t-day ettiquette for any situation
Major holidays can cause undue stress for all sorts of reasons. Don’t let your outfit be one of them. Here, a handy guide for what to wear this Thanksgiving, whatever type of dinner you’re attending.
Your significant other’s parents’ home
Item: A modest, sophisticated dress is the no-brainer for any holiday interaction with his parents – but leaning towards the conservative side doesn’t have to be boring. Sleeves and a knee-length cut maintain an air of elegance, but a little cinching at the waist and a bold color choice – as seen on this shift from Preen – keep things from being dull.
Beauty: Wear with loose hair and a flushed cheek (try our cheek stain in Dollface).
Bring: Dessert, whether homemade or from your favorite bakery, will be appreciated by all – and remind his mother how sweet you are.
Your extended family’s house
Item: You’re with your fam, so you can relax a little. This scenario calls for a simple sartorial recipe that will yield polished results: your favorite jeans plus comfy booties plus a gorgeous silk blouse, like this classic from Chloe.
Beauty: A fun cat-eye is an easy way to amp up your daytime look for evening; use our skinny smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof liner to achieve the perfect flick that lasts all night.
Bring: A mass-appeal appetizer for the family to munch on while waiting for dinner. Your host will thank you.
Dinner with friends
Item: Let’s be honest: this type of dinner is probably more about the company than the food. You’re with your besties, so wear whatever makes you feel most fabulous. We’re fond of a fabulous maxi skirt like this one by Malene Birger, which can be dressed up (silk chemise) or down (black tee) depending on the fanciness of your dinner.
Beauty: Counter-balance the glamour of the skirt with a messy bun and neutral, dewy skin, easily achieved with our Amazonian clay BB illuminating moisturizer.
Bring: Booze of any kind; seasonally-appropriate options are a bold red wine or tasty apple brandy.
Your first time hosting
Key item: Make sure you stay comfortable as you’re tearing it up in the
kitchen. A printed trouser, like this pair from McQ by Alexander McQueen, instantly makes us feel as chic and put-together as Betty Draper. A very sexy apron doesn’t hurt, either.
Beauty: Keep things simple for yourself with a bright, long-lasting lipstick and little else. We’re partial to our glamazon pure performance 12-hour lipstick in Fierce.
Bring: A relaxed attitude! If you’re having fun, so will your guests.