WHAT TO WEAR: Meet The Parents

The day has come and you’re finally meeting your significant other’s parents, tearing apart your closet in the process. Your goal is to look put together but not like you tried too hard. You want to focus the attention on your relationship, personality and aspirations, and the first step to getting his or her parents’ attention is by appearing presentable.

This Fashionista sported a classy and appropriate look for meeting the parents. The length of her simple dress was imperative in making this look appropriate. For your first impression, you don’t want your boyfriend’s family focusing on how your dress, skirt or shorts are too short. Her Lilly Pulitzer shift dress is not too revealing, tight or short, making it the perfect piece. The lace detailing on the dress makes it dressier for the occasion. It’s important to avoid looking too casual; the importance of the event needs to be evident in what you wear. The color of her dress brought out her natural beauty and accentuated her gorgeous blue eyes and long locks. It’s always nice to show off your assets!

She paired her mint blue shift dress with simple gold jewelry. A bow ring added a touch of girly style and the initial bracelet personalized her look. The quatrefoil laser-cut earrings mirror the circular elements in the lace, emphasizing the delicate details in the look. She balanced the intricate earrings with simple bracelets and a ring in order to avoid having too much detail in the look. She finished off the look with a coral manicure to add the perfect pop of color and gold Jack Rogers sandals for practicality. Her manicure was the perfect touch, considering that she’ll be shaking two very important people’s hands!

Best of luck meeting the parents! With these outfit tips, you’ll have them convinced you’re a keeper at first glance.

One Simple Change: Swap out those simple sandals for a conservative pair of nude pumps for dinner with the parents or your beau. A little height makes this look that much more fancy, but the nude color and conservative heel keep it classy and mom-approved.