Ruthlessly rummaging through her closet, Kate pulled piece after piece out, grumbled, and threw it on the bed.
- Sequin miniskirt? No, that work.
- Tuxedo stripe track pants and blazer? No, that’s wasn’t right.
- Pleated skirt? No, that wasn’t right.
- Designer crop top? No, that wasn’t right.
In a huff of irritation, flopped on the bed and looked at the jumble of clothes and still was clueless as to what she was going to do about Friday. Indecision swam in her head as her mind screamed “What do I wear on a date?!”
Has this ever happened to you?
Well if it hasn’t consider yourself blessed and fortunate. If you’re like me, then this scene has definitely happened to you a time or two (or seven!) when you just had no clue what to wear on a date. This situation becomes even more overwhelming when you are trying to figure out what to wear on a first date!
Here are my timeless tips on what to wear on a first, second, or twelfth date!
For the casual date
Remember that comfort, versatility, and clean lines should be your goal. Choose pieces that can be easily layered in case you’ll be going some place where the climate may change (i.e. the movies, walk in the park, etc.) and you want to be comfortable the entire time. Also keep in mind to wear shoes that are cute as well as comfortable. Leave your 5” stilettos in the closet for this type of date (this is about the only time you’ll hear me advise against wearing your sky high heels:) A beautiful flat sandal, loafer, lace up oxford, or ballet flat may be your best choices.
For the formal date
Bring on the glam! This is the type of date you can get all dolled up for because you’ll likely be sitting in one place and there will be less movement as compared to a casual date. Think a beautiful dinner date. The goal of this look should be functional femininity. While a fabulous bandage dress, smokey eye, and deep red lips might be perfect for the woman with a boat load of confidence and the perfect body, for most women this can be a bit overkill.
Go for pieces with silhouettes that compliment your shape and are preferably made of wrinkle-resistant fabric. You’ll likely be sitting for a long period of time, so anything that can reduce the amount of creases in your clothes when you get up is a plus! Also think classy instead of overtly sexy. Yes men like cleavage but if you want your date to look in your eyes when they talk to you (and not your breasts) try to go for drape style tops and dresses that accentuate not necessarily show off “the girls”
Separates can look fabulous here! Think of a great a-line or fishtail skirt. Work with the silhouettes that look good on you. Here’s where you can go back to your high heels (yes!), just make sure you can walk comfortably in them.
So there you have it, my fast easy and effective tips on what to wear on a date.
Tell me, what do you wear on casual dates?
What do you wear on formal dates?
What do you wear on a first date?
Still need a bit of guidance? Then check out my ultimate series of what to wear on dates:
- Wearing Red on a Date
- Wearing Pink on a Date
- Wearing Orange on a Date
- Wearing Yellow on a Date
- Wearing Blue on a Date