What to wear on a date

Advice About What to wear on a date

When in the dating phase, two people are still trying to get to know each other better, so it's important for both parties to keep up their guards and maintain a good appearance. For men this involves wearing proper clothing. As tempting as it is to revert to more casual clothing after a date or two, this should be avoided.

A business casual outfit appropriate for whatever location the date is being held at is also appropriate for a date. Take a look at our other advice articles to see what you should wear to whatever type of location the date is being held at (restaurant, bar, party, etc).

For any date, the less casual end of business casual is appropriate. This includes a long-sleeved dress shirt, dress pants (light or dark, khaki or wool) and a belt, pair of shoes and socks that match. sport coats are not typically recommended unless the date location requires them. sport coats can give the date too formal of a tone that can detract from the romance.

Useful Tips

  • Make sure your shoes are clean and polished

  • Try and wear something different than what you wore on previous dates

  • Avoid wearing a sport coat unless the date location/event requires it

Recommended Outfit (click for more info)

Recommended Sportcoat
$ 199.90
Recommended Shirt
Lands End
$ 39.50
Recommended Pants
Lands End
$ 64.50
Recommended Shoes
Banana Republic
$ 99.99

Suggested Items

Related Events

Home About Careers Partners Investors Mission & Values Privacy Policy Site Map Contact Info Resources Blog