2 Tips to Dressing for a First Date

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Lifestyle Blogger imageDating is definitely fun, but it can also be a bit nerve-racking, especially when it’s the first one. With your hectic life, simply determining a good time to make it happen can be a chore, and with the craziness of the past two years, this could very well be the first time you’re going on an actual date in quite some time.

It could also mean that you’re not really sure what to wear for it. Or, perhaps it’s that other than a new trendy coat, it has been quite a while since you’ve added anything fashionable to your wardrobe.

Either way, even if you just want to see a few ideas for something new to wear on a second or third date, I wanted to put this list of tips to try and help you out.

1. Go for Practicality & Comfort

Even if you use Elizabeth Taylor as a beauty muse, you look absolutely stunning, and you’re otherwise having a good time, when you neglect to dress properly, it’s all too easy to inadvertently send nonverbal signals that your date totally misinterprets.

While you’re just keeping your arms crossed in an attempt to stay warm because you forgot your coat, they may take it as a sign that you’re unhappy. Holding your purse over your stomach because your favourite dress magically “shrunk” and is unexpectedly tight and uncomfortable could lead them to believe that you’re ready to end the date.

On the other hand, wearing a really comfortable pair of wide leg jeans or another well-fitting practical outfit allows you to give your date your undivided attention. Instead of thinking about how your pants are cutting off the circulation to your legs or that your shoes are rubbing blisters on your feet, you can focus on engaging in conversation with the person across the table.

Take the time to plan out your outfit to ensure practicality and comfort so that the date isn’t doomed before it even starts.

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2. The Colour of Your Outfit

While those green earrings might look great wherever your date night takes you, your lime green sweater might be a little too loud for the occasion. When it comes to a first date, you really can’t go wrong with red and black.

In fact, a 2018 study found that regardless of gender or sexual preference, black is the most popular color to wear for a first date.

Similarly, in 2008, two psychologists at the University of Rochester completed five psychological experiments that revealed that the “color red makes men feel more amorous toward women.” It also goes on to say that generally, men are willing to spend more if their date is wearing red.

So, maybe instead of spraying expensive perfume to attract your date, wearing red or black will attract them. There are many ways that you can pair these two colors for a wonderful look.

Seriously though, when it comes to a first date, as long as you avoid using an 80s amount of hairspray or don’t slather on enough makeup for three people, you’re virtually assured that you can’t go wrong with black and red outfit combinations.

Everyone says, “be yourself” when it comes to dating and that is indeed great advice. However, if you want to make a good first impression, being yourself doesn’t mean that you should just wear whatever you grab out of the bottom of the closet.

Use the above tips for your next first date and help ensure that the only thing you have to overcome is a small case of butterflies.









5 Stylish Women’s Jumpers/Sweaters for Under £30

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The chill is in the air and we are starting to feel it. We have had our heating on a few times already. The cold is arriving a little earlier this year, which is why it is important to get ready to get bundled up. How is the weather where you are? If you are after affordable stylish winter jumpers/sweaters for women, you are in the right place.

Here are 5 stylish women’s jumpers/sweaters for under £30:

YOINS Women’s Jumper £24.99

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This stylish women’s jumper is a winner this season. I love the simple and casual look. It would look amazing paired with a pair of jeans and trainers or boots. This beauty would also look fab with a black shirt underneath.

If you are after a stylish jumper for winter, this piece would keep you looking fab and feeling warm.

ANFTFH Casual V-Neck Sweater for Women £26.99

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This lovely casual jumper for women is really a beauty. I love the colours and the style. It would be a nice addition to my winter wardrobe. The fact that it comes with a hood makes it even more stylish. I can clearly see myself wearing this piece with a pair of jeans ad sneakers.

Amazon Essentials Women’s 100% Cotton Crew Neck Cocoon Cable Sweater £23.40

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This beautiful sweater is giving me autumn vibes! I love the mustard colour a lot. It would stand out for sure this season. I think pieces like this are autumn/winter essentials, and it makes sense to have a few ready for the chilly season. This sweater is one of my current favourites. It is 100% cotton and it looks very comfy and versatile at the same time. It also comes in a variety of colours, you can shop them via the link below –

ZANZEA Women Turtleneck Sweatshirt Jumpers £24.99

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This grey jumper is a fab piece to style this season. It comes in a variety of colours, so you have options if solid grey is not your favourite. I love how casual and chic it is. It would look lovely paired with a pair of leggings and boots. I love it.

Enjoyoself Womens Turtleneck Sweater £25.99

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This white sweater is a fantastic choice this season. It would look amazing paired with a pair of jeans or a skirt. I love the simple chic design and the white colour. I usually shy away from wearing white but I am starting to embrace the colour more and more everyday. If white is not your thing, there are many other colours to choose from. The fabric also looks really good.

What do you think of these 5 stylish women’s jumpers/sweaters for under £30? Did any of them catch your eye? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a lovely week ahead.

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