Most relationships are built on a series of first impressions, and a first date is a prime opportunity to forge a stronger connection with someone.
Step 1-DRESS FOR APPROPRIATE OCCASION. To get started choose the proper attire for your first date. Know what type of date it’s going to be (casual or fancy, etc.) before you make any fashion plans.
For a low-key date like going on a picnic, or going for coffee, wear some nicer variation of what you normally wear. So for instance, if you tend towards jeans and a top, make sure you’re wearing your nicest jeans and a nicer top.If you wear skirts and flats mostly, stick with that, but wear something a little fancier than normal.
For a really fancy occasion (like a nice restaurant or similar) find out what the restaurant dress code tends to be, so that you don’t overdress or under dress. In an instance like this, a nice black dress, with nice shoes, and some jewelry will do you well.
STEP 2-MAKE SURE YOU ARE COMFORTABLE.There’s nothing worse than being on a first date and having to constantly fiddle with your top or your skirt/trousers because it feels too tight, or it’s constantly riding up, or you’ve just remembered why you never ever wear that outfit. You’ll feel uncomfortable and awkward and that feeling will be communicated to your date.
Avoid testing out a new fashion trend on a first date no matter how flattering it looks in the magazine. You should also try to avoid wearing new clothes on a first date. Also, wearing what makes you comfortable will give your date an idea of how you normally dress (if a bit nicer and more put together) and you’ll avoid any unnecessary surprises along the way.
Again, it’s important to not wear shoes that you’re uncomfortable in. If you can’t walk well in heels just say “no” and opt for a pair of nice, dressy flats. Also, don’t test out a new pair of shoes on your first date.Chances are your feet won’t thank you.
STEP 3- BE UNIQUE. While you probably don’t want to be so out there that you overwhelm your date for your first date, making sure that you have a flare of uniqueness will help them remember the date well and be more interested in getting to know more about you. Find something that makes you stand out from the crowd a bit. This is where accessories are especially useful, as you can put on a funky pair of earrings .Wear at least one thing that’s brightly colored. Don’t stick to just dull colors and don’t only wear black. Colours like red, blue, yellow, bright purple, and other bold colours..You’ll want something that draws the eye (especially your date’s eye!).
STEP 4-FOCUS ON YOUR BEST FEATURES. On a first date you’re typically looking to make a good impression so that the other person will want to continue to get to know you and making a good impression does include making a good physical impression, so on your first date you’ll want to play up your best features. Not only will they notice your attractiveness, but you’ll feel awesome! You want to emphasize one specific feature. This means that if you’re showing off your cleavage with a tight, low-cut top, opt for a loose fitting, longer bottom(either trousers or a skirt), so that your cleavage is emphasized. Likewise, if you’re wearing a short skirt to show off those lovely legs of yours, wear a top that doesn’t draw attention (an over-sized sweater or a neutral shirt). Make sure that your clothes (especially your trousers) fit you properly and aren’t too big or too small. Wearing clothes that are too small (especially around your waist), can be uncomfortable and dig into your skin. Highlight your body shape. You can use colors to flatter and set off your build without compromising fit. For instance, if you are pear-shaped and have larger hips and legs but a slim waist and fit arms, wear a dark color on bottom and a light color on top.Dark colors conceal, so wear something darker on an area if you’re self-conscious about it. Light, bright colors highlight – use them to play up your favorite part of your figure.
STEP 5-EMPLOY YOUR BEST STYLE.For a first date, you don’t have to have perfect hair and make-up (you don’t even have to wear make-up if you don’t want to), but whatever you do choose to wear and put on that help enhance your natural beauty, and show your artistry, make sure you’re giving it your best shot.
If you’re wearing make-up, make sure to do your favorite style. Don’t break out a new look that night(you know how hard it is to perfect a new technique!).Good rule of thumb is to pick one feature emphasize. For example, wearing neutral eye make-up and bright, lipstick, or super awesome eye make-up to show off your lovely eyes with just a little lip balm for your lips.Nails aren’t necessary to have done for a first date, but it can be a nice little boost for you. Match them to your outfit, or paint them in bright vivid red to match your killer lips! They’re fun and can give you a little extra confidence and style.
STEP 6- MAKE SURE YOU ARE CLEAN.Being clean and presentable is definitely a part of making a good impression on a first date. Try to avoid looking like you haven’t had a shower for weeks and that you’ve just rolled out of bed to make it on time to the date. You want to look like you put at least a little thought into your outfit. Make sure that you shower some time that day and try to have your hair dry by the time the date rolls around.
STEP 7- AVOID LOTS OF ODOUR. There’s nothing wrong with having a favorite scent or wanting to smell nice! Just try to remember that other people might not have your preference for lots of perfume or body spray, so dial it back a bit when applying so that you don’t overwhelm your date’s sense of smell. Good rule of thumb for perfume is to dab a little on your wrists, behind your ears, on your neck, and in your cleavage. Following that rule should help you avoid being overwhelming with your perfume, while still smelling nice.For body spray, just a couple squirts should do it. You can also point it away from you when you spray it and step into the ensuing mist.
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