As cliché as it sounds, first impression is the last impression. When you are going on a date for the first time, it is normal to be a little nervous thinking about your outfit. First dates can quite exciting as you have never met the person and do not know what he or she likes or dislikes. First things first, it is very important to dress comfortably on the first date. Secondly, do not try to be someone you are not. The last but not the least tip is that dress according to the occasion and place. Now that the basic tips are clear, here are some classy first date dress ideas that will impress your date:
10 Dress Ideas For Your First Date:
1. Casual jeans with a fitted T-Shirt & jacket:
This is the ideal dress for a day brunch. Go with a pair of blue jeans that fit well on your curves and pair them up with a colourful or white T-shirt that hugs your body nicely. Throw in a casual cardigan or a denim jacket with some flats for a casual yet attractive look. Do not wear a very tight T-shirt that you might not feel comfortable in after you have eaten something.
2. Shift Dress with heels:
This is a great dress idea for a formal dinner date. Wear a great dress in a cheerful or sober colour according to the season and add some fine jewellery to go with it. Go with some sky-high heels for sweeping the floor beneath his feet but wear a pair that you feel comfortable in and are already broken in.
3. Skinny cigarette pants with silk camisole & blazer:
Another great idea for a formal setting, these skinny pants will enhance your figure and will make him go wow when you pair them with a silk camisole. Get a good blazer that goes well with the camisole and pants and you are all set to go on your first date.
4. Lace Skirt with a peplum top:
This can be your go-to dress if you are meeting him directly after work. Remove your blazer and touch-up your makeup to transform from a boardroom boss to a sexy diva who is not afraid to show off her curves. You can also go for a pencil skirt or a skort to add some pizzazz.
5. Maxi dress with bohemian jewellery:
Want to play it casual and chic? Add some funky bohemian jewellery to your favourite maxi dress along with some basic flats and a cross-body bag. This dress idea is great for a simple lunch date or a casual dinner date also. Do not forget to wear your hair in loose waves to emit that bohemian princess vibe.
6. Jumpsuit it up:
Jumpsuits are all in this season and are quite comfortable too if you are not keen on showing some skin. They come in all patterns and styles so you can choose a nice jumpsuit with some heels or converse shoes to give the outfit a laidback appeal. Choose a suit which is designed for your body shape to accentuate your figure.
7. Shorts with a crop top:
While this may not be an ideal dress for a formal dinner party, it is the perfect dress for a lunch on the beach or a poolside dinner. Do not go very short but keep the outfit in sync with the occasion and the place of date. You can wear some nice boots or flats with this combination. The crop top should be such that it does not look flimsy or revealing.
8. Go classy with a LBD:
A little black dress is the standard dress for a date and it can never go wrong. Add some colour to your outfit by pairing the dress with a pair of heels and a few pieces of dainty jewellery. Choose a silhouette which works for your body and go for a size that is neither too tight nor too loose to create the perfect first impression.
9. A shirt dress with strappy heels:
This outfit is so comfortable that you will be able to give full attention to your date. It is easy on the eyes as well as attractive. Pair it up with a chunky belt, a leather bag and some sunnies to keep the glare away! Do not wear a dress which falls apart from one side or the other and make you look like you dressed without a thought.
10. Knit sweater and jeans:
If you are going for a winter date, get a pair of nice jeans and wear them with a knit sweater with a chunky scarf and some boots for a cosy look. You can also wear black pants or jeggings if you prefer those. Make sure that you go with a slightly oversized sweater and skinny jeans to look stylish and comfortable at the same time.
What You Think?
So these were our ten first date dress ideas for all types of dates and occasions. These outfit ideas are comfortable and look very stylish and chic if you wear them with confidence. You can always play mix n’ match with them and add some accessories to reflect your personality but keep your comfort in mind and wear the outfit with élan to create a great first impression on your date.
Which one of these ideas is your favourite dress idea for a first date?