If you have a big first date coming up and you’re anything like 99.9% of my clients, all you can think about is: “What the heck am I going to wear?”
Figuring out how to dress for a first date is no easy task, so the focus of today’s article is to simplify the process and show you how to choose an outfit that appeals to the opposite sex.
While the majority of these tips are gender specific, the first and most important tip actually applies to both men AND women:
Tip#1: Dress in a way that makes you look AND feel amazing.
That means you love everything about the way your outfit fits your body and feels against your skin. If you don’t have a single thing in your closet that makes you feel 100% confident and amazing, go out and treat yourself to something new.
While you’re shopping, aim to choose clothes that accentuate what you have and mask what you don’t. Everything should fit perfectly – not too tight or too baggy, and each piece should flatter your body type and skin tone. When it comes time to purchase, only buy those pieces that you know you’ll wear over and over again because they make you feel that fantastic.
How to Dress For a First Date For Women
As a woman, your primary focus should be to dress in a feminine way that honors your beautiful figure. When choosing your outfit, keep in mind that men love women in dresses, skirts, jewelry and heels. And don’t forget about the details! Do your nails and makeup, and style your hair so it’s flowing.
Your goal for the first date is to appear mysterious, sexy and approachable, so make sure you’re not showing too much skin or dressing provocatively. Remember that sexiness is part intrigue and curiosity, so aim to leave him wanting more.
And finally, select an outfit that is appropriate for the date. If you’re going out for coffee, choose a casual outfit like jeans and a cute pair of boots. If you’re going for dinner or drinks, wear a dress and sexy heels!
How to Dress For a First Date For Men
As a man you’re slightly luckier than women because most of your outfits can easily go from day to night. For you, the primary focus should be to look successful because that’s what women find sexy. The best way to convey success is to look like you take really good care of yourself. Make sure your grooming is top notch, your nails are trimmed, you smell amazing and your face is shaved.
In terms of your outfit, if you’re going to dinner I recommend a darker jean, a button down shirt, a sports coat and a pair of nice shoes. If you’re going to coffee, you can nix the sports coat and choose a cool pair of sneakers instead. The most important part of your outfit is that it fits; no matter what body type you have, don’t look sloppy and make sure everything is tailored. Believe me – she will notice!
A final note…
And remember, at the end of the day – whether you’re a man or a woman – your date will respond best to confidence, so choose an outfit that allows your personality to shine and makes you FEEL as amazing as you LOOK.