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Top 5 Fashion Tips for Dating

Fashion Tips for Dating

© Photo courtesy of Fashionable Hats

Source: Andy Peterson

Dating is not always easy. The stress can begin before you even leave the house. Deciding what to wear for a date can be daunting. You want to flatter your best assets and show off your personality without going overboard. When all else fails, stick with styles that make you feel confident. You'll be more comfortable, and you won't be worried about how you look. You can also incorporate some of these top 5 fashion tips for dating into your outfits.


Dress for the Occasion


You might feel awkward if you're extremely overdressed or underdressed. If you can, find out where you'll be going on your date ahead of time. Wearing spike heels to a picnic in the park can make the whole day cumbersome. Especially if you'll be spending time outdoors, check the weather before the date. You don't want to be sweating in jeans and a long-sleeved shirt if the sun will be beating down on you. A wide-brimmed hat can keep you cool when it's hot out. A men's fedora hat can protect your hair from frizzing up if it's raining.


Consider Some Color


Although it's easy to slip into a little black dress or a monochrome slacks-and-sweater outfit, a bright accessory can set you apart from everyone else. Black is slimming, but it's also a little somber. Adding a touch of color with a piece of statement jewelry, scarf, hat, jacket or your shoes can make you more memorable. If bold hues are too much for you, stick with something earthy. A rich brown, heather gray or deep green can make black less serious without making you feel ostentatious. Work some color into hats for men to create a fashionable look that's also functional.


Try It On First


Although it's exciting to buy a new outfit for a date, you might want to stick with your tried-and-true favorites. You know exactly how your well-worn skinny jeans fit. If you purchase a new pair before your date, you might find yourself needing to hike them up as they stretch out throughout the evening. A wardrobe malfunction can be embarrassing. Plus, breaking a heel or popping a seam can force you to cut a fun time short. You'll be able to focus on your date when you're not concentrating on how tight the waistband of your new dress feels.


Be Yourself


Sometimes, people try to impress their dates with clothing that they'd never put on otherwise. Think of yourself as a brand. If you put forth the wrong message, getting to know you may be a challenge. Instead of trying to pull off a new trend, stick with what you love to wear. It will reveal your true self.


Strike A Balance


Whether you're putting on makeup, choosing accessories or contemplating showing some skin, keeping it somewhat natural can help you be more relatable when you're dating. Wearing revealing clothing can make someone who doesn't know you uncomfortable. Wearing too much makeup can make you look artificial. Flamboyant accessories can get in the way of the activities that you do during your date. On the other hand, a sloppy style might indicate that you don't care enough about yourself or the other person to put in any effort. Combining a laid-back vibe with attention to detail can help you exude a balanced style that represents your personality.


In addition to the top 5 fashion tips for dating, always remember to honor your authenticity. Don't try to dress like someone else. You'll find your best match when you show off who you really are.


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