What to Wear When You Meet Your Boyfriend’s Parents
First impressions are everything, especially when meeting your boyfriend’s parents. One major part of making a good impression is how you dress. The key to choosing what to wear when you meet your boyfriend’s parents is to wear something that projects your best qualities—qualities that your boyfriend’s parents will value as well. The goal is not to pretend to be someone you’re not, but to highlight all of your great qualities that you know his parent’s will love through your outfit. We chose three qualities that every girlfriend should have in a relationship and explained what you can wear to highlight those qualities in your outfit.
The colour blue represents loyalty and would be a great colour to incorporate somewhere in your outfit. Of course, the association with blue and loyalty is mainly true for Western society; and if you’d like to ensure the accuracy of your outfit, you should consider the colours and meanings for your boyfriend’s parents cultural backgrounds.
Iron your clothes, avoid showing an uncomfortable amount of cleavage, definitely don’t show your mid-drift and don’t wear anything that exposes your underwear when you bend over. Showing respect through your attire is all about being able to dress for the occasion. You may not always iron your clothes or dress modestly, but doing so when you go to meet your boyfriend’s parents shows that you took the time to consider where you’re going and who you’re going to see. You’re still dressed as yourself, just not after hours, nightclub you.
Sense of Humour
A great way to hint that you have a great sense of humour through your outfit is to incorporate bold, playful colours such as light blue, yellow and orange. Another way to achieve a fun, playful look if you wear glasses, is to wear your brightest coloured pair. If he tells you his parents are easy going, you can even go so far as to wear a funny, yet inoffensive graphic shirt.
Dressing for the occasion is always the first step to making a great impression. With a great outfit and your amazing personality, you’re sure to win the hearts of your boyfriend’s parents. Good luck!