Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.
My boyfriend, who is Jewish, has just invited me home for Passover Seder, and to meet his parents for the first time. He has suggested that I should dress as if it were “Thanksgiving Dinner” by which I think he means moderately formal, although at my home my father traditionally wears a Chicago Bears jersey and sweat pants. Please help!
Manolo says, ayyyyy! Such the honor to be invited home to experience this ancient and important ritual! Truly, the boyfriend must like you, for otherwise he would not be so willing to disappoint his mother, who has spent all that time working on his J-Date profile.
Do not worry. She will certainly grow to like you, too, especially as you will arrive so respectfully and attractively attired. The Manolo suggests dressing as if you were attending the adult dinner party with the French Ambassador, meaning somewhat conservatively, in subdued colors, and yet with the attention to style.
You would certainly not wish to appear to be the shiksa hoochie mama.
As for the shoes, the Manolo recommends the simple and elegant pump, such as this one, the Clara from the Stuart Weitzman.