After endless months of limited contact with our loved ones, some of us are gearing up for at least one or two highly-anticipated get-togethers with our closest family and friends. While most of us spent last year snuggled up at home in our favourite PJs and loungewear, this holiday season is already looking positively different – especially if you’re playing hostess for the first time in almost two years.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite hostess outfits designed to boost any style repertoire that’s suffered due to a dwindling social calendar. These celebratory looks are guaranteed to set you apart from your guests and help create a relaxed and joyful tone for any type of gathering, as intimate as it may be.
1. The Metallic Jumpsuit
If you want to dress up without actually wearing a dress, step into a leg-lengthening jumpsuit for a one-and-done look you’ll want to sport long after the party ends. Opt for a design with an elastic waistline and a non-constricting silhouette, so you can fulfill all your hostess duties with elegance and ease. Don’t forget to add a touch of metallic glitz into the mix for a festive spin on this holiday classic.
2. The Glitter Maxi Skirt
If you’d rather not shine from head to toe, go for a mix-and-match approach to holiday glam. An ankle-grazing maxi skirt with an extra dose of glitter pairs perfectly with a solid long sleeve turtleneck. The fluidity of the skirt, combined with the simplicity of the top will allow you to achieve an effortlessly polished vibe.
3. The Silver Pleated Dress
Celebratory dressing and lustrous metallics go hand in hand. If you’re feeling bold this season, channel Old Hollywood glamour in a sleek silver dress, sure to give you a jolt of energy as you savour a night full of laughter and fun. Consider a piece with pretty pleats for an outfit that combines fashion and function. Why worry about creases when you can glide freely from guest to guest in a deliberately crinkled ensemble made to move with you?
4. The Jewel-Tone Blouse
You don’t have to cover yourself in sparkles to shine. If you prefer subtlety over sequins, consider a satin blouse in a rich jewel tone. A statement puff sleeve will elevate your look further and give your outfit an undeniably festive feel. Slip on a form-fitting pencil skirt to earn twice as many compliments from your guests.
5. The Bow-Detail Sweater
What better way to wrap up the year than with a delightful bow? Dazzle your invitees with an embellished sweater featuring a charming tie detail. For that extra holiday glow, pair your merry knit with a pull-on pant adorned with delicate pearls. After all, ‘tis the season when more is more!
Are you hosting a holiday party this year? Share your thoughts on hostess fashion in the comments section below.