Did you know that Australia is a nation of uniform lovers? Yup! In fact, 82 per cent of Aussies would consider entering into a relationship with a man or woman in uniform. If you just can’t help but love guys in uniforms yourself, why not check out newly launched dating site Uniformdating.com.
Once you have snagged yourself a uniformed hottie on Uniformdating.com, it’s time to work out the first date outfit. You want to make a good impression but not look like you’re trying too hard either.
Here are a few things to consider to minimise first date outfit jitters:
- Is there a dress code? (If you’re going to a dinner or an event)
- Will I be comfortable in those shoes?
- Will I need better deodorant? (for nature dates or long periods in the sun)
- Would a ponytail be a better hairstyle option? (for nature dates or if you’re out in a windy area)
- Will my makeup last? (For dates that might include water)
- Most importantly, remember to be yourself and to wear something that you will feel comfortable and confident in
What to wear on a first date? To give you some outfit inspiration check out these 10 looks you can try from a coffee to a movie date put together by fashion blogger Adriana Gastelum.
1. Coffee Date
It’s a casual thing so keep your ensemble chic but relaxed. You wouldn’t want to wear a cocktail dress to Starbucks. Arm candy is great for when you hold that cup.
2. Markets Date
Markets are awesome as you can get to know him while in a relaxed setting. Wear something comfy and keep your hair in a low ponytail for the breezy outdoors. Sunnies will keep you from squinting.
3. Park Date
A billowing top is perfect for the park and jeans let you sit on the ground without having a wardrobe malfunction or an unintended peek-a-boo. Blue denim works well if you’re worried about getting stains.
4. Movie Date
Keep your arms covered as you wouldn’t want to be shivering in the cinema. Balance that off with a skirt and sexy pointy heels.
5. Shopping Date
Okay, we’re not sure which sane man will go shopping with you (jokes!) but if you indeed have found him, this outfit is perfect. A textured skirt makes a nice fashion statement and a crop top just balances the look off.
6. Breakfast Date
This is supposed to be your out-of-bed look so keep it simple and fresh. Pick a scent that is soft and fruity floral.
7. Nature Date
Planning to have long walks in the gardens for your first date? Or a stroll by the lake? Then flats or sandals will help you do that comfortably.
8. Party Date
A two piece looks fabulous and perhaps less intense than a one piece bodycon that might send out the wrong message. This look is sexy but not in a sleazy way.
9. Fancy Restaurant Date
Instead of the usual LBD, a girly dress and a sparkly clutch might keep his eyes on you all night. Remember to spritz on your favourite scent.
10. After Work Drinks Date
Take that jacket off and it’s time to see your date. Remember to freshen up yourself if you didn’t get the chance to go home and change. Desperate measures: Wipe down your arms and neckline as well as legs with baby wipes before moisturising.
Are you looking for love in uniform?
Well, you’re not alone. According to an independent national survey* conducted for Uniformdating.com, a bespoke online dating service freshly launched in Australia, Sydney locals love a man with a stethoscope, with more than a quarter favouring doctors. Melburnians love a lady in blue with one in six saying their favourite uniformed professional is a policewoman. And almost a quarter of Brisbanites have their heads in the clouds, with air stewardesses uniform ranking as their favourite women in uniform.
Is going online the right way to do it? Uniformdating.com’s survey also found that more than half of Brisbanites think online dating is a successful way to meet potential partners, with two thirds interested in a dating site that meets their individual needs. With jobs that demand long hours, a good bespoke online dating service might just be the answer.
If you were wondering, the site is open to both uniform and non-uniform wearing. Check it out here at Uniformdating.com.
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*This research was conducted online by Pureprofile on behalf of Uniformdating.com with a nationally representative sample of 1,250 Australians aged 18 years and older.