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This article on beautiful date outfit ideas features Victoria Fox, a confident fashionista whose wardrobe reflects just how to elegantly dress up for a date!
What would you wear on a date – your first or hundredth? Well, it’s been a dilemma for girls to easily find a date outfit ASAP. No wonder we take hours to dress up, let alone do makeup.
If you have a couple of minutes to meet your date and you just can’t seem to find the right date outfit, worry not!
In this article, we guide you on how to elegantly dress up for just any date – whether it’s your first date night, a daytime coffee date, an after-work special date or a business date- to ensure the experience is stress-free!
Looking into Victoria Foxx’s style, you’ll be inspired to look your best for any date! She definitely knows how to elegantly dress up for any date.
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But first off, here are style rules to abide by for any date!
See The Contents
- 0.1 5 Style Rules to Abide by For Any Date
- 0.2 Beautiful Date Outfit Ideas to Try
- 1 Get Our Style Guide On 'How to Always Look Put Together'
5 Style Rules to Abide by For Any Date
1 Respect the Weather!
Ladies, let’s make one thing clear: we are done with not dressing for the weather! SO DONE!
Why should you freeze and shine, or overdress when you’re literally boiling up in your clothes- just because you’re keeping up a good show?
When picking up an outfit for a date; consider the weather and if you’re unsure of how the weather will turn out later in the day, bring along layers in your bag that you can wear or remove easily.
If you’re going on a night date, bring along a long coat or fur coat to keep you warm when it gets cold.
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Also, depending on how cold it gets, ditch the short dress for a midi dress, midi skirt or even, a good pair of pants!
And when you’re going on a day date, an airy dress or lighter clothes will do!
Even so, if it is sunny, a summer dress would look so chic and if it is cold in the winter months, a pair of jeans and a good long-sleeved blouse will do!
Don’t compromise your comfort just because you were told that only dresses are worn on dates girl!
2. Dress for the Type of Date
The type of date will vary depending on your relationship with the person or the formality of the date.
Talk about business lunches, romantic dates, casual day outs, picnics, park strolls, street rides, and walks. The list is endless…
Before picking out your outfit, be sure to consider the type of date you’ll be having. This will make it easier for you to pick an outfit.
Check the venue of the date online and observe its atmosphere and ambiance so that you can choose an outfit that blends in effortlessly with the environment.
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3. Never wear ‘sexy’! Wear ‘feminine!
Another thing ladies, we’re done with looking all SEXY- Just leave that for the bedroom!
Any confident woman does not need to show off her body just to get the right amount of attention.
In fact, studies say that women who dress elegantly by showing TOO LITTLE for a man to see attract respect from the man and provoke curiosity in a man, in a way that he has to stick around if he wants more eventually. So choose wisely ladies!
Femininity is about wearing clothes that make you fall in love with yourself once more as you look into the mirror.
It is about wearing what makes you so confident in your own skin without trying too hard to catch attention.
Femininity is about wearing clothes that fit you well and enhance your body. So, when dressing up for a date, girls, we’re going feminine all the way!
If you don’t know how to strike a balance between looking sexy and feminine:
- Show skin effortlessly if you have to, and on one part only!
Confident, elegant women don’t show skin carelessly because she is priceless. She picks one best asset to show off and that’s it!
If she needs to show off just a little, she would wear a shorter dress and have a coat to cover her upper body; wear an off-shoulder maxi dress to show off the neck while covering her legs or wear a V-neck evening gown. So strategic!
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- Enhance the part of your body that you love the most.
You want to enhance your features and not overwhelm them!
Thus, if you love your long legs, then a shorter dress will do while if you love your neck, then a strapless dress can show it off for you!
In the same way, a well-fitting dress can show off your curves while a stand-out necklace can draw eyes on your beautiful cleavage.
- Balance your look and look as effortless as possible!
Looking and feeling confident on a date boils down to achieving just the right balance between your own comfort and the outfit.
Avoid extremes like overly trendy outfits, heavily sophisticated or embellished pieces that just scream how you were trying too hard to dress up for the date.
Natural and minimal is always best for any type of date!
4. Just Get the details right
Details are everything! They determine where the eyeballs will fall so you don’t want to miss the right amount of detail.
Think of sequins, fur fabric, off-shoulders, thigh slits, leather pieces or even, metallic clothes (I love metallic dresses and skirts).
When picking out an outfit with details, avoid overdressing so that the detailed piece can do the talking.
5. Groom like the Lady you are!
‘Looking good in clothes starts with how good you look without clothes!’
That simply means that you should first be comfortable in your own skin even before dressing up in clothes.
