Every holiday elicits the inevitable question, “What should I wear?” Thanksgiving poses its own challenges. A day devoted to eating requires room to do so.

Clothing ideas that hide the food baby, but don’t look like a muumuu:

Skip the denim and tight skirts. I think Thanksgiving requires dressing nicely, but it’s not Christmas. Cocktail attire is not appropriate. You should be comfortable enough to enter a food coma induced nap immediately after the meal is finished. I also like helping out in the kitchen on the day-of so don’t forget an apron!


Go for something that’s fitted on top but not around your midsection. Depending on the climate, you can throw on some tights or a cute cardigan to complete the look.

Anthropologie | Dulcie dress

J. Crew | Emmett high-heel ankle boots

Rag & Bone | Lancaster cardigan

Generous blouses:

Distract fellow eaters with a shimmery tunic. Look for a bottom that still looks chic with stretch.

Anthropologie | Picholine glimmer tunic

J. Crew | Pixie pant

Maria Sharapova by Cole Haan | ‘Air Bacara’ ballet flat

What are you planning on wearing?