What to Wear for Thanksgiving? 12 Cute and Comfy Outfit Ideas

what to wear for thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for food, family… and stretchy pants.

It happens every year. You want to dress up and look nice for Thanksgiving dinner. But you know once you have that second helping of grandma’s stuffing, comfort will win over style every time.

Or does it have to?

In the battle over what to wear for Thanksgiving, you can have it all (cute and comfortable) when you know what to pair together.

Let’s look at 12 cute and comfortable outfits that will give you everything you’ve been looking for this Thanksgiving.

1. Go Monochromatic

When you want to be comfortable yet not sacrifice style for it, there’s one rule that reigns supreme. Go monochromatic.

It doesn’t matter what you want to wear – dress, pants, jeans, sweater – if you wear all the same color, it instantly looks more chic and pulled together.

So pick out your favorite color. And let your outfit be as comfortable as you like. It will look stylish and on purpose… just as it should be.

2. Dress up a Classic Combo

Jeans and a t-shirt are the go-to for any comfortable outfit. But many people think you can’t wear them when you want to look more dressed up.

Not true. It’s all in how you style it.

If you want to wear your favorite jeans and t-shirt to Thanksgiving dinner, put a colorful kimono or duster jacket over the top of it. Pair it with coordinating heels or ballet flats.

It instantly ups the outfit to a whole new stylish, yet comfortable, level.

3. A Comfortable Dress

If you want to wear a nice dress to dinner, there are a few things you should look for to make sure you don’t sacrifice comfort.

Pick comfortable fabrics such as cotton or jersey. Or fabric that stretches with you like spandex. Just make sure it moves freely and doesn’t keep you confined.

Also, the style of the dress is very important. Maxi dresses and wrap dresses are popular for their comfort. Shop for styles that flow (like the cute ones on Morning Lavender).

The perfect dress keeps you comfortable while making you feel pretty at the same time.

4. Festive Sweater with Jeans

You can keep it simple and cute with a festive sweater paired with your favorite jeans.

Sweaters in autumn colors such as burgundy, marigold, and hunter green are sure to keep with the Thanksgiving cheer.

And pair them with simple jewelry to give it a bit more sparkle.

5. Oversized Sweater with a Comfortable Skirt

An oversized sweater worn over a comfortable skirt is the ultimate in stylish comfort.

Keep it in festive or bright colors to make sure it doesn’t lean more to the “grandma” look.

And if you want to give it a little edge, pair some fun sneakers with it. It will give your outfit a sporty, urban feel while also keeping it young and comfortable.

6. A Statement Top with Jeans

Statement tops are big this year. They feature things such as a bold pattern, ruffle accents, or flared sleeves. There’s nothing plain or boring about them.

Pair a statement top with your favorite jeans for a fun look. Just make sure to keep the rest of your outfit simple.

The statement top is the star of the show here. You don’t want anything competing with it or else your look will be too busy.

7. Layer a Dress with Warmth

Have a favorite tank dress you’d love to wear but is more suited for summer than fall? Bring your dress into the season by layering it with warm pieces.

Wear a knitted sweater underneath and pair the look with coordinating tights. Add boots and a fun knit hat for more cozy comfort.

8. Leather Jacket with a Pleated Skirt

If an edgy look is more your style, trade the oversized sweater for a leather jacket and comfortable top. Adding a fun colored pleated skirt softens the looks while keeping it fun.

And as for the shoes, the sky’s the limit! Pair boots or cute heels for a dressier look. Or fun sneakers to keep it more casual and sporty.

9. Lacey Tank Top Under a Classic Blazer

Nothing is more classic and stylish than a blazer. And luckily, blazers are easy to dress up or dress down however you like.

For a dressy yet comfortable Thanksgiving look, pair a blazer with a lacey tank top and your favorite jeans. Finish the look off with heels or ballet flats.

If you want to make the look even dressier without giving up comfort, wear black jeans instead of blue jeans.

10. Oversized Sweater Dress and Boots

An oversized sweater dress is a perfect way to look stylish while being comfortable. Because let’s be honest, it feels like wearing pajamas yet looks anything but.

Dress the outfit up by wearing tall boots. And if you need added warmth or pizzazz, wear a leather jacket or long cardigan over the top.

11. Floral Dress and Denim Jacket

A floral dress is the ultimate in girly wear. And it’s perfect if your Thanksgiving dinner is not too formal, but you still want to wear a dress.

Add a denim jacket and ankle boots to give your floral dress an updated look.

12. T-Shirt Dress Under a Long Cardigan

When it comes to comfort, a t-shirt dress ranks right up there with a sweater dress. And it’s perfect if you don’t need the warmth of a sweater dress.

Pick one that’s not too form fitting. It should flow nicely and not ride up too easily when you move. That should make it the perfect fit if you want to go in for that second piece of pumpkin pie.

And dress it up with a long cardigan worn over the top. Boots will complete your look.

Knowing What to Wear for Thanksgiving Will Have You Winning at the Holidays

The holidays can be rough. But this doesn’t mean your outfit should be a part of that. While we can’t do anything about your relatives, at least knowing what to wear for Thanksgiving will give you one less thing to worry about.

And if the holidays get you too stressed out, check out these relaxations tips to get you feeling better in no time.