt and go for something that is comfortable to sit on the ground in. The Dolly Aztec Playsuit is a fun option that is suitably casual for some time in a park and has a fantastic look that really flatters the body.
Above All, Wear Your Own Style
This one might seem to override some of the previous tips, and honestly, it might. If, for example, you don’t want to tone down your style for your date’s sake, don’t! These are suggestions that will help to make the best impression for your first date, but if you feel they don’t work for you, just be yourself.
Even with these tips considered, keeping your personal style in your outfit is important. If you normally wear a lot of black, there’s no sense in dressing in pastels for your date. Creating a totally false image for your date will only be misleading and the whole point of dating is to get to know each other. Your personal style can express a lot about you and adopting a style that isn’t your own can get in the way of the other person really getting a feel for who you are. And if you keep dating, they’ll find out what your real style is anyway! So don’t stray too far from your personal style when you’re getting ready for a date.