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Dating | Best First Date Outfits

Written by Geinel
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April 23, 2012

If you’re anything like me, the first thing I think about when a man asks me out is, “what in the world am I going to wear?”  Made Women are always fly, but the first date outfit should involve a bit more thought and effort than your everyday look-- you want to make a lasting impression!

What you wear on a first date depends on where you are going. Location, location, location. You don’t want to be in an evening gown and end up at Pink’s eating their world famous hotdogs.  To avoid having you end up overdressed and quite possibly embarrassed, I have come up with a few date scenarios and outfit choices to keep you dressed appropriately for however you spend your night.

Movie/ Coffee
Although I think it’s a terrible idea to go to a movie on a first date, it happens all too often. If you fall victim to a date who can’t think of anything else to do on a first date besides catch the latest flick on the big screen, suggest grabbing coffee after so you can have an actual conversation. You know, to see if you even like the person you’re out with.

For this type of occasion, you can mix a casual pair of jeans with a blazer and a fabulous pair of heels for a polished look. Dark denim is very versatile and can be worn in the day or at night. Boyfriend jeans are also very comfortable and stylish.   


Dinner Date

Ask your date what type of restaurant you’re going to so you can ensure you’ll be dressed appropriately. (Pink’s, anyone?) Every woman should already have a little black dress in her closet. You can dress it up with a pop of color in your shoes, lip color and bag. On the flipside, a red dress is a sure way to grab your date’s attention and a high slit will give you just the right amount of sex appeal while still keeping it classy. A colorful dress mixed with stocking is a fun, flirty, sophisticated look anyone will love.

Club/ Bar

I know it may be a bit unconventional to go out to a club or bar on a first date, but you should be prepared for anything these days. Getting dressed to go to the club on a first date may be a bit difficult because you don’t want to look like you’re giving the milk away for free, but you also don’t want to look like Mother Theresa. Show off your curves in a tight mini but pair it with an oversized top to create balance. If you opt for a dress, be sure to either show off your legs or top--but not both.


Remember: you only have one chance to make a first impression.  You don’t want to come across as something you’re not, and trying too hard is never cute. The most important thing is to just be yourself! We all want to be comfortable, stylish, classy, fun and--of course—sexy, but please don’t overdo it. You want a man to pay attention to what you have to say….and not stare at your boobs all night.

Last modified on Monday, 31 December 2012 05:22


Geinel Michelle grew up in San Francisco/Sacramento, CA and currently works as an Academic Advisor at the University of Southern California. Although she loves building lasting relationships with students and their families, she has always has a passion for fashion, style and beauty. She loves shopping, baking, trying new exercise classes like zumba and pole dancing, traveling--and did we mention shopping! Before moving to Los Angeles to earn her BA from the University of Southern California in Sociology, she lived in Miami and attended an Historically Black College. Her dream is to move New York City and work in the fashion industry.

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