Rule Number 1 for Thanksgiving Outfits? COMFORT. Sweatpants and a hoodie are totally acceptable in my book, but we have outfits just as cozy and a whole lot cuter.
In addition to something that’s flattering on the food bump, if you’re anything like my family, you need something that gives you plenty of breathing room to cozy up on the couch (or sit cross-legged on the floor after failing to get your spot on the couch) to watch the big game.
Eat Up & Enjoy: 6 Chic Thanksgiving Outfits That Are Actually Comfy
So, here are six outfit ideas we’ve conjured up that we think are perfect for a big ol’ Thanksgiving meal. (Pssst…when you’re done with this one, head over to our Holiday Style Central for more outfit ideas and party inspo.)
Comfy Thanksgiving Outfit #1:
Velvet Jumpsuit + A Pop of Metallic
LIVING for Julieta’s velvet and metallic combo. A velvet jumpsuit? Genius. Velvet’s a cozy fabric with all the holiday vibes. Jumpsuits make it 10x easier to put together an outfit. Not only do you appear fancy and put-together, but it looks like you tried a lot harder than you actually did. Velvet and jumpsuits forever winning.
Comfy Thanksgiving Outfit #2: Faux Leather Leggings + Oversized Turtlenecks
Ahh faux leather leggings. I know there are a lot of doubters out there. I was one of them. (My short legs never look their best in leather.)
Something about the SPANX Faux Leather leggings changed the leather pants game. I’m not sure if it’s the ribbing details or just the fabric itself, but it glues to your body in the best way — accentuating all the right areas. Pair it with an oversized turtleneck and some OTK boots, and bam! A holiday outfit fit for a whole lotta food.
Comfy Thanksgiving Outfit #3: Sweater Dress + OTK Boots
Sweater dresses and OTK boots are fall/winter essentials in my book. The key is finding a sweater dress with a bit more room and flow, so it’s not hugging the food baby. Turtleneck sweater dresses specifically, in my humble opinion, are the cutest with OTK boots.
Make this outfit even more interesting by pairing it with a motto jacket and matching lip color like Scotti! If it’s too cold for bare legs, add some sexy tights.
Comfy Thanksgiving Outfit #4: Sweater Pants + A Fancy Top
I’m here to push the sweater pants yet again because who doesn’t want a cozy sweater for their legs?? S put together a fancy outfit that by no means compares to the look of sweatpants. (Again, not judging the sweats.)
These black sweater pants in particular look more like trousers, but feel like sweatpants. Pairing it with a pretty top, a fun bag or clutch, and metallic booties is what takes it up a notch in the fancy department.
Comfy Thanksgiving Outfit #5: Dress Over Denim
Linzi converted me to the dress over denim side. I never knew it could look this good. I think the key to really making this work is the flares. It makes more of a statement, but looks perfectly proportional to the dress.
A shift dress, like the one Linzi’s wearing, totally works, but don’t be afraid to break out the flowy boho dress, too! Pair it with some gold bangles, a pretty clutch and your fav comfy heels.
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Comfy Thanksgiving Outfit #6: Loose Shift Dress
I’d like to emphasize the loose in “loose shift dress.” Shift dresses are usually straight-cut without a ton of movement, but that’s not exactly what we’re going for here, hence the “loose.” Originally, we called this a sack dress, but S and I decided we needed a better name for it because…I mean…
Anyway, pair your *insert name* dress with tall boots, a fur coat and a round leather bag. This is probably the most Thanksgiving-y outfit of them all… I think it’s probably the print and boho-style of the dress.
An important side note: Something about the way S matched her boots and jacket, but added a different color bag really pulls this outfit all together without being too matchy-matchy.
Hopefully this gives you some Thanksgiving (or just some fall/winter) outfit inspo. Stay cozy!