8 First Date Fashion Fails Every Woman Should Avoid (PHOTOS)

couple walking Oh, first dates. They're tough. Everything NEEDS to be perfect -- the guy, the restaurant, the meal, the post-dinner stroll, and of course, the  outfit. Duh!

Getting dressed daily is a struggle for me -- so a flawless outfit for a memorable night (and hopefully a second date!) requires A LOT of attention, ya know?

Before a waltz with any potential new beau, I put every blouse, dress, and shoe through the ultimate grueling test: would I wear this on the town on a date with Will Smith? George Clooney? Ryan Gosling? Or what about McDreamy himself, Patrick Dempsey? Would this top absolutely woo for a night of wining and dining perfection?

Yes, I've had a few not so fashionable first impressions, but I've learned from my mistakes. Here are the eight biggest first date style blunders you should never, ever make. I know. I've made them all!

Take a look:

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  • The Do-Not Dress


    Image via Forever21

    This dress is spot-on if you're moonlighting as an on-the-go landing strip for an aircraft, but as a first date get-up, it's not gonna fly.

  • The Too Much Top


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    I'm confused: are you trying to secure a ticket to Bible Camp or a second date with the man of your dreams? Your beliefs are valuable (and important) but they're all wrong for first date fashion.


  • Weapon-of-Choice Shoes


    Image via Urban Outfitters

    Your accessories should not be lethal. Can you imagine the damage you'll do if your foot grazed his leg? OUCH! Save this fierce look for the third date.

  • The Onesie Mistake


    Image via Forever21

    This just looks little too much like a onesie. And if there is one thing you DO NOT want to come up on a first date, it's babies. So it's best not to have your Prince Charming thinking you look like one.

  • Hands Down, a Bad First Impression Top


    Image via Urban Outfitters


    Do you want your date's hands here -- is this a hint s/he should pick up on? Are you trying to allude to where other dates' hands have been? Just whose hands are these?

  • One Too Many Slits for One Skirt


    Image via Urban Outfitters

    Repeat after me: Less. Is. ALWAYS. More. He doesn't need to see EVERYTHING the minute you step through the door. A little mystery will keep your hunky date coming back for more.

  • Too Covered Up to Give Anything Away


    Image via Ruche

    '50s-inspired looks are some of my favorite fashion choices of all time, but for not a first date. It's a bit matronly and not exactly sexy. Your date should be asking your server what's on the menu, not YOU!

  • Don't Dare to Bare It All


    Image via ModCloth

    Two big tips to avoid on any first date: 1. Do not bare your soul. 2. Do not bare your bust. The trick is to move at a gradual pace, revealing a little at a time -- and this little number leaves little to the imagination.

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