3 Ways to Take Your Thanksgiving Table From Flat to Fab

11/06/2015 at 04:52 PM ET

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With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about gifts and entertaining style.

You know you’ve been meaning to replace those old plates and platters you use every Thanksgiving anyway, and now you can with a little help from the PEOPLE Shop. Here are three chic items (all under $100) to take your Thanksgiving table to the next level of fabulous.

RELATED: 7 Entertaining Essentials Your Home Needs Now (Psst: They’re All Under $50!)

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Portico Plate Set
Dessert is already our favorite meal of the day—but with these pretty patterned plates, guests will fall even more of in love with that homemade pumpkin pie you’ve been slaving over ($44).

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Crème de la Crème Tray
Save this tray to serve the one Thanksgiving dish you feel will really shine. When it’s licked clean, the French phrase on the bottom will say it all ($36).

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La Cite Pitcher
Whether you’re sipping on apple cider or mulled wine, this gilded pitcher will help you make the perfect pour with a hint of glamour ($68).

RELATED: 7 Chic Items to Decorate Your Living Room on a Budget

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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