Go on, have another slice of pumpkin pie.
There are few things better than a great big Thanksgiving feast shared with family and friends. If you choose your outfit wisely, you're free to indulge without worrying about rigid waistbands or fitted dresses holding you back.
We've got outfit ideas that will keep you comfy and stylish, no matter how you celebrate this totally indulgent holiday.
A cozy Thanksgiving with your immediate family
Not all families have large gatherings around the holidays. Maybe you're cooking a turkey breast (or tofurky) instead of the whole bird, or maybe there's no dinner at all and you'll spend the evening watching movies on the couch. If you're planning something small with just your partner, or your parents, or your kids, keep your outfit simple. We love the idea of baggy trousers and a simple button-down (although the side-tie on this one is a super flattering alternative). Add festive flats and a touch of glamour with your accessories—it is still a holiday to look good after all.
Thanksgiving at the cottage
Whether you're going with only a few people, or your entire family, Thanksgiving at the cottage has something going for it other than the scenery—the very casual dress code. We recommend your favourite t-shirt paired with a comfy, oversized cardigan. And although these trousers look office-ready, they're actually a knit, meaning you're keeping the comfy theme going. Finish off the look with simple sneakers and a warm tuque—you never can predict the weather.
The big family affair
If you're attending a fam jam with all of your relatives, you need to look on point—especially if someone in the group is an amateur photographer. There will be pictures. And you will be tagged on Facebook. We recommend opting for a slouchy sweater with a bit of trendy detail—this one if off-the-shoulder—paired with a flowy skirt. The dark floral print and stretchy waistband is the perfect pick for this time of year. A chunky necklace, rich ankle boots and a carry-all purse make sure that you're prepared for the big family get together, but still look stylish.
If you're having a friends-only Thanksgiving event, we recommend playing with texture for added interest in your oversized ensemble—and don't be afraid to wear something fun. This sparkly top is actually a minidress, and would look great worn over simple plaid trousers. Add a statement heel and a bag in a punchy colour, and you've got a great outfit worthy of a friendly get together—and one that is roomy enough to accomodate all those pot luck Thanksgiving dishes.