As if the holidays weren’t stressful enough with traveling, gift giving, cookie baking and the like, it could be the time when you meet your significant other’s parents for the first time. Making a good impression is key, whether your beau cares about their approval or not. And before they notice your shining personality, they are going to see what you’re wearing, first and foremost.
Dressing to meet the parents is kind of like choosing an outfit for a creative job – you should look professional but not stuffy, and let your personality shine through. So don’t worry about picking something ultra conservative, just don’t dress like a video hoe (even though we love them). To help you choose the perfect outfit for meeting the parents on Thanksgiving, check out our sample outfit below. Follow the template, and your first impression is bound to be a great one.
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For the outfit itself, a tie neck blouse is always a great option. It’s equal parts stylish and classic, and the embellished ribbon is perfectly festive for holiday. Pair it with a faux leather skirt to add a little edge, but make sure to wear opaque tights if you don a mini. You can’t go wrong with this sleek pair of seasonless cutout booties, perfect for now and also when the weather gets warmer.
This faux fur vest is totally optional, but it adds some warmth and flair to the outfit if you feel like taking it up a notch. Finish the look with gilded studs and a handsome gold watch to pull the look together.
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