It’s Valentine’s day soon which made me think about all the dos and don’ts of what to wear on a date. Doesn’t matter if you’ve been married for 20 years, you should still put some effort into your appearance when you go out on a date – it shows you care and value the person you’re with.
What Women Should Wear on a Date:
Don’t let it all hang out. Too much skin isn’t sexy, in fact, it can read as desperate. You are a present – a gift – presents are beautifully wrapped. Show only one bit of skin at a time, so if you’re doing cleavage, wear a longer skirt, if it’s your back, then don’t have a low cut top.
Show some skin, no need to cover up neck to knees completely, but be a little mysterious – sheer fabrics can hint at what is beneath without giving everything away.
Wear touchable textures – soft fabrics, and fabrics that feel good to the touch are ideal to wear on a date.
Think form fitting, not skin-tight. We can see your underwear lines through your clothes, they’re too tight, be a little mysterious, hint, but don’t be too overt.
Animal prints are sexy, florals are not and stripes are not.
Dress like a woman, not a man. Yes, you may spend a lot of your time in jeans and trousers, but a dress or skirt on a date reminds him that you’re a woman.
Put on some makeup, focus on either your lips or your eyes, but not both at the same time.
Wear some earrings that sparkle, they draw attention to your face.
Want to raise his pulse? Wear some red, studies have shown that red raises your blood pressure.
What Men Should Wear on a Date:
She’s most likely put some effort into her appearance, she wants you to do the same, so put on a nice dress shirt and a pair of stylish dark denim jeans if you’re going out to a more casual venue, those mid-blue comfortable kind of baggy jeans aren’t going to impress. Keep a blazer or jacket to throw over if it’s chilly.
Wear leather dress shoes. Women notice your shoes, sneakers just don’t cut them.
Wear a collared shirt if you’re going out somewhere nice, but not one that just says ‘work’ and ‘office’, something with a little more personality.
Be careful with the aftershave, too much can overwhelm you, you want a hint, not a bucket, so that she wants to get closer to you not further away.
For both sexes, think about wearing a shirt or top that brings out the colour of your eyes, then you’ll have your date staring deply into them all night.
Smile – that’s the best accessory you could ever wear on a date!
And of course, what you wear needs to be appropriate for the occasion, going bowling, dress down a bit, going to dinner, use it as an excuse to dress up.
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