Chic Alternatives To Elastic-Waist Pants

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Every Thanksgiving pro knows that it’s all about the outfit. With some strategic choices you can look like a million bucks without the discomfort of structured separates and body-skimming ensembles. Read: Look stylish and enjoy second helpings without having to release that belt buckle. Until Miu Miu makes a muumuu, wear one of these pieces and conquer the feast in comfort and style. Watch out, yams, we’re coming for ya.

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Dress with Gathered Side

$190

COS

Tunic Dress

The perfect silhouette for the biggest cheat day of the year. The tunic dress's loose, drapey shape keeps you covered as you cover your turkey in gravy and cranberry sauce.

Oversized Fringed-Hem Knit Poncho

$425

Elizabeth and James

Statement Poncho

Are you smuggling pies under there? Get on with your bad self! Whether you’re partial to apple, pumpkin, or pecan, the poncho and its cousin the oversized sweater are always a la mode. Pair yours with some stretchy leggings or a track pant.

Stretch Faille Peplum Top

$345

Tibi

Pretty Peplum

Reach for an eye-catching peplum top. The beauty lies in the fact it provides optimal belly coverage while adding some distracting flair to the bloated area.

Henna Plisse Printed Silk-Georgette Midi Dress

$950

Zimmermann

Off-Season Caftan

Sail into your autumnal celebration in billowing silk. The caftan's ventilation is essential for when those meat sweats hit.

Houndstooth Cape

$189

Zara

Smart Cape

Everyone loves a cape moment: high drama, high fashion. Channel your inner Gwyneth Paltrow and slip a stomach-shrouding cape over your shoulders. It may be an unexpected choice but it's always chic.