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There is nothing more nerve-wracking than a first date because the clue is in the title – it’s all about creating a great first impression and presenting yourself well. Here is a little article to advise you of the best ways to present yourself on a first date because they can be tricky enough without having to worry about what to wear and what you look like!
Everyone is different. I cannot express that enough because I don’t want to generalise. However, I believe the most important thing about any date is feeling good in yourself. Looking and feeling great all stems from inner confidence and playing up your good assets to further along this process. You must wear what you feel comfortable in because believe me if you’re uncomfortable, it will show! Let’s split this article into two – because girls and guys have two very different approaches when it comes to getting ready for a date.
Ladies first, of course. I can’t vouch for what every guy likes or dislikes, but I can give you some general ideas. If you feel brave enough to experiment and wear something you wouldn’t usually wear then go ahead, but my general advice is to not experiment with new styles on the night of a first date. If you stick to styles that are classic and accentuate your best features and styles you already know work for you, then you will feel a lot more relaxed and comfortable.
There’s nothing worse than wearing a tight dress and be forever tugging at it the whole night or wearing heels that make your ass look great, but ones you can barely walk in – logic really! The general rule is guys like a girl who has made an effort, but it should look effortless! The same can be said when it comes to makeup. You’ll hear a guy say ‘I like the natural look,’ but if only they knew how much effort goes into that ‘natural look.’ So… When it comes to make up, keep it toned down as there’s nothing worse than going for a hug and a bit of your foundation falls off on his jacket.
A bit of tinted moisturiser, concealer, mascara and lip balm and you’re good to go. That being said if you know your guy likes a red lip, then why not! Again, it’s about knowing what works for you. Another thing you must take into consideration is context. Dress appropriately for your date. If you know where your man is taking you, then you need to make sure that what you are wearing is suitable. If he’s taking you go-carting or something you will look like an idiot rolling up in a body-con dress and heels, but it works both ways. Don’t roll up in a t-shirt and jeans if he’s wining and dining you.
In an ideal world, the guy wouldn’t care what you look like or what you’re wearing and these guys do exist but whether you like it or not the impression you make on that person will stay with them. Plus, the way you present yourself is a wonderful way to showcase your character and who you are. Use it to your advantage!
Now gentlemen. Again, I cannot speak for every woman, but first and foremost when getting ready… Please be careful with the aftershave! Don’t get me wrong there is nothing more attractive than a guy who smells good, but drenching yourself in lynx so much so that the girl can smell you before you have arrived is not very nice. More often than not, wearing too much often looks like you are trying to cover something up (the same can be said for women, but I tend to find guys being the worst offenders for this). In my opinion, girls have it a lot easier than guys when getting ready for a date. We can wear makeup to cover up a multitude of sins, heels to make us look longer and sleek but guys, not so much.
Therefore when you’re getting ready it’s about enhancing your best features. For me, there is nothing nicer than a clean shaven guy, but I know girls who love nothing more than a heap load of tattoos and a beard, so if you know what your lady likes of course try and cater to this appropriately. A little effort goes a long way. Don’t assume that your girl will be bowled over if you wear head to toe designer gear, but don’t roll up wearing something you would wear when hanging out with the lads. Balance!
Furthermore, since you don’t have much to hide behind, confidence really is key here! If you think you may get nervous then steer away from shirts that stain easily, and by stain I mean pit stains. Black and white are always safe options if you think you may get very nervous because you don’t want to be worrying about that as well as performingg on a date. You can always suit up, but be careful because you don’t want to look like you are going to a job interview. If you have overdressed, I learned that any outfit instantly looks more casual if you roll up the sleeves a little and undo some buttons. All in all, getting ready for a date should be fun so as long as you are confident and relaxed, it really won’t matter what you are wearing!
To sum up, take this from the article: Comfortable, classic and confident. The three fail-safe things when it comes to ‘what to wear on a date,’ and guess what? They cost nothing. Enjoy and good luck!
- ‘Confidence In Dating’ By Sophie Dyer (myeventbucket.com)
- ‘The Art of Class’ By Sophie Dyer (myeventbucket.com)
- ‘How to Get Out of the Jealous Zone’ By Sophie Dyer #journorequest #eventprofs (myeventbucket.com)
- Just Ask The Boys: What to Wear on a First Date (coasttocoastcentral.com)
- Tips on How to Wear Tight Dresses (fashionforth.com)
- Modesty for Girls! (thiscatholicgeneration.wordpress.com)