Wearing your heart on your sleeve might not be the best approach to a first date, but neither is wearing a poorly fitting suit and ‘comedy’ socks!
Anna Butler, Founder & Designer of Butler Stewart, the British heritage tweed fashion label has some expert advice for dressing for that first date;
“Don’t venture too far from your signature style. If you are not familiar with wearing a two-piece suit, then don’t buy and wear one on your first date. The same applies to heels and dresses. You’re likely to be slightly nervous anyway and wearing something that you don’t feel comfortable in, will only make you feel self-conscious and fidgety.”
“A decent pair of trousers or dark denim with a freshly pressed shirt finished with a single-breasted three-quarter length coat is a smart but relaxed approach. A knee-length/below the knee dress or skirt teamed with footwear with a slight heel will still be perfect for that dinner date and drinks but void any risk of wardrobe malfunction.”
“Expressing yourself through your clothes might be fun if someone knows you well, but if you like to translate that through cartoon socks or an ironic slogan sweatshirt, you might be saying something completely different via your outfit choice.”
“First date rules should always be dress to impress but be mindful of the destination. After all, you want to be focusing on your date, not how uncomfortable your clothes or shoes are.”