In a cheery tangerine (the color of the year, according to Pantone).
For the minimalist (relatively speaking): a softly draped, black-and-white version.
Nicole Richie is a modern-day proponent of the hostess gown.
As is Rachel Zoe, her former stylist. We love the subtle houndstooth print on this muted red dress.
There's no defined waist or leg-baring here, yet the result is undeniably sexy.
One of Kate Middleton's favorite labels delivers great takes on the style.
A nipped-waist version of the 1950s classic.
A tropical iteration for the vacationer who still wants to entertain.
The hostess gown goes to Studio 54.
Blair Waldorf wore this one—need we say more?