Several of you have emailed asking for Thanksgiving outfit ideas…and this year I'm looking for the sartorial equivalent of comfort food. But I also want something pretty, dammit! I want to offset all of the hard and ugly of Fall 2013. So whether you've been dealing with your own form of #takethatbreastcancer (and OMG I hope not) or just had a crazy few months….these are for you.
A Glamorous, Long-Sleeved, Maxi
Nothing adds drama like a long, sweeping skirt. I'm picturing myself regally entering the dining room: red lipstick firmly in place, shoulders back, one (sparse) eyebrow perfectly arched, my patchy, bird-like hair – UGH!! SEE? It's why I need the glamorous dress. Such effortless elegance. Besides, these things are crazy-comfortable.
[Dresses 1, 2, 6 and 8 are nursing-friendly. Dresses 4 – 8 would work for pregnancy.]
I think her pose says it all. I'm willing to bet that this is nursing friendly, too.
2. LA Made Jersey Maxi Dress, $105
Awfully boobalicious, I know. Kinda why I like it. A plunging v-neck (and artful ruching) does wonders for hiding a poochy stomach. I'd layer it over a pretty bra and probably pin the neckline a touch, or layer it over a lacy cami.
I love the sophisticated art teacher vibe here.
Hey baby. My naked shoulder is distracting you from my poochy stomach.
5. Rachel Pally Stormy Dress, $248
For when you want to feel like a tall, statuesque goddess. Too pricey? Forever 21 has one that is similar…ish. Similarish.
6. Swell Siren Long Sleeve Maxi, $34
See the little bit of ruching over the pooch? Now that's what we like to see for Thanksgiving.
Ok, I can see her nether regions…but the reviewers like it. I suspect it's just a lighting problem. Most of us don't want around backlit with our legs spread. Just sayin.
8. Three Dots Pleat Jersey Maxi Dress, $198
These long, swingy dresses make me feel like a princess. Or maybe a grecian goddess. In any case, Piperlime also has it in blue.
A Statement Sweater Dress
I just made that name up. It's for when you want to wrap yourself up in something warm, cozy, and, thankfully, cute.
[Dresses 2 and 8 are nursing-friendly. All except for 1 and 10 would work at some stage of pregnancy.]
1. Maurie and Eve Echo Sweater Dress, $105 at Nasty Gal
Love the mod vibe. I'd wear it with black leggings and over-the-knee boots. (Or just tall boots, since I don't actually have OTK boots. Sigh. A girl can dream.)
2. Simply Vera Wang Sweater Dress, $35 at Kohls
The draping makes the dress.
3. Fluffy Sweater Dress, $71 at ASOS
For when you want to get petted all night. You glamour-puss, you.
4. A New Angle Dress, $50 at Modcloth
Again, wow. Draping for the win. This would also be fab with a shirt underneath.
5. Cabin Cuddly Dress, $85 at Modcloth
I'm thinking navy tights and brown boots.
6. Lucca Silk Sweater Dress, $168 at Anthropologie
Silk front, sweater back, and you guys: POCKETS.
7. Milly Turtleneck Knit Dress, $350 at Bloomies
Arguably the cutest sweater dress ever. I die for the zippers.
8. Hadley and James Cashemere Cowl Neck, $169 at Bluefly
Yup. They had me at cashmere.
9. Ann Taylor Polka Dot Sweater Dress, $109
I like the whimsy of this dress. I'd wear with opaque black tights and the OTK boots that I don't own for day…or with lacy tights and pumps at night. Just for fun.
10. Sweater Dress with Waist Band, $71 at ASOS
Uhhh…yeah. This is good.
ps. Want more Thanksgiving outfit ideas? I've updated all of the links in last years post.