This Thanksgiving, we’re devoting our gratitude to Spandex, Spanx, and all things stretchy—because whether you’re celebrating with the fam, friends, or the in-laws, your food baby is the one guest who isn’t invited to the festivities.
Check out our guide to dressing comfortably in three very different Thanksgiving scenarios:
Since you’re spending Thanksgiving with the fam, feel free to dress it down a bit: you’ve got no one to impress and you’ll be guaranteed to go back for that second, third, or fourth serving of Grandma’s famous pumpkin pie. Comfort is key here: play it up with shearling-lined ballet slippers, a flowy trapeze top, and high-waisted shapewear leggings.
Meeting the parents this year? Might as well stay comfortable while the pressure’s on. Wear tights with Spanx built in and a draped dress to hide any excess bulk. A simple cardigan will be enough to cover up those bare shoulders while still looking cute.
Celebrating Turkey Day with friends this year? Lucky you. Wear festive colors like rust and prints like fair isle–a pair of on-trend heeled desert booties will have you ready for some post-feast partying or good old-fashioned leaf jumping.