5 Comfy Thanksgiving Outfits That'll Impress Your Extended Family

by Danielle Combs
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Every family does Thanksgiving a little bit differently. Some arrive at the table in black-tie attire, others sit down to enjoy their mashed potatoes and stuffing in coordinated sweat suits. Most fall somewhere in between — while getting dressed up for a day of indulging may not be a top priority, you still want a comfortable Thanksgiving outfit that is still stylish. You might require an elastic waistband, but you also desire a little sparkle too.

So this holiday season, opt for an outfit that can fulfill all of your Turkey day fashion requirements — offering plenty of comfort without sacrificing style (because in this case, you should have your pecan pie and eat it too). This year invoke a new dress code that allows room for modern iterations of some of your favorite cozy essentials like a pearl embellished sweatshirt, a cozy cardigan fashioned in colorful plaid, and yes, even stylized sweatpants. Inspired by five street style looks that combine high fashion and peak coziness, you'll be able to show up on Thursday dressed to impress and also ready for not just firsts, but seconds and thirds (hey, Thanksgiving only comes once a year).

Plaid Statement Coat + Cozy Sweats + Strappy Red Heels

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Dare to defy traditional holiday dress codes by masterfully trying your hand at elevating a cozy pair of grey sweatpants. Try sporty (and seasonal) staples like a hunter-green sweatshirt and a pair of thick athletic socks to ensure you're plenty comfortable. A statement coat will pull the look together, and because why not, finish with a pair of red statement heels. (Socks optional.)

Embellished Sweatshirt + Full Skirt + Bold Accessories


If you're celebrating Friendsgiving, impress your crew with an outfit that looks fancy, but is actually low-key. An embellished sweatshirt adorned with dainty florals or delicate pearls is one way to add polish while keeping comfort levels at a maximum. Complete the holiday-ready look by pairing a voluminous skirt with a pair of crystal bedecked sneakers, and an eye-catching bag in a brilliant shade (great for stowing away snacks for later).

Classic Turtleneck + Long Patterned Cardigan + Dark Jeans

Consider this look when you can't be bothered to wear anything other than lived-in denim and a cozy sweater but still want to look pulled-together. A patterned cardigan is a practical yet stylish option to wear if you're homeward-bound and pairs nicely with a fitted turtleneck, your favorite jeans, and polished ankle boots. Eye-catching accessories like a pair of hoops and an elegant bag in a pretty pale hue strike a balance for this casual yet festive look.

Neon Sweatshirt + Wide-Leg Pants + Sporty Sneakers

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When deciding what to wear on Thanksgiving, roomy separates like a neon orange sweatshirt and wide-leg pants are key pieces for maintaining your sense of style and comfort on Thanksgiving. Round-out the look with sporty sneakers and a croc-effect bag for a fuss-free take on holiday dressing.

Plaid Blazer + Comfy Shirt + Logo Handbag

Comfort is key, but for those looking for something a little more polished, a fitted plaid blazer worn with jeans and accessorized with a logo bag and statement earrings is one way to flex your sense of style. A simple tee and white chunky sneakers make this an outfit you could easily take from a family affair to post-holiday drinks somewhere festive.