With the holiday season fast approaching, not only do we need to be mindful of what to wear for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s — but all the social gatherings in between these big three. There’s Friendsgiving, the office holiday soiree, and all those other dinner dates catching up with old colleagues, friends and family members. And, with each new event comes the need for a fresh, never-seen-before outfit for the occasion.
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Thanksgiving is often one that most struggle with in terms of what to wear. We seek fashion for the day that is equal parts chic and comfy; something fabulous and stylish enough to evoke holiday vibes, but also a flexible enough to accommodate our ever-expanding waistbands throughout the day. Because no matter how much of a fashionista one is, a girl has to eat. We need to live our lives and enjoy the delicious Thanksgiving feast that comes but once a year.
Whether entertaining at home, as hostess and cook, or spending the day at a family or friend’s house — or even for those traveling over the holiday enjoying dinner out — we’re all universally in search of something to wear that’s fashionable but can also hide a food baby.
Here are three looks that are stylish and chic, but can also serve as makeshift spanx for the occasion.
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Skinny jeans and an oversized sweater
There is quite simply nothing more slimming than a pair of classic skinny jeans, a black embellished top and an oversized sweater. This sweater is not only stylish and cool, but also extra plush for post-dinner, food coma snuggles.
• Rag & Bone Skinny Jeans | Knit Wit in Margate | $225
• Vince open-front cardigan | Knit Wit in Margate | $595
• Michael Kors metallic leopard pullover | Michael Kors, Atlantic City | $78
Blend-in with the vino
When in doubt, it’s never a bad idea to blend in with your grandma’s dinner wine and rock one of the top, go-to autumn colors — merlot. A great pair of palazzo pants paired with a lace, bodysuit in a rich, deep hue is a classic look for Thanksgiving.
• T by Alexander Wang palazzo pants | Knit Wit in Margate | $395
• Michael Kors bodysuit | Michael Kors, Atlantic City | $175
A great shift dress, a classic slimming silhouette, is always a sure bet, especially when it’s rocked in one of the colors of the season — a military-inspired, rich olive green. The color evokes feelings of autumn and the style offers slimming support, while also elongating our legs.
• Banana Republic military shift dress | Tanger Outlets The Walk | $39.98