10 Inspiring Vintage Holiday Hostess Looks

Holiday hostess vintage look

There are so many details involved in hosting a Holiday party—beverages, hors d’ouevres, the guests list—the last thing you want to worry about is what you’ll be wearing. An elegant, yet festive ensemble is the perfect look for the hostess of a holiday gathering, and a great source of inspiration when trying to achieve this look are vintage fashion editorials.

Ahead, we’ve collected a few of our favorite images from the enchanting “more is more” era of the 60s, the glamorous 50s, and more. Once you’re through with this list, your inspired outfit will exude “hostess with the mostest.”


Lynn Wyatt


Dorian Leigh



Photo by Richard Avedon


Photo by Richard Avedon



Jean Shrimpton