There's one big question that every woman struggles with at some point in her life: What is the best thing to wear on a first date? Should you go classic and just stick with a little black dress? Perhaps it's more of a bold frock here's who I really am type of situation. Maybe, just maybe, you don't want to wear a dress at all and would be much more comfortable wearing a pair of jeans. However you feel about the other elements surrounding a first date (will your date be shorter than promised?), it's inevitable that you will stress out about what to wear.
But worry not—we've rounded up a few outfit ideas that will work for every kind of girl and every kind of date. There's just one rule we stick to: Make sure you feel good—and really comfortable—in what you wear. Whether that equals a comfy dress that you can wear your battered Converse with, or more girlish skirts that show off a little leg, there's plenty to chose from for that all-important first date. Click through our gallery for seven outfits that nail what to wear on a first date. Plus, you can shop the looks right now.
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Style Notes: Look, not everyone wants to go for the short skirt option, but there are ways of feeling date-ready without showing off your pins. Try an off-the-shoulder top and your favourite pair of jeans. This outfit is a guaranteed confidence-booster.
Stripes are everywhere right now, so not only will this serve you for a date, it will also last well into summer and beyond.
Pair with either your favourite flats or heels, whatever you feel the most comfortable in.
Style Notes: The wrap dress is a classic for a reason: It is universally flattering. Not only that, it comes in various different lengths and shapes, so it means that you don't have to show off skin if you don't want to. A simple cinching of the waist is all you need to look super feminine.
Wear with strappy heels for the date but with a roll-neck and trainers for a brunch with friends.
An easy sandal to pair with any outfit but especially perfect for a date night.
Embroidery and pink? Reformation, you're really spoiling us.
These flats also come in red and rose gold. Dreamy.
Style Notes: Just want comfort? Fear not; a blazer, tee and jeans can totally work for a first date. Opt for a reclaimed pair of jeans to ensure this look is more exciting.
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Style Notes: Sure, a slip dress is great for holiday but a first date? It might feel like you're trying too hard. However, there's a way to elevate the frock du jour so it's as chic as possible—just add high top Converse and a roll-neck.
Always have one of these in your wardrobe.
Perfect for layering on top of a jumper or underneath.
The easiest trainers to wear on a date.
Style Notes: Not a dress, skirt or jeans type of person? There's a happy medium—culottes. All you need to do is add a leather jacket.
Wear for a first date and the office.
Know this: You will never regret buying a leather jacket.
Style Notes: In need of an outfit that works for the office and then drinks? A slouchy pyjama-style suit is just what you want.
Add black heels for a chic evening look.
Want more? Check out the trouser shape that will make your legs look twice as long.