This will give you a sense of what would be appropriate to wear for the type of setting.
Try not to experiment on a new color just because it’s the trend. Choose a color that you’ve often been complimented on.
Never wear something that you don’t feel good in just to impress your date. You will feel more confident and more at ease if you wear clothes that are comfortable. There’s nothing sexier than confidence. Avoid tight-fitting, low-cut neckline, and see-through clothing. Showing too much skin will distract your date from a meaningful conversation with you, and may give that person the wrong impression of you.
Great arms? Wear a strapless dress or sleeveless top. Great legs? Wear shorts or a skirt. Great arms but not great legs? Wear a strapless maxi dress or a sleeveless top paired with dressy pants or jeans.
Ideally, you should have already picked out the outfit you’re going to wear, your makeup look, hairstyle, and accessories the day before your date. This would make the day of your much anticipated first date less stressful.
Black is charming and enchanting. A recent study found black beats red as the color of choice when finding love. The study builds on previous research into the use of clothing color to increase attractiveness. Although red increased the sexual receptivity of the wearer, black increases the impression of how fashionable the person is. The study’s co-author Jerrica Mulgrew, a research assistant at Trent University in Canada, said: “Our results provide the first real-world demonstration that people display more red and black clothing when meeting a potential partner for the first time and it was particularly interesting to find a large increase in the amount of black worn as this wasn’t the focus when we designed the study.” The findings appear in the Journal of Evolutionary Psychology.
Red is the color of passion and sensuality. True to stereotype, men are attracted to women wearing the color red. Two experiments tested whether men would be more attracted to women wearing the color red (Kaiser, Elliot, & Feltman, 2010). The results suggest that men are affected by the color red when it comes to the mating game. Women may decide, based on this research, to post online dating profile pictures in which they are wearing red, to attract more potential dates, or to wear the color red on a first date. The more comprehensive version of the findings appears in Psychology Today.
Blue is a favorite among both men and women. Roughly 33% of women and 57% of men said blue was on top of their list of favorite colors. Blue is soothing and comforting – great for a first date.
Pink is a great color for women for a casual first date. Its connotations are mostly healthy: pretty, feminine, babyish, sweet but also a person with extreme political views.
Green is a calming and compassionate color. Choosing a green outfit will make you come across as a nice person with a positive outlook on life.
JEANS. Casual staples like jeans are all that you need. And, add a cute shirt and subtle jewelry to complete the look. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes just in case you have to go for an impromptu stroll.
DENIM JACKET. If there’s one jacket to throw on over basically anything — a cute dress, shorts, trousers or a skirt, it’s the denim jacket. Add a pair of sneakers, subtle jewelry, and light makeup and you’re good to go!
THE SHIFT DRESS. Our personal favorite is the shift dress. It’s a timeless classic. This dress is not form-fitting and yet its silhouette is flattering. It looks good on any body shape!
DRESS. A shift dress and pointy-toe pumps works for both work meetings and a romantic dinner.
PANTS. Grab your favorite skinnies, add a chic jacket or blazer and wear heels!
SKIRTS. Unlike tight skinny pants or jeans, skirts feel very nice to wear as your legs have a lot more freedom. Most women probably own more skirts than pants whether it’s above-the-knee or maxi length. If combined with a simple tee shirt they will look casual, and with a blouse and heels it can look a little more dressy.