Cupid's Pulse Article: Dating Advice: First Date Fashion Do’s And Don’tsCupid's Pulse Article: Dating Advice: First Date Fashion Do’s And Don’ts

By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate

A first date is just as important as a first impression, so things like introduction and attire really count. The introduction and conversation aspect comes with the territory, but sometimes it’s tough to decide what to wear to the occasion. What do you wear on a date night? It’s important to look good, but it’s also important to not appear like you’re trying to hard. So as relationship experts, here’s our dating advice and tips on do’s and don’ts of fashion when going on a first date.

Dating Advice On First Date Fashion

Do: Wear something flattering

This may be an obvious one, but you’d be surprised how many people miss this memo. It’s important to look your best and in order to do so you should always wear something that fits your figure; not too tight, but not too baggy. Most importantly, make sure you’re comfortable in what you’re wearing because it will make you feel better when you’re out on the date knowing that you like the way you look.

Don’t: Wear something too flashy

Flattering is chic, flashy is trashy. Don’t be that girl that shows up to a date in a low cut shirt or sequins all over your outfit. A man may appreciate your womanly features, but it’s the first date and you should leave something to the imagination. This is essential because you want his first impression of you to be classy, responsible, and someone he can picture himself in a relationship and love with.

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Do: Lipstick

Not only is lipstick very in right now, but it also screams classy with a hint of sexy. Lipstick is the perfect make-up “do” because it balances your face in a way that compliments every woman. So, wear some lipstick to the first date, but make sure you find the right color for both your complexion and the outfit you’re planning to wear!

Don’t: Get too crazy with your make-up

Historically, men aren’t huge fans of crazy amounts of make-up on a woman. That being said, women love make-up, so you do you and wear what you please, but just remember that the “natural look” is classic and looks really nice. So, our dating advice is wear the “natural look” for the first date because it’s a win win.

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Do: Wear cute shoes

Who doesn’t love shoes? The first date is the time to pull out your really nice shoes whether they’re your nicest boots, your brand new stilettos, or a cute bootie you just bought. The right shoe will pull your whole outfit together and he’s going to appreciate that you’re putting your best foot forward to look great for him.

Don’t: Wear shoes you can’t walk in

This is important. Shoes are like a Venus fly-trap. They suck you in with their beauty and then slowly kill your feet with pain while you wear them. I don’t care how pretty the shoe is, if you can’t walk in them or you’re going to be complaining the whole night about how your feet hurt, DO NOT WEAR THEM. He wants to know that you are having a good time and I can guarantee he will be able to detect the pain on your face when you wince every time you walk, which will just bring the mood down for both you and him. So, our love advice: When looking in your closet to pick a pair of shoes, pick the pair that is cute, but provides a certain level of comfort so that both you and your guy can enjoy your night to the fullest.

Relationship experts Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher are BRAVO TV’s Love Brokers and founders of Project Soulmate, a high-end New York-based matchmaking company.