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What NOT to Wear to Meet the Parents

by Ameena Syeda, guest blogger from Postelio

The holidays – like Thanksgiving –  are a stressful time for girls and guys who will be meeting their significant other’s parents for the first time.  You must find the perfect look to impress mom and sisters — one that’s fashionable, chic and classy.

babyturkey1What are the exact steps you need to take to really wow his family?

STEP 1: DO YOUR RESEARCH
No one will be a better judge of the in-law’s judgment than your significant other. Ask him/her what their moms and sister’s fashion sense is.  Check out Facebook photos from past holidays. If they look like East Coast Blue Bloods, dress conservative. If they’re total ex-Berkeley activists, try hippie chic and go vintage.

STEP 2: PACK FOR EVERY OCCASION

For starters, it’s probably best to leave your Thanksgiving-themed “holiday sweater” at home … face it, only babies can get away with looking like a turkey! Bring one flowery dinner outfit, one semi-sexy outfit for a night on the town with your guy/gal, and one laid back combo for that Sunday morning stroll with “mom.” Tiny skirts are best left at home – because you don’t want them to think you’re Miley’s doppelganger – and don’t channel Lady Gaga with uncomfortable fashion ensembles that will just make Granny give you side eye.

STEP 3: BRING THE WHOLE KIT & KABOODLE
Pack tons of great accessories, especially a statement necklace to glam up any normal outfit. Stella & Dot pieces, for example, can enrich any holiday outfit.

STEP 4: CHECK IN WITH YOUR FRIENDS
We know you can’t bring your fashionable friends that weekend to help you find your perfect outfit. But you can send them your fashion selfies and ask them for advice.  Check out this cute app from Postelio that let’s you quickly … and discreetly! … ask your friends for fashion advice while getting ready, shopping, or even in the car on the way – all from your cell!

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