Don’t Do the Pit-Tuck

Don’t Do the Pit Tuck How to Dress for a Cocktail Party

Elliott Lucca ’3-Way’ Woven Leather Demi Bag, $78 from Nordstrom

There’s so much talk about going hands-free these days, but I’m talking about hands-free as in “left hand holding a stuffed mushroom, right hand holding a vodka cranberry.” This is no time for pit-tucking a clutch or lugging a humongous hobo bag. Keep food, drinks AND pocketbook in control; we like to bring along a simple wristlet or pocketbook with a thin shoulder strap that doesn’t get in the way, but stays neatly at our side.

What are some of your favorite ways to dress for a cocktail party?