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:

What's your go-to first date outfit?


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  • The Do-Not Dress


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    '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


    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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