Here's how to dress up for your date
Since you don't get a second chance to make a first impression, here's a guide men should refer to when selecting their date night attire.
Asking the woman you like on a date is a courageous task, and just by doing so, you have crossed the first hurdle successfully. But now don't let all your efforts go down the drain by dressing up shabbily for your big date. Here are a few tips you should keep in mind.
Keep it minimal
You understand the word 'simple', right? Don't go over the top with your attire. Keep everything to a bare minimum, yet add in some charm. Stay away from suits. A linen shirt with a pair of denim is always good to go. The first meeting isn't meant to set a fashion trend.
Wear something that fits well
"Stick to basic style but pay attention to fit. Ditch those jeans and pick a pair of chinos, if you want to feel casual," suggests Delhi-based stylist Nidhi Sharma. Wearing baggy jeans may have been cool in the nineties, but that time has passed, so please wear something that fits you well.
Shoes are very important
Girls are very particular about this beat. Flip-flops may be comfy, but when on a date, never wear them. A pair of loafers or moccasins is the best choice for the evening. Avoid those sporty looking sneakers as well. Boat shoes or leather also help you gain brownie points.
Jackets are an option
Winter is almost here, so why miss a chance to throw on a jacket? If you are dressing up casually, you can sport a bomber jacket or an understated leather one. Else a wool pea coat is appropriate if you have worn formal. And with winter around, your date might be shivering in cold. You can lend your jacket and fix another date to get it back.
Unless you are meeting her at a cocktail party, keep ties and bows at bay.
You have to look presentable tonight. Clip your fingernails, shave that beard off, and take a nice long bath. If you have dandruff, dark coloured shirt or black blazer is a big no no.
Most women love a good smelling man. Try your regular cologne and don't experiment with smells. Make sure the cologne isn't too strong to knock her unconscious.
Final word of advice
Kolkata-based designer Surabhi Pansari says, "We recommend you to try out a black slim fit trousers with grey blazer. This would go perfectly for a romantic candlelight dinner. You can also try casual black jacket with denims and black T-shirt for a more casual movie or a dinner date. For a party night out, you can try single button waistcoat with a simple shirt or try out wine colour shirt and a wine colour tie with a black slim fit trousers if you plan to hit some club in the end. For a more sophisticated look, you can try out black bandh gala shirts with denims for creating a lasting impression on your date."