So you’ve finally got a date with that hot guy you’ve been secretly eyeing for months. Of course the next question is what are you going to wear? I mean after all you’ve been working towards this moment for a while now and you don’t want to screw things up by showing up looking a complete mess. I mean you want to look sexy but if you go even a little overboard you could end up looking a wee bit desperate and even a little trampy. And on the other end of the spectrum, you don’t want to show up looking like you’re going to Sunday brunch with Grandma either.

“One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.”
—Karl Lagerfeld

So the question is how do you decide what to wear on a first when you’re really into someone? Sometimes as women we do tend to over analyze this decision a tad bit. (Okay maybe a little more than a tad!) I guess what it really boils down to is if you really like someone and you think they could possibly be a great companion you really want to put your best foot forward. With that being said here are a few tips you can use when deciding what to wear on a first date.

When dressing for a first date is be sure to play up your best features

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One of the first things you should always do when dressing for a first date is be sure to play up your best features. Everyone has something about them that they think is rather attractive whether it’s your legs, the small of your back, or even a long graceful neck. The point is whatever it is about yourself that you like be sure to wear something that really brings out that feature. This will help you to feel good about how you look and confidence is key when it comes to being impressive on a first date.

“People will stare. Make it worth their while.”
—Harry Winston

Another great thing you can do is wear colors which complement your skin tone. Now it’s not necessary to go out and have your colors done just to look nice on a date. All you really need to do is try on different colors and have a really good look at yourself in the mirror. See which colors stand out the most and which ones seem to blend in to your skin and completely wash you out. After you’ve really analyzed several different colors, chose the ones that look most appealing to you and go with those.

One thing that lots of women do when it comes to choosing what to wear on a first date is go out and buy something totally out of the norm for them that they believe will really catch their guys eye only to get it home and toss it to the side because it’s just not them. Going on a date is a little like going on a job interview, while you don’t want to show up in a power suit, you do want to choose that “go-to” outfit that always makes you feel your best when you go out. Most of us have one. You know, the little black dress that always make you feel taller and slimmer or that vibrant backless number that you always get tons of compliments on? The key here is to pick an outfit that you always feel good in when you go out.

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“Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered.”
—Giorgio Armani

Do you have an outfit that you love that just seems to need a little something to give it that added zing? Try adding a few key accessories. Accessories can do wonders for an outfit whether it’s adding a wide belt to cinch in a dress or adding a colorful scarf and new clutch purse to add a little brightness to a silhouette.

When figuring out how to dress for a first date is to make sure…

Finally, the most important thing to remember when it comes to figuring out how to dress for a first date is to make sure you’re comfortable. No matter how great you look, if your feet are hurting or you can barely breathe in that dress, you won’t be able to have a good time if you’re not comfortable. Besides nothing can turn a date toward disaster faster than constant complaining about how you can’t dance because your feet hurt or how you can’t eat because your dress is too tight.

The bottom line is you’re going out on the date to have a good time with someone you really like so don’t spoil by it by worrying too much about what you have on. Just use a few key pointers when dressing for your date and you’re sure to have a great time.

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