7 Things You Should NEVER Wear on a First Date
Ah, the ever-dreaded first date that we all have to endure at some point. Oh, how we all wish we could skip the awkward getting-to-know-you phase and just get straight to the relationship part. It's exhausting having to hide all our flaws on the first date and show someone the absolute best version of ourselves. A big part of that whole "best version" aspect comes in how we dress. A first date is not the time to try out a new eye shadow, squeeze into way too tight of jeans or wear super high heels. But that's not all. Read on for seven things you should never wear on a first date:
1. Heavy Makeup
The last thing you want your date to think is that you look like you got your makeup professionally done—or, even worse, that you look like a clown. The point of a first date is to get to know each other, so if you cover up your face with a bunch of makeup, you're not truly bringing your real self to the table. Instead, wear your go-to, everyday makeup. Less is more, and the more natural, the better. Plus, if the date goes well and you go in for a kiss at the end of the night, you don't want to leave a trail of foundation and lipstick all over them.
2. Anything Dirty
This may seem obvious, and we can't even believe we actually have to include this, but it must be said. Don't, under any circumstances, wear anything dirty. If you think something is clean, ditch it. If there's armpit stains on your fave shirt, say goodbye. You don't want to show up looking disheveled or smelling not-so-fresh. No amount of perfume can hide wrinkles, stains or anything else.
3. Super High Heels
Imagine this: your date is going super well, but when you get up to go to the restroom, you trip in your heels. We're pretty sure there's nothing more embarrassing than falling flat on your face in general, but on a first date? That's a whole new level of humiliation. If you absolutely must wear heels, go for a pair you've worn a million times, that you can walk in like a pro. If you don't trust yourself in heels, go for another cute shoe style like booties or flats.
4. Athleisure Wear
We're the first to admit that yoga pants are a gift from the gods. We could honestly live in them all day, every day. However, there are certain times when they (or other casual-cute ensembles) simply aren't acceptable—and one of those times is a first date. Unless you're hitting up the gym or going on a hike for your initial interaction, there's no reason to wear them. We know, athleisure wear is comfy, super trendy and seems to go with everything, but save those looks for later that night when you get home and text all your friends about how the date went.
5. Anything Too Tight or Revealing
Dress for the body you have, not the body you want. If you've outgrown your fave pair of jeans, don't attempt to squeeze into them. If you want an excuse to wear your crop top, save it for another day. If you accidentally shrunk a shirt in the dryer, don't put it on. Wear an outfit that actually fits you. Whether it's a pair of figure-hugging jeans or a cute midi skirt, make sure it's something that won't put you in a compromising position. The last thing you want is your pants splitting down the backside mid-date!
6. Hair Pulled Back
If you want to pull your hair back into a loose, flirty ponytail, go for it. Don't, however, slick your hair back and do a sock-bun. Styles like this are cute for certain occasions, but on a first date you might come across as uptight and unapproachable. Since you're trying to convey the opposite of that message, ditch the helmet hair spray and leave your hair down.
7. Distracting Accessories
When you're having an intimate conversation with your date, all the attention should remain on the discussion—which is why you should avoid wearing distracting accessories. If you have an arm full of noisy bangles or a pair of huge earrings on, those can easily steal the attention of your date. Instead, layer a few dainty necklaces or put on a pair of hoops for a subtle touch of glam.
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