First Date Quandary


Women are from Venus.

Men are from Mars.

This adage rings true when it comes to thinking about what to wear for the first date.

A man with the great taste for fashion can make women go crazy about him especially that women love clothes, so what you wear may be the first thing that she will notice about you.

Dressing in a manner that makes her feel you care about her is the first idea you should keep. In that case your college hoodie will not save your day…neither will your formal suit. You need to tailor your look so that you can present yourself in the best way possible in front of the woman, who can well be your partner for life.

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A lot depends on the kind of date you are planning to have. For instance, men always dress up according to the type of the date they will be having when it comes to casual dates, men often go for casual clothes such as jeans and a t-shirt or a dress shirt.

For men it’s all about keeping it simple and remembering that the key to impress a woman is doing it right, not overdoing it. But if they are planning to go on a dinner date in an urban setting, men usually think about wearing something more polished, such as a blazer jacket with a crisp and clean shirt. Blazers with jeans or trousers are the go to outfit for men in order to achieve a chic look; and they save their suits for their wedding day.

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For women, they usually think that it’s hard to go wrong with a pair of well-fitting jeans, a blouse and a chic trench. Finishing up the look with some leather loafers, subtle silvery jewelry and light natural makeup for a day date.

Though an evening date tends to be more straightforward than a day date, you should still adapt your outfit to the activity. If you’re having dinner in a chic restaurant, a suit or cocktail dress will be the ideal choice, those kinds of dates will demand a little more care and attention in the wardrobe department.

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A classic date dress is hard to beat, women focus on finding something that fits them like a glove, shows off their best features. Pair with comfortable heels, a pair of statement earrings or necklace, and an appropriate outer layer.

When it comes to date night outfits it’s all about striking a balance between sex appeal and practicality. You want to look and feel your best, but not at the cost of your comfort, bank balance or ability to eat!

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