Just GROOM well!
Oil your body well and wear subtle cologne if you do, shave and use deodorant, wear the right innerwear and brush your teeth, fix your hair and just wear a relaxed makeup look.
You can easily look fabulous in your date outfit with a balanced face- so don’t apply too much or too little makeup.
Talk about dressy meeting relaxed!
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If you’re going on your first date, avoid looking too basic!
First impressions matter and you’d want to like someone who put thought into their dressing before showing up.
Now that you know what style rules to abide by, let us look at some date outfits to consider…
Beautiful Date Outfit Ideas to Try
Pick a Dress
No one can deny that a good dress is such a flattering option for a date!
With so many types of dresses in the fashion space, you can find a good dress that fits your taste well.
Summer dresses are good when it’s hot, for the beach or for a casual day date.
Evening dresses or cocktail dresses are terrific for evening dates. You also have the option of varying lengths of dresses, with such beautiful details.
You can do flats, wedges or heels, depending on the setting and what you’re most comfortable in.
Always wear heels. However, if you are not good in heels, try wedges.
Flat shoes should be your last option if you really can’t stand the addition in height or walk in heels.
In this case, get beautiful closed flat shoes like sandals or espadrilles. We love espadrilles!
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Pair it Up
A casual daytime coffee date highly calls for a good pair -pants-with-a-top or a-skirt-with-a-top combo.
Such pairs and so comfortable and you should not disqualify them from your list.
For a dinner date, you can also go for a great pair of skinny pants that flatter your figure with a nice silk bell-sleeved blouse and a clutch.
To dress up the look, you can add a classic nude or black heel.
You can also dress up your jeans with a dainty camisole and a cool leather jacket in an unexpected shade.
Suit it up
Rocking a suit for a date sounds just fantastic! Yet again, depending on the formality of your date, you need to relax your suit accordingly- ditch the bag for a clutch, remove the blazer or add a bold scarf or a pair of stockings, relax your hair or add a bold lipstick and you’ll be good to go!
If you are up for a business date, don’t worry about being business casual. Work attire is just fine.
But if you asked, ‘What would you wear on a post-work drinks date?’ More so, if you had a suit on at work?
I’d say, ‘Just relax your outfit!’ You’ll achieve an amazing after-work special!
Try a Jumpsuit
If you’re headed to a wine bar or a neighborhood restaurant, a jumpsuit is a great choice-in white, black or bold.
It is not too fancy and not too casual at the same time, ensuring you look so quickly put-together.
Complete the look with comfortable heels and gorgeous earrings.
While it is almost natural for any lady to wear a shorter outfit on a date, a good switch would be to consider longer pieces.
From maxi or midi dresses to pants, you’ll have no worry of watching how ‘well’ you sit with your clothes together.
Not that you should sit carelessly when dressed up in a long piece, just that they are more comfortable.
When in doubt, wear red!
Red is a bold color and if you’ve dressed for the weather and type of date in red, you are sure to attract the right manner of eyes on you.
Perfectly fine is wearing red for Valentine and holiday dates. It is not getting cliché at all!
Wear Colors, Prints, and Patterns
It’s your choice! If wearing red, black or white is not your thing, you’re open to a wide variety of colors, prints, and patterns.
These help to liven your look and make you feel even more confident in your choice.
A fun, printed look, and matching accessories surely portray the dresser in you. A quick go-to would be a leopard print dress and a pair of booties.
Go Black the Shanda-Rogers Way
When in a rut, wear black! An all-black-everything look is even hotter when worn the right way.
A good example would be a partially-sheer top paired with a good pair of black jeans, and finished with booties and a sultry red lip for major babe points!
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White it up
White is a timeless color and when you rock a full white ensemble on a date, it just gets sassy enough to turn heads and hit the sweet spot between cavalier and thoughtful!
Try Going Nude
Nude colors look so chic, elegant and effortless. They are the complete representation of beautiful monochromatic colors.
To refresh the typical monochromatic partnership, all you need to do is embrace new styles. Instead of always choosing standard black cigarette pants, why not opt for a pair with a kick flare?
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Wear Fewer Accessories
‘Your necklace is beautiful!’
Oh, ladies, how much we love this compliment, right? So be sure to stand out on a more formal occasion by adding a statement piece of jewelry or a fun accessory as a conversation starter!
No need to wear every other accessory in your jewelry box; just enough will do the trick.
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Comfort is key no matter what! Dress up or dress down ensuring you never wear anything that you can’t walk in, eat in and breathe in!
What style do you have when it comes to dressing up for you’re date?