Thanksgiving: What To Wear


Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin’ all of the time

The Mamas & the Papas knew what was up! I love that song, and it’s the truth.

However, the final countdown to Thanksgiving is here! Since you already know what to cook for Thanksgiving, I thought I would do a post on what to wear for your holiday feast.

Want to look cute but still be comfortable? Keep reading….and retire the skinny jeans and bodycon dresses until next week.

I personally think wrap dresses are the perfect solution to looking polished while staying comfortable this Thanksgiving. With either a stretchy or tie front waist, these dresses will “grow” with your turkey-filled tummy. Or wine-filled. Whatever.

What to wear to Thanksgiving dinner

On the left: This eye-catching Dotscape dress from Anthropologie is incredibly versatile. The blue color looks great on the olive complected model, but would also look incredible on fair skin, blondes, and would be absolutely striking on red heads. This pebble print begs for an exotic earring, and I have featured these gorgeous Ben Amun Spice Market chandeliers. Pair with thick opaque black tights and a booties to keep the look current. These Sam Edelmen booties from Target are a steal!

On the right: This timeless DVF Julian Two Vintage Silk Wrap Dress is a beautiful shade of pink. It’s on sale in almost every size, and in other colors. Seriously, these wrap dresses will take you from work to cocktails and everywhere in between. You can never go wrong with a DVF wrap dress! You can adjust the belt if you’re regretting that third helping of pecan pie. Since this print is a smaller scale than the Dotscape dress (and not quite as busy), you can pull off a textured tight. I like these from Target. Add a slightly more delicate statement earring and these snake embossed booties add a touch of luxe.

I chose these wrap or “wrap-look” dresses because they hit at your natural waist, and flare out from there.  This detracts attention from your tummy and flatters the rest of your shape. I am all about visual tricks and the wrap dress trick is one of my favorites!

Not convinced? That’s ok.  You can always go super simple and chic with a poncho. Stick with black knit pants (my favorite are Vince and I’ve had them for going on 5 years AND they feel like PJs)

I love this poncho from Ann Taylor



Or, try a crewneck or boatneck poncho, like this one from Vince paired with a statement necklace. I am currently obsessed with the Stella and Dot Pegasus necklace.

I think it would look killer with this poncho.

What do you think about these looks? I would be happy to wear any of them!
Comfort and style can coexist!
Try out one of these outfits for your Thanksgiving meal.
The Lady Olive

4 thoughts on “Thanksgiving: What To Wear

  1. love the loose knit dress advice for maximum turkey enjoyment : )
    will comply so I can indulge.
    Wow, that Pegasus necklace is a knockout !!! Enjoy !!!

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