What to wear on a first date: your definitive guide

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What to wear on a first date: your definitive guide

by Caitlin Casey |

Ok, so you've got a date - a first date. Whether you're off for a coffee, drinks and dinner or even looking forward to a fun activity date, one of the most anxiety-inducing choices is what clothes to put on.

What. Do. You. Wear.

When it comes down to it, of course, we all hope our dates will love us for who we really are and not just our super cute corset tops or midi dresses. However, it doesn't hurt to put in an extra effort. Buying a new top or popping on some glamorous new earrings might make you feel just slightly more boujee.

Need inspo? Don't worry, queen, because we've got you. We've rounded up all of the nicest first date dresses that you could possibly want, AND we've got a variety of choices that you can mix and match, depending on where you're going.

You can thank us later when the date goes swimmingly.

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The best first date outfits 2022

Jeans and a nice top vibes u2728
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CREDIT: @sophiatuxford on Instagram

@sophiatuxfordThere is truly nothing better than the OG 'jeans and a nice top' duo. Dress it up with heels like Sophia has here, or look cute but laidback with some cute white trainers. We're kicking off our date outfit options with this choice because it can be used for most dates. From cinema to fancy drinks - you can't go wrong with this one.

Hot Pink Slinky Cowl Neck Pointed Hem Crop Top
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Sophia's showing us how to werk the jeans and a nice top vibe with her slinky cowl hot pink top. We love this option from PrettyLittleThing which is a total dupe.

I Saw It First White Stretch Crepe Balloon Sleeve Blouse
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CREDIT: I Saw It First

You don't have to show off loads of skin to have a cute top and jeans combo. This white blouse from I Saw It First has a sweet off-the-shoulder element that's not too showy, but still has a bit of a sexy side.

Stradivarius organic cotton slim mom jean with stretch in washed blue
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These Stradivarius jeans are perfect value for money, look good on the tushy and are irresistibly comfortable. You'll feel totally confident on a date in these.

BDG Distressed Boyfriend Jeans
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Looking for a more laidback look? Invest in some boyfriend jeans. You'll look cool and casual but will still be pulling off that style.

70s Gold-Tone Hoop Earrings 5-Pack
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CREDIT: Urban Outfitters

Chunky gold hoops add an easy glow to any outfit, just pop these on and it will elevate your style.

Midi dress up ud83dudc85
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CREDIT: @frankiebridge on Instagram

@frankiebridgeNext up on our list of date outfits is a classic midi dress. If you want to look effortless and chic (without actually having to put in that much effort), a midi dress is a go-to. Perf for a day picnic or coffee dates as well as an easy evening option, dress up easily.

Never Fully Dressed Remi Midi Dress
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CREDIT: Never Fully Dressed

Ready for spring and summer? Floral midi dresses make you look sweet AF, a great option for those date nights. This Never Fully Dressed option is bright and vibrant.

Dorothy Perkins Blue Ditsy Milkmaid Midi Dress
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Ditsy, floral and baby blue is the perfect combination for a midi dress that's cute and light. Grab this for your next picnic date for total sweetheart vibes.

Boohoo Satin Puff Sleeve Split Midi Dress
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CREDIT: Boohoo

If you're looking for a more dressy midi option, go for a bright satin midi dress that you can wow in. We love this hot pink dress which says you're ready for romance.

Tailor it up with a blazer
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CREDIT: habboosophie on Instagram

@habboosophieShow how much of a girl boss you are on a first date with a blazer look. This option is great for those dinner dates, cocktail nights or even dress up some trainers for more casual dates.

New Look Mid Pink Relaxed Fit Blazer
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CREDIT: New Look

Relaxed but chic, this New Look option will suit every size and shape. Even better, it comes in loads of colours so you can grab a blazer tailored to you.

Vero Moda Women's Blazer
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CREDIT: Amazon

Did you know you can even get a fancy blazer off Amazon? Vero Mode is stocked on the website and we love this sage green option. Total spring vibes.

ASOS DESIGN jersey nipped waist suit in black
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A power suit is a bold move but one that makes you look like you've definitely got your stuff together. ASOS has loads of mix-and-match options that work for any girl boss.

Comfortably cargo ud83dudc56
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@chloeburrowsWe haven't forgotten about those of you going on activity dates and adrenaline days. Cargo pants are so in RN and if you want something that's going to be more comfortable and breezy, rock them like one of our fave Love Islanders, Chloe Burrows. Don some white trainers and you'll look suave and smooth.

Stradivarius STR straight leg cargo trousers in white
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Almost an exact dupe for Chloe's white cargo options, these Stradivarius white cargo jeans are easy to pair up with a cute top whilst looking casual.

PrettyLittleThing Khaki Wide Leg High Waisted Cargo Trousers
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CREDIT: Pretty Little Thing

High waisted and stretchy, these PLT cargo trousers will put you in the perfect position for your first date. Also available in loads of cute colours.

PUMA White Cali Sport Trainers
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A cargo pant's best friend is some white chunky trainers - plus, no one wants to be wearing heels on a first date.

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