What Should You Wear When Hosting a Party or Get-Together?

3 Outfit Tips For Hosts

Spring is finally here, and for many of us, it’s peak hosting season! There are too many events and celebrations to count. From spring garden parties to graduations, Mother’s Day brunches, and the occasional birthday party, now is the time to open your home and invite all of your favorite friends and family members. 

Along with planning the festivities and the menu for the occasion, you might be wondering what you should wear. Hosting can feel overwhelming, but dressing like the hostess with the mostest doesn’t have to be. Here are a few tips to help you plan the perfect outfit.


Embrace Your Home’s Aesthetic

As the host, you have a home-court advantage. Not only do you know where everything is in your home (and have the final say over the event’s soundtrack), but you also get to choose the decorations. Matching your petite to plus size sheath dress to the setting makes you look more “at home,” which is the goal of any hosting outfit. 

If your home has a more monochromatic vibe, follow suit with a solid-colored dress or jumpsuit. Shannon in Sapphire is perfect for this aesthetic, this easy wrap keeps you comfy enough to tend to your guest while also keeping you put together. On the other hand, maybe you’ve carefully crafted your home’s color scheme with a mix of complementary colors. If so, consider purchasing separate bottoms and tops. You mix and match them with the rest of your home with Beverly, Brooke, and Maeve from our Separates Collection.


Dress Comfortably

It’s no secret that hosting can be stressful for many of us. We want to make the perfect impression on our loved ones, and this means ensuring every nook and cranny of the house is perfectly clean, the food is tasty and ready on time, and everyone enjoys themselves. Even the coolest and most confident person can start to feel overwhelmed. The last thing you need is to feel like you’re fussing with an uncomfortable outfit during the event. 

Instead, choose an effortlessly comfortable outfit that makes you feel confident. This can be different things for different people. For some, it’s an elegant style, fit for a special occasion, like the viral  Sara Jumpsuit. For others, it’s the Lisa 2.0, our best-selling dress with an array of colors whether you’re looking for a wrap dress plus size or petite. The key is wearing something comfortable and casual, radiating a carefree, positive energy. 


Avoid Over Accessorizing

Finally, it’s important to remember your role as a host—making everyone feel welcome and comfortable. If you wear all of your sparkliest jewelry and most expensive designer pieces, you might send the wrong message, and guests may think they’re underdressed. 

Instead, choose thoughtful accessories that elevate your outfit without getting in the way or overpowering the rest of your look. After all, you might spend some time moving around the kitchen or bringing out hors d’oeuvres to the garden, so avoid the sky-high heels and dangling jewelry and opt for more understated, elegant choices.

As you gear up to play host, remember that comfort is key. Choose clothing that allows you to move freely, keeping it relaxed yet refined. Minimal accessories keep the focus on your natural warmth and hospitality. And don't overlook your home's aesthetic—it's the backdrop that sets the tone for your gathering. Let its charm shine through, whether it's through cozy decor or personal touches that reflect your style. So, take a breath, dress comfortably, and let your home's inviting atmosphere create the perfect ambiance for an unforgettable get-together with your favorite people.

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