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Cool (and Stretchy) Outfit Ideas for Thanksgiving

Are your plans relaxed, or a bit more formal? We’ve got two takes on Thanksgiving style.

Cool (and Stretchy) Outfit Ideas for Thanksgiving
November 2, 2018

Thanksgiving—or Friendsgiving—is all about getting loved ones together to enjoy belt-busting, nap-inducing, fuel-your-soul food. Sometimes you’re a guest, sometimes you’re a host; either way, it’s important to make an impression while still feeling comfortable. Our stylist, Jeanne, has selected a couple of sharp outfit options for those who want to look buttoned-up (before loosening a few buttons) at dinner.

Causal Thanksgiving look


If your Thanksgiving gatherings tend to be casual and chill, an outfit like this one is the way to go. Jeanne recommends a slim-straight pant if you’ll be running around the yard, or if an extra slice of pie is likely in the cards. “Twill pants are dressier than jeans, but have a little stretch to keep you comfortable all day long,” she says. And layer up, too! Starting with a basic solid tee, you have the option to layer on a sweater or cardigan. A quilted windproof jacket ensures you’ll be ready for all of the day’s activities, indoors or out.


Whereas the above outfit is fairly relaxed, this one is best for a Thanksgiving dinner that’s a bit more formal. Perhaps you’re going out for the evening, or have in-laws to impress. “Wool flannel trousers are warm and soft, and a classic shirt-and-sweater combo in a holiday color pairs perfectly with them,” Jeanne says. Keep in mind that your outerwear is also part of the outfit. A rich brown overcoat with complementary loafers ties everything together, and a scarf in an interesting pattern is a fun way to break up solids.

Dressed up Thanksgiving Clothes