Seasoned hostesses know a last-minute catastrophe will always pop up. From unexpected plus-ones added to drama with the catering company, you never know what will be thrown your way the day of a party. Instead of spending the hour before your soirée primping and deciding what to wear, you’re stuck dealing with an undercooked turkey or putting out extra place settings. To avoid any pre-party panic, we rounded up 10 foolproof outfit ideas for you to keep in mind this party-hosting season.
If your style is on the classic side, we have the perfect accessory ideas to wear with your blazer dress, and if you tend to get experimental with your personal style, we found just the outfit combination for you (hint—it involves mixing textures like patent leather and pretty silks). For the fashion-forward hostess, we have several on-trend pieces to incorporate into your party look. No matter your personal style, we’ve got you covered with foolproof outfit ideas you can easily re-create the night of your event.
Scroll through for the most stylish dinner party outfit ideas, and let us know what you’re wearing to attend dinner parties this holiday season by using the hashtag #WhoWhatWearing on Instagram.