Ladies, you're meeting for the first time on a blind date. There's been no discussion between you of what to wear to the meeting. Which would make you MORE UNCOMFORTABLE as compared to your date, being overdressed or underdressed?
My mama taught me it's always better to be underdressed than overdressed. She also said being comfortable with yourself makes you perfectly dressed for the occasion. I think that works for a man as well.
I don't think the uniform is as important as the cleanliness of it. The world has become much more casual when it comes to dressing. At least that's what's happened in my world so I guess I would vote for underdressed but clean.
First of all, for decency's sake, have some respect for yourself and for your date. Tidy up for a blind date!
Second, I guess the venue you pick for the date might give you a clue about how to dress up.
Third, don't try to offer what you don't have, be yourself.
"You and old men are the only people in Wenatchee who polish their shoes," Marsha teased. I am chronically overdressed for this rural town. Never wear jeans. Tennis shoes are for running only. I don't own sweats. Not my style.
"I'm glad you wore that dress," John said. To my delight, he took me to The Triple Door jazz venue in Seattle after dinner. (See photo.)
On one first date, the guy showed up late, covered in dirt and leaves. "I was pruning trees and bushes," he said. His filthy, torn jacket stank of old sweat.
I felt appalled by his lack of respect and basic hygiene.
Did I feel bad for being overdressed i.e. cleaner? Absolutely not.