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Easy, Chic Entertaining Outfits

November 17, 2016

‘Tis (nearly) the season. In the first of our holiday shopping guides, we’ll be taking the stress out of at least one part of holiday entertaining: what to wear.

For active moms

If you’re cooking up a feast and taking care of kids, you’ll want an outfit with plenty of room to move. Eileen Fisher’s silk lantern pants, available at Neiman Marcus, have a stylish, modern silhouette and a Thanksgiving-ready elasticated waist. Pair with Banana Republic’s shoulder-bow blouse in autumnal chai spice — having no sleeves will be a blessing on the busy day. Finish the look with kate spade new york's Milan Too shoes in a comfortable but chic mid heel.

Family-style: the later years

If your family’s a little more grown-up, Ann Taylor's ribbed cowl-neck sweater dress is the perfect Thanksgiving dress: a seasonally appropriate knit, a flattering but very forgiving cut, and understated chic without sacrificing comfort. If you’re in the kitchen, protect this beauty with an apron in French blue, from Williams Sonoma. Complete the look with autumnal Blake suede booties from Sam Edelman.


Friendsgivings are the time to show off a more on-trend look — but don’t forget you’ll want to be comfortable, both before and after the candied yams. We love Eileen Fisher’s bateau-neck velvet dress in festive velvet (available at Neiman Marcus), Prada's black suede ankle booties, and, to set it all off, David Yurman's wide sculpted cable cuff in silver.

For a quiet day at home

If you plan to spend the day lounging, do it in the utmost comfort and style. Pictured: Anthropologie's Earthen loungers and top in pale salmon pink; Burberry reversible check merino poncho; and Ugg Alena faux-fur cuff slippers, from Bloomingdale’s.

Family reunion

Big family reunions call for some festive color and sparkle. Bring cheer to the party in a Michael Kors polkadot devoré velvet dress in claret, with Salvatore Ferragamo T-strap pumps in suede and printed calfskin, and, if the festivities take you out of the house, the ultimate conversation starter: Alexander McQueen’s Nova Whips snakeskin jewelry box clutch, from Neiman Marcus

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