3. Don’t be a trend whore.
Generalization alert! For the most part, guys don’t “get” couture or avant-garde fashion. They don’t see it as art; they see it as weird. A first date isn’t the best time to wear your (fabulous) brand new Helmut Lang dress covered in spikes and zippers, or to pile on every trend you read about in Vogue Italia. The goal for a first date isn’t too look fierce, it’s to look approachable, so edit your look down accordingly. Do you really need all that neon? Didn’t think so.
4. This isn’t show and tell.
There is a difference between wearing something that gives him a glimpse of how hot you are and something that basically shows him exactly what you look like naked. Of course, there is no reason to wear mom jeans and a turtleneck in the name of modesty, but always keep in mind that the goal of a first date is to show off how amazing you are, not just how amazing your boobs or legs are.
5. Hey, Bridget Jones.
Warning: I say the word “panties” way too often here, and it’s freaking me out. It’s long been said that the best way to prevent having sex on the first date is to make sure you’re wearing your ugliest, biggest, oldest pair of underwear – that way, should you get carried away in the heat of the moment, you’ll pull yourself away because you won’t want him to see your Strawberry Shortcake panties with the tear in the bum. Has this ever worked for anyone? If some hot sex is on the table, a pair of underwear won’t do much to stifle the passion, especially since it comes right off. But why not prevent yourself a bit of future embarrassment and put on a pair of panties you wouldn’t mind showing off? Chances are he won’t see them, but we all know what happened to Bridget Jones.