Putting on sweatpants, watching Netflix, and spending the whole day like a couch potato has become the new normal for most of us.
Going on dates feels like a distant dream. Even the introverts amongst us have started experiencing loneliness. But, thanks to technology, we can still explore the virtual dating world.
Though virtual dates are less intimidating, they can still seem daunting. What to wear to online date? Do you pick comfort or go all glam? The anxiety is real!
Let’s talk about some interesting, yet practical Zoom date outfit ideas.
But first, why should I dress up?
Your date knows that you laze around in your pajamas all day. So, why bother dressing up?
First of all, dressing up for your virtual date is half the fun. Remember how good it felt when you dressed up for real dates? You can have the same fun dressing up for your virtual date too!
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Is this your first date? Then you are probably feeling nervous. And dressing up can be the perfect antidote to this nervousness. Apart from being fun, putting on nice clothes can also make you feel more confident. Confidence that is much needed in the early stages of your relationship.
If you are in a long-distance relationship and have been feeling lazy, then dressing up can help. It can bring back the lost magic in your relationship. Of course, you might consider slipping into something fun later on!
Things to Consider While Dressing Up for your Virtual Date
#1 Prioritize comfort
Comfort is a must when on an online date. Imagine fiddling with your low neckline or a loose shoulder strap while also trying to have a meaningful conversation with your date!
Go for a classic white shirt with blue jeans if you wanna go the casual route.
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Or, wear a comfortable, yet fancy top if you wanna add some glamour. Our basic rule is, do not wear something that you wouldn’t wear on an actual date.
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#2 Let the clothes reflect your personality
The clothes you wear tell a lot about your character. So, try to dress true to your character. Are you bold? Quirky? Graceful? Whatever you are, let your clothes speak for themselves.
For instance, go for a blazer paired with a belt and trousers if your style is classy. Accessorize with a neckpiece and stud earrings.
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For a girly look, opt for a comfy midi dress or the classic LBD.
Do a background check
When you are on a virtual date, your surroundings matter more than you think they do. If you are joining a virtual date from your home, then what’s going to be the backdrop? Make sure your outfit doesn’t clash with the backdrop, so everything looks aesthetically pleasing.
You should also think about the lighting. For example, if you’re gonna be out on your balcony in the evening, then go with sparkly accessories and bright lipstick. If you’re going to be in your bedroom, set up the lights so they’re a bit flattering!
It’s okay to cheat
If you know only your top half is going to be visible through the date or if you’re feeling too lazy, go ahead and cheat! Go all-in with the makeup and other accessories, especially earrings, neckpieces, or headbands. When picking a top, go for a bold neck or sleeve. And happily wear your PJs beneath!
Above all, be yourself
Remember that it is not so much about your looks as it is about the connection between you and your date.
So, be yourself and have fun. Don’t shy away from getting dolled up for your date and discover the true fun of virtual dating!