Ladies, today’s guest post is from my blogging bestie and future fashion magazine editor, Joanne Duong. Joanne writes for Comma Chic, a “how to wear” fashion blog. Check it out!
Ah, your big first date is coming up. He finally asked you out but now you’re stressing about what to wear. Girl, take a breather. You should be excited! Figuring out what to wear on your first date is pretty easy once you have fun with it. And although I’m a girl, I watch hours of TV and read lots of magazines about fashion (uh hello, why am I still single?), so I know what guys love to see us girls wear. Here are some essential tips to picking your first-date outfit:
1. Dress Feminine
Show off your femininity, guys love that! Slip into a cute dress or wear something with feminine details such as a twirly skirt, a sexy backless top, or a pair of rockin knee-high boots. A little red skater dress is simple, yet flirty. Look for a dress that’s fitted at the waist and flares out at the bottom.
2. Create Mystery
Sure, men like to see skin, but there’s something alluring about leaving a bit to the imagination. Don’t show him everything you’ve got! When putting together your outfit, stick to the more-on-top-less-on-bottom rule and vice versa. A backless tank top and jeans shows a bit of skin on top but leaves the rest covered.
3. Be Comfy & Confident
The most important thing is to be comfortable and confident. Avoid fidgeting and pulling at your clothes all night. Instead, wear an outfit that you know you feel and look good in. You can wear an outfit as easy as a tee-and-jeans, as long as you’ve got that confidence to boot!
Get excited for your first date! It’s the chance to have fun and get to know your date. Make a good impression with an outfit that’s feminine, creates mystery, and projects confidence. After all, it’s about getting that second date. Ladies, what are some outfit tips you’d like to share? Fellas, what do you think of these outfits?
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Another tip is to wear something with a bit of color in it. Even though black is supposed to make you look slimmer, it is also the color for funerals and not the color for a light-hearted evening out.
Ana, that makes sense!
Here’s one for you, how do you shift the dating paradigm from a purely male responsibility? No matter how many different types of women I choose to date, I always sense the idea that she intends to put forth very little if any effort, and if there is to be any type of relationship at all it’s on me. This doesn’t seem to jive with the idea of a healthy relationship, but i’ve got no idea how to change it.
LOL. I happen to love that it’s purely the male responsibility. I think this all shifts once you secure her, in an exclusive relationship, and even more so if you TRULY secure her: aka marry her. But every girl wants to know that a man is willing to put out the effort to work for her, to bring her to that point where she wants to be in an exclusive relationship. We have sooooo much more at stake. We are more emotional. We have a higher chance of getting an STD. We are the ones who get left pregnant.
And if you happen to be a Christian, it is true that it is the man whose job it is to “find” a wife. (Proverbs 18:22) She is the treasure. She is the more precious than “jewels” (Proverbs 31:10) (Hence he is expected to make the effort). God created Adam first. God created woman to be his “helper.” (Genesis 2:18) Because a woman, a wife is of utmost value to a man (not that a husband isn’t valuable to a wife– but God never said it was bad for a woman to be alone.) a man should EMBRACE this role of pursuing a woman. (embracing the purely male responsibility) In the end when you do find a wife, she will be such a blessing to you. You can read about a good wife here. She is worth all the trouble to pursue her.
Are you feeling this type of “no effort” even AFTER you are in an exclusive relationship? I’d love to know. That’s when it is a BIG problem, but before that, it’s a mans’ job to pursue a woman.