So your boyfriend or girlfriend has invited you to meet his or her parents. How exciting!
However, the thought of it might be causing you to work up a sweat. “Should I bring flowers? Wine? Should I shake their hands or just awkwardly wave hello?”
And then comes an even bigger question: “What the heck do I wear?!”
Don’t worry about that one. I’ve got you covered.
No need to thank me.
Here are six outfits, three female and three male, that you can use as a guide to figure out what you should wear when you go meet your SO’s family.
For the ladies:
If you love floral, you will love this look’s main piece, a beige mini skirt with scattered floral patterns. Top off the look with a sweater, heels, statement necklace and wristlet bag and you’re good to go!
Skirt: H&M, $29.95
Sweater: Alloy Apparel, $12.90
Tank top: Uniform Difference, $14.99
Necklace: Herberger’s, $18
Shoes: H&M, $39.95
Bag: AliExpress, $15.81
Time to break out that red lipstick! Jazz up a striped sweater with a pair of red pants, black hat, leather jacket, black and white bag and a few accessories.
Jacket: Rose Wholesale, $17.79
Sweater: Forever 21, $22.90
Pants: Belk, $24.99
Bag: Rakuten, $19.89
Shoes: Shiekh, $16.97
Hat: AliExpress, $10.60
Necklace: Macy’s, $36
Ring: Eve’s Addiction, $22.40
Lipstick: beauty.com, $9.99
I’d highly recommend this look if you’re going to church with your significant other’s parents. The navy blue dress has a beige collar, giving the outfit a polished look. Throw on a pair of beige heels along with a few accessories and you’ll be looking like a million bucks!
Dress: Lovely Wholesale, $18.49
Shoes: Kohl’s, $26.99
Bag: Forever 21, $10.90
Hair Bow: Etsy, $4.99
Bracelet: Palm Beach Jewelry, $27.98
Earrings: Younkers, $25
Watch: Overstock, $25.49
For the gentelmen:
The bright blue sweater gives what would be a bland, colorless outfit a bit of flavor. And don’t forget your watch, because you don’t want to be late to family dinner!
Sweater: Yes Style, $16.32
Shirt: Boscov’s, $19.99
Pants: H&M, $19.95
Shoes: Target, $29.99
Socks: Sierra Trading Post, $8.21
Put the “suave” in Rico Suave with this laid back, fedora-enhanced look. Make sure to remove the shades and the hat before greeting your SO’s parents!
Sweater: Big Top Shirt Stop, $22.18
Shirt: Apparel N Bags, $18.89
Pants: Hollister, $25
Hat: Express, $27.93
Shoes: H&M, $49.95
Watch: Rose Wholesale, $4.40
Sunglasses: Express, $20.93
Putting an outfit together to meet your SO’s parents doesn't necessarily mean you have to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe. You might be able to find some of these pieces in your closet. Mix and match anything you see here! And remember, an outfit isn't complete without a smile, so be sure to flash those pearly whites!