Going on dates can be a little daunting, more so if it is the first date. There is some pressure to make a good impression. We all know that dressing takes a significant bit of the pie of first impressions. For starters, you are better off picking an outfit that matches the occasion. You can also go for what you have worn before. Pick an outfit that makes you comfortable. You do not want to realize that your outfit is in an itchy fabric when you are on the date! Still not sure what to pick for your date? Well, our guide has some outfit ideas that might help.
The classic black dress
This is one piece of clothing that needs to be in any girl’s wardrobe! That Little Black Dress (LBD) can do the magic! There are different cuts and styles to cater to everyone. If you are going for a date night or a semi-formal event, you can wear a flirty black cocktail dress. Perhaps pick an LBD that falls some inches above or below the knee. Again, make sure it is the comfortable length that you won’t feel the need to keep pulling down. You can experiment with different fabrics to add some drama to the outfit. Get a silk or satin dress for those warm summer dates. You can be daring and get one with some sparkle.
Everything looks better with some glitter. Don’t you think!
A Shirt Dress and sneakers
You might have your date planned during the workweek. And it may not be plausible to go home and get an outfit change. Or, you may not be in a position to change in between the day. In this case, you can opt for the classic shirt dress. You can add a little spice to the outfit after your workday by adding some accessories and even a red lip if you’d fancy that. You can undo a button if the shirtdress feels a little too stiff for the date. If you think it is too casual, you only need to throw on a blazer.
Wearing sneakers will make it easier for you to go through the workday comfortably. But if you want to make the outfit even more fun, you can ditch the sneakers for an edgy and bright shoe.
Jeans and a tee
A t-shirt-and-jeans combo is one of the most popular foundational outfit essentials. The best thing about jeans-and-tee is that you can dress them up or down. You can always put together a sophisticated t-shirt and jeans outfit for any occasion. For your date, you could opt for the classic, casual look by tucking your favourite pair into some boots and wear a cute top. The beauty is that you can find an excellent top online. Check out stores like the Fashion House Mauritius to find something that will blend in well. You can switch the top for a cool vintage tee. If you don’t care for the form-fitting jeans, you have the option of going for more relaxed ’90s inspired baggy mom jeans.
Wear that with some cute mules, sneakers, or a pair of heels. To give this basic combo an elevated look, tuck the top and throw on a statement blazer. You can also accessorize with layered necklaces.
Denim Shorts and a shirt
On hot summer days, denim shorts can be the best option. They can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. It helps that they come in many different styles, cuts, and washes. You can pair your denim shorts with the classic white shirt. To give the denim ensemble a little bit of character, you can add a long coat and some statement shoes. Accessorize with chunky bracelets, statement sunglasses, or a statement hand or shoulder bag. The denim shorts don’t have to be plain and boring.
You can go for ripped denim instead or pintuck-seamed shorts that give off the old-school vibe. Throw on a chunky cardigan and a pair of oxfords shoes-if you are keen on the cottage core vibes, and you are ready to listen to folklore as you take a walk with your date.
Stylish skirt and top
When going for a date, especially the first date, you want to balance between being polished and relaxed. You could go for a look that is chic and feminine. Like a stylish skirt and top. The thing is, this combination is dressy without being too uptight. It might be what you need to send the right signals to your date! It is also cute to wear on a date with your girls. You can wear the outfit with some medium-height heels. This way, you will look sophisticated yet down to earth. If you are someone that leans more towards the athleisure style, replace the heels with some sneakers. Keep the look clean by going for softer tones and light colors instead of black.
You can add a little something to the ensemble by going with pieces that have lace details, some simple ruffles, or soft florals. The key is to avoid deviating too far from your style.
You could be going for an outdoor date on the beach. In this case, go for soft, flowy materials. None of those structured designs! The best fabrics to go for are chiffon, linen, or lightweight cotton. These fabric options will keep you cool in the scorching sun, and you can stay relaxed. Go for a more feminine aesthetic with a flowy maxi or midi dress. Or, you can choose the more contemporary vibe by pairing your airy, flowy top with cute shorts.
Have a little fun with patterns and color. Finish off the look with dainty strappy sandals and a lovely tote bag. You can wear a visor hat or a straw hat that will keep the sun out of your face while still being stylish.
It is much easier to enjoy yourself and get the best experience from a date if you have one less thing to worry about. Find a nice outfit to give you confidence as you head out. Remember, when you are comfortable and confident in your attire, you are more likely to let your personality shine through.