There’s a balancing act involved in picking out the perfect outfit for Thanksgiving — a holiday that’s equal-parts splashy dinner party, day drinking event, and Netflix binge. It’s also different for everyone: Maybe you need the perfect blazer to convince your siblings to finally treat you like the grown up you are, or maybe you’re hosting a first Friendsgiving in your tiny apartment and need something that’s comfy but doesn’t require a frantic outfit change when the doorbell rings.
Like perfectly timing a turkey, it’s a tightrope walk, but we’ve rounded up some of the best Thanksgiving outfits for whatever the day throws at you. Read on for cool dresses, easy jumpsuits, and, yes, crisp blazers that will keep you comfortable through three hours of eating and drinking.
An Autumnal Sweater
For Turtleneck Aficionados
A Flowy Jumpsuit
For a Subtle Markle Sparkle
A Glen Plaid Blazer
All this menswear-inspired blazer needs is a white tee and your favorite pair of faded jeans to create a cool, slightly dressy look that will definitely make an older relative exclaim over how grown up you are.
Available in sizes XS–XL.
A Classic Horsebit Slide
Breaking out these tawny, soft leather mules is an easy Friendsgiving flex with any kind of outfit — so good, they might even distract from the fact that you forgot to bring that ice you promised. Wear them with cropped trousers and socks.
Available in sizes 5–11.
If You Need a Conversation Pieve
Meeting a significant other’s family for the first time? Come from a crew that really dresses for dinner? Heading to two turkey dinners in one day? This color-blocked plaid Staud blazer has you covered. It’s both buttoned-up and offbeat, and works just as well over a black dress as it does over denim. Plus, it’s a guaranteed ice breaker.
Available in sizes 2–8.
A Sleek Skirt
The Romantic One-and-Done
Lightly drapey linen and an on-trend peasant cut lend a carefree feel to this pale pink top, which is the kind of chill energy you need after you’ve spent the day elbow-deep inside a turkey. Throw it on after cooking, and tuck it into a flowy skirt or a (not too tight!) pair of jeans.
Available in sizes XXS–XL.
A Sweater to Match the Pumpkin Pie
A Fast Way to Make a Stripe Statement
A Detail-Oriented Jumpsuit
If You Want to Be Wrapped in Rib Knit
Rib knits are back for a reason — they’re a flexible way to get the right fit, and they take a standard cotton staple up a notch. The turtleneck and column cut of this long sleeve dress also have an elegant vibe that you could dress up with a mule, or down with a tennis shoe.
Available in sizes XS–XXL.
Stealth Elastic-Waist Trousers
The Stress-Free Wrap Dress
This crossover style give the shape of a wrap dress, without you having to worry about securing weird ties and whatnot while doing an emergency grocery trip. Crushed velvet is a nice seasonal way to jazz things up.
Available in sizes 14–22.
If You’re All Business
The Top Shiv Roy Would Wear
A Very Versatile Pair of Pants
Not sure how formal the dinner you’re going to is? These hybrid, drawstring plaid pants check all the boxes: they’re comfy, they’re autumnal, and they’re just polished enough without being too restrictive in case you’re suddenly called upon to play touch football.
Available in sizes XXS–L.
The Throwback Classic
Seventies vibes abound in the bell sleeves and striped pattern of this knit, but it’s got a very now rust-and-baby blue color combination and channel knit texture. This is the dress you want to be wearing when you bump into your high school boyfriend during a last-minute wine run.
Available in size XS–M.
A Classic Cable Knit
Substantial and timeless, this chunky turtleneck sweater is a no-brainer for Thanksgiving, whether it’s anchoring a midi skirt or paired with tailored pants. We’re partial to this soft dove gray shade.
Available in size M–XXXL.
The “I Made a Reservation” Blazer
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