When going out on a first date, sometimes your favorite go-to outfits in your closet just won’t cut it when you want to show your best self while being comfortable, and most importantly, confident! Today I’m sharing three tips that will prepare you for any date, anywhere, with any man!
Pick a pair of pants with flattering lines (and a little flair)
When you’re going on a date, you don’t always have to wear a fancy dress, especially if the occasion isn’t fitting. But, if you do wear pants, make sure they flatter your shape! Just because they have a designer label doesn’t mean they automatically work for your particular body type. Try on pants, make sure they love you in all the right spots and smile to yourself as he watches you walk to the restroom during dinner. If you want to take it up a notch from basic denim, try some colored corduroy! There are tons of fun corduroy options popping up this fall, but I love these fit and flare cords from Old Navy in Plummy Mummy, $35.
Choose clothing that won’t wrinkle
No matter where you’re going on your date, you’re most likely to be sitting for a portion of it. Considering what your clothing is made out of is so important! I’ve learned this the hard way, buying plenty of tops and dresses based solely on my love for the pattern, fit or style, then finding out that I can’t wear them because the fabric doesn’t suit my lifestyle. Linen and cotton wrinkle easily, as does silk. You want to strive to look just as good at the end of the date as when it started, so keep longevity in mind when choosing makeup and shoes as well. With the colder weather quickly approaching, a sweater dress is a great date night option! My fave? The multi-way sweater dress from Victoria’s Secret, $70.
Be honest with yourself — and your heel selection
All women are guilty of this, especially me! We find a pair of heels that we just can’t live without and add them to our over-grown shoe collection without really giving them a test-drive. They’re to-die-for, so who cares? No! Such a big mistake ladies. Who wants to spend the entire time worrying more about their screaming blisters than what their date is saying? Who wants to walk around all night having to hold on to your date’s arm for support? Some men may find it endearing, but I assure you none will think it’s sexy. An affordable pick? These awesome Just Fab wedges, Heels.com, $60
Taking the extra time to really think about how your clothes and shoes will work for the occasion may seem pointless, but it just might get you that second date you want.