For anyone who’s ever wondered what to wear on a date or wanted the real deal on which dresses and shoes guys find sexy, here are 17 dude-approved outfit ideas that are guaranteed to win him over.
Date outfit idea: a polka-dot dress
A girl in a tight polka-dot dress, preferably black with white dots, is both cute and sexy—which is the ultimate combo.
Date outfit idea: tall boots over skinny jeans
I love this outfit on a girl. Turns my head for sure, no matter what.
Date outfit idea: a simple, short sundress
It’s a piece of clothing that is somehow inviting. The laid-back style tells me that she’s happy, wants to be comfortable and is confident about herself.
Date outfit idea: the ol’ undies and T-shirt combo
Underwear and a T-shirt. Let’s get back to basics, folks.
— Adam, 23
Note: This ‘outfit’ is not for wearing on an outside date!
Date outfit idea: eye-catching shoes
Crazy high YSL heels, shoes with bright red soles or funky Alexander Wang shoes help me notice a woman instantly.
Date outfit idea: an LWD (little white dress)
There’s something about a tan woman radiating her angelic beauty in an all-white dress—and it’s courageous, especially if she’s drinking red wine!
Date outfit idea: something with solid colors
A minimal color palette seems to get my attention more than something that is flashy or peacocking. A black, white, red scheme is more classic and therefore attractive to me.
Date outfit idea: leggings (and a whole lotta leg)
Tight black jeans or leggings with black high heels: It’s the citified, winterized version of summer’s Daisy Duke shorts look.
Date outfit idea: a fitted skirt and heels
I guess my wardrobe weakness would have to be a tight-fitting skirt and heels. I’d also have to say that a sweet-smelling perfume makes me powerless every time.
Date outfit idea: comfy boots and a cozy dress
The Ugg boots and dress combo never fails to get me. Showing a little leg while keeping your feet warm may be poor heat conservation, but it’s still so hot.
Date outfit idea: backless blouses
Blouses that have the back exposed? Hands down one of the best inventions ever.
Date outfit idea: just a little red
I love when a girl is able to add a splash of red into her outfit, whether it’s in the lipstick or her heels.
Date outfit idea: a loose sweater
In a casual setting I am very intrigued when a girl is not showing too much. Maybe she has a loose cashmere sweater, jeans and heels or possibly flats. It is nice when it slightly hangs over the shoulder.
Date outfit idea: black tights
Dark tights are my Kryptonite.
Date outfit idea: something he can figure out how to take off
I like when girls wear fitted clothes that aren’t too complicated or that look like they need an instruction manual to get into—or out of. Nothing that looks too constricting or with any extra ribbons or whatever.
Date outfit idea: a black dress and heels
There is just so much to be said about a woman who has the confidence to own a room in an elegant black dress with black heels. As a man, you know you need to convince her you are worth a second date.
Date outfit idea: whatever outfit you feel best in
In the end, we probably notice individual pieces of clothing less than girls think. For guys, it’s more about the total package—wear something that you feel sexy and confident in and we’ll sense it—and dig it.