Playing Hostess? Slip Into One of These Party-Perfect Looks

Party-Perfect Hostess Looks | Fashion | Laura Canada
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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.

Metallic Jumpsuit
Metallic V-Neck Jumpsuit

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.

Glitter Maxi Skirt
Glitter Pull-On Maxi Skirt
Laura Plus
Shirred Detail Turtleneck
Laura Plus

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?

Silver Pleated Dress
Sleeveless Pleated Dress

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.

Jewel-Tone Blouse
Balloon Sleeve Blouse
Laura Petites
Straight Zipper Skirt
Laura Petites

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!

Bow-Detail Sweater
Tie Detail Sweater
Pearl Detail Pants

Are you hosting a holiday party this year? Share your thoughts on hostess fashion in the comments section below.

Written by Sarah Sussman

Born and raised in the city of endless festivals and world-famous gastronomy, Sarah considers herself a true Montrealer. From the undeniably genius blend of squeaky cheese curds, fries and gravy to the breathtakingly beautiful European-inspired architecture, it’s easy for this city girl to find plenty to love in the place she is proud to call home. When she is not enjoying time with her family and seriously contemplating whether to order sushi or pizza while at home with her husband and kids, Sarah is likely pushing herself to the limit through intense boxing workouts and trying her very hardest not to jaywalk.

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