Friday, October 28, 2005

Meeting the Parents-a girl's guide to first impressions

Oh, meeting the parents! It's a big step in your relationship. Long-term relationships are forged forever and severed permanently based on this crucial meeting. I decided to marry my husband based on my first meeting of his parents. I took one look at his family and thought: "NO WAY am I letting this one get away."

So what do you wear? Here's a little advice. Unless your sweetie's parents own a strip club, this is NO TIME to vamp it up. Most parents will not be excited to learn their son is dating a Britney Spears lookalike:

Instead, you want them to focus on other attributes of your personality. Wear something comfortable, something that makes you feel confident. If you could apply the adjectives 'hot' or 'sexy' to a projected outfit, steer clear.

I personally like skirts and dresses, but pants are certainly acceptable as well. Go for something modest and understated. Take into consideration what you'll be doing during this first meeting. Are you going out to dinner at a swanky restaurant? Then go for a glamorous look, like this dress from Ann Taylor.

Is this a casual event? Then go for a cute pair of jeans and a sweater, also available at Ann Taylor.

Resist the urge to wear a lot of makeup, unless that's what you usually do. Above all, be yourself. They'll love you!