Going to a Dinner Party? Here’s What You Should Wear
Posted Tuesday October 15, 2013 7:30 AM GMT
If there is one event that’s constantly on our social calendar, it’s the ever-so-popular dinner party. And with the holiday season rolling around, we’re sure there will be an influx in food-related engagements for all.
When attending such a gathering, there are two important things to keep in mind: Never forget to bring your host(ess) a gift (vino normally does the trick) and always dress appropriately for the occasion.
Being underdressed will make you feel inadequate, and arriving too done up will cause the lady or man-of-the-house to feel like a sartorial outcast.
We put together five looks that are appropriate for every type of affair — formal, casual, business, family and glitzy — to ensure you’re prepared for any environment. Bon appétit!
For a formal dinner party: Keep it classy. A little black dress is a good go-to. It makes you look elegant, without trying too hard. To give your look an edge, pair it with a metal-plated belt and bold statement jewelry. Throw your hair into a chic topknot and you’re ready to go!
For a casual dinner party: This type of gathering allows you to show up in your everyday duds. One effortlessly-trendy getup we love is boyfriend jeans with a simple white blouse. Slip on your favorite leather jacket and cute ankle booties to complete your look.
For a glitzy dinner party: Feel free to pull out all the stops! Opt for fun patterns, metallic fabrics, or shiny sequins. We’re obsessed with dresses that boast all-over embellishments, but if you’re tired of flirty frocks, try some trousers! One sophisticated print to don is jacquard. You can never go wrong.
For an office dinner party: Here you must maintain your professional appearance, but since it’s afterhours, you are allowed to loosen up a bit. We suggest you don a boldly hued pencil skirt to make a stylish statement. Pair it with a striped top, a chunky necklace, and heels and you’ll be the office fashionista in no time!
For a family dinner party: If you’re heading to mom and pop’s house for a nice, home-cooked meal, then you probably don’t have to worry too much about your apparel. But, being the style-obsessed maven you are, it’s still important to show off your flare for fashion. Leather leggings paired with a graphic sweatshirt is a great option if you're looking to keep things chic, sassy and fresh.