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What To Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner

By Cameron

While we’re still recovering from all the candy we’ve consumed during the past few days, the start of November has already got us thinking towards the next fall holiday – Thanksgiving! You probably won’t spend nearly as much time planning your Thanksgiving Day outfit as you did your Halloween costume, but dressing for Turkey Day does pose some unique challenges of its own.

Your typical Thanksgiving activities include (but are not limited to): entertaining your kids, nieces, and nephews, lending a hand in the kitchen (or acting as head cook yourself), teaching your parents or grandparents how to use Facebook, and curling up on the couch for a nap once the food coma begins to set in. With this in mind, the number one consideration for your Thanksgiving look is versatility.

Our best advice is to keep your look simple and fairly casual, while subtly highlighting a signature fall trend. My go-to Thanksgiving outfit is jeans or casual pants paired with either a button-down or a sweater. I always associate Thanksgiving with being cold (being from Florida, I’m a wimp in the fall and winter), so I especially love the sweater option. The looks above show pieces that are basic staples, but are also on-trend for this season. Printed jeans and patterned sweaters are everywhere this fall, and they’re easy, stylish trends to incorporate into your Thanksgiving look. The look on the left is very easy and relaxed. We paired printed skinny jeans with a casual denim shirt and low-key accessories. The one on the right is a bit more festive. We love the combination of black, gold, and oxblood, and the jeweled headband is a great statement accessory!

If your family’s gathering is a little dressier, we put together this look featuring a polka-dot dress in a classic cut. The dress is polished, flattering, and easy to style. You definitely don’t want to wear anything clingy or uncomfortable, since this is the one day of the year where you know you’re going to be eating a lot (you can’t just have one piece of pie for dessert, you have to try every flavor!). The A-line shape flatters any figure, and it’s not too constraining for the day’s various activities. We’ve paired the dress with black tights and ankle boots and a very chic wool jacket with leather trim. This outfit works well because it’s conservative enough to wear for a family gathering, yet still very stylish and fashion-forward.


About Cameron

Cameron is an Assistant Buyer and the Director of Social Media at CakeStyle. She's originally from Jacksonville, Florida and studied Economics at Washington Univeristy in St. Louis. She loves fashion, art, and animals.


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