Meeting the Parents: Holiday Edition
SPOTTED: If coming face-to-face with his whole family for the first time over the holidays is totally stressing you out, don’t worry… Groove Girl’s got your back! Take a deep breath and blow the family away with your impeccable styling choices that make you blend right in!
With Thanksgiving around the corner it’s about that time to start looking up recipes and planning outfits. Figuring out what to wear to your own family dinner is a piece of pumpkin pie, but what if you are attending your boyfriend’s Thanksgiving? Meeting the parents can be scary enough, but now we’re adding in the whole fam…yikes!
Impressing your man? Easy. Impressing his family? Take note on these quick tips to keep in mind:
· Don’t ask him about all 50 potential outfits. Chances are he has no idea what all the fuss is about and you might make him feel like he should be stressing about you meeting them too.
· Read up on the names of the family members that will be there and try to get pictures of them. This will help you recognize them before you’re introduced.
· Don’t come empty handed. You don’t have to go Martha Stewart on them, but bringing a bottle of wine or a nice box of chocolates will definitely earn you brownie points right off the bat!
Let’s turn it up a notch; his family is traditional, but in the no frills way. You’re still not going to want to be super dressy, but jeans are not an option for the dinner table. Show his parents that you’re a mature, sweet and confident young lady. Try pairing a modest blouse with a feminine skirt…remember the fingertip rule ladies! Ballet flats and simple jewelry will complete the look. Try and pick jewelry that holds a sentimental value that can be a great conversation starter to break the ice before you get to know everyone.