One can’t emphasize enough how important it is to get your dressing-up right for a date. And when it is your first date with him, it becomes all the more important. Firstly, he doesn’t know you that well, so how he perceives you in being, makes up for a major part of his knowing-you process. And secondly, well, you need to look good to feel good and win his heart, isn’t it? So, here we are with some very useful tips to set you on the right path to choose your perfect look.
1. Wash your hair a day before and make a hairstyle that is test driven before.
Try your hairstyle once or twice before and keep for a substantial time if you don’t want any ‘Oops’ time with your fake clip on’s or your intricate hairstyle coming off down right in your soup bowl.
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2. Be thoroughly clean and presentable.
Because the last thing you would want is him to see your Nathuram moonch or smell a dead rat every time he leans in.
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3. Pick a dress according to the occasion.
Make sure you don’t dress up in your best sequinned gown if he intends to take you to a bowling alley…. Because you know, you won’t be able to roll that ball with that thing on, that’s it.
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4. Go for bright colors.
Even if you just burnt one of your fave tops or your dad took away his credit card from you, that bright dress will help you look all cheery, confident and peppy! So, count on it.
5. Choose comfort and it need not be over style.
Grab something that’s neither too tight to squeeze away your life’s breath nor too loose that the whole litter of kittens could camp in it. Let it be comfortable enough to walk and sit in easily and not make you be in the washroom more than sitting across from him.
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6. But wear comfortable
shoes heels anyway.
Or you know, just tell him bye bye as soon he arrives at your door since you can’t take a step without seriously spraining your ankle or leaning over him all the time and letting him know how much you weigh.
7. Wear a dress that flatters your body type.
Figure out what is your body type; is it apple, pear, hour glass or box type and dress accordingly. For example if it’s apple shaped ie. heavier torso and slender legs, go for V-neck or cowl-neck tops and wide bottomed pants like pallazos to balance out.
If you have a pear shaped body ie. narrow shoulders and waist but heavier bottom, then go for cropped jackets, quarter sleeves and scoop neck tops and A-line skirts, maxi skirts and boot cut trousers.
Hour glass figure is the most flattering figure of all with perfectly balanced out upper and lower portions and a trim waist. You can go for any dress that accentuates your curves and emphasizes your waistline.
A box type body lacks curves in the waist area and looks more athletic. Create illusion of wider shoulders and hip areas by going for boat-necks, tank tops and halters in tops and high waisted and wide bottomed dresses and pants.
8. Team your dress with the right accessories but don’t go on a matching frenzy.
You don’t want to look like a life size banana with everything right from your jumper and shoes to bangles and bag going bananas with yellow fever! Use color blocking and contrasting colors, leaving only one bright color to be of prime focus.
9. Do not experiment with your style at the last moment.
Or you know you always have the high chance to end up making him laugh not with your humor but with your deathly pink lips or that fluorescent top that’s ‘in’ these days! On a second thought, you’ll make him laugh, that’s a good thing isn’t it?!! (Just Kidding. Please don’t try!)
10. Apply make up, keeping in mind the occasion, time and your skin type.
Keep it natural if it’s a casual date with a little tinted lip balm/ gloss and kohl if you please but if it’s a more formal one you can go for other make-up essentials too keeping in mind the mantra of darker and shimmery colors for the night time and lighter ones for the day. Another thing to keep in mind is the skin tone. All warm and earthy tones suit well to Indian skin type. However you can go for light pinks if your are quite fair. Fair enough?
11. Focus on your best feature and work to enhance that.
For example if your long and slender legs are your best asset, you can very well flaunt them with short dresses or boots.
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Similarly, in make up emphasize, for instance your eyes, if they are your best facial feature.
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12. Give it a touch of your own unique style.
Yeah now’s the time to reveal your inner Coco Chanel. What you’re so known for…. maybe the funky boho accessories?
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13. Try to keep it simple and chic.
Have patience, if you get this date right, you’ll have enough time to show him your crazy-for-rings-Phoebe-Buffet side. But for now, keep it simple.