How to Dress to Impress for a Lunch Date

Whether it's your first date or a date with your long-time spouse, arrive at your lunch date in all of your confident glory, dressed to impress for this lunch date.
It's important to put your best foot forward during a date.It's important to put your best foot forward during a date.
Taking the time to pick out the right outfit shows your date that you are happy to be out with him. It's acceptable to dress casually for a lunch date as long as your clothes are clean, ironed and they make you feel good.

Guy Style

Step 1

Wear a polo shirt or a dress shirt with a pair of khaki pants, jeans or trousers.
Wear a dark pair of shoes, such as loafers.

Step 2

Use hair gel or pomade to style your hair.
Keep yourself neatly groomed by shaving and putting on deodorant.

Step 3

Spray cologne on your neck, wrists and chest.
To avoid spraying too much, position the spray nozzle 2 inches away from your skin.

Woman Style

Step 1

Wear a pair of dark jeans with a blouse.
If you want to dress up more, wear a knee-length skirt that is black, gray or tan. Put on a pair of shoes that complement your outfit, such as heels or wedges. Stick to flats if you'll be traveling by foot. Avoid wearing clothes that reveal too much skin.

Step 2

Keep your makeup subtle.
Wear a little mascara to open up your eyes, blush to brighten your complexion and clear or tinted lip gloss to add shine to your lips.

Step 3

Add volume to your hair by using a curling iron, or put your hair up in a neat bun or chignon for a simple look.

Step 4

Wear a couple of simple accessories to complement your outfit.
For example, a pair of earrings and a bracelet can suit your outfit without being too gaudy, or skip the earrings and bracelet and opt for a single long necklace with a medium-size pendant.

Things You Will Need

  • Polo shirt or dress shirt
  • Pants
  • Loafers
  • Hair gel
  • Deodorant
  • Cologne
  • Jeans
  • Blouse
  • Skirt (optional)
  • High-heeled shoes
  • Makeup
  • Curling iron
  • Jewelry

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