Style Mistakes to Avoid on a First Date

There are few things in life that can make your palms sweat more than a first date. We have all been there. We know how it feels.

What if he or she is weird? What if we run out of things to talk about? What should I order? There can be so many issues.

Then there is always the question, what should I wear to the date? You want to make a good first impression. There are so many rules on dressing for the first date that it can be a little confusing for most. In the end, it’s all about what makes you feel like the best version of yourself. That being said, there are a handful of tried-and-true tips that are applicable for most women in almost any first date scenario.

Here are some style mistakes you must try to avoid.

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Wearing Something Out Of Your Hamper


Your best bet for a first date outfit probably isn’t that pair of jeans that you have been wearing all week. They are probably all stretched out and there could even be a few stains. Wear something fresh instead.

Stressing Out Too Much

dressing down

You shouldn’t stress out too much about a first date outfit. Actually it’s what you wear on the next few dates that are more important. How you dress after a first date can tell someone how you feel about them more accurately. If you notice that you start dressing down, that probably means that you are becoming more comfortable with the person.

Overly Ambitious Style Choices

leather leggings

Don’t forgo your favourite statement piece, but if you are in doubt, then less is more.

Bearing It All

strapless maxi dress

Don’t show off too much skin on a first date, as this can be off-putting. Pick your favourite asset to show off instead. Try a strapless maxi dress if you have killer arms for instance.

Dressing For the Wrong Type of Date

You may think, it’s the first date, so I must look amazing. But if you wear a LBD to a laid-back pub or a movie, then you are going to look out of place. This will make you uncomfortable, and this will make him uncomfortable too. Instead, dress for whatever it is you’re doing.

Looking Unapproachable

cowl neck sweater

If you look uncomfortable, then chances are that your date is going to feel uncomfortable around you, so wear something that puts you at ease.

Having Your Hair Slicked Back

sock bun

You can go for a sock bun, but this look might come across as too high maintenance on a first date. Let your beautiful hair be free! Keep your locks long and free.

Applying Too Much Makeup

too much makeup

You don’t want what you’re wearing to detract from what you’re saying. Plus, if you are wearing too much lipstick then it can come off all over your teeth. Or your body glitter can decorate the dinner table.

Adjusting Yourself During the Date

No matter how many hours you spent getting ready, you always run the risk of a wardrobe malfunction. Instead of pulling a boob scoop at the table, excuse yourself to readjust in the restroom.