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What to Wear on a First Date

It can be tough deciding what to wear on a first date, especially when you don't know the other person very well, if at all. What will be attractive to the other person? It only adds to the problem when you are not familiar with the place you will be going on the date. Try to plan for the date and determine where it will take place so you can decide the appropriate outfit for the outing.

Here are some tips to help you decide what you should wear on that all-important first meeting:

Advice for Men

  • Dress to impress, without overdoing it. With that being said though, don't wear your most comfortable outfit. Make an extra effort for your date.
  • Pay attention to basic grooming. Make sure your shirt is ironed and that you smell nice. But be careful not to drown yourself in cologne! Also, don't forget to shave.
  • Choose a classic look such as khakis, jeans or comfortable trousers. Pair that with a button-down shirt in a basic pattern or solid color like blue or white (they go with most everything). For a more casual date, go with a simple knit shirt or t-shirt with jeans.
  • Make sure that everything matches, including your shoes. And whatever shoes you choose, make certain they are clean! Most women have an eye for details such as this.

Advice for Women

  • Same first rule as for the men - dress to impress, without overdoing it. Also, don't wear your most comfortable outfit. Make an extra effort for your date.
  • Sexier outfits might be more appropriate for later dates, so try to be more subtle with your clothing on this first outing. Avoid plunging necklines, micro mini-skirts, and clothes that are too tight.
  • Choose a color that compliments your complexion and hair and eye color.
  • For a classic dinner date, you can't go wrong with the little black dress.
  • Lastly, make sure your shoes are appropriate and comfortable. Chances are, you will be a little nervous, so it's important that you are able to walk easily!