WHAT TO WEAR: Meet The Parents

What to Wear

I am pretty sure most of you have experienced the dreadful moment of meeting your significant other’s parents. Okay, well it might not be so dreadful but it is nerve-wracking, especially if you really like your boyfriend or girlfriend and hope to make a really good impression on his or her parents. If you have not encountered this situation, then we must discuss what to wear for this occasion. It is a moment when we should dress a tad bit more conservative than usual. I saw this Fashionista and found her outfit to be the perfect inspiration. I admired her plaid dress, which had a decent hemline and provided great coverage of her torso. I also fell in love with her loafers, which feature a modern and feminine take on a classic shoe.

Achieve this look with a few simple steps, starting with a dress. This Fashionista decided to wear a long-sleeve under her plaid dress, which not only looks great as a layering effect but also provides coverage as well. The plaid pattern of the dress provides a classic and vintage feel, which could appeal to parents. Next, the shoe choice is very important. We want to avoid our stilettos for the first meeting and instead keep it classy and polished. Loafers are a great choice because they are a classic shoe, but now come in modern colors and finishes. This pair from ModCloth has chic gold detailing against a sleek black and white backdrop. Lastly, in order to show some personality, add a fun hair accessory, such as this Fashionista’s hair turban for a pop of color.

The most important thing to remember is to feel comfortable in what you are wearing and the rest will fall into place.

One Simple Change: If you have a super awesome internship, then I would swap the long-sleeve top for a T-shirt with a collar and cuffed sleeves for a professional look.


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