Well my mother is a fit and tanned blonde southern girl who although a grandma of 4 and 47 years old still dresses like a teenager in short shorts midriff baring tops everywhere, and skintight everything and lots of garish makeup and flashy jewelry well shes coming down here to mexico in January to visit its her first trip here and I am concerned about her appearence causing her problems
First off most women here do not wear short shorts, midriff tops and lots of makeup during the day or use flashy jewelry to avoid robbery and they dont draw attention to themselves for safety reasons
Well I explained to her today on the phone to pack modest clothes and leave her makeup and jewels at home or just bring very minimal like her wedding band and maybe some light makeup and that she has to tie up her hair something she never does¨¨ to avoid drawing attention to herself and to prevent her from being ridiculed or mugged
Also she is not catholic and has no sense on how to dress to attend a catholic service she wore a mini skirt to my kids baptism and a skin tight capri suit to my own RCIA baptism in the states where people are not as judgmental, now imagine when I take here to the Basilica of Guadalupe or San Juan de los lagos not only will people talk but to me its very disrespectful to enter churches of any kind in inappropriate clothes
I dont want to hurt her feelings how can I explain that this is for her own good while visiting?
Should I go buy her some modest clothes so she can wear them here?
Should I just not take her out if she refuses to tone her style down?
Im not trying to offend anyone or anything just asking for some suggestions on how to help her have the safe and fun time with us while shes here