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Top 5 outfit ideas for the first dates

First dates are always fascinating. And, What to wear on a first date, is a dilemma we all face. So he messaged you confirming your date. You are excited to look attractive and beautiful at the same time. Do you want to make a stunning first impression? What dress should I wear for my first date?

We all know how nerve-wracking it is to decide an outfit for your first date. From determining the colour to the kind of outfit, you look for something that would work from lunch to dinner effortlessly. You spend way too much time planning the perfect garment, second-guessing yourself, and waiting on your closest friends to weigh in on what they think you should wear. 

You end up asking yourself, is this too short? Too modest? Too showy? Too fashion-forward? Too loud?
If this sounds like you, I am going to make things super-easy for you & give yourself the boost of confidence you need for the first meet-up with a majorly hot outfit that will make you feel like a super babe. 

So whether you’re planning for a first date, 100th date, or even just a date with yourself, read on to see five different first-date outfit ideas based on mood, occasion, and lifestyle, and play around with the ones that speak to you most. These five formulas have never let me down. Hopefully, they make you feel like your best self, too. 

1. Chic it

The Formula: Strapless bodysuit+ High-Waisted Denim + Low Heels
Why It Works: This is my favourite date outfit formula because it combines optimal, easy comfort with flirty, fun pieces. The hero here is the strapless bodysuit. Whether you opt for something flowy or form-fitting, off the shoulder, sequined, or ruffly, make sure you pick a going-out top that pumps you up and makes you want to have some fun. For me, that means my lilac silk bandana scarf with an attached rhinestone halter neck, but for you, it might mean an understated cami. It's basically like wearing a pump-up song, so ask yourself: Are you in a "Bodak Yellow" kind of mood or are you feeling a little more Lana Del Rey? Then channel that into your top selection.

2. Sporty mystique

The Formula: Flowy short Dress + Sneakers
Why It Works: Super easy to throw on, a lightweight short dress is the perfect thing to wear when you're out of ideas and craving comfort without compromising style. This outfit formula seems to garner the most compliments even though it takes the least amount of effort. Sometimes I opt for sneakers if I know I'll be walking a lot and want to be quick on my feet, but other days and moods call for strappy sandals. Pair it up with your big hoops. Best part? It easily transitions from day to night.

3. After-work special

The Formula: Shirtdress + Fun Shoes
Why It Works: If you have a date planned during the workweek and you know you won't have time to carry an outfit and change in between, opt for a classic shirtdress and then spice things up with a bright, edgy shoe. It's super comfortable and easy to style. Feels too stuffy? Undo a button. Feels too casual? Throw on a smart shrug with a minimal neckpiece. Sometimes I even wear this one on a weekend date if I want something effortless yet put-together.

4. Breeze(y) easy

The formula: Leopard print dress + knee-high boots
Why it works: Animal print never goes out of style, and even it is a lunch date that might lead on to an evening coffee with your date, a mini dress paired with knee-high boots does the justice. And after all, there's something about leopard print that makes you feel so sexy. Pair a simple animal print mini with equally flirty footwear, like Kendall Jenner's knee-high leather boots.

5. Blaze it up!

The formula: Blazer dress + pumps
Why it works: When you're trying to turn up the heat, a little cleavage is always a good thing. Balance out the flash of skin with a structured cut, like this blazer dress. It's super hot but polished at the same time. You wouldn't need anything extra except a watch which will make you look like a confident woman you are.

Makeup Tips That Match with First Date Outfits
Makeup is also an essential part of styling; it is necessary to carry correct makeup with your dress.

# If it's daytime and you are wearing some basic dress like rompers or skaters, remember to put very light and basic makeup, choose nude shades for eye make, and nude shade lipstick.

# When going to a club then you can always try bold makeup, smoky eyes, or just shimmery eye shadow with dark lipstick, and some highlighter on cheeks will be perfect.

# If it is a wine date, choose bold yet classy makeup. Don't choose shimmery eyeshadows. Golden or copper is usually a safe option if you don't want to experiment. Choose dark lipstick, burgundy or blood red is always a perfect choice. And finally, with some contouring and highlighter, you will be good to go.

Hairstyling Tips
A perfect hairstyle can add so much in your style. It is just like a cherry on the top, you can practice and try some hairstyle before going to first date.

There are multiple tutorials available on YouTube. Trying them can help you to judge what suits you otherwise you can always choose some of the basic hairstyles like soft curls, or a mermaid braid or a Crisscross headband for day time if you simply choose to sit in some café, a nice pony with back-comb would be an elegant option if it is a bar place in the day time and you are wearing bell-bottoms.

# For clubbing, curls, or straight hair can be a good option.
# For a wine date, you can opt for a nice messy bun or straight hair.
# For a lunch date, you can blow dry your hair and let it flow.

All women tend to go through the stress of looking perfect, worrying about what are the first date outfits, guys love. There are some points to keep in mind while choosing the above date outfit ideas too.

# You should always know what kind of place it is.

# Weather is also an essential factor to keep in mind. You wouldn't want to wear too short clothes when winters are approaching. In the same way, don't choose a satin top if the weather is hot as it can make you uncomfortable. If it is rainy, avoid wearing a chiffon or georgette see-through top.

# While choosing any of the date outfits ideas, make sure it fits you effortlessly. Try your first date outfits once before finalizing it, check if it fits properly- it should not be too loose or too tight and make sure you iron it well.

# Footwears mentioned above can be kept optional. Because your comfort is important. If you are not comfortable or not habitual of wearing heels, you can always go for mules or pretty flats.

So, with these tips. We hope you have visualized a few outfits in your mind. Let us know how it goes for you. Happy dating!

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