1. Cake-free make-up: it’s understandable that you want to look dolled up for your date, but there’s no need to pile it on. The key is to accentuate, not mask. Highlight your cheekbones with some tinted moisturizer and your eyes with some mascara. If you’re feeling bold, take a chance with some bright lipstick.
2. A flattering dress: even if you live in jeans, a first date would be a great time to break out that dress you bought on a whim for a “special occasion”. And if you think a dress is too “girly” for your liking, then go with a skirt. Nothing that screams hoochie, but maybe a tasteful above the knee number with a fun print. Whatever you do, don’t come in the clothes you wore from work. It’s an intimate dinner, not a lunch meeting.
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3. Eye catching jewelry: jewelry is a great way to amp up an outfit, even if you’re just wearing a simple dress. However, make sure you don’t go overboard. Choose a key piece and work around it. A chunky necklace or large ring is enough. Whether it’s an heirloom or a random trinket you bought at a flea market, not only will it finish off an outfit, but it could also make for great conversation.
4. A killer smile: the amount you smile says a lot about a person. Flashing your pearly whites not only shows that you’re confident, but also radiates warmth. Showing him that you have an open personality will allow your date to relax making the evening all the more enjoyable.