The Fuss-Free Outfit to Wear When Hosting a Party

We all love attending those stylish soirées that are Instagram gold—who doesn't adore a good party? But every now and then, it becomes your turn to actually throw one, and putting together an event requires a bit more attention than 'gramming one. While you may feel frantic about all of the planning involved (the menu, the décor, and so on), the one thing you shouldn’t fret about is your outfit—especially when there’s a formula that always work. 

Blogger Kimberly Lapides of Eat.Sleep.Wear is fully versed in being a savvy hostess, and she knows a thing or two about planning out the perfect party look. Her #1 rule? Go with a flowy dress. “I know we all gravitate to skinny jeans and a good button-down, but dressing up creates a more polished feel, and guests will appreciate your presentation both on the table and on yourself,” Lapides tells us. Plus, throwing on one dress is infinitely simpler—and still comfortable!—than figuring out a pieced-together ensemble. 

Ahead, we asked Lapides and Gilt for what to look for when shopping for that hostess-becoming dress for your next party. Read on for her tips.

How will you incorporate these tips into the next event you host? Tell us in the comments below.