We won’t beat around the bush; we know that quarantine dating pretty much just sucks. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make the most with what we have! As much as we may want to meet up with people the old-fashioned way – in a bar or restaurant – our new normal abides by different rules. Video dates are our present reality, but there are some perks! For one, you won’t have to experience the awkwardness of walking up to your date for the first time thinking ‘Do we shake hands? Or is this person a hugger? Oh god, I should have worn different shoes.’ Another bonus to a Zoom date is that you can keep it pretty casual on the bottom. We don’t recommend sitting down in just your skivvies (you may need to stand up to use the washroom), but your comfy jeans that have become too short will do just fine.
First impressions in mind, deciding what to wear for a first virtual date can be just as nerve-wracking as if you were meeting in person. While personality may lead in importance for many, appearance is not to be forgotten. We’re here with style tips to help you set the stage for a perfect Zoom date and nail the first impression.
Check Out These 4 Style Tips For Virtual Dating
Know Your Colour
Everyone looks best in different colours! Choosing colours that suit your complexion and colouring can really heighten your appearance. While black typically looks good on everyone, wearing an eye-catching colour can really make you stand out. Knowing what colour will make you look flushed, or will make your eyes pop is important for any event so do your research!
Don’t Forget Pants
While pants may not be as important for a virtual date as they are for an in-person meet, you still can’t leave them behind! You don’t want to have your date catch a glimpse of your over-worn sweats or pyjama pants. Comfort can still be key, but you still want to appear like you made an effort. Consider wearing your favourite comfy jeans or even yoga pants!
Just like with bold colours, another way to ensure your first meeting leaves a lasting impression is through jewelry and accessories! Feel free to don your favourite necklace, patterned headband or dangly earrings. Wear whatever accessories make you feel good. Your date will remember your confidence and impeccable style!
Always dress to show your authentic self and personality! Nothing says you’re ready to connect better than showing your confidence. Your clothing is a reflection of who you are and should be a chance for your date to get to know you. Don’t hold back, you want your outfit to represent your unique personality!