Women and their dilemma when it comes to dressing up
“What should I wear on the first date” is a dilemma every single girl out there is dealing with, since time immemorial. Only few girls are born with an unwavering wardrobe confidence and don’t feel the need to succumb to the pressure of ‘dressing to impress’. For the rest of imperfect mortals like us, it’s a tough call indeed.
Even though the thought of what to wear on the first date involves sweaty palms, a blank stare at the closet and being on the verge of a meltdown, all you need, to rock it like a diva, is some clarity. To reach that point, do follow these pointers:
a. Don’t complicate your choice of outfit by overthinking
b. Don’t try ambitious fashion on the first day
c. Stick to your personal style
d. Dress according to the venue
e. Pick an outfit that flaunts your best asset
For daytime date – go casual, stick to the basics
If you are going for a daytime first date the perfect style choice to follow are the three C’s – casual, comfortable and chic. If you choose the outfit accordingly there is no way you can go wrong. Some great options are:
Perfect for summer days, go for a sundress if you are comfortable flaunting your neckline and shoulder. Choose a pretty colour that compliments your skin tone and finish off the look with a cute pair of sunnies, flip flops and tussle earrings.
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If your legs and buttocks are your best asset then why not shorts? Choose denim over cotton shorts if you want to style it up a notch. Pair it with a crop top if you are comfortable showing off the midriff or go for a cape top.
For all the desi divas out there, bring out your palazzo and pair it with a smart kurti to show-off your perfect Indo-ethnic style. Add a Jaipuri printed sling back, bright coloured chappals and some junk jewellery for the perfect finish.
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If sundress is bold for your taste and you want a style that is street smart, then a shirt dress is perfect for you. Choose one in solid colour, checks or basic denim and pair it with a kickass ankle boot and aviator sunnies.
To unleash your fearless feminine side wear a skirt. Maxi or short, flared or A-line, there are many types to choose from according to your personal style. Pair it with a tank top, off-shoulder or fitted blouse. Wear heels and add bangles or a cute wristwatch to finish.
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For evening date – go formal, go glam
If it’s an evening date, then you can ditch being just casual and opt for a glam up look. Here’s how –
Nothing does glamming better than the classic Little Black Dress. It’s sexy, it’s elegant and you cannot go wrong if you wear the perfect attitude to carry it on your sleeves. Keep the accessories simple, blow dry your tresses, wear stilettos and add a designer clutch to finish with the perfect oomph.
If the date is happening at a lounge bar or somewhere outdoor then jumpsuit is a cool choice. Short or long, choose your style according to your choice. Add a nice wristwatch or bracelet, keep your makeup simple and be ready to let your hair down in style.
We haven’t forgotten you, desi girl. For the evening affair, go for Anarkali that you can wear as a kurta or maxi dress. If length is a concern for you wear heels, or stick to mojris.
Jeans is a classic that can never go wrong. Light fade, slash knee, cropped – take your best pick according to your style. Pair it with a fitted top and throw a stylish jacket, or ditch the jacket and wear it with a cold shoulder top.
If you can manage a saree, there is nothing like it. Irrespective of your body type, skin tone and height, no Indian girl can fail a saree look. To glam up go for satin or georgettes. Add a sexy backless blouse to score 10/10.
What is your personal favourite first date outfit? Do tell us in the comments below.