What To Wear On A First Date To Ensure You Get A Second One

We know, we know, it's all about personality when it comes to dating, but feeling confident in your clothes will allow your best self to shine through. We've found five fashion bits to help you feel fierce...

Girl and a guy on a date

Up there with the interview outfit, what to wear on a first date may be one of the most complex clothing conundrums. Too casual and you may look like you don’t care, too dressy and you run the risk of appearing overly keen. So what’s a gal to wear to strike the right balance and cater for any dating occasion, be it drinks, dinner, active or other? We say have these five fashion bits among your dating wardrobe essentials…

A cute dress

River Island Leopard Print

Leopard print wrap dress, €50, River Island

Veering on the right said of sexy and cute, a dress is elegant, flirty, and much comfier than a pair of skinny jeans, making it the perfect choice for date night number one. Pair with black opaque tights if you know it’s going to nippy.


River Island Black Tassle Boots

Tassle trim ankle boots, €50, River Island

Comfy enough to wear all night, and tall enough to add a little height too, a mid-height heel will ensure you don’t stack it after drink number two…

Red lipstick

By Terry Red Lipstick

Sheer rouge lipstick, €30, By Terry @ Net-A-Porter

Not strictly a fashion item, we know, but an essential all the same. Accentuate your pout and make a statement at the same time with a sheer-red hue.


Gold Moon Pendant

Pendant, €5.40, New Look

The rule when it comes to date night accessories? Keep it simple. Think elegant and understated like this gold moon pendant.


Dune Tote

Large studded tote, €81.20, Dune

If in doubt, go oversized. Why? So you can be on the safe side and pack an emergency pair of flats and something to throw on the next morning if you get lucky.