How to dress to meet your boyfriend’s parents for the very first time…

So your eyes met over the bar or you’ve had a swipe right moment and now you’ve found yourself in a relationship and not needing to use the word ‘fuck’ in front of ‘boy’, you go girl.  But now comes the real test…He wants you to meet the parents and, of course, the most testing part of all of this isn’t will his parents love you (everyone loves you babe), but what the shitballs are you going to wear?!??! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered for every eventuality. 

Brunch with the parents…Check!

Meeting the parents over brunch means no dutch courage unfortunately, unless his mum loves a Mimosa, in that case marry him.  Go for this season’s hottest print: checks. Team with denim and graphic tees or chunky knits for understated cool and a look that you will wear again and again this season. 

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Lunch time layering 

So you’re meeting the parents over a late lunch – that’s good, alcohol will probably be involved which is always a good icebreaker.  Show off your style credentials with some new season layering.  Silky cami dresses teamed with chunky knits are always a win, or opt for the cool girls way to wear a dress and layer over a graphic tee. Your boyf will think you look hot, his parents will think you look demure – win win. 

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The Family Party

OK, so you are not messing about babe and will be meeting the entire family in one hit, hats off to you.  Maybe ditch the mini dress and opt for a statement trouser, this season’s ‘it’ girl way to turn heads this party season. And if you find yourself having to dance with uncle knobhead, you’ll be able to do your thang on the dancefloor without worrying about flashing.  20000 gold girlfriend stars for you and major parent points. 

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Early evening dinner and drinks calls for velvet

Embrace the hottest fabric of the season: velvet.  Look respectable and cool AF in some sleek velvet to wow the parents.  Team tailoring with velvet for new season style points. Go for wide leg trousers and blazers for the perfect look to meet the parents over dinner and then to go and have celebratory tequilas with your boyfriend after you’ve won his parents over.  Velvet is also super easy to get off…Just saying.

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Tea at the parents’ house…New season florals 

Because florals aren’t just for summer. Impress in some new season florals. Channel the girl next door in floral blouses with denim and statement boots, or go for floral dresses with biker boots and boyfriend leather, even his nan will be impressed.

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