There aren’t many things scarier than meeting a new boyfriends parents.
However, with the right attitude and outfit, you are very likely to win his parents over. Just follow these 5 tips and before you know it, they will be joining your fan club!
1. Don’t ask him …
Men have no interest in fashion, and won’t understand what the fuss is about. He’s not being unhelpful, he simply believes that if he likes you his parents will too. Whatever he says, put an effort in to getting it right.
2. No low cut shirts, miniskirts
or fish nets …
Remember that he is still their little boy, and they want to see that you can look after him and make him happy. So while dressing like a stripper might make him happy, it’s probably best to save that until after and dress a bit conservatively.
3. Go for knee length …
Wear nice underwear, for confidence, and comfortable shoes. Remember that there is nothing wrong with showing your figure, but you aren’t on the pull!
4. Show some personality …
Pick your accessories carefully, to show hints of what you are like. A conservative outfit allows you to make an impact with everything else, so pick carefully. If you have an unusual bag, take it. It’ll be a good talking point should you need one, and it’ll highlight your style.
I chose a black knee length skirt, and a white T-shirt. I curled my hair a little, and wore simple yet fascinating jewellery. Me and my boyfriend are still together, and his parents later confided that as soon as they saw me they knew that they’d like me.
So, use your outfit to show off what you are like.
5. Brush up …
And the last, but not least, remember, although it’s important to make an effort, if you make their son happy, it will show, and most families will welcome you for that alone.
So, pick an outfit, give yourself enough time to pamper yourself, and you’ll do fantastic!
If you’ve got more tips for meeting the parents, or a funny story to tell, leave a comment. It’s great hearing from you!