Meeting the Parents outfits

Meeting the Parents outfits are just as important the 100th time as the first time. I have always felt making an effort shows a level of respect. It’s not that my in-laws have never seen me in jeans, of course they have. But, just like the first time you dress to meet the Parents, events (rather than popping in) call for suitable dress.

My in-laws go to a lot of trouble on planned visits. Their home is scrubbed clean, dressed up and filled with bowls of nuts, crisps and chocolates wrapped in bright foil. The kitchen is full of things roasting, bubbling in a pot and fresh crusty bread is ready on the bread board or more recently a pub is booked for lunch. The least I can do is turn up well dressed!

So whether you are meeting the Parents for the first time or dressing up for the 100th visit, the advice is just the same. I have put together a collection of outfit ideas – many items are hugely discounted!!

 

Meeting The Parents Outfits Ideas. A meeting the Parents outfit is just as important the 100th time as the first time. I have always felt making an effort shows a level of respect. It's not that my in-laws have never seen me in jeans, of course they have. But, just like the first time you dress to meet the Parents, events (rather than popping in) call for suitable dress. Click through for my outfit ideas.

 

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Meeting the Parents outfits are just as important the 100th time as the first time. I have always felt making an effort shows a level of respect. It's not that my in-laws have never seen me in jeans, of course they have. But, just like the first time you dress to meet the Parents, events (rather than popping in) call for suitable dress.

 

I rarely get ready without the company of at least one of my dogs. They know by my outfit choices whether I’m taking them out or heading out by myself!

In this photo below I’m wearing an old dress from Whistles but this pretty one is very similar. I really love the neckline which just shows off your collar bone. The sleeves are super flattering too!

Meeting The Parents Outfits. Putting On My Boots.

My favourite boots.

MY BOOTS

Colour: Silver birch (and currently 50% OFF!)

I have my eye on these super useful sleek and sophisticated boots (these will take you right into Spring) and this neat leather tote bag (which would go with everything!).

 

Meeting The Parents Outfits. Sitting On The Bed.

 

Meeting the Parents outfits – the blush one

 

 

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Meeting The Parents Outfits. Woman Sitting On Bed.

 

The dusky rose petal leather clutch (and shoulder bag) above is a beautiful 50% OFF!

I also love this neat, elegant cross body leather bag – it’s little but can fit it all the essential things, like money and makeup haha!

Meeting The Parents Outfits. Getting Dressed In The Morning.

 

My favourite belt I’m wearing all the time at the moment is this one in the picture below. It has just sold out! But – I have a few gorgeous alternatives for you. This beautiful one is 50% OFF! A new season one I have my eye on is this stylish platinum gold skinny belt. I love/want/need it!!

 

Meeting The Parents Outfits. L.K.Bennett Belt.

 

Meeting the Parents outfits – the platinum one

 

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Meeting The Parents Outfits. Add A Cardigan Over Winter.

 

I adore the navy blue dress above – currently it’s in the sale and is only £30! It has the modern frill (but not too much of it).

This stunning blue one is selling out super fast (also only £30 in the sale!). It looks stylishly Italian. Luckily, there is another colour – this stylish wine coloured dress!

Meeting The Parents Outfits. With A Cardigan In Cold Weather.

 

I have a love of red accessories and they work especially well in Autumn and Winter, I feel. My biggest crush of all is on these New Season stunning poppy suede courts. But I also would love to have this fabulous red saffiano leather cross body bag, which would complement everything from off-duty denim to cocktail dresses.

Meeting the Parents outfits are just as important the 100th time as the first time. I have always felt making an effort shows a level of respect. It's not that my in-laws have never seen me in jeans, of course they have. But, just like the first time you dress to meet the Parents, events (rather than popping in) call for suitable dress...

 

Meeting the Parents outfits – with red accessories

 

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These stunning red leather gloves are currently half price!

 

Meeting the Parents outfits are just as important the 100th time as the first time. I have always felt making an effort shows a level of respect. It's not that my in-laws have never seen me in jeans, of course they have. But, just like the first time you dress to meet the Parents, events (rather than popping in) call for suitable dress..

 

I have worn these boots so many times now – they seem to go with pretty much everything in my wardrobe! Hurry tho’ they are currently 50% OFF!

 

Meeting The Parents Outfits. Dressing up To Meet The Family.

 

You can see another fashion post with these fab boots here.

 

Meeting The Parents Outfits. Leather boots.

 

Disclosure: I get commissions for purchases made through the links on this page. There is no extra cost to you and everything I pick I love and would 100% wear myself! Thank you so much for supporting my business and the brands that support my blog.

 

Meeting The Parents Outfits. Woman With Dog.

 

So, what are your best buys this Winter? Have you a particular look with your meeting the Parents outfits?

