You only get one chance to make a first impression. Thats what came to mind when my friend asked me what she should wear on a date. I’m not one to dole out dating advice, and figuring out what to wear on a date is never easy. (
I sort of kind of remember those days). Hard for me to judge because most of the women where I live are on pick-up and drop-off day time duty with their kids, perpetually wearing their black Lululemon yoga pants. No cue there. I say go for something sexy, flirty, and fun. Taking myself out of the equation, there are plenty of women out there who want and are desperate for Saturday night advice. If you want some other-than-fashion insights to benefit your romantic life, I can’t help. I leave that to the relationship experts. But if you want to get some attention and are so romantically inclined, ultimately the fashion and color experts know best. Here is what I’ve learned.
1. Pick your color wisely.
The color you choose can say a lot about you. According to Up to date, Match.com’s blog, each color represents a different personality style. The Psychology of Color will offer you some tone tips to guide you through the multihued chaos in your closet. In case you were wondering why your “lucky white shirt” doesn’t seem to be so “lucky” when it comes to the dating game, it might be because your in the dark when it comes to your “power” colors. According to Patricia DeMaio, a Color Fashion Consultant, after doing a color analysis with a client, she’ll recommend colors in a specific color palatte that that bring out the best in her clientele. If going on a date, choose from the top five colors. The advantage of staying within a color palette, is that all colors harmonize with each other. For example, for a strawberry blonde, I would choose royal blue, maybe a cashmere sweater, with gold jewelry, and navy jeans. To really amp things up add a pop of color by accessorizing with a golden yellow wool coat, gold bag and possibly gold shoes for fun or maybe navy! See what I mean, different strokes for different folks.
2. Channel your inner Pan Am.
If all your friends are telling you to wear a tight sexy dress and you don’t feel comfortable donning that “pretty little steward outfit” then don’t do it.
If your date asks you to watch a football game with him at the neighborhood pub, you will want to look the part while still maintaining your sense of style. A fabulous pair of jeans, great boots, and a statement vest would work well here. As for me, I’d rather be on a Private Jet en route to France than watching The Jets, but like I said I’m only here for the fashion advice.
3. Listen to the experts.
Diane von Furstenberg, the inimitable designer, is a voice of wisdom in the fashion industry. She loves being a woman, loves creating beautiful clothing for women and supports causes that empower women to be forces to be reckoned with. She is an icon, a mother, a boss, a wife, CFDA president, and an artist. And now, she wants to set you up. She is launching a Diane, her new fragrance and with that is partnering with Match.com to host styling events for the site’s members. (In-store event only in New York, Miami, and Dallas). There will be styling advice suggesting what to wear for that cappuccino date. If you can’t make it, don’t fret, Match will be posting their tips on their blog. Diane is not the first fashion person to collaborate with Match.com. Last year, Gossip Girl costume designer Eric Daman contributed his ideas.
Her signature DVF wrap dress is a date-night subscribed outfit at the ready. No, I’m not selling them here on my blog. But maybe one day.
Here are some looks from her Spring 2011 Ad campaign. Date material? I’ll say.
Or this gold lame dress…for Spring 2011.
And for the record, I will pretty much listen to anything she has to say so I am definitely on board.
Here are my 3 of my favorite “date” pics from the inside of my closet.
And if he asks you out again? The never failing LBD. It is an iconic staple in the lives and closets of women everywhere.