I am 18 and I am going out on a first date with a girl that I really like, but I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to wear. We are both in uni and we sit together in lectures but I don't really know her too well. I've only been out with one other girl and we had been friends for years before our first date.
At University I generally wear jeans or dress pants with a button up shirt and a sweater, should I just wear the same? I have a couple of nice blazers that I could wear over the top of that. I also have a very nice well-fitting navy suit that I could wear. Would that be too much?
it is abundantly clear to me that I am overthinking this but she's really pretty, and I'm nervous XD. I want to look nice without her thinking that it's over the top. Would an 18 year old girl think a suit is too much?
Advice is much appreciated, thanks.
Casual: Dress pants/jeans, button up shirt and sweater
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Semi-formal: Dress pants, button up shirt and blazer
since u r going to a restaurant make it semi formal but nothing more than that. U need to make her feel comfortable n gud around u, formal will make it look like its some kind of a business meeting and casual - no cause, u need to tell that it is not something u do everyday, its something special! :) I prefer the colourful one! so do most of the girls n the 1st one looks so bossy... ur choice.! encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images
You definitely don't want to suit up for a first date. Girls appreciate an effort but that might be going a little too far considering it's not really something most guys your age would be wearing. Casual or semi-formal would be perfect given the situation of dinner and you're still making an effort. Best of luck with everything. She's agreed to go on a date with you so that's always a plus. <3
It really depends on where you're going, but the best advice I can give is to just be comfortable, and look like your true self. If you usually rock blazers and dress pants, stick with that. But, if you're more of a jeans kind-of-guy, go with that look.
From what you said, I assume that you generally dress well and you won't have a problem picking the right clothes. Relax, you're too anxious. I think it's better to wear semi-formal clothes. Casual clothes you wear every day and you may look underdressed in the restaurant. A suit on the other hand is too much, you'll look too uptight and like you try too much.
Well, what type of girl is she? Does she like more casual clothing, or does she fancy an all-out suit and tie?
If you don't know, I'd go with a casual/formal in-between. I think that a normal girl would want you to dress up a little bit more than you usually do, just to show that you think that the date is important.
I would go with casual coloured chinos with nice brown dress shoes if you want. A casual enough shirt or even a plain t-shirt with the blazer. Wear jeans if you want but do not wear sneakers with them like I see some people do. A nice cardigan would be good too.
Well if u believ me or not, the girls usually pay attention a lot about what u wear :D specially in first date :D So just be urself, because after that first time, if she would like to be with u, she would ask u to be like first time most of the time :D so u can just ask her if ur clos with her and if not, just use ur good and usual clothes that u like :) Good luck :p