Don’t forget to add a cardi for times you are standing in the garden. We find family gatherings get a bit warm with the fires on etc!

 

Meeting The Parents Outfits. Add A Cardi In The Cold.

 

I hope you are all enjoying the festivities with your family and loved ones! We have been loving having down time all together despite a mild virus hitting a few of us The dogs have been super happy to have everyone home. Catch you soon xx

 

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29 Comments

  1. December 29, 2017 / 4:57 am

    Great choice on your meeting the parents outfit! Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I wish you and your loved ones a happy New Year.

    • Maria Kelly
      December 29, 2017 / 8:03 am

      Thank you Nicole – you too lovely lady! xx

  2. Andy
    December 29, 2017 / 8:35 am

    awesome pics with Rosie 🙂 xx

    • Maria Kelly
      December 29, 2017 / 9:53 am

      She’s such a cutie pie!! xx

  3. m
    December 29, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    Gorgeous ! Love !

    • Maria Kelly
      December 30, 2017 / 9:03 am

      Thank you very much x

  4. December 30, 2017 / 9:39 am

    Just fabulous! I love all the different options, but the one on you is the best! That dress and belt combo is brilliant. I always forget the little touches!

    • Maria Kelly
      December 30, 2017 / 10:36 am

      Thanks so much Paula – my dress is from Whistles but from a year or two ago. Luckily for me frills are still very much a thing. My belt is from L.K.Bennett and has been so useful – and it still looks brand new! Unfortunately they have just stopped selling this particular one but I have put up some gorgeous alternatives – I’m desperate for the platinum one… Happy New Year Paula! xx

  5. December 30, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    I like the Platinum collection best 🙂 great article. It is very important to make a good tasteful impression

    • Maria Kelly
      December 30, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      Thank you Roger, I think so too x

  6. December 30, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    You’re so fashionable! It inspired me to do the same for the coming year! Love the boots!

    • Maria Kelly
      December 31, 2017 / 9:32 am

      Thank you so much! I’m so thrilled that it’s inspired you. Happy New Year Raquel! xx

  7. December 30, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    Oooh, I love your style, Pretty Lady! Those boots are to die for! I think my favorites are the blue dress with red accessories! Who doesn’t need a little red in their life?!

    • Maria Kelly
      December 31, 2017 / 9:33 am

      I love those too! I’m desperate for the red shoes, belt and those gloves too! Happy New Year Shannon! xx

  8. December 31, 2017 / 10:04 am

    I love the choice of style in these outfits. Perfect for all these festivities now

    • Maria Kelly
      January 1, 2018 / 10:43 am

      Thank you Lara! Happy New Year to you xx

  9. December 31, 2017 / 10:04 am

    Loved the whole outfit! I think it’s great to make an effort once in a while! It’s usually flats and snickers here – comfort before style 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️😂😂

    • Maria Kelly
      January 1, 2018 / 10:44 am

      Thank you Lena – I love to be comfortable too – even when I dress up! Happy New Year xx

  10. December 31, 2017 / 10:09 am

    So pretty! I like the styles you came up with. Demure but still with flair.

    • Maria Kelly
      January 1, 2018 / 10:45 am

      Thank you Michelle! I’m so pleased you enjoy my style. Happy New Year xx

  11. December 31, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Great outfit choice. I also love your dog! So adorable 😍

    • Maria Kelly
      January 1, 2018 / 10:46 am

      Thank you Ella! Bilbo is a gorgeous boy – he’s such a character! Happy New Year xx

  12. January 2, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    Great choices! Sadly no mother or father in law to meet now, but my mum still appreciates it when I make an effort.

    • Maria Kelly
      January 3, 2018 / 7:59 am

      My mum loves to see her daughters dressed up a bit too. Happy New Year lovely x

  13. January 5, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    Maria, I adore the print on your dress and the belt really is quite spectacular! But your boots! Oh, your boots. They are something special. That color is magnificent! Such a great outfit for meeting the parents or any other occasion really. I also really love the other outfit choices you shared! Thanks so much for linking up with me!

    Shelbee

    • Maria Kelly
      January 6, 2018 / 8:35 am

      Thank you so much Shelbee! I’m nuts about these boots too – one of my best buys – did you see they were on sale? I’m not sure how many sizes are left now tho… Catch you next week Shelbee x

  14. January 7, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    There are some gorgeous outfits here and I agree with you that you should make the effort when meetings the parents, or just being with the parents. If they’ve made the effort for you, it’s always best to return the favour. Gorgeous dress from Whistles BTW. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    • Maria Kelly
      January 7, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      Thank you! I’ve had this dress for a while – my daughter borrowed it for her ‘meeting the parents’ do too! I’m rather attached to it. x