Here's how to dress on your first date

Here's how to dress on your first date

Designer Jattinn Kochhar tells men what to wear and what not to wear on their first date

Make sure your shoes are clean and polished.

Are you always confused about what to wear and what not to wear on your first date? An attractive outfit is not the substitute for self-confidence or a positive attitude, but it definitely gives your date a good first impression and makes your chances of landing your second date much higher.

What to wear on the first date

Keep it simple: Simplicity can never really ever go out of style; also, you are guaranteed to give her the right impression and avoid a fashion faux pas, which can be a big turnoff for many women.

The trick here is to change your entire style for that one single date, but rather to ensure that your pieces blend well together.

 Simplicity is about avoiding extremes. It’s a good idea to be a little more conservative on the first date, and once you get to know the person a little better, you can start showing off the risky side of your wardrobe. The same concept applies when selecting a sweater or shirt.

Go with basic colours

If you are a T-shirt person, wear plain black, grey or white. Plain T-shirts are stylish, simple and basically go with anything you have in your wardrobe. Try to keep the colours to the minimum. 

Wear clean shoes

Trendy, clean and smart shoes are a must on your first date because they can reveal a lot about your personality and complete your overall look. 

What not to wear

Stay away from T-shirts with big logos. One quick step to help you seem like a simple, classy dresser is to avoid T-shirts with beer, sports or rock group logos. Cut out the adolescent mode and wear something neutral instead.

Stay away from something tight or revealing

This applies to both men with good bodies as well as those who are less fit.

Let her wonder what you look like under the shirt or the sweater; allowing her imagination to run wild is a simple trick that adds an element of mystery while on a date. There is nothing wrong with wearing a fitted T-shirt to show off your chiselled body, but don’t overdo it.

On the other hand, if you are a little heavier, wear something little less clingy and camouflage areas you don’t want her to see.

Keep accessories to a minimum

Being simple on the first date also involves keeping accessories to a minimum. You are not there to give her competition wearing the accessory department. Wearing just a watch and a ring will do the trick

Groom your hair: Make sure your hair is well groomed and your face is clean shaven.

Another little pointer is to ensure that your nails are clean because the last thing you want is to have her staring at your nails throughout the entire conversation.