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Meeting Parents First Time - What To Wear

Dear Dr. Dave and Dr. Dee,

I'm meeting my boyfriend's parents for the first time at a dinner party in two weeks. My boyfriend says to dress like I normally do, which is very casual, jeans, Nike shoes, t-shirt. The party is casual he says, but I'm not so sure. What do you think I should wear? My boyfriend says he's wearing his jeans.


Not Sure

Dear Not Sure,

When meeting someone's parents for the first time, it's never wrong to err on the side of conservative. Since it's a dinner party, dress more conservatively, but still casual. Wear nice pants and a nice top, no cleavage or bare midriff. If you feel like being dressier, wear a casual dress or skirt knee length or longer and nice top. Your boyfriend can wear what he likes, it's his parents. But, you're making a first impression, and it does matter.