Style Savvy! What to Wear When you Meet His Parents

Posted Monday December 24, 2012 3:39 PM GMT

So your guy wants you to meet his parents, huh? Happy dance! You may be experiencing an onrush of mixed emotions (nervousness, excitement, etc…), but don’t panic, that’s normal.

As we all know, first impressions are everything. So, to ensure you get off on the right foot with his folks the first time around, we suggest you take note of a few very important tips that’ll ensure your relationship goes to the next level.

Don’t … wear anything too suggestive. Low-cut clothing or high hemlines will give his mom and dad the wrong idea about you and what you stand for. Stick with tops that don’t have a super-deep V-neck, or those that have a high neckline. For bottoms, opt for flattering trousers, or a skirt/dress that hits at or below your knees.

Do … show off your fashion sense. We don’t suggest that you wear all of your favorite trends at one time. Instead, pick a piece that shows off your personal style — that’ll put your individuality on full display. Besides, that's what he loves you for anyway!

Do … be aware of your surroundings. You want to dress accordingly for where you’ll be meeting his parents at. If it’s at a ritzy restaurant, then go with a long-sleeve frock and pumps that don’t boast too high of a heel. If you’re congregating at his childhood home, then stick with something casual like a cable knit sweater and crisp denim skinnies.

Don’t … wear leggings. As hard as this was for us to say — it' true. You don’t want your ensemble to look so incredibly effortless that his mom thinks you’re not taking this whole getting-to-know-each-other thing seriously. Leggings are also majorly form-fitting, not a look you want to don the initial time you meet.

Don’t… stray too far from your normal style. You don’t want to have to put up a fashion front every time you see mom and pop. Think your normal style, just a little more refined — at least until they've realized you're the best thing that's ever happened to their son ... obviously.

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