Glamorous (Yet Comfortable) Hostess Outfit Ideas For Your Next Holiday Party

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The holiday season will soon be upon us, and that means it’s time to start planning for all the festive gatherings and parties! I’ll admit that my excitement about this holiday season is going to verge on overboard. As you may remember, we spent the past 15+ months moving around (4 stinkin’ times) while our house was under construction. Now that we’re finally in our house, we have a place to settle and call home, just in time for the holidays. I can’t think of many things better than that! Well, except for the chance to officially break in our home with a big, festive gathering and host my family’s Christmas this year. Which, spoiler alert, I’ve got the honor!

Given the exciting circumstances, I wanted to wear something special this year, and I found just the thing at Talbots. Classic styles but with a modern twist, I found so many great hostess outfit ideas that picking just one was the tricky part. So if you’re struggling to find the perfect ensemble, fear not! I have some fabulous hostess outfit ideas that will make you feel glamorous yet comfortable for your next holiday party. And even if this year you find yourself attending instead of hosting, you can still feel ready to shine in these stylish and festive looks.

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My Hostess Outfit

The Stylish Appeal of Satin Wide-Leg Pants


Hello from my pantry! Though I haven’t officially revealed this space yet, it’s already been such a useful space in our home and I know we’ll use it even more as hosting season comes upon us.

Speaking of hosting, a pair of stylish pants in a festive material such as velvet or satin is a must-have item for any fashion-forward hostess. They offer a stylish appeal that can elevate your holiday outfit to the next level! These pants are not only modern but also comfortable, making them the perfect choice for long nights of entertaining.

One of the great things about my satin wide-leg pants (besides the elastic waist in the back) is that they can be paired with a variety of tops. For a chic and sophisticated look, try pairing them with a lady jacket (like I did), a crisp white blouse, or a cozy black turtleneck.

If you’re going for a more casual and relaxed vibe, a simple tee or cozy sweater will do the trick. Whether you’ve got Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas holiday dinner, or a New Year dinner party on your calendar, building your outfit around a pair of stylish elastic waist pants is the perfect starting point.

Sizing Info: I wear a size 2 or 4 in bottoms, depending on the brand, and I am wearing a size 4 in these pants, but I could have sized down. Though they still fit, they are a little too big and too long. I’d recommend sizing down, but a looser waist can be better for tucking in chunky sweaters, so keep your personal style and fit preferences in mind!

The Alluring Charm of the Sequin Lady Jacket Cardigan


Now that we’ve covered the stylish appeal of satin wide-leg pants, let’s talk about the alluring charm of the sequin lady jacket cardigan. Lady jackets are all the rage right now, so I knew I wanted to find a way to incorporate this style into my outfit. This top is truly the best of both worlds!

It has the lady jacket style, yet feels more like a cardigan, making it more wearable for hostess activities such as table setting, keeping the snack table filled, and topping off everyone’s coffee.

This is a dazzling piece that will instantly elevate any look. With its sparkling sequins and gold and pearl accents, this cardigan exudes elegance and sophistication, all the while adding a touch of glamour to your outfit.

One of the great things about the sequin lady jacket cardigan is its versatility. It can be paired with a variety of bottoms, from satin wide leg pants to a classic pair of black trousers. You can even wear it over a little black dress for a chic and stylish look. There are so many options, allowing you to create the perfect hostess (or attendee) outfit for any occasion.

Sizing Info: I am wearing a small and it fits true to size. The sequins are not on the inside of the cardigan, but it does feel slightly itchy, so I’d recommend wearing a shirt underneath.

The Glamorous Statement With Embellished Mules


From running around the house to long hours on your feet, comfortable shoes are a must-have for hosting. And as fancy as it sounds to wear a pair of statement heels, they’re not a practical choice, but luckily, I found another beautiful option with these embellished mules.

The beauty of these embellished mules is that they effortlessly combine style and comfort. With their open-back design and comfortable heel height, you can enjoy the night without any discomfort. Let’s face it, no one wants to be stuck in uncomfortable shoes while hosting or attending a holiday party!

Comfort aside, when it comes to making a bold statement with your holiday outfit, nothing quite compares to the glamorous touch of a sparkly embellishment. These stunning shoes add a touch of elegance and sparkle to any ensemble, elevating your look from ordinary to extraordinary. It’s like wearing bold jewelry for your feet!

Sizing Info: No matter the brand, mules always fit small on me. I sized up a 1/2 size in these and I like the fit.

Hostess Outfit Ideas

Okay, I’ve shown you what I’m wearing. Still want a few other ideas? I’ve got you!

hostess holiday outfit ideas

pants | turtleneck | shoes | earrings

hostess holiday outfit ideas

pants | turtleneck sweater | earrings | bracelet | shoes

hostess holiday outfit ideas

pants | blazer | top | shoes | brooch

hostess holiday outfit ideas

pants | top | shoes | earrings

hostess holiday outfit ideas

pants | shirt | shoes | necklace

When it comes to the “perfect hostess outfits”, there really is no universal, set dress code. Whether you’re hosting dinner parties or attending a last minute get together, the best thing to wear is something that makes you feel comfortable, confident, and ready to shine!

I don’t know about you, but one of the best ways I feel comfortable and confident in my clothes is by wearing timeless pieces. Want a timeless outfit idea? Check out A Classy Chic Outfit Idea for the Timeless Woman


Founder and editor of My Chic Obsession, Carolyn is your trusted fashion maven. Carolyn's drive to help others achieve a classic and timeless wardrobe fuels her posts, making a go-to resource for style seekers worldwide. Beyond the wardrobe, she resides in the heartland of the Midwest, dreaming up new ideas and raising her two lively boys, her biggest fashion critics.