What to Wear When You Meet His Parents

Posted December 18, 2013 by in Lifestyle

The holidays are a stressful time for ladies who will be meeting their man’s parents for the first time. Unfortunately, their first impression of you can make or break your relationship.

To really wow his family you need to have a firm handshake, a sincere smile and an amazing outfit. You’ll want to arrive wearing something fashionable, chic, and classy!

We’ve teamed up with Ameena Syeda, the founder of Postelio — a cute app that lets you quickly ask friends and family for their fashion opinions while you’re out shopping.

Below, Ameena shares how to dress when meeting his family for the first time:


1. Do Your Research

No one will be a better judge of the in-law’s judgment than your significant other. Ask him what his moms and sister’s fashion sense is. Check out Facebook photos from past holidays. If they look like East Coast Blue Bloods, dress conservative. If they’re total ex-Berkeley activists, try hippie chic and go vintage.

2. Pack For Every Occasion

Bring one flowery dinner outfit, one semi-sexy outfit for a night on the town with your guy, and one laid back combo for that Sunday morning stroll with his mom.

Tiny skirts are best left at home – because you don’t want them to think you’re Miley’s doppelganger – and don’t channel Lady Gaga with uncomfortable fashion ensembles that will just make Granny give you side eye.

3. Bring The Whole Kit & Kaboodle

Pack tons of great accessories, especially a statement necklace to glam up any normal outfit. Shop Lately pieces, for example, can enrich any holiday outfit.

4. Check In With Your Friends

We know you can’t bring your fashionable friends that weekend to help you find your perfect outfit. But you can send them your fashion selfies and ask them for advice. Postelio is the perfect app to quickly and discreetly ask your friends for fashion advice.

What did you wear when you met the parents for the first time? Let us know in the comments below!