The First Date Outfit
Most women understand all too well the nerves that accompany a first date. Whether it’s a blind date or a date with that special someone you’ve had your eye on for a while, chances are it’s causing a few butterflies to take up permanent residence in your stomach. That’s okay – it’s normal. If you’re concerned about the fact that you seemingly have nothing to wear…well, that happens to be completely normal, too.
- You can almost never go wrong with a cute, easy jersey dress. Opt for black if you’re headed out for dinner and a movie (or any evening event). It’s easy to accessorize with a light, colorful scarf, drop earrings, low heels or flats and a complementary clutch to finish it off. Slip on a cropped contrasting cardigan (and skip the scarf) if you tend to get chilly.
- Jeans may not be job interview-worthy, but they sure are first date-appropriate. Though they’re casual, they’re easy to dress up. A pair of dark rinse jeans is especially flattering. Pair them with strappy metallic heels, a flirty satin tank top and some matching metallic jewelry. A chic clutch or light shoulder bag completes the look perfectly.
- The dilemma: It’s 100 degrees and you’re going to be outside. Jeans are out, and you’d honestly be most comfortable in a pair of shorts. The good news? You can get away with that if you’re spending the majority of time outdoors. Choose a pair of dressy trouser shorts and pair them with a simple, contrasting tank top. Finish with a focal accessory, such as a few chain necklaces, and a pair of cute flats or gladiator sandals.
- On the rare occasion that your first date is especially dressy, choose your colors based on the season. A spring or summer fete demands a colorful cocktail dress; try a cream or ivory base etched with a floral print and heels. During the winter, a more dramatic dress with tights, Mary Jane heels and a fitted coat is appropriate.