Most seasoned hostesses know that there’s always a last-minute catastrophe that pops up when you’re throwing a party. Instead of spending the hour before your soiree primping and deciding what to wear, you’re stuck dealing with an undercooked turkey or putting out extra place settings for unexpected guests. To avoid any pre-party panic, we rounded up 8 foolproof outfit ideas for you to keep in mind this party-hosting season.

Click through for easy ways to be the most stylish dinner party outfit ideas. 

What would you wear to host a dinner party? Let us know in the comments below! This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated by Anna LaPlaca.