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What to wear on a first date to make a good impression

First dates are usually nerve wrecking for many people. You certainly want to impress, right? Impressions last, and they are everything. The thing is, there are no fast, and safe rules that you need to follow when selecting clothing for your first date. After all, it is far more important to make sure that you enjoy the experience yourself. Still, there are some tips that you can take into consideration when it comes to choosing what's best for the first date.

Tips to Consider

The first thing that you have to do is to plan out what you will wear in advance so that you will not arrive on your date stressed out and messy looking, after three whole hours trying on various outfits. Also, you have to know where you will be going before selecting your clothes. Of course, you would hate wearing a casual look, with just a T-shirt on, while you are heading out to dine at a ritzy and formal restaurant.

At the same time, you would not want to wear your sexy look clothes if you will just have dinner at a fast food joint. If it is possible, you can ask first where you will have your date, and decide how you want to dress up. If it is a surprise, you can simply ask your date about the type of clothes he will be wearing so that you can have a clue yourself.

Another thing that you can take into consideration is the food that you will order for dinner. If you plan to eat pasta, wearing something white may not be a good choice. If you are not able to know where you will have your dinner, you can wear something aside from white, just to be safe. It is also vital to consider flexibility.

Is there a likelihood of walking any distance? Will you be going to the club and dance? These questions will help you choose your footwear. You surely would not want to appear high maintenance by choosing the wrong shoes, or bringing an extra one. Some women wear new pair of shoes during their first dates and end up feeling uncomfortable the entire night.

Unless you are well familiar with your date, and already know about his taste when it comes to choosing attire, you may want to be safe and be modest in your dress options. A low-cut blouse or very short skirt may give the wrong impression. The most important thing is that you are comfortable. If the date will have a second or a third, you may be able to have an idea of what is best for you. The choice whether you will go smart and sexy, or down the casual route, is entirely up to your discernment.

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