Stylish Thanksgiving Outfits That Let You Comfortably Eat Everything In Sight

Look chic without having to unbutton anything!
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Look chic without having to unbutton anything!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, for obvious reasons. It’s the one day of the year when I can eat pretty much all my favorite foods in one sitting. I never get to have baked macaroni and cheese and lasagna, apple pie and cheesecake, sweet potatoes and shepherd’s pie. Yams and rice and casserole, oh my! Don’t even get me started on the leftovers! 

As much as I love to eat, I always feel like I’ve gone up a size by the time dinner is over. Maybe it’s because I never dress accordingly, or maybe I actually do pack on some pounds. Either way, I always have to unbutton or unzip something.

If you aren’t leaving your house for Thanksgiving, I know you may not feel like dressing up. I try to find the point in getting all dolled up just to go to my dining room and pig out, but I never do. And in all honestly, if my mom allowed me to wear a onesie to her dinner table adorned with its expensive tablecloth and fine china, I’d totally do it. But she’s not having it. So I have to dress up. And if your mom is anything like mine, you do, too.

I’ve realized that the best way to keep from being uncomfortable after scarfing down what should technically be four separate meals is to wear an outfit that has lots of room -- not necessarily something that’s too big, but something that’s meant to be oversized or baggy. Elastic waistbands are a go, body-conscious skirts are a no.

I love oversized clothing, so this isn’t a problem for me. If there’s one day you should try this trend, it’s definitely on Thanksgiving. You don’t want to be at your in-laws’ or friend’s house secretly unbuttoning your pants under the table. And you definitely don’t want to skip out on your favorite foods just to play it safe. You’ve waited all year for Thanksgiving!

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A sweater dress is one of the many ways to dress up this Thanksgiving. It’s easy to wear and style, and you don’t have to worry about pairing separates. Just throw on a pair of ankle booties or pumps, accessorize with a simple necklace and beat your face, honey!

Cable-knit Dress, $99 at H&M; Delicate Teardrop Frost Strand, $44 at BaubleBar; Asymmetric Leather Court Shoe, $89.90 at Zara

Cable-knit Dress, $99 at H&M; Delicate Teardrop Frost Strand, $44 at BaubleBar; Asymmetric Leather Court Shoe, $89.90 at Zara

Dress up your oversized sweater with a pair of cigarette trousers and loafers. 

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You can never go wrong with a simple sweater and well-tailored pants.

Wide-leg Suit Pants, $49.95 at H&M; Extra Fine Merino Turtleneck Sweater, $29.90 at Uniqlo; Polly Layered Pendant, $36 at BaubleBar; Galilahi Ankle Boot, $160 at Aldo

Wide-leg Suit Pants, $49.95 at H&M; Extra Fine Merino Turtleneck Sweater, $29.90 at Uniqlo; Polly Layered Pendant, $36 at BaubleBar; Galilahi Ankle Boot, $160 at Aldo

You can always opt to wear heels if you’re about that life on Thanksgiving, but loafers are tres chic and look bomb with a crisp pair of trousers.

Imitation Leather Pants, $34.95 at H&M; Chiffon Blouse, $19.95 at H&M;  Soft Slipper, $35.90 at Zara; MAC Lipstick, $16

Imitation Leather Pants, $34.95 at H&M; Chiffon Blouse, $19.95 at H&M;  Soft Slipper, $35.90 at Zara; MAC Lipstick, $16

Or you can keep it simple by rocking a pair of elastic-waist faux-leather joggers and a forgiving chiffon blouse. Joggers are all the rage this season because they can be worn day or night and they’re super comfortable. Chiffon is a very light and forgiving fabric, which is ideal for a day of unlimited eating.

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What will you be wearing for Thanksgiving?