The Ultimate Guide to Dressing Up for Your First Date

Your first impression is what gets you the second date. And so, choosing a stellar outfit for your first date is of the utmost importance.

Published On Apr 18, 2022 | Updated On Mar 07, 2024


There is always a lot of excitement when going on a date. However, it also comes with the burden of selecting the right outfit. One of the most crucial aspects of going on a first date is dressing up. After all, the first impression is the last impression, isn’t it? Your first impression is what scores you the second date. And so, choosing a stellar outfit for your first date is of the utmost importance.

To help you out in this endeavour, take cues from Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Vicky Kaushal, Sidharth Malhotra and many more on some interesting date outfits that you can wear on your first date.

Wear a black dress with shiny leather applique embellishments, like the gorgeous actress Sonakshi Sinha, on your date to look as good as she does. The dress is glitzy and glam, and it gives a stunning appearance. Wear it to a dinner date and pair it with black stilettos and minimal jewellery to make an impression your date will never forget.  

Whenever in doubt, opt for classics like a shirt and skirt! They are never out of fashion, so you cannot go wrong. Being comfortable, easy and stylish, they are amongst the all-time favourites. Printed red A-line flared skirt paired with a white shirt showcased by Bollywood beautiful Kiara Advani is definitely a safe and stylish choice for a gracious and glam date.

Ruffles are always trendy. They add volume to all of your looks whether casual or sophisticated. Scoring high on comfort and style, this dress will add a delicate touch to your evening date.

You can seek some inspiration from charismatic Kriti Sanon. Her polka printed, off-shoulder, mid-length maxi dress with ruffles is just so perfect! 

Denim is one of the most favourites and functional outfits in the world of fashion. You can carry a denim look by pairing your jeans with a crop top or lacy top. You can also double up your denim quotient by teaming up a denim jacket, with a bra top and denim jeans. Once again take some denim style lessons from Sonakshi Sinha! 

Elevate your elegance and glam with the charm of coats. A crisp and sharp look is always impressive. Whether you opt for neutral colours and formal style or go for bright colours and peppy looks, coats will always give a perfect finish to all your outfits. If you choose to be a bit formal and wish to pair the same colour purse and sandals, then follow style diva Sonam Kapoor.

You can mimic this look of daring and delightful Priyanka Chopra and you are ready to slay.

Jumpsuits are just too good for a sunny day as well as for an evening outing, especially when worn with some glitzy metallic accessories. Apt for lunch and can be carried at dinner date too. The versatile jumpsuit can make you look effortlessly beautiful. Follow the trend set up by fashion worthy Kajol in a printed bottle green jumpsuit with metallic golden hoops to seek all the attention on your date.

Dinner dates are special. So you have to be special too! No doubt that something else can not match what a suit can do. Wearing a turtleneck under a suit for your dinner date is exactly what we recommend for a sophisticated look. Take some inspiration from Kartik Aaryan and impress your special someone.

Increase your charm by pairing a blazer with co-ord pants. Check out Vicky Kaushal’s striped semi-formal black ensemble which is the perfect blend of class and fashion. A white T-shirt and sports shoes to balance the stripes is a superb choice.

A stylish jacket is the best go-to for a date night to the club. Take cues from Siddharth Malhotra who looks dapper in this avatar. You can pair your white tee and white pants with graffiti printed voguish jacket and you are ready to rock the dance floor. Also, don’t forget to match your shoes.

Let your movie date be a denim date! Twin with your date as you both wear a denim jacket. For this look, take denim style lessons from Siddharth Malhotra, who will show you how to style the denim jacket effortlessly. Team up your denim jacket with jeans and an all-time basic white tee and you’re all for your date.

If you are wondering what to don on your surprise date, make sure to add some colours to your attire. Try imitating Kartik Aaryan and wear a multi-hued sweater or a t-shirt with a basic black blazer. You can also wear shades to look extra suave.

Wearing a funky foliage jacket on a T-shirt and chinos seems better than perfect when it comes to brunch dates. This combo is enough to grab anyone's attention. Copy this look from Ayushmann Khurrana and pair your abstract printed jacket with a black tee and white pants.

The first date is always close to the heart. But, don’t forget, dressing well is the first ladder to a successful date! 

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