What To Wear on a First Date

First dates are exciting, but you don’t need the stress of worrying about what to wear. Luckily, we’ve created this guide to help you slay any situation. 

Instead of frantically swiping through your Insta feed or Pinterest boards last minute, check out our list of first-date outfit ideas. We’ve got something for every vibe…from the fanciest dinners to Netflix and chill with your fave from Hinge. 

First date outfits ideas for a low-key meetup 

We all know that some of the best first dates are the most casual. With no expectation to dress up for dinner or drinks, you can relax and feel like your very best self. But how do you still look like you’ve made an effort whilst wearing something chill?

We’d recommend a nicely fitted bodysuit with a pair of jeans and chunky trainers. If you’re heading out for a coffee and stroll, layer up with an always-stylish denim jacket or biker jacket

It always helps to include a few necklaces or rings to add some spice to an otherwise relaxed outfit. With pieces like our Flower Detail Pendant Ring or the Bubble Heart Detail Pendant Necklace, you’ll be sure to catch your dates’ eye. 

lady with brown hair wearing a long sleeve white bodysuit with blue jeans

Long Sleeve Scoop White Seamless Bodysuit

Outfits for dinner and drinks

With these dresses for dinner and drinks, food isn’t the only thing that’s going to be served to your crush…Catch their attention with a low-cut backless dress and some classic block heels. We’d always recommend going for something that shows a little extra skin such as the Flared Sleeve Ruched Open Back Bodycon Dress for that flirty first date vibe. Pairing this with a cute pair of high heels such as the Square Toe Thin Round Block Heels allows you to elongate your body and maximise the drama.  

Alternatively, paint the town red (literally) with a gorge red dress. This is the perfect colour to wear for a date night outfit to get the romance going and it’s easily paired with a simple black clutch bag for a pop of sophistication. 

brown haired lady wearing a bandeau red frill hem dress with ruching

Bandeau Ruched Front Frill Hem Mini Dress in Burgundy

What to wear for an activity-based date 

It’s always fun when someone suggests mini golf or hiking for a date, but it can be less fun deciding what to wear. Worry no more! These activewear outfits are sure to have your date distracted from the views and tripping over their golf clubs…

Pieces that allow you to show off your figure such as the Long Sleeve Sculpt Jumpsuit in Black or Long Sleeve Super Stretch Unitard in Grey always kill it. These make you look like you’ve still dressed up for the date while keeping you covered as you move around. Pair these with a badass bomber jacket and a shoulder bag to store your essentials.  

If you’re hoping to be part of a new super-fit power couple and you’re doing something crazy like going for a run on your first date, you’ll need something with more coverage. Our matching hoodie and jogger sets are a practical but always fire option.  

blonde lady wearing a taupe two piece taupe tracksuit with straight leg joggers

Tie-Waist Slogan Straight Leg Joggers in Taupe 

What to wear on a first date in the winter months

Whether you’re off to the Christmas markets or ready for a cute ice skating pic, LAYERS are the answer. Start out with a flattering maxi dress or knitted jumper dress and a pair of hot high-heel boots then add a puffer jacket and a scarf

We’re loving the Oversized Faux Fur Hood Maxi Puffer Coat and Oversized Scarf in Black. This will keep you looking cute and cosy and ready for no matter what the weather throws at you. 

lady wearing grey joggers, white top and stone maxi puffer coat with button frontButton Front Maxi Puffer Coat in Stone

First date outfit ideas for the summer months 

Nothing beats a first date on a warm summer’s afternoon…Possibility and excitement fill the air while the sun gives you that golden hour glow.  

Capture the light (and your dates’ attention) with a pair of gold heeled sandals and an eye-catching mini dress. We love something like the Bandeau Buckle Detail Pleated Mini Dress in Grey Woven or the Bardot Contour Detail Mini Dress in Cream Knit which are both understated yet super hot.

If you want to go even more sexy, try a corset top like the Hook And Eye Detail Strappy Corset Crop Top in Black Lace with a nicely fitted skirt. Paired with a cropped jacket, this is an elevated look with a seductive edge. 

blonde lady wearing a two piece cargo set with skirt and jacket

High-Waist Cargo Mini Skirt in Stone

Impromptu first date outfit ideas

As much as you might usually plan your outfits, sometimes that cute guy or girl in your office asks you out unexpectedly and you need a look you can throw together at the last minute. Don’t worry doll, we’ve got your back! 

You can quickly throw together an outfit that slays by putting on an effortlessly stylish blazer dress. Take a look at the Oversized Belted Detail Blazer Dress in Stone Woven, for example, which is cinched at the waist to make you look snatched. 

T-shirt dresses are also a great idea, providing the perfect balance of casual and chic. Pair something like the Motocross Speed Graphic Print Oversized T-Shirt Dress with a pair of gladiator sandals or Chelsea boots for a look that exudes effortless cool.

black chelsea boots with chunky sole 

Chunky Sole Buckle Detail Chelsea Boots in Black Faux Leather


First date outfits? In the bag

We hope this guide has given you all the first-date outfit ideas you need to create the perfect look that will make sure you make a fabulous first impression. Whether you’re heading for an action-packed adventure or a sophisticated dinner and drinks, we’ve got the women’s clothing and accessories that will make you feel like your very best self.

Lucy Smith
Lucy Smith

Looking for Something?