What to Wear on a First Date (VIDEO): First Date Outfits Guys Love

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How to select the perfect casual date outfit? Discover how to select the perfect outfit your guy will love. Whether it’s day or night, here is the guide on what to wear on a first date, and be inspired by my outfit ideas!

Hey gorgeous! First dates can be really fun and yet unnerving to prepare for. Especially if you’re excited about your date. You want it all to go well and you want it to end with the promise of a second date. And that’s what calls for a special outfit.

What to Wear on a First Date?

Just like an interview, at a first date, the conversation begins before you even open your mouth. Your style and body language send messages about you to your date, whether you like it or not. And that’s not a bad thing either, after all, you, too, are reading his subconscious signals. Your date may find out whether you made an effort, what kind of a person you are and even whether they want to take this any further just by seeing your outfit.

That’s a lot of pressure on a simple date outfit, isn’t it? But that’s why I’m here to help, just like any best friend should! 😉 So let’s start with the basics. Here’s how to select what to wear. Your casual date outfit needs to:

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1. Be comfortable

A first date can go very far, if successful. You only have a shot at a real, meaningful relationship if you can spend quality time with them. If you really hit it off, you may want to have a longer date than you had first planned. So sometimes, coffee extends into an ice-cream, too. And you can’t send the subconscious message saying, “Look how comfy I feel with you,” in an itchy or over-tight dress. So if you’re wondering what to wear on a first date, choose a breathable fabric, the right fit and something that doesn’t make you fidgety.

Also check out: First Date Conversation Tips To Avoid Awkward Silence

2. Let you be yourself

Do you feel most like yourself in a pair of shorts, a skirt, a dress or jeans? Whatever it is, wear that. A little experimentation never hurts, but don’t try to be someone you’re not. If you’re true to yourself, your date will reciprocate and it’ll help him (or her) feel like they can be themselves in front of you, too. And that’s the foundation of a strong relationship.

So wear what makes you feel the most comfy – not something too complicated or too showy!


3. Show that you made an effort

You wanna be comfy, feel like yourself and yet look like you put some thought into your first date outfit. So if you feel comfiest in drab clothes, a pair of pajamas and uncombed hair, that’s still not a good date night outfit. If you look presentable, it’ll show your date that you cared enough to plan your look, and it’ll make him feel special. It’ll also encourage him to dress up on the next date, make nice plans, and in the long run, these habits keep the romance alive!

4. Look effortless

Totally contradictory to my previous point and this is where it gets tricky! How can you show that you made an effort and yet look effortless? Well, the trick is to find the right balance. Your casual date outfit should look like you put some thought into it, but it should not seem like you overdressed for the occasion. You don’t want to seem like you got dressed for a gala when it’s just a coffee or dinner date. Seeming over-eager can also be off-putting and making the wrong impression on a first date is not a good idea.

Choose a comfortable yet cute date night dress and keep your venue in mind. For example, if it’s a casual dinner, a skirt and a mini-dress are classic outfits. For a coffee or movie date, jeans with a cute top or sexy jacket are simple outfits to try. If you ask me what to wear on a first date, the answer doesn’t end with just clothing recommendations. Keep your makeup light to go with the casual date outfit. And simple accessories go a long way.

5. Keep your body type in mind

Needless to say, whatever you wear should accentuate your best parts and hide problem areas. I’ve already written much in detail about this, so check out How to Find Your Body Type and How to Dress for It. Dressing for your body shape will make you feel confident and will let you look your best, chicest self!

So I hope my advice on what to wear on a first date was helpful to you. What are you gonna wear to your first date? Lemme know below!

Muaah 🙂

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How to Wear Palazzos: Ultimate Guide with 11 Palazzo Pants Outfits


From how to choose the right palazzos for your body type to selecting and styling the top, here’s the ULTIMATE guide on how to wear palazzos + discover my 11 palazzo pants outfits!

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Hey gorgeous! You’ve see palazzo pants on celebs, in movies and TV shows. But if you’ve ever wondered how to wear palazzos in a way that can actually suit you, you’re in the right place! Today we’re gonna try all sorts of tops to see what looks good and what doesn’t with palazzos. So from accessories to hair and makeup, to even how to choose the light palazzos for your body type, we’re gonna cover it all. So are you ready for the ultimate guide on how to style palazzos? Let’s go!

