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Tips and Trends For Your First Lunch Date

Dear Sugar
I’m 25 and going on my first date. I wanted some suggestions about what to wear. We are meeting at a nice, but casual restaurant for a late lunch at 2:30. Clueless Clara

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Dear Clueless Clara
Wear something that you are comfortable in. If it’s a first date, it’s likely that you are going to be nervous enough so the last thing you should be worrying about are loose straps, an itchy pair of pants, or proper top coverage.

Since it’s summertime, I’d go with a casual sun dress. If you aren't comfortable in a dress, then go for a skirt with a t-shirt and a pair of low sandals or wedges. Even a pair of white jeans with a cute top can look adorable for summertime.

Wearing blue jeans is too informal, and wearing something satin, plunging or too dolled up is inappropriate for a lunch. It’s always easiest to stick with basics and from there pick your favorite accessory to personalize the look. To see some FABULOUS outfit suggestions check out FABSUGAR

Also, take a sec and read this past post to find out more on First Date Tips. And just one last bit of advice - don’t forget to at least offer to pay for your meal. You definitely don’t have to treat, but there’s nothing tackier than poor manners. Just have fun, relax and be yourself. There’s nothing more attractive than a sense of humor and a genuine smile. Let your inner beauty show through!

Join The Conversation
Expertdating Expertdating 7 years
Order looking at your pocket because you dont want to get embarrased looking at the bill.
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
offer to pay? is this standard now? way back when i was dating the guy asked and the guy paid. then if the woman was bold she asked and he usually paid anyway! what does "take you to lunch" mean?
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
you must tell us how your date goes*
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
Aww, good luck!
yayita yayita 10 years
Hope it goes well!
haze1nut haze1nut 10 years
i like sugar's sun dress idea. or a cute skirt and top. some heels to def show off your legs. but really, you should still try to put in some of your personality in your wardrobe. maybe wear your favorite lipstick/perfume or your favorite trend at the moment. remember to wear deodorant!
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