What to wear on Thanksgiving

by Sylvia

What to wear on Thanksgiving: 4 stylish and comfortable outfits| 40plusstyle.com

Thanksgiving plans and not sure what to wear? Whether you’re hosting a dinner or headed on a road trip to a family get together, we’ve got you covered. Here are four outfits for Thanksgiving dinners ranging from the super casual to the dressier affair.
Now you can add one more thing to your list to be thankful for—the 3 C’s of festive and food heavy holiday wear:

  • Chic
  • Classy
  • & Comfortable

So, go ahead and take that slice of pumpkin or apple pie you’ve been eyeing. Just try not to outshine the picture perfect turkey.

1. Cropped pants, a playful blouse, and a statement necklace


En route to a dressier Thanksgiving affair? Become the star of the show with a statement necklace that makes an entrance on a canvas of a striking, yet simple top. The unique silhouette of an asymmetrical hemline adds an effortless layer of modern elegance (such as this blouse from Carven, which offers a spin on a basic blouse). Complete the masterpiece with cropped pants and a calf hair pump, which adds a flair of texture.

2. Cozy sweater, slim fit jeans, and a silk scarf


Cozy and chic don’t have to be strange bedfellows! Pair that cozy sweater in the back of your closet with your favorite pair of slim fit jeans. A fun, printed silk scarf will take the style up a notch. Bonus points for throwing a comfortable ankle boot with a low heel and a fun print into the mix.

Bring it all together with a timeless and classy wool camel coat with a sleeveless version like this one from J.Crew. An investment piece, this spin on a fall and winter classic adds a flawless final layer of sophistication both dressed up (See below) and dressed down.

3. Slim fit jeans, oversized top, and riding boots


Get polished with an oversized top, dark wash slim fit jeans, and your favorite pair of riding boots. A chic and southwest inspired jacket is the perfect Fall weather accessory. Punch it up with a contrasting, pink bag (like this structured beauty from Michael Kors) that is sure to sweeten the ensemble.

4. A shift dress, statement necklace, and bold wedges


You can’t go wrong with a black shift dress. The looser fit will leave you comfortable for hours. Paired with black tights and bold booties, you’ll be free to take part in all sorts of Thanksgiving activities (from playing charades to chasing the little ones). Spice it up with a red necklace that makes a statement all of its own. Heading out into colder weather? Take the elegance up a notch with a sleeveless wool coat and bold, leather gloves (Mark & Graham offer a gorgeous array of color options).

Inspired to put your stylish foot forward on Thanksgiving? The items featured above are currently available online and/or in stores.

What’s your “go to” Thanksgiving look? 


{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rita

Ah holiday get-togethers…also called mandatory mustering of the relatives. I usually hide in the kitchen doing the grubby work to avoid any drama, so, jeans, comfy shoes, and a top from which stains are easily removed is my holiday “go to” outfit. :-/


2 Sylvia

Hope you have fun Rita!


3 Andrea@WellnessNotes

This year, we are going to a very relaxed, low-key Thanksgiving get-together at our friend’s house. I’ll be wearing dark skinny jeans and a cozy sweater. In the past, we have been to dressier events, and it was fun to dress up a bit.


4 Sylvia

Sounds great. Have fun!


5 Chicatanyage

Very nice choices from dressy to casual.


6 Greetje

Ohh those leopard boots…. So nice. And I now regret not having bought that long sleeveless jacket at Eileen Fisher in Vancouver….
As for the first outfit, got that covered: cropped black trousers, my red peplum top (remember? I wore it when we went to the Frans Hals Museum) and a statement necklace. Now all I have to do is wait for Thanksgiving to become popular in The Netherlands haha.


7 Sylvia

Yes that did look great on you… Well, it’s always to have a Thanksgiving day for yourself and remind yourself of all the things you can be thankful for…


8 beate

…..a very flowy dress with absolutely no waist definition 🙂


9 Sylvia

Sounds good!


10 Natalie

I am cooking and want to be comfortable so I’ll either go with jeans and sweater or oversized top and leggings. Either way I’ll be wearing my new Sam Edelman leopard
chunky shoes with a patent toe. Happy Thanksgiving!!


11 Elaine

Thanks for the reminder. I will be traveling to Philadelphia for the holiday this year, eating out and staying a few days to sight see in the city. Had not even considered what to pack yet! Wide leg black pants will probably come along. I like the way you combined black items with fall red, camel and gold so I might start there. I also have a teal sweater and faux suede NYDJ skinnies in chocolate brown that will pair well with either my camel coat or shorter camel jacket.


12 Delynn

I like that you show a coat to go with all of the outfits!


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