Dig Baton Rouge

Street Style

By Tiffany Baptiste

We are coming to the start of the holiday season and with the holidays comes family gatherings. During this time, couples usually feel that this is a great time to introduce the new girlfriend or boyfriend to the family. When you think about it, it is the best time. Joy is usually in the air, and you can introduce the new person in your life to more than just your mom, dad and siblings. Everyone can now meet the person you have been parading on social media for the past few months now.

If you are the person who is being brought home to the family, this type of year may be a little bit intimidating. These moments can even make the most confident person second guess themselves because you want to make a great first impression.

One thing you may worry about is how to dress. Well, that we can help you with.

 

Ladies

image3xxl (2)For women, we have a little more to worry about as far as the way we look. His mom will be hoping her son is bringing someone home that she could see raising her grandkids. Even if you and your boyfriend don’t think you are at that point, she’s looking towards the future.

While many people believe that you can’t go wrong with a dress, you may be wrong. You have to worry about two things: “Is my dress too short?” or “Is my dress too sexy?” While throwing on a dress and some shoes may seem simple, try to opt for the alternative. Try wearing an A-line midi skirt with a tank top. With the ever-changing weather, you won’t have to worry about being hot, and if it gets cold, you can just add a sweater or leather jacket. Just make sure the tank is not too low cut. The longer flowy skirt will make you look demure instead of sexy but not boring. To complete the look, keep your shoes comfortable. Go for a pair of classic flats but if you are the type that must wear heels, try to keep the heel no higher than three or four inches.

 

Gents

image3xxl (4)Men, fashion-wise, things may be a little bit easier for you, but you still need to impress dad. Dad is looking for a good, intelligent man to take his daughter off of his hands and take care of her. No dad wants his daughter dating a bad boy. While no one is an angel, you can at least look the part.

No, I’m not saying you have to look like Carlton Banks with a sweater tied around your neck, but I’m sure dad doesn’t want his daughter bringing home Lil Wayne either.

Keep it simple by wearing a casual button up shirt and fitted jeans. The trick is to make sure your clothes aren’t too baggy and too wrinkled. Guys, you may have to pull out the iron for once. The purpose is to look put together and well groomed.

The key for both sexes is to try to look put together but keep it simple. You don’t want anyone to think you are uncomfortable because you are trying too hard. If you are uncomfortable, it will show. And the main thing you should be focused on is letting your personality shine from within.

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