Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we’re already dreaming of stuffing, pumpkin pie, and the main course—the perfect outfit. When it comes to what to wear on Thanksgiving, there’s a lot to consider: your look has to be roomy enough for that second slice of dessert, chic enough to post pics to your social feed, and comfy enough to kick back for a post-meal nap (no shame in that game).
Between planning menus, table settings, and oven schedules, you’ve got a lot on your proverbial plate. That’s where Stitch Fix Stylist Courtney B. comes in with festive outfit ideas primed for Friendsgivings, fam-givings, and every ‘giving between. From casual to dressy, scroll for Thanksgiving dinner outfits so good, they might just upstage the feast.
What to wear to a formal Thanksgiving dinner
If you’ve got a dressy dinner on the cal, it’s time to pull out all the stops. Aside from all of the friends and family you’ll spend the evening with, here’s another reason to give thanks: fall’s dressed-up silhouettes look as chic as they feel comfortable (major score). Slip into a silky midi dress that feels like luxe pajamas, but looks ultra-sleek. “Reach for silhouettes cut in autumn’s most-picturesque tones,” says Stitch Fix Stylist Courtney R., “deep chocolate, rich cranberry, or sage green are all entrance-making options.” While dresses are the obvious choice for a formal feast, they’re not your only option. Don’t be afraid to shake things up and ask your Stylist for an effortless, one-and-done jumpsuit. You’ll save time getting dressed and can strategize more pressing matters, like where you’ll beeline first at the buffet.
As for the finishing touches, late November evenings call for an extra toasty topper. Bundle up in statement outerwear, like a faux fur coat (which is basically a chic blanket you can wear) or opt for a velvet jacket for an ultra-festive vibe. Into an edgier look? “Don’t forget the tried-and-true moto jacket cut in leather or suede,” says Stitch Fix Stylist Courtney R. The holidays are all about megawatt metallics, so grab a shimmering silver clutch before you head out the door, or add a hit of shine below with a gilded heel. Who says you can’t glimmer and gobble until you wobble?
What to wear to a casual Thanksgiving dinner
Hosting a low-key gathering at home, or attending the type of Thanksgiving that revolves around lounging in the family room? A laid-back holiday hang calls for casual Thanksgiving attire that still feels chic, but not stuffy. While we’re not necessarily suggesting you start the evening in sweats (although it’s never a bad way to end it), keeping your look supremely comfortable is the move here.
Break out the blue jeans (just make sure they’re equipped with stretch), or quintessential fall cords that add a hit of texture to your look. When it comes to choosing a silhouette, Stitch Fix Stylist Courtney R. suggests “an of-the-moment wide-leg cut” which is roomy though the leg for an extra-comfortable fit. Or, a swingy printed skirt feels polished but not overdressed, especially when paired with a chunky crewneck or turtleneck. Keep your shoe choice comfortable with low-profile ankle boots, ballet flats, or high-style sneakers—they’ve got you covered for that post-meal walk around the neighborhood.
What to wear to a family Thanksgiving dinner
Holiday traditions can look different for every family. Whether you’re hosting at home or heading to see out-of-town relatives, you’ll want to feel your best around your fam. If the goal is scoring a seat at the adult’s table, a flowy, printed dress is a foolproof silhouette that reads elevated and put-together. Take the opportunity to debut fall’s fresh florals (you read that right—florals…in fall!) Stitch Fix Stylist Courtney B. shares her fresh picks: “Shift away from your typical florals, and try a ditsy or microfloral pattern in a moody autumn palette.“ Then, mix in cozy-chic pieces to help you stay warm and look cool: layer a fitted long sleeve knit or turtleneck underneath your mini, midi, or maxi for extra dimension and a pop of color. Shearling-trimmed jackets, chunky cardis or even denim jackets are all solid ways to top off your look. And for the final course? Bring it all home (literally) with a block-heeled boot and a statement earring.
What to wear to Friendsgiving
As the old saying goes, friends are the family you choose, and a Friendsgiving get-together is a perfect way to celebrate your chosen family. Typically a bit more laid-back, “Friendsgiving is the perfect chance to impress friends with your on-point style,” says Stitch Fix Stylist Courtney B.
Being around your closest circle gives you full permission to let loose and debut a personality-packed outfit. If your vibe is edgy, keep it sleek in a leather jacket, fitted denim and a silky top (you never know when dinner will lead to a post-party night out). Are you the always-polished friend of the group? Relaxed, tailored trousers look flawless with a sleeveless knit top or a chunky sweater. Go head-to-toe monochrome in a rich, fall hue and make room for a generous serving of compliments. A swingy, printed dress and an oversized shacket is a no-fail option if your style M.O. is cool and carefree—just add suede or leather boots to amp up the fall energy.
Get styled by Stitch Fix for Thanksgiving
Let our Stylists help update your closet for a season full of events with the latest festive looks. Take your style quiz, schedule a Fix and get ready to receive an array of women’s Thanksgiving outfits that fit your unique taste. Try on your new Thanksgiving attire in the comfort of your own home. Pay for what you love, and send back the rest. Shipping and returns are always free, and there’s no subscription required. You enjoy the turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, we’ll take care of the shopping.