Meet the Parents: 6 Ways to Make Sure Your First Visit Isn't Your Last
Posted Monday October 28, 2013 8:00 AM GMT
Your summer fling became more than you originally planned — and it’s time to meet the parents!
A good (or should we say great) first impression is key, and your appearance can make it or break it.
Before you go into panic mode, read on for our fail-proof guide to hitting it off with your potential in-laws.
Find out what he's wearing. Once you know what your man’s wearing, it’ll set the tone for how you should dress. If he’s going casual, you should too. While you don’t have to match, your apparel should complement one another.
Choose classy over trendy. We’re sure your boyfriend appreciates your fashion-forward taste, but his parents probably don’t know that wedge sneakers are in. Stick to classic and timeless styles.
Dress like a lady. If you’re questioning if something is too revealing, then probably it is. Leave your sky-high heels and sexy cutout dresses for date night and opt for something on the conservative side. Make your best assets your eyes and smile — not your cleavage.
Keep makeup light. Parents love a fresh face look – it’s a fact. They want to see what a natural beauty you are, so stick to neutral colors and (as always) avoid cake-y foundation.
Embrace your style. You need to feel confident in your clothing in order to feel comfortable with them. Show off your personality in a parent-approved way by adding an accessory that represents you.
Groom, groom baby! Rolling out of bed just moments before meeting the rents won't amaze them. Spend time on your hair and nails and avoid any "messy" looks. Pick a subtle scented perfume that's welcoming, compared to an overpowering smell.