Disclosure: This is a guest post, written specifically for Sim’s Life.
Dating is an experience that can be both exciting and a little frightening. For those who are new to dating or have been out of the game for a while going on a date can be particularly daunting. Of course, everyone wants to come across as being confident when they go out on a date and this confidence is gained in a number of ways.
The outfit you wear on a date can play a big part in how confident you look and feel, so it is important to choose your clothes carefully. When you choose what to wear, consider a number of factors, such as where you are going on the date, your age, and what the person you are going on a date with is like. One thing you need to do is avoid turning up underdressed or overdressed, so you really need to think about where you will be going on your first date.
Things to consider when choosing your first date outfit
When you are choosing your first date outfit, you want to find something that you feel both comfortable and confident in. Some of the things you should consider when you are choosing an outfit for your first date include:
What sorts of clothes do you feel comfortable in? If you choose clothing that you do not feel comfortable in, the chances are that you will not feel confident either. This can have a serious knock-on effect on the way you behave, the way you feel, and the way you come across. So, if you never wear stiletto heels because you struggle to walk in them, avoid the temptation to rush out and buy a pair of 6 inch heels for your date. Think about the type of clothing you are comfortable wearing and base your choices around this.
Where will you be going on your date? Hopefully, you will have some idea of what sort of place you will be going to on your first date. If not, try and find out, as otherwise you could end up dressing inappropriately. If you are heading out for a couple of drinks or a bite to eat at a low key restaurant, you can wear something casual and dress it up a little, like one of a range of denim skirts teamed with a dressy top. This will show that you have made an effort without you looking over the top. If you are heading to a posh restaurant or a club, you might want to opt for something dressier, but never compromise on comfort.
Think about how you want to come across: The chances are that you will want to come across as confidence on your first date. However, do you also want to come across as flirty and fun or would you prefer to come across as classy and demure? Think this over and this will give you more of an idea of the colour and style of outfit for your date.
Keep it simple: Whether you are heading out somewhere posh or just going to a casual place for your first date, keep your outfit simple. This will avoid the need to keep worrying about your outfit and tampering with it all night, and will probably leave you feeling more comfortable and relaxed.
Choosing the right outfit can play a big part in the success of your first date, so it is definitely something that you should put adequate thought into.