The problem is you don’t know the tastes of your date when it comes to clothing so it tends to be difficult to decide. Does your date dig casual wear or does that person like you to wear something formal? It could be confusing on your part. But don’t fret; there are few simple tips that can guide you on how to dress for first dates.
The cardinal rule is that you should always turn up nice and clean on your first date, so no worn out pants and no dirty shoes. The way you dress says a lot about you, and dressing shabbily can turn off your date. Make a goal of being presentable when you go on a first date because as they say, first impressions last. Plus, you would not want your date to think poorly of you.
Another good tip (a bit of contrast to the above tip) is not to buy a new outfit to wear on a first date. New clothes can be uncomfortable because you do not yet know how to look good in them. Wear something nice that is already in your closet and you will be more comfortable in it. Wearing new clothes on a first date might send signal to your date that you are trying too hard.
When going on a first date, your clothing style should always be conservative. Your date does not need confusion on your eccentric sense of style or your penchant for gothic rock band wear. Save that for future dates. No, I am not implying that you totally lose your signature style for a date. You just have to keep it to a minimum. Consider first dates as your first job interview, where clean, neutral style is always the safest bet. But don’t overdo the idea. You should not wear something that is too formal. Aside from the fact that it is uncomfortable, you might appear too intimidating to your date.
Accessorizing is also an important factor in dressing for a first date. Women have a tendency to over accessorize. You don’t want to look like a Christmas tree in front of your date. For men, try to accessorize, it does not hurt and it will do you good. If you are uncomfortable wearing accessories, start with a nice watch at least.
Going on a first date can be stressful sometimes, and aside from thinking what you should wear you also have to think if you two will “click.” Do you have something in common or will appreciate what you like in life? You can avoid this hassle by registering for a London dating service like SimplyDinner.co.uk that matches like-minded people and set them up for a date. What’s good about SimplyDinner.co.uk is that on a single date night, you will be meeting three to four candidates since you will be in a group. It gives you higher chance of finding a potential partner with this kind of set up.
Now that you know the key aspects of dressing successfully for a first date, off you go to your wardrobe and start practicing what you should wear with those tips in mind. Theory without application is not learning so have fun mixing and matching your clothes, and I’m follow your instinct on what you should and should not wear on a first date. Good luck!