Getting ready for a date along with certain expectations some fears also come up. How to choose the outfit that is not too casual, but at the same time not too fancy? What clothes will highlight the advantages of your appearance without exposing too much? Which outfit will look neither too formal, nor too try-hard? Let’s pick the best look for a nice meeting.
The most important rule during the date is that you should feel comfortable. It goes for everything: place, clothes, shoes, food, company… But as long as we’re talking about the outfit, you should pick the clothing you feel like wearing. Anything that makes you feel comfortable and confident will do. It’s the attitude that makes the outfit after all. Even if all the clothes on you are brand new, expensive and perfectly combined, but you’re feeling awkward and insecure, the look won’t work. So, if you have a comfort piece of clothes or jewelry that brings you positive emotions, you may try to build your look around it.
The urge to impress your date is understandable, but you should remember not to lose yourself on the way. That’s why wearing clothes that you normally wouldn’t is a bad idea. Wearing something that is out of your character neither will make you comfortable, nor will bring the result you’re expecting, because you want to be loved for who you really are, don’t you? Opt for the look that matches your taste and preferences to show your best self.
The outfit looks better if it fits you well. The clothes that are too tight may prevent you from enjoying activities or food. The attire that is, on contrary, much larger in size will look odd. So, make sure the size is suitable and doesn’t create any inconveniences.
The outfit or shoes directly from the store may cause unpleasant surprises. The appealing look of brand-new clothes or a pair of shoes is quite clear, but you’d rather conduct a test-drive of it a few days before the date. Maybe, a cup of coffee or a walk in the park with your friends to understand the pros and cons of the chosen look. But make sure, you have enough time to decide upon the alternative if something goes wrong with the outfit.
The new shoes may cause not only trouble, but also pain. If you’ve had a pair that didn’t cause blisters at the first walk you’re from the lucky kind. You’d better use the chance to avoid the discomfort or at least make sure to bring the band aids with you.
If we already started the conversation about shoes, let’s mention that super high heels are also on the list of the things that should be left at home while heading for the date. And the reasons are quite obvious: they may restrict your movements or create the impression that you’re trying too hard.
And here the part about the comfort may be considered done, let’s get to the looks.
It seems that the topic of showing too much skin on a date has become very relevant, so let’s find out how to avoid this “too much”. The equation is rather simple: if you’ve made the decision to expose the upper part of your body, as the neckline area, shoulders or hands, you’d better cover the lower part to balance the image. But if you chose a rather short skirt, shorts or a dress, make the upper part of the outfit more modest and covered. A jacket, blazer or a shirt can create an impressive layered look and change the whole outfit, helping to cover the skin when it’s necessary. Those tricky pieces of clothing are able to add either more casual flair to the overly formal look, or to complete a rather plain outfit with an elegant touch. And it can always be removed if the weather (or the atmosphere) is getting warmer.
If you don’t want to make an impression of a person with a bad taste and manners, you’d better carefully consider your underwear. It doesn’t mean, that you should pick the best, it means that you need to make it invisible. On the other side, it also doesn’t mean that it should be invisible to the point that it is absent. The point is that your underwear shouldn’t draw attention at all. Make sure the straps of the bra aren’t showing or that the outlines of your underwear are invisible underneath the clothes. A nice lifehack to make sure that the outfit isn’t see-through is to take a photo with a flash.
Intricate outfits with lots of feathers, complicated lacing or abundance of crystals may definitely become memorable, but not necessarily in a good way. Haute couture piece may be an incredible artwork on itself, but it’s you who’s on a date, not your outfit. Remember that the main purpose of the clothes is to harmoniously emphasize your individuality and beauty and not to steal the show.
Too casual outfits such as ripped jeans or athletic wear is also not the best idea, unless you were invited to the event that requires a lot of movement or sport activities.
The well-chosen jewelry may change the whole look in an instant. Sometimes the jewelry can even become the center of the image, making right accents. Elegant diamond necklaces for women are the best options to complete the outfit for a date. A delicate diamond necklace is also the way to send the message that you don’t require high-maintenance, but you know exactly that you deserve the best. Though, be careful not to overdo it. Bulky stones, massive items and layers of jewelry shouldn’t scream of your status and wealth. No more than three elegant jewelry pieces will easily emphasize the grace of your look.
Another thing you need to take care of before the date is the state of your jewelry. You need to wonder what is the best way to clean diamonds as you clearly want them to shine on the special day.
Find another time to experiment with your makeup and hair as you don’t need another reason to be nervous during the date. The makeup and the hair you’re accustomed to will be the right option to choose. It will save you time and efforts to check the mirror every single minute, which won’t help to create the good impression. Anyways, the makeup that is too bright or the hairdo that is too complex will look inappropriate on a casual date.
There’s one more accessory deserving our attention. You need a place to put everything you may need on a date, like phone, keys, pocket mirror, comb, lipstick, band aids and God knows what else. A crossbody or a small shoulder bag will be just about fine. You don’t need a bag or a backpack with half of your wardrobe. Of course, a lady should be ready for everything, but the impression that you are ready to move in right away may scare your date a bit.
With the general tips part over, we may get to the examples of the outfits that will work for a date. Those who can’t imagine themselves wearing anything else than jeans, may try combining a pair of straight blues with a dark silk crop top and neutral mules. The best accessories for the look may be a black shoulder bag and a gold chain necklace with gold hoops. Another option for the look with jeans is a wide-legged black pair combined with neutral bodysuit and a leather blazer. You may go for matching colored heeled boots and a leather shoulder bag. Glamorous statement earrings will finish the look perfectly well.
We also have a few ideas for the ladies who prefer to go for looks with dresses on a date. For a more romantic image consider a sundress and a blazer. Use white sandals and a light-colored shoulder bag to complete the outfit. Finish the look with gold earrings to add a breath of fresh air.
For the fans of body con dresses there’s an option to go for a light-gray knit piece completed with a black unbuttoned shirt and white sneakers. Gold accessories, such as statement earrings or a chain necklace will add bright accents to the look. A black shoulder bag will hold everything you might need during the date.
Those are just the basic ideas you are free to rearrange according to your style and taste. The best thing you can do is to rely on your sense of limits and a bit on this article to have a good time on your date.