There are so many things to be concerned about before heading out on a first date: where to go, what to talk about, what not to talk about, etc. And yet, the number one question I always get from my clients who are about to meet someone for the first time is "What do I wear?"
It may seem shallow, but how you dress on a first date is actually pretty important. The reality is, if your date isn't into the way you look, you might not get the chance to get beyond initial attractions to show how truly great you are. To make sure you present yourself in the best light, follow these tips for the perfect, knock-'em-dead first date outfit:
The most important tip I can offer women is to wear a dress or skirt on a first date. For many of us, it's become almost awkward to put these on for an everyday occasion—we feel like we're "too dressed up." But through a man's eyes, a dress or skirt shows off our sexy and feminine side. Don't believe me? Try wearing a dress the next time you go out at night. You will notice a big difference in the reactions you get from men. Should You Kiss On A First Date?
Wear a stunning pair of heels. I realize your back, knees and toes may not thank you, but with ballerina flats and riding boots overwhelming the shoe racks, I must make this point. You will look and feel more feminine the second you slip them on. Plus, heels flatter your lower half—something your date will definitely notice. Make sure to find a pair that are comfortable to walk in, preferably with an open toe and a slight platform for the perfect effect.
Choose color! Professional women love to dress in black, brown and grey because these colors are understated and slimming. But men aren't looking for a boardroom buddy on a first date! They're not hiring you, and this isn't a job interview. They're searching for a feminine compliment to their masculine energy—someone they can treat like a lady so they can feel like a man. Pastels may not be a good part of a decorating plan, but they'll do a lot for your feminine look. Turquoise and coral seem to be particular favorites for many men, but choose a color that looks best with your complexion.
Men could care less about labels. In fact, if you're dripping head to toe in Prada or Gucci, it's likely to even be a turn-off. For instance, once at a charity event at the Playboy Mansion, I witnessed a group of men walk away from beautiful women who kept talking about how their $600 designer shoes were hurting their feet! Your body is not a hanger to display high fashion, and the only clothes you should be concerned with wearing are the ones that show off your best features.
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