“Don’t get in a costume-like outfit,” says Keylee Sanders, owner of the successful consulting and styling company Style Studio and a former Miss Teen USA.
“Dress in something you would wear on a regular basis because hopefully you’ll see this person a second date.
However, as a style caveat, if the situation allows for it, a man shouldn’t be afraid to opt for a tie.
Although rare, if the first date is a charity gala, night at the opera or symphony, or any situation where the woman would be wearing an evening dress, a man should don a suit and tie.
“Don’t throw on sweats that have been on the floor of your closet for months and a shirt with a stain down the front,” warns Sanders.