Thanksgiving is all about the stuffing, am I right? Well, ok there’s the other stuff too, but really, it’s the stuffing. I usually celebrate Thanksgiving with my parents and it’s relatively a quiet affair where I can wear whatever I want. I’ve heard that some people dress up and do it up right. They go all Sandra Lee with their beautiful tablescapes and put the proof on Instagram, other’s might be meeting the soon-to-be in-laws for the first time, and still others might just be having a Friendsgiving. No matter what you’re doing, you want to be comfy while you eat, after all this is the day of eating. Of course I have some ideas for outfits – and most have hidden elastic waistbands! Bring on the crescent rolls I say…
This year I’ve picked out 14 pieces of clothing that would be perfect to wear anywhere you’re having Thanksgiving dinner. Some can be worn together, or not, whatever you want to do.
1. H&M – Wide-cut Dress | 2. Macy’s – Free People – Night Moves Harem Pants | 3. H&M – Pleated Skirt | 4. Zara – Swiss Dot Ruffled Blouse | 5. Nasty Gal – Cara Delevingne Girl Gone Wild Zebra Dress | 6. American Eagle – Tailgate Women’s David Bowie Cropped T-Shirt | 7. H&M – Puff-sleeved Dress | 8. Nasty Gal – Got a Crush On You Velvet Blazer | 9. Macy’s – Lauren Ralph Lauren – Button-Cuff Long-Sleeve Sweater | 10. Ann Taylor – The Audrey Pant in Blackwatch Plaid Bi-Stretch | 11. Bloomingdales – AQUA – Metallic Puff-Sleeve Top | 12. Athleta – Brooklyn Ankle Pant | 13. American Eagle – Oversized Softest Crew Neck Sweater | 14. Nordstrom – SPANX® -Faux Leather Leggings
H&M calls this the “wide-cut” dress. Yes, I will agree with that. It is huge. I tried it on at H&M and realized it actually makes me look a little larger than I really am. Yet, with the addition of a belt to give shape to the dress, it looks so much better! If you just feel like rocking the dress without the belt, that’s cool too. The dress is a really soft fabric, lightweight and it’s definitely not gonna deter you from eating more turkey if you want to.
I know these are a super weird choice, but stick with me. I saw Cella Jane rocking these pants in such a sophisticated way I had to include it in this round-up. I love the way she put the joggers with heels. I might choose a black or grey top and heels, even though the white top looks lovely. I would also rock these for an unexpected comfy look as well with a T-shirt and sneakers.
I wanted to try this on as well, but they didn’t have it in my size. It’s odd because they do go by sizes, but it also has an elastic waistband. Hmm. The fabric is stiffer then I thought it would be, but that’s good because it will hold the pleats really well. I’d pair this with a black or white sweater (9). I would pair this skirt with black booties or boots.
If you’ve ever wondered if you can be sexy at a Thanksgiving dinner, the answer is yes with this dress. It’s right on trend with the print. I like the short sleeves because you never know if you might get too warm – and if you’re too cold, it’s an easy dress to throw a blazer or Teddy jacket over for warmth.
This is sold as a crop top, but I’m sure you all know my feelings on crop tops. (If you don’t, buy bigger then it won’t be a crop!) This Bowie one is pretty cool and would be killer for a Friendsgiving celebration. Or one at my house! I would pair this with black jeans, joggers, or even the black pants on this list (number 12).
This is my favorite dress of the entire round-up. There’s something so fun about it – could be the color or the puff sleeves (you know I’m into a good puff sleeve now), I’m not entirely sure. This would be a great look for having Thanksgiving out at a fancy schmancy restaurant, or a fancy dinner at someone’s house. I see people having those on Instagram… I know they exist somewhere. Probably in Charleston, South Carolina! Ha ha! I would put opaque tights with chunky boots.
I put these all together because they go well together and I would wear something like this to a Thanksgiving celebration or even to work. The blazer (number 8) is velvet which is always holiday appropriate. I like the maroon color because it’s somewhat unexpected and a great fall color. The white sweater (number 9) underneath is a little risky for a dinner – steer clear of the cranberry sauce! – but there’s always a tide stick nearby. The leggings (number 14) are a faux leather. I have these and they’re really cool and comfy. They do run small, so I’d make sure to size up. I got a XL in Petite and I wouldn’t want any other size right now.
Tartan pants are holiday staples. These are a perfect pair to wear for Thanksgiving dinner because they’re festive and won’t bite into you if you indulge a little too much into the stuffing and pumpkin pie. I would pair a navy shirt (number 11) or even white again. I prefer navy because it will really bring out the navy in the pants.
This navy shirt is a great holiday shirt because it’s classy, pretty, and most importantly, blousy. I imagine it would blouson nicely over any pants. I also like the high neck. It’s pretty and ladylike without being too prim and prissy.
I own these pants and they are super comfy! Any of the shirts in this post would be great wtih these pants. These might be the ones I’ll be wearing to my own Thanksgiving dinner. I love the pockets on these pants, and the elastic waistband. It’s one of those times you can say, “I have my eatin’ pants on!”
If there ever was a time for a soft, cuddly sweater it’s on Thanksgiving – mainly after you have the big meal and the tryptophan makes you want to take a nap. This sweater is your best friend. You can cuddle up in it, look fabulous, and have a great nap in it.
There you have it – my round-up of the 14 things I think would be great to wear to any type of Thanksgiving celebration. For those who do celebrate – do any of these strike a chord with you, will you be buying any to wear? Do you even like turkey? Let me know in the comments below!