Although the pandemic is still raging, vaccination drives have made it possible for people to physically interact with each other once again. One of the interactions people have been looking forward to is dates.
Going on your first in-person date after a year of Skype calls and Zoom meetings is bound to be a big deal. You, therefore, need to be better dressed for the occasion.
According to psychologists, the way you dress says a lot of things about you. When dressing for a date, your choice in fashion can definitely speak volumes and be instrumental in securing future dates.
Take note of these seven tips on how you can dress the right way for your first date:
1. Do Consider Safety First
Vaccines offer plenty of protection against the virus. This doesn’t mean, though, that they’re infallible.
Even if you and your date are both fully vaccinated, you should still take every precaution and wear a mask. A cloth or surgical mask protects you and everyone around you from infection.
Thanks to inventive companies, you can even find cloth masks that both protective and fashionable. You can find masks that match your clothes and accessories with just a few minutes of searching.
2. Do Dress Appropriately
One of the reasons you always determine where you’re going on a date is to plan your wardrobe accordingly. If you’re going for a night of bowling, you can whip out your favorite ladies’ sports jacket.
If you don’t know where your date is going to be, avoid wearing anything too formal because you don’t want to be caught wearing a floor-length gown to the local Waffle House franchise.
3. Do Ensure Comfort
When you are dressing for a date, there is plenty of pressure to dress alluringly. Although you should put at least some thought into dressing to please the eye, you should be more concerned about dressing for your comfort. You will not have a fun time if you are too tight, loose or wobbly thanks to your clothes.
The purpose of a date is to get to know the person and enjoy time with them. Dressing for comfort will allow you to focus on your date instead of the clothes you’re wearing.
4. Don’t Wear Too Much Jewelry
Wearing too much jewelry on a first date, even if it is to a fancy restaurant or formal event, can send the wrong message. It may, for starters, make any attire you wear look cheap and gaudy in comparison.
Second, you may seem to be overcompensating by wearing too much beautiful jewelry.
Last but not the least, it can send the message that you are a high-maintenance type of person. Instead, choose one or two statement pieces that can tie your look together.
5. Do Wear the Right Shoes
Footwear is the foundation of any comfortable attire and one that can make or break a date night.
Don’t feel pressure to wear sexy stilettos or towering high heels on your first date just because they can make you look attractive. You will have a difficult time trying to maintain your balance along the way.
Instead, choose low heels or even ballet flats. Not only are these types of footwear more comfortable, they can also be stylish if you choose the right ones to go with your outfit.
6. Don’t Wear Too Much Makeup
Makeup can enhance your appearance but it can also be highly distracting. When you wear too much makeup, you will probably be too preoccupied with maintaining it to focus on your date.
You may have to take a lot of bathroom breaks just to retouch your powder, fix your mascara or check on your lipstick. These are all too distracting for a first date.
Use as little makeup as possible. Stick with the necessities. This will help make sure you have a better time on your date.
7. Do Get the Right Purse
A purse may not seem important for a date but it should be the right style and the right size.
Your purse has to match what you’re wearing to the date. You don’t want to lug around an enormous handbag when you’re wearing a nice chic black dress. But you also don’t want to bring anything too small. Sure, a tiny sequined clutch may look nice, but will it be able to hold your wallet, phone and hand sanitizer?
Make sure your purse is the perfect size so you don’t have to worry about not bringing essentials with you on your date.
A first date is one of the most thrilling and important events in someone’s social life. Wearing the right clothes and choosing the perfect accessories is crucial in determining if a date paves the way to a relationship you want.