Dress to Feel Your Best
A good first impression is key to wowing your date and ensuring an invitation for another. What better way to do that than dressing to impress. Being confident in your outfit makes the first date jitters no big deal. Make life easier on yourself by stocking your closet with interchangeable pieces that can be your go-to first date (and future date) outfits! The most important thing is that you feel comfortable. Whether you’re young or young at heart – we’ve got you covered.
For the Ladies—
Keep it casual while adding some flare. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and dress it up with a fun pair of jeans and an accessory, whether it be shoes, purse, jewelry or jacket. Top the look off with a nice sweater or blouse! If you want to play it up even more – wear a dress that will fit your figure. The most important thing is that your clothes fit well, are flattering, on-trend AND you feel great in them.
Neutral colors are your friend and SUPER in-style right now. But don’t let that stop you from adding your favorite pop of color to your outfit for the night.
Last minute details—
When it comes to perfume, spray and walk through it so the scent is not too overwhelming. You want them to catch a hint of it as they lean in, not from across the table. Most importantly – wear your confidence. Positive body language is the best accessory you can put on. For a first date, make sure to put on a little make up, but don’t overdo it, we want you to play around with what you feel most comfortable with.
Put in the effort and pick an outfit that makes you feel your best! It’s not hard to find something that makes you feel confident and look good. First impressions count so take some time before the date to think through what you’re wearing and make sure it is clean, pressed and ready to go. A woman knows when you’ve made an effort.
A nice button up and a dark, slimmer cut denim is a popular choice. This can be paired with a well-cut blazer or sweater in cooler months. Keep it simple - stick with the solids or a classic stripe.
Drop the trainers, sandals and scuffed up shoes – women notice! A trendy loafer or stylish boot can set a casual tone but completely tie the look together.
Last minute details–
When it comes to your cologne, spray and walk through it so the scent is not too overwhelming. You want them to catch a hint of it as they lean in, not from across the table. Most importantly – wear your confidence. Positive body language is the best accessory you can put on!
We have all the confidence in you – but know that it’s ok you ask for help to ensure you feel your best. Whether you contact us, and we set you up with a stylist or you go to your local department store and let someone style you there, the main takeaway is to go on dates feeling like your best self. Set yourself up so dressing for dates is easy so that you can feel confident, relaxed and focused on having fun with your date!
Jolene Beaton is a nationally renowned matchmaker and dating expert. Her expertise, passion and unique ability to truly understand singles and the complex dating scene have made her a sought-after expert in matchmaking, dating and relationships. Over the past 11 years Jolene has established herself as a leading Dating & Relationship Coach with It's Just Lunch and remains focused on one key goal – helping her clients find love.