As for me, I want the truth when I ask questions like that. Then when he says, “You look great!” I can believe him.
Here are some phrases for what to say in those awkward moments:
- That outfit does not compliment your fantastic figure.
- I love that color on you, but it accentuates areas I don’t think you’d want accentuated.
- You look better naked.
- You look beautiful in anything, but that one is not my favorite.
- Wear the mauve dress. I love it on you.
- I’ll take you shopping.
- I really like your legs in that dress, but you’d look even better if you wore [fill in the blank].
- How about you wear something that matches me?
- I love you.
- And if all else fails, here’s the top response: Kids, go tell Mom to change.
At the end of any wardrobe malfunction, honesty is the best policy. We’ve all seen people and thought, “Did they look in a mirror before they left their house? Why didn’t someone tell them?” Save your loved one some embarrassment and tell the truth.