What To Wear On A First Date So You Stay True, Comfy & Cutie

Impress your date and stay true to you with these helpful fashion tips.

Pandemic or no, there’s a lot that goes into preparing for a date and showing off your best self. Where do you go? What do you talk about? Should you wear makeup? But, nothing gives us more stress than deciding what to wear on a first date.

Below, find Girlfriend’s guide to creating the perfect first date look, all while staying true to yourself and putting your best foot forward—in a shiny and sustainable cute dress, no doubt. 

What to wear on a first date: ideas and tips

Make sure your fit is clean

Look, this is the obvious tip but you’d be surprised how many people don’t check for it: make sure whatever you decide to wear is clean. And yes, this means more than just whether they smell. 

If you’re wearing a shirt, make sure it’s ironed or neatly folded to avoid creases when you pull it out of your closet. If it’s a dress, same deal, make sure it’s hung up nicely on a coat hanger.

Make sure your outfit matches the location of the date

When coming up with an outfit for your first date, it’s best to think about where exactly you’re going. For example:

  • If you’re going out for a picnic or to a cafe, wear a cute linen dress, paired with a straw-hat and sandals. 
  • If you’re going to the movies, go for a cute t-shirt and jeans combo, styled with a pair of combat boots or sneakers, and your hair in a ponytail.
  • Or, if you’re going out for dinner, consider wearing something a bit more formal, like a chic satin dress with a pair of kitten heels, and a flower brooch.

Whatever it is, make sure it’s comfortable

Sometimes, dates that start out as “just lunch” can turn into an all-day affair, frolicking through the city or Botanical Gardens and just hanging out. So, when coming up with an outfit for a first date, prioritise comfort over anything else—that goes for shoes too! 

Look, if you and your first date cutie get along well and end up walking and talking for another five hours, your feet and body will thank us the next day. 

Be true to you

Whatever you wear, make sure it’s something that you would genuinely want to wear. Don’t like wearing dresses or skirts? Don’t wear a dress or skirt on your first date. Don’t like wearing earrings or other pieces of jewellery? Don’t wear chunky jewels. 

A first date is about getting to know someone, so make sure that you come as the person you are, not the person you think they want you to be.

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