What to wear on a date

what to wear on a date
Notte By Marchesa

What to wear on a first date.

YEESSSS! He has rung, now what do I wear??

This is the ultimate fashion decision; too sexy gives the wrong impression. Wearing baggy clothes likewise hides your figure and lessens your attractiveness. The aim is to look subtly sexy or sensual. How casual should I go? Feeling confident is key, so choose an outfit that you know suits you, that has attracted compliments before, and that you feel comfortable in.

To really wow a man  wear red, this is the ultimate passion choice and will make a great impression from the outset. For true style, a tip I picked up in Milan is to wear red with red, this is a literally traffic stopping look.

Alexander Wang

If you are going to a restaurant, a party, or a smart cocktail bar I would always choose a Little Black Dress. This dress is great for covering a tummy and will make you look and feel sexy. Wear great underwear and a simple pair of black court shoes or sandals and you will sizzle. Black is also a great choice on a budget as the material will generally look more expensive in black.

Rachel Gilbert

Rachel Gilbert’s silk chiffon with silver embellishments is super feminine and looks divine. Dresses cut under the bust skim over a tummy and look flattering. Microskirts are best avoided, but miniskirts if you have great legs are fine.


If you are going to the cinema or similar casual event then the choice is simple. Jeans suit most people but do not look like you have made an effort. Swap them for black or white jeans with a coloured top and suddenly style appears. How amazing is Burberry Prorsum? Net-A- Porter have sold out of tons as it comes in and this is why. Elegant and sexy.

Shoes should be flirty, life is too short not to have a great pair of shoes. With jeans try red shoes for example. Heels always elongate the legs and make you look more attractive. On a budget choose shoes from the better department stores they will often copy designer makes at far less money. Wearing new shoes on a date can be a recipe for disaster if you find that they hurt so choose a reasonably comfortable stylish pair.

On the date, try to relax and decide if you like him rather than the other way round. Smile, laugh, wrap your hair behind your ear for flirting body language. Messages can be communicated through gestures and touch or by facial expression  and eye contact.” Another classic tip is to mirror each other, so as he leans forward so do you. Above all, enjoy yourself and you will find the date is over almost as soon as it began.

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