finally got up the nerve to ask you out,
and the big first date is right around the corner. Sure, we know first dates
can be freaky—there’s a ton to think about!—but the biggest dilemma has to be
what a girl’s gonna wear. Our tip? You wanna look cute and fun, but it’s also
important to feel comfy and confident in your clothes. We’re sharing six
wardrobe sitches to steer clear of when planning your first date outfit. Phew!
#1: Nix the heavy perfume
A faboo fragrance makes any girl feel totally flirty, but
spray on a little too much of the scented stuff and you’re basically turning
yourself into a walking stink bomb (eek!). To avoid perfume overdose, spritz a tiny bit of your signature scent
onto your wrists and leave it at that. We get that it’s fun to spray your
products and dance around in the mist, but for a first date a strong scent can
be a bit overwhelming.
#2: When in doubt, wear jeans
First dates are tonsa fun, but you really need to think
about where you’re going and pick a practical outfit based on the venue. Don’t
get too excited playing dress-up and waltz outta the house in a tulle gown and
6-inch heels! Trust us, there is a time and a place for formal attire (cough, Prom,
cough) but a first date is so not the time
to flaunt your red-carpet finesse. We
always resort to dark skinny jeans and a pretty top for an anything-goes,
#3: Steer clear of anything too revealing
One thing you don’t want a guy to take away from a first
date? The wrong impression! Avoid anything overly revealing (loose bra straps, sheer
tops, low-cut blouses or too-short skirts) or anything that is too mature for
your age. You want to feel and look comfortable and age-appropriate in your
clothing. Who wants to be tugging at their strapless all night?
#4: Leave your fave Bieber shirt at home
Sure. every girl has a celeb crush (and a lucky T-shirt
with your cutie’s face on it), but you don’t wanna intimidate your real-life
boyfriend by advertising to him you’re head-over-heels into Hollywood hotties
whom he can’t compete with. It may sound cray, but guys get insecure, too. Don’t
worry him by indirectly inferring you’re lovesick over a certain someone whose
name starts with “Harry” and ends with “Styles.” Give him a shot to show he’s just as crush-worthy
as any celeb.
#5: Beware of going too casual
Sweatpants. Baseball Caps. Sneakers. Unless your first
date involves a tennis match or a jog, there is absolutely no excuse for
wearing your old sport clothes on a date. There is nothing wrong with trying to
look nice for your guy, so have fun picking a fun outfit that makes you feel
amazing and not like you just rolled out of bed.
#6: Don’t max out on the makeup
You know when you put on too much foundation and you look like
a giant pancake flopped onto your face? Yeah, not a great first date look.
Don’t feel the need to overdo your first-date beauty. Keep it natural and light
(a bit of tinted moisturizer, lipgloss and mascara is all you need!). Trust us
when we say less really is more, babes!
At the end of the day, the most important
thing to remember when dressing for a first date is to just be Y-O-U and the
fabulousness will shine through!
BY ANNIE ROBINSON ON 2/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN fashion, trend, how to, comfortable, conservative, beauty, tips, make-up, date, GL's best guy advice, crush crash course, looks to catch his eye