- Dress for the occasion without overdressing; don't wear heels to a football game unless you want the family to call you High Maintenance Heather behind your back.
- Show your personality while complementing your partner's style - although I am definitely NOT suggesting you wear matching outfits. Don't do that.
- Wear an interesting accessory - your great-grandma's favorite necklace, a chunky cocktail ring, red shoes. If nothing else, it could serve as a conversation piece during those inevitable awkward conversational lags.
- Keep makeup natural - let the family get to know you and your face before bringing out the smokey eye.
Here are a few of my favorite meet-the-parents looks:Great for dinner, either out or at the family estate.
Darker-wash jeans with trouser details (look closer at the stitching and seaming on this pair) are usually a safe bet, no matter the activity (unless we're talking fancy dinner, obviously). You'll look casually polished. A pretty tunic that lets you show you take the spotlight.