Unlike with Halloween, where pretty much anything goes, our Thanksgiving ensembles tend to be slightly more conservative.
We always want to look cute during dinner, especially on occasions like visiting the S.O.’s family for the first time. We never give much thought to the massive amounts of turkey we will eat and always end up in an uncomfortable situation: a too-tight dress or pants that pinch our waist.
We’ve got your back this year by rounding up the best (and most fashionable) options for your Thanksgiving attire. These outfits will allow you to look cute, while keeping your attention on the important stuff, like Instagramming that pecan pie.
“Leather” leggings are an easy way to class-up an outfit. Pair them with a blazer and you will have yourself a formal, yet versatile option. Expensive prices and easy stretching tend to be issues with this style, but this option from Target fix those areas. These faux-suede leggings clock in at $19.99 and are made from a super stretchy fabric. Go ahead, have an extra serving of sweet potatoes.
Three of fall’s hottest trends are wrapped up in this one look: chokers, velvet and slip dresses. If you want to be comfortable but truly stand out on Thanksgiving, this will be your best option. We love a slip dress for this specific occasion because it doesn’t hug our waist. It can also be styled with a T-shirt underneath and the layering will help get rid of any muffin-top situations. Velvet is insanely popular currently and this is definitely a comfortable way to be on-trend this Thanksgiving!
We are huge fans of Kimono-like cover ups. They can instantly jazz up a pair of jeans or can be worn alone as a dress with heels. Not to mention, they are also roomy enough so you don’t need to worry about being uncomfortable after eating a lot. Nevertheless, most of the versions out there are heavy with red hues. We found this amazing camel-colored option from Forever 21. Depending on how formal your family dinner will be, opt to style it as a dress or over pants. Throw on heels and you are on your way to that second serving of turkey in no time!
If you plan to really go all out with food at this year’s dinner, a knit sweater dress will be your best ally. The thick fabric hides any bulges and the roomy silhouette allows for extreme comfort. If your family dinner is more low-key, opt for pairing this style with flats. If you want to make this look more done-up, pair it with heels or over-the-knee boots.
The words “skinny jeans” during Thanksgiving are enough to send us into a panic. Even the stretchiest denim version ends up being too uncomfortable after a big meal. We scoured the internet to find the perfect substitution. This jegging version (legging + jeans = jegging) has a great amount of stretch and absolutely no waistband. These can be styled in the same versatile manner that you would style your favorite pair of jeans.
Now that you have your outfit in check, start thinking about how you’ll help out in the kitchen. Get started with recipes to THESE eight pumpkin-themed treats.