Meet the Parents

There are plenty of things to love about the holidays. For one thing, it's the only time of year when it's appropriate, if not expected, to eat until you want to hurl and spend days on end in your sweat pants. (Don't pretend you don't do that. We all know you do.) The holidays are also a time of gift-giving and receiving, family and friend togetherness and general love and good cheer, which are causes I think we all can, and should, get behind.

But, there is also one holiday tradition that strikes fear into the hearts and men and women everywhere. That causes sleepless nights, cardiac and respiratory distress, sometimes even weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth. I am speaking, of course, of Meeting The Parents.

Ah yes, that age-old holiday tradition of being dragged, kicking and screaming perhaps, to the family homestead of the one you love, to be subjected to pinching by aunts, taunting by nieces and nephews, leering by grandpas and endless questions about your family plan. (Full disclosure: I have never actually been through this process myself, so I am mostly guessing here, but I think this sounds about right.)

While we can't be there for moral support at the Thanksgiving table, we can direct you to this little piece from Glamour Fashion, chock-full of tips to help you dress for success whatever the family occasion might be. I wish you all the best.

Already been there, done that?
Tell us about meeting your future family for the first time, and what wardrobe piece got you through.


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