By Dawn Davis
The holiday season is one of those times when your casual, just-dating relationship can suddenly get taken to a new level: You meet the parents. Since a bad outfit is worse than breaking heirloom china, let the what-to-wear worry begin... Lucky for you, we've got some suggestions.
A Figure-Flattering Dress
A little black dress is always a good choice. To keep it from being too boring, look for one with some interesting details-like the pockets and bow accent here. Make sure it's not too clingy but still shows off your bod.
Modern Classic Dress, $44, shop.meetmark.com
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Or Great-Looking Pants
Opt for a trendy pair of pants in a pretty fall color-stay away from jeans or leggings. It's always better to be overdressed than underdressed.
ASOS Peg Pant with Pleated Front, $62.90, us.asos.com
And a Silky Blouse
We love this top because it's festive and flirty without being too sexy.
Mac & Jac Women's Matte Satin Blouse, $69, amazon.com
Break out your best-looking shoes-think classic shape with a closed toe. You can change into the strappy pair your BF loves later in the evening.
Cognac Heels, $275, citysoles.com
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Or Dressy Flats
If flats are more you (or if his mom is petite), wear a pair with an extra-special something-like animal print or a jeweled accent. It's a great way to show off your style.
Duster Pony Hair Flats, $69.95, chineselaundry.com
A Ladylike Coat
There are so many great options out there. This one is polished but cute.
Breast Pocket Coat, $110, tulle4us.com
Related: 6 Ways to Look Sexy When It's Cold Out
A Structured Bag
Think not too big (they'll wonder what kind of baggage you're carrying) but big enough to hold everything you need-including makeup for touchups.
DKNY Quilted Napa Flap Shoulder Bag, $225, zappos.com
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