First impressions count, and turning up to your date not looking your best will certainly give off the wrong vibes, and leave you wondering what went wrong. To avoid any chance of disaster, at least in the style department, read on to find out the most common mistakes people make when getting ready for their date, and how to avoid them.
Wearing Old Clothes
This is something that’s a definite no – when thinking about what to wear, you don’t want to go for something you’ve already worn and left for the laundry, no matter how good you think it looks. Not only does that give off the impression that you’re lazy and can’t be bothered washing your own clothes, but it also suggests to your date that you don’t care very much. You want to show that you’ve made an effort to look nice, and if you don’t even look clean, or if you’re covered in stains, it won’t look good for you. You’ll also be more confident and feel fresher in new, clean clothes – so plan in advance and make sure you keep everything spick and span until the day arrives.
What’s That Awful Smell?
This is not the question you want to hear on your date – and unfortunately, it’s more common than you think. The way we smell isn’t something we tend to think about, but when other people encounter us (especially on a date, when the chances of hugging or close contact are high), smell is incredibly noticeable. This means keeping on top of your hygiene is incredibly important. It also comes down to an effort thing again – showing you take care of yourself and the way you look shows that you’re willing to take care of others and aren’t going to be lazy. A nice smell can be incredibly attractive as well, and if you’re looking to add that little extra touch, going for some perfume or cologne from Maple Prime’s discount cosmetics outlet can be a winning choice.
We’ve all been there – we’ve seen an outfit we like, but it’s just too tight, so we have a desperate attempt at squeezing into it. This is never a good idea, especially on a date – wearing something where you have to “suck it in” is only going to make you uncomfortable and downright miserable, as well as potentially ill, and you’ll be more focused on your lungs being crushed than your date. If you go for something tight, it can also be unsightly on areas that have a little extra cushion, and if you’re unlucky, could even rip – definitely a cause for disaster! Don’t put yourself in that situation – wear something you can breathe and be yourself in – after all, your date is there to find out about you. If you wear something that’s out of the ordinary for you, you won’t be giving them the right image and you may miss out on something good.
These three tips will help you not only look good, but feel good on your first date. And remember – smile!