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What to Wear on a First Date (Tips for Women)

Pretty Lady on a First Date


Going on a date with someone for the first time is nerve wracking. There are so many things to worry about, from what to talk about, to the good night kiss. What you are going to wear to look and feel your best will be the least of your worries by following these tips.

The most important thing to remember when dressing for a first date is, you need to feel confident in what you are wearing. You do not want to be thinking about if your hair and makeup still looks good, and you definitely do not want to be messing with and adjusting your outfit the whole time. You want to focus on getting to know the person, and for them to get the chance to get to know you, without any distractions.

When it comes to hair, how you style it for a first date obviously depends on the length of your hair. If you have long or medium hair, keep it down. Avoid up-dos that might fall apart or be distracting. With any length, keep your hair simple, and easy to manage the whole night. A simple curl or flat ironing  your hair will flatter you enough while not distracting you or your date.

Makeup is something us girls can sometimes go a bit over board with. In general, men agree that less makeup is better. On a first date, this is an important thing to keep in mind. You want your date to see who you are naturally, but as said before you need to feel confident in how you look as well. A small amount of foundation and/or powder is fine to cover those imperfections that bother you, but you do not want it to look caked on. This is the same with your eye makeup. Using light eye shadows and eye liner to slightly enhance the shape of your eyes is fine. Just keep in mind, you do not want to over-do it or create distractions.

Your outfit like your hair and makeup is going to vary, depending on your style and shape. No matter your size or style, it is still a good idea to keep the outfit simple. A nice knee length dress is good, or if you do not feel comfortable in dresses, a nice pair of jeans and a blouse are suitable for most first dates. If the location is on the higher end, try out a maxi dress which is longer, or a skirt or slacks you feel confident in. Any of these choices can be paired with high heels, wedges, or flats. If you are tall and are afraid of being taller than your date, stick to flats or small wedges. If you want to add some height or lengthen your legs, wear high heels or wedges if you do not feel comfortable walking in heels. Jewelry is a great way to finish an outfit, but stick to a bracelet, a ring, and simple earrings. Watches are fine as well, as long as they are not bulky and fit with your outfit. Earrings are nice, especially if you have short hair, but make sure they are simple studs or even hoops.

By feeling confident in yourself and the way you look, there can be no bad date. Remember your date is probably just as nervous as you, especially after they see how beautiful you are by just being yourself. Be confident, be yourself, on top of following these tips, and your first date experience will be unforgettable.

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