15 Things You Should NEVER Wear When Meeting His Parents
About a week before you're supposed to meet your boyfriend's parents, talk to the same as you dress around your boyfriend, unless if you do wear modest. Now the holidays are here (gosh, time flies when you're in love), and it's time for Mom and Dad to meet the wonderful girl he keeps talking. The holidays are just about here, and that means spending lots of time with family —both your's and his. Here's what to wear if you're meeting.
But the classic debate of whether or not leggings are pants isn't something you want to bring to the table when meeting the parents for the first time. Even if they aren't workout leggings, which we already know to avoid, you're better off leaving your LuLaRoe at home. She said, "It's a classic debate, but when meeting the parents, leave this conundrum at home and opt for a pair of secure denim.
After all, do you really want to risk even the possibility that your underwear might be visible when you bend over? We've all seen it happen and it's not the kind of first impression you want to leave with your possible future in-laws.
A fog of perfume Shutterstock Of course you want to smell good in addition to looking good when meeting the parents, but too much is never a good thing. Rori Sassoona matchmaker who also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, said that perfume should never be too heavy. Not only can this irritate allergies or breathing problems the parents may have — which is definitely not a good first impression — it will make it nearly impossible to hug you hello or goodbye should they want to.
Definitely not the way you want to start things. But wearing too much jewelry or jewelry that's gaudy or super flashy can be a distraction.
Imagine being nervous and fidgety when meeting the parents — not much of a stretch of the imagination, is it? Now imagine that while fidgeting, you have on a slew of bangle bracelets that clink and clank with every fidget.
Yeah, best to avoid that.
Still, no matter how good you are with a makeup brush, there is such a thing as overdoing it. Looks like these are often admired and can act as conversation starters that may show an interesting side of you or prompt a story about your lie or experiences.GET READY WITH ME: MEETING THE PARENTS!
Dressing appropriately is your first step to establishing a good relationship with his family. Avoid high slits, low cleavages, and ultra low open backs. You want to wow them with your class and wit, and not show off your assets in a negative way. Now is not the time to wear your platform party heels. I recommend pumps, low or mid heels, or simple ankle booties for the daytime. Prim and proper is best. Wear your hair down or wear in a neat ponytail during this pivotal occasion.
As for your makeup, keep it natural looking and simply elect to enhance your natural features. Leave the messy bun, clumpy lashes, and smoky eyes at home. Dress casually, but make an effort to look a little bit more polished than usual. Skinny jeans no distressed denim this timea nice sweater, ballet flats or chic ankle boots are a great idea.
It makes your stomach look flatter and your butt look bigger, which is good all around.
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While you definitely want to wear something flattering to meet the parents, a bandage dress is simply not it. This is great advice for jumpers and rompers, which if we're being honest, can be confusing. A jumper or romper can seem innocent but they can also be secretly hot.
Jumpers and rompers can be low-cut, tight, backless or whatever else. Also, jumpers and rompers are hard as hell to manage in the bathroom. What exactly is casual? Well, that definition varies depending on who you ask but, for starters, sweatpants are casual.
Leggings, again, can fall into this category. Wearing jeans and a t-shirt might be acceptable if the t-shirt is a nice, fitted shirt. You want to show that you care about their opinion and have made an effort. That being said, your goal should not be to overdress. Showing up and looking much too formal shows that you are unable to properly dress for an occasion and may make them perceive you to be a snob.
If you were to host a guest who came to your house totally overdressed for the occasion, it would make you feel out of place in your own home.