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5 Style Tips You Must Do When Meeting Your partner’s Parents
Every relationship hasِ its series ofِ firsts: firstِ date, firstِ kiss, andِ first fight, toِ nameِ a few.
But perhapsِ the mostِ intimidating firstِ is meeting yourِ significant other’s parents.
And allِ the whileِ your head isِ filled withِ a flood ofِ questions: Are myِ jokes parent-appropriate.
1. Nix the casual shoes
Unless yourِ firstِ meet-up isِ taking place atِ your local rock climbing gym orِ the beach, sporting yourِ sneakers orِ sandals isِ a major faux pas.
And let’s notِ forget they’re distracting.
Whose parents areِ going toِ pay attention toِ your story aboutِ your recentِ business trip whenِ they’re tooِ busy staring atِ your muddy gym shoes orِ debating whetherِ you needِ a pedicure.
We are pretty sure you know how to iron by now. | iStock.com
2. Eliminate crinkles
Nothing saysِ “don’t takeِ meِ seriously” likeِ wrinkled clothing.
Fixing thisِ fashion faux pas isِ asِ easy asِ pressing yourِ shirt withِ anِ iron orِ steamer — head toِ your local pharmacy toِ pick upِ anِ affordable one.
For youِ pressing virgins, simply fold theِ garment alongِ the seam andِ glide theِ iron orِ steamer overِ the wrinkles.
3. Show off your signature pieces
A good, solid watch will give you major points. | iStock.com
The mostِ successful meet-the-parents outfits consist ofِ a ho-hum button downِ andِ trousers, right.
If you’re notِ sure whereِ toِ draw theِ sartorial line, start withِ a basic ensemble andِ add onِ your coveted accessories.
Pick outِ your finest topper forِ the occasion.
4. Dress for the occasion
Being well groomed will assure you care for self, and probably their child. | iStock.com
It’s noِ secret thatِ it’s usuallyِ betterِ to dress upِ forِ anِ event versusِ sporting someِ super casual threads; however, it’s important toِ keepِ the occasion inِ mind.
Sure, you’ll lookِ dapper inِ a full suit atِ a baseball game, butِ will youِ evenِ beِ comfortable.
And youِ knowِ that yourِ potential father-in-law willِ poke fun atِ how youِ wereِ tooِ formal theِ firstِ time heِ met youِ atِ that family barbecue.
5. Groom to perfection
Consider unruly scruff theِ grooming equivalent toِ theِ wrinkled shirt.
While a full beard tendsِ to beِ part ofِ a guy’s identity, forgetting toِ shave theِ morning ofِ the big meet givesِ off theِ impression thatِ you’re notِ too concerned withِ whetherِ your significant other’s parents likeِ you.
And noِ parent willِ appreciate thatِ nonchalant attitude.