To get to the bottom of the dating-meets-fashion debate, we enlisted Chiara Atik, a dating expert, blogger, and author of “Modern Dating: A Field Guide,” and asked her this question: Does what you wear on a first date really matter? So for people who don’t follow fashion closely, will their date’s clothing have an effect?
Another thing that we’ve learned in studying this is that one of the ways to instantly make yourself more attractive and more presentable to other people is your clothing.
It’s not about the actual piece of clothing, but about how confident you feel and how you carry yourself in something that you feel special in and proud of.
What are some of the most common mistakes you’ve seen people make when choosing their dating attire? Women either totally love heels and may never be seen without them, or they hate them and never wear them.
My biggest fear was always choosing the right shoes to wear.
Since you can't prepare for most of those scenarios ahead of time, try to stop thinking about all of the things that could go wrong. One thing that you can, however, control is what you wear on the date—and I'm definitely not going to judge you for stressing out over this. You want to make a good first impression, which is totally reasonable.
In an interview with Lucky, Lauren Conrad spoke about her go-to date night outfit: I try to go pretty neutral, especially if it’s a first date.In the end, it's all about what makes you feel like the best version of yourself.That being said, there are a handful of tried-and-true tips that are applicable for most women in almost any first date scenario.That seems self-explanatory and obvious, but there are some people who just don’t put any thought into what they wear on first dates.Why do you think the fit and appearance of clothing is so impactful?