Because no boyfriend's family is the same as the next, and the last thing you need getting in the way of you and Mr. Right is the bad impression you made on his mother, we've gone ahead and fool-proofed your outfit — the rest is on you.
1. Vila Floral Print Strap Dress, $87.06
Bright florals and a sexy, strappy back sweeten up this otherwise simple style from Asos so that it's conservative enough for meeting those distant cousins, yet flirty enough to keep that flame burning among baby pictures and embarrassing memories.
2. Gap Cap-Sleeve Dress, $69.95
Have some spontaneous parents on your hands? Beat them at their own game with this versatile LBD from Gap. Whether taking a casual tour of his childhood neighborhood (just throw on sandals) or dining at his favorite restaurant (upgrade to heels and a statement necklace), you'll be dressed to impress.
3. Topshop Twist Rib Skater Dress, $72
Make a bold statement (without really having to try) in this cobalt (and super-comfy) creation from Topshop. While the color hints at your playful side, the polished style makes it prime for a game of chess with the grandparents or cocktails at the local country club.
4. Old Navy The Flirt Cut-Off Denim Shorts, now $18
If he's described his parents as "outdoorsy" or mentioned they're "in touch with nature", you may want to skip a dress in favor of something that's a little more adventure-proof. Cue these denim shorts from Old Navy, which take on a classy form with a nice button up and wedges for that boat ride, but can withstand long walks and those gardening lessons.
5. Zara Jogging Pants with Zips, $79.90
Great for family parties where you're going to encounter a lot of kids (therefore potentially picking up toys, recreational equipment and anything else they happen to throw at you), we suggest opting for a pair of bend-proof pants. These "jogging trousers" from Zara will ensure you're a good sport (but still look savvy enough to sit with the big kids come supper).
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