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How to Dress for a First Date

If you’ve read our blog on The Etiquette Of First Dates, you already know that “Be Yourself” is the best advice anyone can give you for a first date. The same applies to your choice of outfit. You should make an effort and dress appropriately for the setting but pick clothes you’re comfortable in and don’t buy something you’ll never want to wear again just to make an impression.

First dates can be stressful but our tips below will help with what to wear on a first date so you can at least tick that off your list!

Tips for choosing what to wear on a first date

1. To suit or not to suit?
It depends on the circumstances. If you’re going mountain hiking, a suit would be outrageous. If however you’re meeting for drinks or dinner, a lounge suit is a safe choice and you can then style it up or down.

2. All eyes on you
Quiet elegance is the look we’re going for. A first date is all about getting to know the other person so avoid making a fashion statement with very bold colours or patterns. Keep it classic and classy.

3. Pairing up
Before finding your life companion, you may first want to think about what to pair your suit with. A dress shirt, a tie and pocket square and a pair of calf leather shoes will complete your outfit.

4. Do I accessorise?
Loads of bling is never a good thing. A nice leather belt and your watch are more than enough and give a personalised tone to the outfit without screaming for attention.

And now the most important tip… calm down. If you’re reading this blog, it means a date is already in the diary so that’s clearly a good sign! For more style and etiquette inspiration, sign up to our newsletter or book a showroom appointment so our stylists can help you find the perfect suit.