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Among the many pressing questions that we all face right about now is this one: what to wear for Thanksgiving dinner this year? Whether you’re hosting, going to someone else’s house, or dining out, there will be photos. And maybe videos. You are almost certainly going to end up in someone’s social media post. So attention must be paid, dear reader.  Here is our round-up of 7 cute and comfortable designer fashion options to wear for Thanksgiving dinner this year.

what are you wearing to Thanksgiving dinner this year?

No matter where you’re spending Thanksgiving,  the wardrobe situation is always the same: what to wear?


Cute and comfortable designer fashion options, including clothes and accessories, to wear for Thanksgiving this year.

Depending on the tradition, the family and the type of event, Thanksgiving dinners can range from early afternoon to late evening and the dress code can be anything from super casual to more formal. No matter your family’s style, you’ll need an outfit that’s both stylish and forgiving. After all, no one wants to sit through dinner in clothing that’s too tight. That’s almost as unpleasant as arguing with your crazy uncle over politics.


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Cute and comfortable designer fashion options, including clothes and accessories, to wear for Thanksgiving this year.

From going full-on formal in a slip skirt and heels to keeping it simple with a cozy knit dress, we found 7 different Thanksgiving outfits that will ensure you’re both chic and comfy. So bring on that extra helping of turkey!

Cute and comfortable fashion picks perfect to wear to Thanksgiving dinner this year

1. knit midi dress and boots

Knit dresses are our go-to for Thanksgiving dinner: comfy, cozy, and never out of style. If you want to make an investment in one that will always be on-point, consider this ivory ribbed cashmere midi dress from “it” brand Khaite. Style it with your favorite boots.


BUY NOW: $1,780.

2. vintage-inspired miniskirt and sweater

E.L.V. Denim (or East London Vintage Denim) works with local East London craftsmen and women to ensure that each piece in the line is handcrafted from pre-existing garments. Cut from corduroy textured cotton, this miniskirt with vertical striped patchwork has a vintage feel. You could pair it with a slouchy pullover sweater. Or a skinny fine-gauged knit. And knee boots. Or combat boots. Your call.

BUY NOW: $465.

3. slip midi skirt, tee and tailored blazer

For a dressy dinner at home or a swanky restaurant meal in the city, you can still be comfortable and chic. Pair a jewel-toned slip skirt like this one from Anna October with a simple white tee and a black blazer. Like this one from Remi (added plus – it’s made of stretchy jacquard-knit cotton).

BUY NOW: jacket – $2,600; skirt – $580; T-shirt – $68.

4. skinny pants and an oversized cardigan

Made of stretch scuba, these forest green pants have a flattering, high-waisted silhouette with a skinny leg. Pair them with a cozy oversized knit like this one from Nili Lotan, and go with either pointy flat shoes or a spiky high heel. And interesting earrings.


BUY NOW: pants – $490; sweater – $585.

5. sweater vest and tailored trousers

We love the idea of pink and burgundy any day, and it seems particularly fresh for Thanksgiving Day. Lisa Yang’s brushed-cashmere sweater vest pairs with The Frankie Shop’s rose-colored wide legged trousers for a smart and chic outfit. Add a crisp white shirt or a fine-gauged turtleneck and a pair of cool sneakers and you’re good to go.




cute outfits for Thanksgiving dinnerBUY NOW: sweater vest– $440; trousers – $200.

6. belted jumpsuit

Effortless and easy, a jumpsuit might be the best one-and-done way to get dressed for Thanksgiving this year. Stella McCartney’s latest version has “a relaxed, straight-cut leg silhouette contrasted by a cinched belted waist and crisp folded collar neckline.”


BUY NOW: $1,690.

7. a seasonal scarf.

Sure, the fowl on this LOEWE wool-blend scarf is a quail. Not a turkey. But it’s close enough, right? And it would be the perfect ice-breaker if you’re heading to the home of someone you don’t know very well. Who else is going to show up with a turkey scarf?



BUY NOW: $413.

cute and comfortable fashion picks to wear on Thanksgiving this year

There you have it, our favorite Thanksgiving designer fashion looks to inspire you this year. Cheers to a delicious and stylish Thanksgiving!

Pamela Thomas-Graham

Pamela Thomas-Graham is the Founder & CEO of Dandelion Chandelier. She serves on the boards of several tech companies, and was previously a senior executive in finance, media and fashion, and a partner at McKinsey & Co.