10 Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas That Let You Have Your Pie and Look Chic, Too
Thanksgiving is a time of joy and a time of reflection. Not to mention a time of gluttony. Though often masked by the smell of sweet potatoes, stuffing and all manner of pie, the underlying theme of the holiday is still inclusion. Which is why families come together and friends stage their own celebrations (in person or via Zoom). And even though everyone would prefer to be eating in pajamas, the rules of decorum dictate otherwise. So each year we adult up and put on our best Thanksgiving outfits. As with all aspects of adulthood, we occasionally mess up. We wear waist-constricting tights, we slip on jeans because we’ve dined in denim before so why should tonight be any different, right? (Wrong.)
This year will definitely be different. Why? Because fashion and function will walk hand-in-hand to the dinner table. Which is why we went ahead and put together 10 fail-safe Thanksgiving outfits that, to paraphrase Reformation, let you have your pie and look chic, too.
Warning: Don’t wait to add these picks to your virtual cart. With all the shipping delays, you want to place your order now to ensure you get your must-have items before the holiday arrives.
Wales Bonner Multi-Argyle Side-Button Sweater, $675 at Bergdorf Goodman
Leave room for all the fixings by wearing a sweater boasting buttons on the side. Button up before dinner, then unbutton to adjust for any food babies post-meal. Wear with relaxed pants and minimalist footwear.
Lounge- and Dinner-Worthy
Zara Metallic Thread Knit Tunic ($49.90) and Metallic Thread Knit Pants ($45.90) at Zara
Yes, you can wear loungewear to Thanksgiving dinner. As long as your set offers some visual interest, like metallic accents. Jazz it up even more with a necklace and some strappy heels.
COS A-Line Pleated Dress, $135 at COS
Some strategic pleating will camouflage any post-feast bloating. Cap off the look with classic loafers.
Pixie Market Dark Brown Wide Leg Jumpsuit, $139 at Pixie Market
Voluminous silhouettes are still in so look for a jumpsuit with space to spare. Add in a pair of heels plus a ribbed long-sleeve shirt and you’re good to go.
Tie One On
Mango Bow Neck Shirt, $34.99 at Mango
An oversized shirt will help disguise any distention. (An undone bow offers even more distraction.) Then work in colorful trousers and flats.
Room to Breathe (and Eat)
& Other Stories Velvet Wrap Midi Dress, $119 at & Other Stories
A wrap dress allows for restriction-free eating. And the dark velvet fabric will hide wine and cranberry sauce stains better than lighter colors. Kick things up a notch with a long-sleeve shirt and croc-effect knee-high boots.
Ann Demeulemeester Amelia Asymmetric Silk-Satin Top, $785 at mytheresa.com
The artful draping on this top won’t reveal how much you actually ate. Style with elastic waist pants, flats and mini gold hoops for a polished yet comfy finish.
Easy as Pie
La DoubleJ Dolce Diamond Dots-Print Tiered Cotton Skirt, $680 at Matches Fashion
The top tier will cover up any signs of overindulgence. Pair with a cropped cardigan and ankle boots.
All About Balance
Mara Hoffman Extended Gracen Dress in Navy, $350 at Mara Hoffman
A relaxed midi dress with eye-catching sleeves will draw attention upward. Layer a contrasting turtleneck underneath if you’re worried about being cold and finish off the look with block-heel pumps.
Zara Floral Jacquard Knit Dress ($49.90) and Floral Jacquard Knit Sweater ($49.90) at Zara
Layer a boxy sweater over a sleeveless dress in a similar floral pattern. The pattern and placement won’t give away the fact that you went back for more. Round out the look with slouchy boots.