There’s a lot riding on this meeting, and it can be tougher than any job interview you’ve ever had. You want to put your best foot forward while simultaneously not coming across like you’re trying too hard. Essentially, you want them to like you more than they like their actual child.
SO, opt for a dress that showcases your I’ve-got-my-act-together spirit along with effortless elegance that lets them know you’ll never be late for plans or forget to write thank you notes. The Upton Dress by Shoshanna should do very nicely.
In a classic black and white windowpane with special details at the shoulders and waist, this look has a soft polish about it. A shorter hem calls for a little hosiery and a high boot, because if you don’t dress for the weather they’ll think you’re a lunatic. A small bucket bag contrasts the checked pattern in the dress and also suggests that you enjoy geometry (and we don’t hate sending subliminal messages about your high IQ). A high neckline gives off the impression that you will never embarrass the family. Keep accessories simple and delicate, allowing any maternal compliments on them to give you holiday gift ideas—be resourceful!
The right dress can take at least a little pressure off a potentially intense meeting with people you may be spending major holidays with for the foreseeable future. When styled well, your dress can give you the confidence to deliver charming banter like a pro and exude an overall aura of awesome aimed in the parents’ general direction. In sum, you’ve got this.
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