Dos and Don'ts of Dressing for a Date

As we know from experience, picking a date outfit is one of those high-pressure situations that lends itself to misguided fashion choices. A sequin maxi skirt will draw him to me like a magpie right? Nope. The more red lipstick I slick on, the more he’ll notice my kissable lips right? Absolutely not. There’s so much emotion wrapped up in the occasion, that it helps to have some clear-headed ground rules for your outfit.

Dos and Don’ts of Dressing for a Date

1. Don’t wear too many accessories

Don’t let your accessories overwhelm. Who doesn’t love an elbow-reaching stack of bangles, but when your date can’t hear you over the clanking on your arm, you know you’ve piled on too many.


2. Get a little more glamorous
Do add a bit of glamour to your look by picking a key statement piece. Try an embellished clutch, a chunky necklace, or some killer  stilettos.
3. Opt for comfortable shoes 
Do choose a shoe you’re comfortable in—test-driving a new pair can spell disaster if a moonlit stroll is suggested. Date night is not the time for a pirate-y limp.
4. Don’t be afraid to reveal a little skin
Don’t be afraid to show a little unexpected skin. Pair a low-back top with skinny jeans, or a blousy crop top with a high-waisted pencil skirt. Don’t overexpose. Whether it’s accidental or not, nothing good comes from flashing your lady bits.
5. Don’t Rely on a Dress and heels
Don’t assume your fab LBD is the perfect date night go-to. Is it a fancy dinner or a football game? Knowing your surroundings, and dressing appropriately can go a long way to making the date more comfortable for you and your date.
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6. Do take it easy on the trends.
Do find balance. Over-the-top-trends are awesome in magazines, but can be far from wearable in real life. Take your favorite of-the-moment style, and make it right for you.
Outfit Ideas
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Zara Fringed Skirt ($60) in Black

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Re:named Ruffle Sleeve Romper ($68) in Off White

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Vince Leather Shorts ($298) in Black

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Cooper & Ella Fiona Back Detail Tank ($98)

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Mickey Lynn Gunmetal & Gold Circle Pedant Necklace ($118) in Keep It Natural

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French Connection San Diego Drape Strapless Dress ($170) in Capri Blush


Mickey Lynn Gunmetal & Gold Circle Pedant Necklace ($118) in Keep It Natural

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ONE by Viva Aviva Magnolia Crop Top ($125) Available in White

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