Houston Matchmakers | What Not to Wear to Meet His Parents

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Meeting your boyfriend’s parents is a huge step in your relationship. And since we’re always honest here at Houston Singles Dating Service, we’re going tell you straight up, it’s very stressful as well. As Houston matchmakers with nearly 30 years in the industry of love, we know you only get one chance to get it right. You only get one chance to make a good impression on your guy’s parents. Oh, we can just feel the stress kicking in already.

His parents’ opinion of you is very important to your boyfriend, so it should be for you too. Even if he only sees his parents once a month, he still wants them to have an accepting and adoring opinion of you. Believe us, this will make the relationship smoother all around. Of course, you can always impress his parents by being polite or bringing a small gift, like giving dad a bottle of whisky and mom some beautiful flowers. But you have to do more than that if you want to impress them and have them accept you into the family.

The way you dress says a lot about you. Clothes are amazing because they let everyone know who you are without saying a word. However, there are a few items you don’t want to wear when meeting his parents. And if you do, you could end up losing their approval. So what are these items we’re talking about? Today, our Houston matchmakers will show you the worst things to wear when meeting your guy’s parents.

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1. Leggings

Repeat after us, leggings are not pants. It might be okay to wear leggings when you work out, while binge-watching your favorite show on TV, when grabbing Saturday morning coffee on-the-go, or when you’re running to the pharmacy to grab medicine. We’ll let the whole leggings things slide in these situations. After all, leggings are comfortable and have become a woman’s best friend today. Plus, they enhance your rear, which is a fabulous bonus, right?

Leggings put your best assets on display. Do you really want his mom or dad to be checking you out? We recommend you wear jeans, cute slacks, or a nice dress. You should think of meeting his parents as going to a job interview, which it kind of is, wouldn’t you say?

2. Anything You Would Wear to a Club

Any item in your closet that you would wear for a ladies’ night out on the town is completely prohibited for his parents. If you have a favorite little dress that you’ve worn to a club, don’t wear it to meet his parents.

Items that are low cut and expose too much cleavage are big no-nos too. Short skirts that reveal too much leg are not the right choice to meet his parents either. Remember that you need to go the extra mile to dress more conservatively to impress your guy’s parents.

3. Clothing Items That Are Too Casual

Okay, so we told you not to dress like you’re going out for a night on the town, so does that mean you’re allowed to wear sweatpants and a T-shirt? Absolutely not. Anything too casual will give his parents the impression that you don’t care about impressing them. Don’t wear sweatpants and a hoody. Remember who you’re meeting here, ladies.

Leggings fall into this category too, but we already covered that. Wearing jeans and a T-shirt might be acceptable if it’s a nice fitted shirt, but if it’s the same raggedy T you wear around the house every day, then you know it’s not okay. You want to show them that you care about their opinion and that you put efforts into your appearance. Wearing clothing that is too comfortable and laidback gives the statement that you don’t care what they think of you.

4. Clothing That Is Too Formal

This is perhaps the worst thing you can do when meeting the parents for the first time. So you have probably heard that it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed, right? Well, doing this will give off the wrong impression here. It will make his parents think you’re fake and are only dressing up to impress them. Think about it: if you were a host and a guest showed up dressed like they were going to a gala, what would you think? Exactly. Never go overdressed to meet your guy’s parents for the first time.

5. Low-cut Items

This should be obvious, but we’re going to say it anyways. Do not, and we mean do NOT, wear anything that is low-cut. If you’re questioning if it’s low-cut, it’s low-cut, so don’t wear it.

Remember, you’re going to meet his parents, not someone your best friend is setting you up with. No matter how wonderful your cleavage is, and no matter how many compliments it gets you, save it for your boyfriend. The embarrassment you’ll feel if his parents give you subtle glimpses will certainly ruin the evening. Plus, we know you have more items in your closet that are more conservative and appropriate for this all-important occasion.

6. Clothing That Is Too Tight

This falls into the items you would wear to the club, but we’re going to expand a little more just in case we didn’t cover everything. Even if you have a body of a goddess, showing it off to meet his parents will not go over well. There’s nothing flattering about squeezing yourself into something that is too small in attempts to show your best assets.

Wearing a tight dress, tight jeans, and shirts you can barely squeeze yourself into might get you a lot of compliments at the clubs, but it won’t get you anywhere with his parents. Now, of course, you don’t have to wear a garbage bag by any means, but if the item of clothing you’re picking is tough to get into, you might want to pass on it for this occasion.

Meeting your boyfriend’s parents for the first time is frustrating enough as it is. Don’t make it more stressful on yourself by wearing something questionable.

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