What To Wear When Hosting

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Playing hostess during the holidays is no doubt a festive way to entertain friends and show off your domestic savvy. Whether you’re planning a cocktail party, seated dinner or a fireside soiree, that last thing you need to worry about is your outfit. Instead, a foolproof (and festive!) ensemble is the goal, so you can focus your energy on perfecting the menu, decor and playlist. Here, three spirited ensembles that appear thoughtful yet effortless so you can go back to impressing your guests and partake in the holiday cheer.

Vanessa Jackman

It's Party Time

For A Fireside Fete

A fringe sweater dress and lace-up flats are an easy look that's equally festive. Add a touch of sparkle with crystal earrings, spirited nails a bold lip.

Rouge Pur Couture The Mats Lipstick

$36

Yves Saint Laurent

Le Top Coat Gold Sparkle Nail Coat

$34

Chanel

Crystal Ombre Earrings

$150

Ben Amun

Lace-up Ballerinas

$50

Mango

Fringed Knitted Sweater Dress

$450

J.Crew

For A Dinner Party

For an uncomplicated yet radiant look, pair a metallic skirt with a cozy knit and shimmering accessories.

Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

$29

NARS

Star Earring Jackets

$65

Shashi

ROSCHA Metallic High Sandals

$90

Topshop

Cream Cable Knit Polo Neck Jumper

$59

Glamorous

Metallic Pleated Skirt

$1,785

Proenza Schouler

For Cocktails And Dancing

For a luxe take on simple separates, team a velvet trouser with a pearl-accented sweater for holiday glam.

Joyful

$68

Escada

14-Karat Gold Pearl and Diamond Ring

$480

Mizuki

Enida Heels

$170

Shutz

Studio Velvet Trousers

$129

Zara

Suzette Pearl Collar Sweater

$325

Sandro