HOW TO | Dress for a First Date

Congratulations! You’ve managed to line up a date with that cutie at the cafe you’ve been working up the courage to talk to for months (or years). The next step is to make sure you dress to impress. Dressing to impress isn’t just about putting on your most expensive outfit and heading out the door. A little planning goes a long way, and with the right outfit you might just even be able to make her overlook your lacklustre social skills and flawed personality traits. Read on for to learn how to make your next first date your last first date.


Location, location, location: 

If you’ve booked a romantic dinner for two at a fancy restaurant, the last thing you want is for your too-casual attire to not even be let through the door. And on the other end of the spectrum, is your tuxedo really the best thing to wear to the local, no frills burger joint down the road? It’s important to show that you’ve at least gone to a bit of effort to look presentable, but also appropriate for the situation. A nice shirt and a fun, colourful tie might work for more upscale joints, and for more regular establishments consider a more laid-back look (think jeans or chinos paired with a floral shirt to bring some colour).

Be Comfortable:

You might look great in that jacket or those pants, but you’re going to look like an oddball if you’re constantly readjusting your clothing the whole time. You’ll find that you’ll feel more confident and relaxed if you dress in a more relaxed manner, and don’t forget to be mindful of the weather.