It’s happening – it’s finally happening! Your babe finally asked you to join their family for the holidays, and now it’s time to show them why you’re so amaze. Before you get a major anxiety attack (seriously, drop the Xanax) and tear apart your wardrobe, take a look at these five style mistakes to avoid.
Mistake # 1: Wearing something that makes you uncomfortable. Wear something you feel damn gooooood in and you’d wear back home. Meeting the parents isn’t the best time to squeeze into last year’s skirt or try a style you wouldn’t normally wear. Wear something that makes you feel like Beyonce while at the same time flattering your figure, and we guarantee you’ll survive the day – just maybe not Aunt Jane’s weird AF dessert.
Mistake # 2: Not asking your boo. While you should be yourself (after all, that is how you got here!), you should also dress for the occasion. Is it boujee dinner party? Or does the family cozy up in casual gear? Ask your SO what they typically wear to avoid an awkward moment. If they don’t give you much to go off and your IG stalking skills aren’t up to good detective work – go with a closet staple like black pants or a white blouse that can pull off both a formal and a leisure event.
Mistake # 3: Not bringing a back up. Our dudes love us – but hey, miscommunication happens. Have a backup outfit in case your they gave you the wrong 4-1-1. Not only can it help you out if the plans go cray, but it can also be your rescue from a spilled glass of wine (sometimes, you need a lot of that when you’re with the parents …)
Mistake # 4: You Zzz’d on the sleepwear. Throwing your pajamas into a suitcase usually doesn’t take much thought, but if you’re spending the night at your potential future-in-laws, you better think twice. Walking to the breakfast table in your lacy cashmere nighty or grungy old concert t-shirt might not be the best look.Mistake # 5: Not checking the tilt or finger-tip test If you choose to wear a dress or skirt, make sure it is tasteful. Adding tights instantly takes your ensemble to a sophisticated level. If you bend over and your, umm … assets … hang out, leave it and forget it! While us girls with long arms consider the fingertip the most annoying fashion rule on the planet, remember – this is a first impression – it’s better to be safe than sorry. If your hemline falls short of your fingertips at your side, replace it with another option.
Last but not least, remember to breathe and take a chill pill (again, not literally, drop the Xanny). The family is probs just as nervous to meet you. Just go with the flow and don’t overthink it and we guarantee they’ll love ya.