There's Thanksgiving, and then there's Friendsgiving, which, ultimately, is the same thing but with the family you choose. Before your favorite people head back to their hometowns for the holidays, getting dressed up for dinner is a great way to connect and celebrate the beginning of the holiday season meaningfully. Also, who doesn't love another reason to eat, drink, play games, and plan the next girl's trip. Whether your crew decides on a potluck style dinner or to have a designated cook, selecting the right outfit is right up there with making sure you don't overcook your dish. Leave a lasting impression on those in attendance and while looking back in years to come. Which holiday aunty are you, romantic, glamorous, or classic?
FOR THE ROMANTIC
Match the intimacy of the evening in a romantic outfit. Soft silhouettes like bows, ruffles, A-line hems, and sheer elements with embroidery are instantly charming and fit right in with candle-lit decor. Velvet, satin, and silk textures up the romance even more because their feel is lush and comforting. Adding a crown ruched headband and dramatic earrings to a cold shoulder blouse adds a regal touch, while a velvet ruched headband complements an equally velvet high neck blouse.
FOR THE CLASSIC
There's very little to say about classic outfit elements. They're pieces in the fashion lexicon year after year because of their steadfastness. And for good reason, a wrap dress is equal parts enduring through the years and provides the perfect stretch for after feast comfort. On the surface a classic aesthetic might appear simple with its tailored elements, mostly solid color way, and demure patterning. However, shift dresses and pencil skirts create the perfect opportunity for layering with coats that place a metaphorical bow on your look. The addition of neutral accessories like Kenyatta and the lushness of Smokey Quartz to a cinched waist dress make them timeless.
FOR THE GLAMOROUS
Make your arrival as highly anticipated as the prized bird in a glam outfit. Sequins, metallics, and skin-baring elements make the perfect attention-grabbing combination. As a general rule, if your outfit dazzles in the flash, own it; there's no need to be camera shy. Details like fringe, old Hollywood turbans, and iridescent headwraps elevate with statement jewelry and chunky heels. Therefore, you'll look good during a post-meal nap or an ultra-competitive session of Taboo. Slip on a faux-fur coat before heading out the door to stay weather and camera ready.