First Date Dressing – What You Should Know And Wear

First Date Dressing – What You Should Know And Wear March 2, 2017

It might sound dated, but we can’t negate making first impressions and why it matters? Can we? From old-fashioned first meetings to new age Tinder times, the first date is inarguably the most important one. The excitement of Date No.1 is a different high altogether—be it a blind set up or going on a coffee date with someone you have known for the longest time. In some people’s heads date night sounds far-fetched. But, honestly, it is not! It might not even mean too much, don’t read too much into it. For me, it’s just about looking presentable, being myself and showing up to have good conversations. Where it takes us is a long shot.

Excited? Me too—Let’s get through this, in style! Here are some interesting date night dressing ideas and tips.

Remember to scroll through to see what might suit your style and choice.

15 Date Night Dressing Ideas And Tips

Before we delve deep into our dress options. Let us first get our basics right and discuss etiquettes and tips—which according to me can be a DEAL BREAKER!

1. Show Up, Be On Time And Keep Them Posted


Talk about first impressions, there is nothing more attractive about a woman who is sorted, plans ahead and shows up on time. Yes, we agree that a lot more goes into our dressing than the men, but that’s no excuse to turn up late! There’s not really a thumb rule here, give or take five minutes is acceptable. Anything longer would only make you seem careless. If it’s absolutely unavoidable, let your date know. That’s the least one expects.

2. Wearing A Dress That Does Not Define You – A Big NO NO


It is tempting to slip into a hamper dress you’ve been eyeing for a long time. Sorry, ladies now is not the time. Having said that, do not show up in your mommy pants either. Wearing something that you’re not comfortable in, ruins it not just for you but your partner too. Do a little research on the place you both made reservations for and dress appropriately. A fail-proof idea that checks off both comfort and ambiance on your list.

3. Footwear – DEAL BREAKER


First date equaled red pumps to me, since forever. It does not anymore. Period. I’ve had fiascos and nightmares. But, if you are absolutely comfortable in pulling it off—by all means, go ahead. If not, comfort has to take over. Again, the venue makes all the difference. So play along all the details before you decide, because we’d hate for anything to go wrong on a special day!

4. Smell Pleasant – Checkpoint


Smell pleasant—An important part of dressing up for both men and women. When we say pleasant, we truly mean pleasant. Go with something sweet, refreshing and long lasting. Not over the top to a point where you’re practically suffocating the other person. Or, the other way is a given anyway—TURN OFF ALERT! While at it, throw in a few mints as well!

5. Heavy MakeUp Is Another Big No!


We thought this was worth mentioning. Totally!. Ok. Now, close your eyes and pick one look that brings out the best in you. Go with it! Let’s not venture into another YouTube tutorial. Leave that for a date night with your girl friends or a pajama party. Haven’t you see some epic makeup fails? You do not want yours adding to the list. Keep it simple, elegant and presentable.

6. Hairstyle


Fan of messy buns? Me too! But, NO. That’s not for the first time around. Give it a couple of meetings at least before you end up like that. But, it will take some efforts before you reach that stage and it’s well worth it. Let your tresses down and let them do the talking! Ask the expert, and it’s one of their important tips!

Date Night Dressing Ideas And Shop That Look(s)

1. Maxi Dress


Maxi meaning comfort. It is stylish, elegant and polished. You cannot go wrong with a maxi dress, as this style suits everyone. If you’re headed for either dinner or brunch, this outfit is just perfect. If you guys are considering a summer lunch, then go with something with a bohemian or floral maxi. If you’re comfortable with decent stilettos, these shimmery ones are ideal and add the much-needed sparkle. Like we discussed before, be doubly sure when it comes to your footwear. The clutch complements the dress and occasion in the right proportions. With this look, I can already see you earning compliments.

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Maxi Dress: 

2. Palazzos With Tie And Dye Jacket


If you’re anything like me, you’re all about being minimalistic and classy. If you love investing on anything earthy and handloom, this look might be just for you. No? Then wait for it as there’s more coming up. A dress that can be collated right out of your wardrobe, since most of them are usually part of every woman’s closet. The jacket is, however, the showstopper and it’s worth the investment you are going to make. Given that you own most of the others you will be well under budget. Smokey eyed look, handloom bag, handmade jewellery—all go together like a well-oiled machine. If anything you will be a proud owner of a head turning jacket. I assure you there will be zero regrets.

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Black Kurti: 

3. Little Black Dress – LBD


The classic LBD anyone? A must-have in every girl’s closet, so it should not be that difficult. If you’re pressed for time and on a shoestring budget or both, here’s your answer. Tweak little details and make the look work for you, plus it will be exciting to try different styles. I’m assuming you’re a fashionista since you own an LBD, so the leather jacket will only fit your personality. If you do not own one, try giving it a shot to see if you can pull it off. Take a friend for shopping and someone who can give you honest opinions. Friends do play a role in making your date night click, believe me when I say this. So yes, go slay it and make your friends proud.

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Indie Clutch: 

4. Indigo Printed Dress


You’ve both agreed to meet for lunch? Summer? My head screams linen and comfort. An airy Indigo sleeveless dress is your go-to dress. It is classy, comfortable and sophisticated. It looks quite simple, but you need the right kind of attitude to pull off something like this. Combine this with handmade jewelry; it can’t get better than this. Even if your date extends and you end up in a coffee shop later, you’re still well put together. Boho-chic all the way!

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5. Skinny Trousers And White Shirt


Date on a working day? Heading to meet that special someone right after work? Don’t you worry. Here’s something that will swing both ways. Leave the trousers and carry the shirt as a changeover. You’re practically sorted. Power dressing for the empowered woman in you. Even if he suggests that you both stop by the bar for a drink or two—don’t say No. Your dress is prepared to handle that too. You focus on looking beautiful and making intellectual conversations.

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White Shirt: 
Black Clutch: 

6. Off Shoulder Dress


Before you ultimately say off-shoulder, I bawl out my eyes with excitement. A design that has taken the fashion industry by storm. It’s flattering, fashionable and comfortable. An effortless look of sorts, indeed. The slip on gives an impression of a poised personality and says a lot about your confidence. Gone are the days where red lipstick and red pumps were considered a date night staple. Be yourself and break the stereotype.

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Off Shoulder Dress: 
White Slip Ons: 

7. Cold Shoulder Crop Top And Skirt


Coffee date? Cold-shoulder (top) it is. A maxi skirt is both form-fitting and charming. The white gladiators and the cold shoulder combination is all the accessories you need and no more. Go with a no-makeup nude look and beachy waves. Your first date is not going to stop at one. Make simple choices and make them work for you. That is the new mantra.

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Crop Top: 

8. Denims, Tank Top And Blazer


Movie and dinner? Or the other way round? Either way, this is a keeper. Start with everyday essentials like a white V-neck T-shirt and denim. Then lift it with color blocking. You could go with a floral blazer or something more neutral; I loved the idea of yellow, not just because it is trending; because it is one of my favorite colors. Match your bag or go low with it, whatever works!

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Yellow Blazer: 

These are a few tips to make your preparation for the first date easier. The key is to wear something that defines you, stay comfortable in your clothes and your skin. With the right attitude, a warm smile and red pumps, you are surely going to leave a lasting impression the very first time—And, all good ones! Have fun anyway; you are going to make loads of memories and some learning too. Happy Shopping!


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