FASHION: FIRST DATE OUTFIT AND MAKEUP TIPS

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Are you not sure what to wear on that first date? Struggling to find the perfect makeup look? Thanks to experts, women will know exactly what they should wear to impress that special guy!

The First Date:

On the first date, a woman only has one chance to make a good first impression. For dates that are more formal in nature such as dinning at a fancy restaurant, wearing something fun, flirty, and sexy is what many fashion experts recommend. However, it is best to go for a modest look, not wearing overly revealing clothing such as tops that lay a little to low on the chest and shorts or skirts that are extremely short. Designer Marc Bouwer suggests wearing a “button down silk shirt with a pencil skirt or sexy pair of jeans.” (VIA marieclaire.com)

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As for makeup and hair on the first date, experts recommend going for a natural look with a touch of glamour. Hairstylist Cristo recommends long, soft curls like Amanda Seyfried.

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The Casual Get Together:

But what happens when your guy wants to meet at a very casual place such as a football game or fair? For these occasions, it is best not to get too dressed up but to still look flirty and sexy! According to Janie Bryant, Mad Men costume designer, a cute pair of jeans matched with leather boots and a knit vest always work. These kind of outfits are perfect for almost any occasion.

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And if the weather is cold?

Brouwer suggests wearing a neutral colored draped scarf that is softly tied at the level of your chest.

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As for makeup and hair, experts recommend putting your hair in a playful up-do.

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To get the look above, simply blow dry your hair straight, part it to the side, and lightly twist the front pieces to the back of your head and secure with bobby pins. If you have bangs, pull out your bangs and spray your hair and and secure the crown ponytail with a hair band. And finally curl your hair!

Surprise Night Out:

If the woman is asked to meet her date at an undisclosed location, its rather difficult for her to find something to wear that won’t end up being too formal or too casual. A perfect solution to this problem is to simply wear a little black dress.With the little black dress, you can easily dress it up or down. It is suggested for women to bring a medium-sized purse to fit a pair of flats incase they need to quickly update their look. Another suggestion is for women to wear layers. A jacket that is tailored or a cute vest is great for a woman if she doesn’t know what to expect.

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As for hair, according to stylist Cristo, an intricate up-do is appropriate for the occasion. He recommends creating wavy curls by using a curling iron on large sections of dry hair. Then, part hair to the side, pull curls back into a soft chignon and fasten with hair pins. Next, twist and pin back the curls around your temple, the part, and your ear lobe. Finally, make sure the curls are framing the face and hold the entire look with hair spray.

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Meeting His Parents:

Don’t waste time worrying about what you’ll wear because most likely, its already a pretty stressful event. However, experts recommend women to just be themselves, not trying to put on a persona to impress the parents. It is best to wear something comfortable, yet simple and classic, with a touch of sparkle! Wearing an interesting pattern is always a smart idea.

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Keep your makeup and hair natural but clean and sophisticated. This look is guaranteed to impress your boyfriend’s parents. Experts recommend putting your hair into a simple low bun. To get this look, to create a small amount of height, tease the hair on the crown of your head. Lightly comb your bangs to one side and brush into a low ponytail. Twist the ponytail and secure with hair pins. Don’t forget to add hairspray and some shining spray!

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Always remember to be yourself in every occasion and show off your natural beauty and personality. You want your man to fall in love with the real you. 

Author: Caroline.H ~ Contributing editor