Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we’re already dreaming of turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and, of course, the perfect outfit. When it comes to what to wear for Thanksgiving, there’s a lot for women to consider. Your outfit has to be roomy enough for that second slice of dessert, yet chic enough to post pics to the ‘gram. With a little help from us, you’ll find it easy to dress for any gathering this holiday season. From casual to dressy, this year’s top Thanksgiving outfits will get you through Turkey Day looking like your most stylish (and comfortable) self.
WHAT TO WEAR FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER
Thanksgiving is a chance to reflect, relax and spend time with friends and family, both near and far. An added bonus? You get to eat a cornucopia of tasty food all weekend long. And maybe even score major Black Friday deals, too. A win-win, if you ask us. With everyone’s favorite November holiday fast approaching, you no doubt have a lot on your proverbial plate. As you put the finishing touches on the menu, don’t forget to plan what to wear for Thanksgiving dinner. Let your outfit choice be one less thing you have to worry about.
Traditionally, Thanksgiving dinner was a formal affair, no matter how or where it was spent. Were jeans of any kind banned from your family gatherings growing up? You’re not alone. Luckily, this strict dress code mentality has eased over the last decade, and even more so in the past year. Now, the name of the game for what to wear for Thanksgiving is comfort. Not to worry, this can be incorporated into any dinner setting, from formal affairs to sweatpant-friendly get-togethers. Always look for stylish items that have plenty of stretch, from dresses to leggings and sweaters. And yes, even jeans. Seasonal colors will keep your outfit festive, while jewelry acts as the finishing touch to tie together everything.
WHAT TO WEAR TO A FORMAL THANKSGIVING DINNER
If you’ve got a formal turkey affair on the schedule, don’t hold back when planning what to wear for Thanksgiving. Put together something amazing and dress to the nines. Yes, it is possible for women to look formal while feeling comfortable, too. An on-trend midi dress will have you looking sleek and sophisticated. Double check the fabric content for spandex for even more ease of wear. If the weather forecast is on the chilly side, reach for a pair of opaque tights to add extra warmth. Stockings with metallic detail will add a touch of sparkle to your elevated look. Who says you can’t glimmer and gobble until you wobble?
While dresses are the obvious choice for what to wear to a formal Thanksgiving dinner, they’re not your only option. To shake things up, don’t be afraid to try a fashion-forward jumpsuit in lieu of a fancy frock. A plethora of shoes pair well with jumpsuits, so look no further than what you have already in your closet. Finish your dignified Thanksgiving outfit with a pair of t-strap heels and chunky gold jewelry for an impressive holiday look. Remember, it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed for stately soirées.
WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR BOYFRIEND’S THANKSGIVING DINNER
Holidays spent with your significant other’s family can pose, perhaps, the biggest dilemma when wondering what to wear for Thanksgiving. From meeting your partners’ family for the first time to celebrating with your in-laws, you want to make a good impression. As a general rule of thumb, it’s important to wear something that isn’t too distracting. Classic black pants are a timeless option for what to wear to your boyfriend’s Thanksgiving dinner, no matter the formality. This year, opt for the wide-leg pant trend to strike a balance between appropriate and trendy. Tuck in a jewel-tone blouse or turtleneck sweater and add festive flair with animal print flats.
Stylist Tip: Spending the long weekend at your other half’s family home? Score extra etiquette points by bringing a hostess gift like flowers, a sweet treat, or a seasonal candle. You can’t go wrong with pumpkin spice and everything nice.
WHAT TO WEAR TO A FAMILY THANKSGIVING DINNER
Thanksgiving dinner traditions can look different for every family. Whether you’re hosting at home or headed to see out-of-town relatives, you’ll want to feel your best. Thinking about what to wear to a family Thanksgiving dinner that’ll score you a seat at the adult’s table? A flowy, floral print dress is a foolproof Thanksgiving outfit that’s sure to impress. An option with a tiered skirt will add extra flounce, giving you comfort and style all at once. A real MVP of the holiday, if you ask us. Flat over-the-knee boots and a stack of beaded bracelets will complete your casual, yet classy look.
WHAT TO WEAR FOR FRIENDSGIVING
As the old saying goes, friends are the family you choose. A Friendsgiving get-together is a marvelous way to celebrate this chosen family. Typically a bit more casual, these gatherings are the time to rock your best relaxed looks. At the top of our list for what to wear for Thanksgiving with friends is a pair of refined joggers. Not only are they one of our favorite Fall 2021 trends for women, but the elastic waistband is second-helping friendly. Keep your joggers fashion-forward by pairing them with a plaid menswear blazer or an of-the-moment fall shacket. Either one will come in handy for dining al fresco this year.
STAY COMFY IN TRIED-AND-TRUE LEGGINGS
Leggings are another casual Thanksgiving outfit go-to. You didn’t think we’d forget this dinner-friendly staple as an option for what to wear for Friendsgiving, did you? Pair them with your coziest sweater or cardigan and add on an eye-catching accessory like beaded chandelier earrings. Keep your footwear choice comfortable with fashion sneakers or ballet flats—they’re well-suited for that post-meal walk around the neighborhood.
WHAT COLORS TO WEAR ON THANKSGIVING
We’ve narrowed down the top choices for styles. Now it’s time to talk about what colors to wear on Thanksgiving. Take cues straight from the dinner table. Pumpkin is the obvious choice, so reach for a burnt orange pullover or blouse to perfectly coordinate with the season. Mustard yellow, chocolate brown, cranberry and deep olive are all autumnal favorites that will have you standing out in style. Are neutrals more your speed? Navy is a fall-ready base color when planning what to wear for Thanksgiving. Plus, it’ll help to hide any spills throughout the night. Accent with fall-ready metallics like gold and copper to really dazzle this Thanksgiving.
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