What To Wear To Thanksgiving (Or Any Over-Eating Holiday For That Matter)

November 23, 2010 by Justine Schwartz
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We told you about the most forgiving Thanksgiving clothing (yep, maternity jeans made the list), and now we’re here to style that perfect holiday look: a combination of festive, forgiving and fabulous (hello, in-laws). It may be the fattest day of the year – but it doesn’t have to be the fugliest.

Meeting the in-laws:

A feminine, flowy top like this Joie ‘Martine’ Blouse ($198) is the key to snappy casual Thanksgiving: you look pretty enough to sit at the adults table, but the flowy top is forgiving enough so you can politely eat that second piece of his mom’s homemade pie. If you must wear real pants (instead of sweatpants) Oprah’s favorite CJ by Cookie Johnson jeans are the most forgiving ones out there. These Joy denim leggings in Deep Sea ($141) are

Stuffy meal at Great Aunt Edna’s:

If you need to dress up for Thanksgiving (poor you!) this Winter Kate Lucy Dress ($285) is so festive and can totally be worn again for cocktail parties, Christmas parties and New Years (with a big sparkly necklace). Since it is Thanksgiving, you’re going to need some extra mid-section support; do NOT forget your SPANX Tight End Tights ($26).

At home with fam:

If you’re at home with loved ones, why not be totally comfortable? Curl up with thisSplendid Vintage Fleece Cardigan ($121) – the drapey front “hides all sins.” I’m pro-stretch black pants when it comes to eating Thanksgiving at home with the fam. These So Low Solid Foxy Flare Pants ($60) are about as flattering and slimming as black stretch pants can come.

For more festive attire solutions, check out our guides to the best party dresses, cocktail rings and party shoes.

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Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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