First dates bring on a stir of mixed emotions. There’s the anxiety of the unknown, the excitement of hanging with a prospective boo-thang and the expectation of serving Beyoncé greatness for this crucial first outing. And with summer ending and cuffing season approaching, we may be gearing up for a handful of first dates, so it’s time to get prepared. Though we can’t guarantee that the date itself will be a hit, if all else fails, at least you’ve steered clear of the un-fabulous.
Take a flip through the pages to peep the seven things to avoid wearing on the first date. —Demara White
Statement Tees that Give The Wrong Statement
We’re all about being smart, independent and highly opinionated gals but wearing a statement tee that gives off the wrong statement results in nothing but awkward conversation or even worse, an unhealthy debate that could leave both you and your beau turned off.
Although squeezing into those super slim jeans and wearing those heels meant for “sitting-only” seemed like a genius idea, at some point you will have to get up. And what woman wants to walk around looking stiffer than the tin man in front of a handsome man? In any situation, there’s nothing worse than being uncomfortable and yes, your date will likely be able to suspect your discomfort. Opting for comfort is your best selection.
While we’re on the topic of comfort, don’t get too slouchy, now. Those track pants are cute for running errands before or after getting your fitness on at the gym. Skip the sweats and the slouch for your date. Remember, he’s not quite your boo yet. He’s only in training, so don’t get too chill.
Too Much Black
I mean really, who doesn’t love black? It’s classic, sleek and slimming, but like the saying goes – sometimes too much of a good thing can become unpleasant. Therefore, keeping it bright and lively on the first date is key. If you must wear black, break it up a bit and throw some color in there somewhere!
The Overly Sexed Look
Feeling sexy for the first date is crucial but showing too much sends the completely wrong impression. So what worked for Rihanna on the red carpet, in most cases won’t work for the rest of us. Keep it simple, show some light cleavage, shoulder, and a little leg – but keep it PG-13.
Turbans or Any Other Headgear
We’re all about a statement piece but unless worn for religious reasons, headgear can be wildly distracting on the first date. Before the end of the night our constant shifting, tugging and double-checking the mirror to make sure its straight will get tired. Save the Aladdin look and the fairy-princess crown for another time.
An Overbeat Face
A face full of makeup may earn you bookoo points on the “YASS” scale but, honestly, no one wants to completely transform into a different person for every date. Makeup is not permanent, so you want your guy to be able to decipher the real you from the MAC you. When it comes to the paint, opt for a simple yet beautiful beat to highlight your best facial assets.