Selecting Palazzos for Your Body Type

First thing you wanna know when learning how to wear palazzos is choosing the right palazzos. You want to choose the right pair for your body type, otherwise not even a good top or accessories will be able to save the outfit. And an unflattering pair will only go to the bottom of your closet and stay there forever!!

how-to-find-out-your-body-type-types-of-body-shapesGenerally, palazzos look the best on tall and thin girls. Since palazzos are flared right from the hips, they can add a lot of bulk to your lower half.

  1. If you’re curvy or pear-shaped, go for dark colors and flowy fabrics for a slimming effect.
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  2. How to wear palazzos if you’re short? Go for striped or pleated palazzos that’ll elongate your silhouette.
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  3. Find flowy palazzo pants for short height. Go for flowy, light-weight fabrics, since stiff fabrics will add a lot of bulk, making you look stumpy.
  4. Also if you’re short, avoid ankle-length palazzos and go for longer ones that can cover your heels to look taller.
  5. If you’re short, or don’t have a flat tummy, avoid palazzos that have a thick belt or a lot of fabric in the waist area.how-to-wear-palazzo-pants--TUMMY-2
  6. Try with the right shoes before you buy them so that you make sure that you like the overall look.

What Tops to Wear with Palazzo Pants

1. Type of Tops

How to wear palazzos with the right kind of top? Tucked-in, well-fitted tops generally look the best as they mimic the hourglass shape. Sleeveless tops are great too. Tees, crop tops and even button-up shirts can work.


Fit matters a lot. You don’t want something that adds bulk or folds in the tummy area, since it will ruin the silhouette, making you look shapeless.
So avoid stiff fabrics like heavy cotton, silk or organza for your palazzo style.

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2. Color

how-to-wear-palazzo-pants--UNDERTONESContrasting tops that have the same undertone work the best with palazzo pants outfits. Like gold, apple green or maroon with olive green.

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You can also go for a matching top for a jumpsuit-like effect.


Or a lighter shade of your palazzos like grayish silver with black. Pastels work, well, with pastels. Like white with sky blue or peach with cream.


3. Fabric

For a rich, well-put-together look, go for a fabric of similar texture and weight. Like flowy with flowy, crepe with chiffon. Cotton blends, satin and lycra are good options, too.


4. Length

Go for tops that can be easily tucked in, or well-fitted crop tops. Long tops don’t really look as flattering, but A-line tops may work well, especially with the belt.
Even loose crop tops may be okay. Peplums may or may not look good, so they’re worth a try. Also try palazzo pants with long tops. Maxi tops with a front slit can look great, especially on pear-shaped girls. You can also add a belt to give structure.



Palazzos are generally for summers only but they may work in transition seasons like early fall with a full sleeve top, a cropped denim jacket or well-fitted tucked in sweater. You can also add a scarf.

How to Wear Palazzos: Accessories

1. Handbags for Palazzos

For casual palazzo pants outfits, go for a tote bag or cross-body bag. And for an elegant look, you can try a clutch, a sling bag or a large structured bag. Micro bags look the most elegant. Match the bag and shoes either with your top or with your palazzos.


2. Shoes with Palazzo Pants

For shoes, it’s best to add height with pumps, platforms or wedges.


Flats, of course, also work with palazzo pants outfits. And even sneakers, for an experimental look, especially with crop palazzos.

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3. Jewelry

Long chains, beaded necklaces, chokers – all are great ideas. Or long tassel earrings. Stacked bracelets or rings work well too.


Hair and Makeup

A side fishtail braid, wavy hair or top knot look perfect for a casual, boho look. For a party, you can even wear a chignon or ponytail with palazzo pants outfits. Keep the makeup minimal for a summer look. Or add some color to match the top or palazzos like in the eye shadow or lipstick.


So I hope these tips and my ideas on how to wear palazzos were helpful. Now you can style your palazzos in so many ways. They’re really comfy and if styled right, they can really look great. So what would you like me to style next? Let me know below! And do tag me in your palazzo pants outfits on Instagram @shilpaahujadotcom. I’ll definitely like them! Muaah!

My 11 Palazzo Pants Outfits