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TIPS FOR HOSTESSES

An incorrect source was given for the Gianni Versace shir and trousers shown in the Sun Magazine's holiday entertaining guide Sunday. The clothes are available at Hyatt & Co. The jewelry in the photo is available at Panache.

The Sun regrets the errors.

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In the whirl, excitement and hard work that goes into holidaentertaining, it's easy to forget that the hostess should enjoy herself too. So here are a fashion suggestions to help minimize the stress of dressing up for a holiday soiree.

* Minimize accessories. Long flowing scarves can tip over wine glasses, and lengthy, clunky necklaces can slip into the dip. Alternative: Long drop earrings dress up a look but aren't cumbersome.

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* Footwear should be comfortable, especially for cocktail parties that keep busy hostesses on their feet hours at a time. Avoid high heels. Mules, velvet loafers with a crest and low-heeled suede shoes are great accompaniments to today's casual but elegant fashions.

* Choose belts, scarves and hair accessories that will stay in place for the duration of the party. That way you won't have to fuss with them all evening.

* Don't fall into the trap of forcing a look: There's nothing more uncomfortable than fidgeting all night with, say, a neckline that doesn't fit right. The key to successful entertaining is comfort.

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