This story was updated in February 2019.
They say that first impression is the last impression. And in case you’re going to meet your guy’s parents for the very first time, it really does matter! Deciding what to wear when meeting his parents is confusing and intimidating! Yes girls, we understand that the struggle is real. But don't worry, as we have some really helpful suggestions for you.
Know What To Wear When Meeting His Parents
Here are 12 outfit ideas for meeting boyfriend's parents that you can totally pull of when you see them for the first time… without compromising on the latest trends. Take a deep breath, we’re sure you’re going to wow his parents!
1. The Stylish Kurti
You can never go wrong with these two, a beautiful kurti and a pair of ethnic earrings to complete the desi look! Team them up with jeans or leggings and wear pretty kolhapuri slippers to make a lasting first impression.
POPxo Recommends: Multicoloured Printed A-Line Kurti (Rs 3,099), Golden Baalis (Rs 1,330)
2. Palazzo It!
Turn to your ethnic wear essentials for the big day! Not only does a kurta-palazzo outfit make you look beautiful, it is also just the right amount of formal for meeting his parents. Leave your hair loose and get the desi jhumkas out to complete this look!
POPxo Recommends: Kurta Palazzo Set (Rs 2,999)
3. Contemporary Chic
Add loads of style to your basic black kurti by teaming it with a contrasting skirt! We’re sure this one will make his parents like you even more. Who doesn’t like to see an Indian girl at her desi best? ;)
POPxo Recommends: Black Kurti (Rs 835), Printed Maxi Skirt (Rs 999)
4. Printed Elegance
We’re in love with this maxi that exudes an elegant vibe! Pair this gorgeous piece with juttis or pretty sandals and a statement ring for a minimal chic look. We’re sure your boyfriend won’t be able to take his eyes off you in this one!
POPxo Recommends: Orange Maxi Dress (Rs 4.499), Golden Metal Ring (Rs 549)
5. Casual Day Out!
If you’re planning to spend the day with his parents, this look is just perfect! Look effortlessly chic in this verry coloured maxi skirt and tuck in the white t-shirt to sass up the ensemble.
POPxo Recommends: Maxi Skirt (Rs 2,100), White T-Shirt (Rs 1,999)
6. For An Evening Affair…
Meeting his parents over dinner? In that case you might want to dress up a bit. Put on a graceful evening dress like this one and pair it with black block heels and statement earrings to look perfect for the first meeting!
POPxo Recommends: Ruffled Dress (Rs 1,599), Floral Stud Earrings (Rs 299)
7. Basic Babe!
Stick to the basics if you don’t want to go over the top or seem too dressed up. This mustard blouse is a stylish alternative if you want to keep it simple. Accessorize well and pair it with your denims to look a class apart!
POPxo Recommends: Mustard Blouse (Rs 799), Cut Out Earrings (Rs 698)
8. Skirt The Issue
There’s nothing a skirt can’t fix, right? This floral flared skirt will come to your rescue when you can’t decide what to wear. Wear it with a basic white shirt and wear a statement bracelet. You’re good to go girl!
POPxo Recommends: Pink Flared Skirt (Rs 1,399), Pearl Cluster Cuff (Rs 2,100)
9. Anarkali Your Way Through
When in doubt, wear an anarkali! Pair this gorgeous blue anarkali-style kurta with jeans or leggings and accessorize well with bangles for an ethnic look. Don’t forget the punjabi juttis!
POPxo Recommends: Anarkali Kurta (Rs 1,699), Bangle Set (Rs 1,800)
10. Sassy Girl!
If you still can’t make up your mind about what would be the most appropriate thing to wear, we suggest go for a formal look! Team this ruffle blouse with black trousers and minimal accessories for some classy elegance that his mom will love. We’re sure this look can’t go wrong for you!
POPxo Recommends: Ruffle Blouse (Rs 799), Drop Earrings (Rs 2,663)
11. Saree & Earrings
Ethnics can never fail to impress his parents and a saree is every mother's personal favourite. So, select a plain saree and accessorize it with statement earrings and you are good to go.
POPxo Recommends: Off White Saree (Rs 9,899), Statement Earings (Rs 2,299)
12. Patial Suit With Jutis
Bring out that desi girl in you by wearing this beautiful patiala salwar suit. You can pair the patiala suit with punjabi jutti to give traditional and desi vibes.
POPxo Recommends: Patiala Dress
(Rs 1,407), Velvet Juttis
Don’t forget the best accessory you can wear is a smile! We hope you leave a stylish first impression on his parents.