What to Wear on a First Date

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Words by Nicole Thomsen
October 24th, 2016

If you’ve come in search of a guide that will tell you in 5 simple buys how to impress your love interest then you may leave somewhat sullen. Alas, I am no love guru and as much as I would like to point you in the direction of the dreamiest slip dress that will cause anyone who glances in your direction to fall head over midi block heels in love, that is nay impossible. For now.

However, I do believe that the clothes we wear are an extension of our personality, a public display of who we are, and as such, that first date outfit can play an important role. While they’re not the be all and end all, first impressions do leave a mark. So why not leave a lasting impression?

The maven46 guide on what to wear on a first date is all about dressing for you and no one else. In the world of fashion, that is the most important style rule to live by. And really, what could be more attractive than that?

Read on for what to buy for a first date outfit


Don’t normally wear heels? Now is not the occasion to test the dancefloor. If your go-to shoe is a pair of flats then stick with what you know. A slinky slip dress looks even cooler when paired with loafers or trainers.


If you fancy showing off some skin then look no further than the cold shoulder top as the demure and grown-up way of doing sexy. But let’s be real, if any boy (or girl) is winking at you because of your to-die-for pink silk top, run in the opposite direction.

Who says knitwear can’t be sexy? When teamed with the new mini skirt silhouette, the cards are off the table.


If your day-to-day uniform consists of a pair trousers then don’t feel the need to switch things up come date night. This is your chance to show off the best version of you so don’t make yourself out to be someone you’re not. Pair wide leg trousers with a velvet wrap blazer for a modern take on the two-piece suit.

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