You’ve been waiting patiently (or maybe impatiently!) for the day to come, and it’s finally right around the corner: the day your soldier comes home. And the chances are really good that your Military partner is as excited as you are. You both want to look and feel your best for each other — whatever that means to each of you. So you open up your closet doors and skim over your wardrobe wondering what items will convey, “I miss you,” “I love you,” and “I’m so thankful you’re back” and every other thought that’s been running through your head. Do you go for the casual, “Let’s just chill together all day,” outfit… or the one that says “I want you now!”?

SpouseBuzz has a fantastic article on what Military Spouses shouldn’t wear to a homecoming. You may want to remind your soldier how smokin’ hot you are, but a Military homecoming isn’t the time to do it. So many MilSpouses show up in tight skirts, tall heels, and overdone makeup. Perhaps they think it will make their loved one that much more excited to see them, but they aren’t thinking about everyone else around them. You know — families, kids, other soldiers. SpouseBuzz breaks it down to 10 “no-nos” to keep in mind when you’re getting ready for that homecoming you’ve been waiting forever for:

This blog will help you avoid the rookie mistakes of getting ready for a military formal event. Some of the common things to avoid: heels so high you can’t walk normally, wearing clothes you wouldn’t want your spouse’s Commanding Officer to see, wearing prom dresses or wedding gowns, showing cleavage or any other body part you wouldn’t want your grandparents seeing.

Read the full article here.

And if finding the perfect outfit to wear isn’t all you’re worried about, be sure to check out our posts for makeup tips and styling your hair. But it’s not all about how you look. Check out these additional tips for a smooth Military homecoming.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen someone wear to a homecoming? Share the story with us!