Picture this – you’ve been seeing a guy for a reasonable period of time and you’ve reached the stage when he introduces you to his parents. While your brain explodes with questions about what to say, where to meet, do you hug or shake hands; what you should wear, is a dilemma that’s pretty high on the list, right?
So before you have a panic attack, stop and take a deep breath – if Bollywood is anything to go by, these 8 celebrities will have you ready (or at least leave you with some inspiration) to amaze the parents and knock their socks off!
1. Tassels and shredding are only for curtains and rags
Admit it, your own mother has said this to you, and his parents are going to agree!
Flats and a skater dress could work wonders. The higher the neckline, the more they’ll like you!
2. Studs and leather are for Satan’s worshippers
If you’re a bit gothic, go with a black dress and leave the black nail polish and metallic shoulder studs at home.
The length of your dress plays a crucial role. Keep it up to the knees or longer for maximum effect.
3. Cut-outs!? How fast is she?
If you do however want the cuts, studs and leather, balance it out with something neutral. A belted jacket keeps it stylish and parental approved.
Of course you can take it off once they’ve left!
4. Exposed underwear? Does she think we’re at the pool?
I cannot stress how important it is to keep your underwear UNDER your clothes and completely out of sight.
Stick to a midi skirt and sweater combo. You can trade the sweater for a crop top once you’re done.
5. What do you call this? Homeless fashion?
My grandmother asks me this ALL the time. But she’s my grandmother and she can’t disown me – your boyfriend’s parents however, can!
Stick to normal unripped jeans or better yet, a sweet girl-next-door dress with sleeves and a smile :)
6. I can see her bum!
Point 1 says keep your neckline high, full sleeves could help too. But that doesn’t mean you let go when it comes to the length of your dress.
When it comes to parents, a traditional salwaar kameez wins hands down!
7. Don’t look now! Her dress doesn’t have a neckline!
Keeping the length of the dress long is great but remember, anyone’s eyes will go onto the neck first! This one is common sense, but then again, these days, common sense isn’t so common!
Shades of pink work really well with parents. Mix up a few and you’re golden (well pink really)!
8. Is that supposed to be a top?
Girl, the jacket and trousers aren’t fooling anyone! You can do two things in this case, keep the buttons shut or wear another (fuller) top inside.
As long as you’re sufficiently covered up, your boyfriend’s parents will be ok with practically anything. So going leisure-chic in a pair of wide-leg trousers and a tank could work well and keep ’em happy too.
Now that the parents are out of sight and adequately pleased, you can take this number out of your closet
And if by any chance they catch you, this was NOT my idea! Okthanxbye