11 Stretchy, Comfy, and Cute Thanksgiving Outfits to Wear This Year

Whether you're celebrating at home or headed to a family gathering, here are a few fun ideas for what to wear.

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

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Thanksgiving may be a food-centric holiday, but let’s be honest: what you wear to dinner is also a focal point of the evening. Not because you should be concerning yourself with making a fashion statement at the table, but because your Thanksgiving outfit is a reflection of your vibe (not to mention, the stretch factor of your ensemble is telling of how much you can comfortably eat).

I firmly believe that when you look good, you feel good, but on a holiday like Thanksgiving, where you’re sampling delicious homemade indulgences like stuffing and sweet potato soufflé, comfort is key. For you, that might mean dolling it up in a dress and heels or kicking back in your coziest sweats. Personally, I love a super stretchy waistline and an oversized sweater.

If you’re unsure what to wear for whatever you have planned this year, I’ve rounded up some of the cutest holiday Thanksgiving outfits I could find for inspiration.

Comfy Statement Pants

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas — Comfy Pants

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Thanksgiving outfits are all about keeping your waistline happy. You'll want to choose bottoms that aren’t constricting, this way you can eat as much as you please. A buttonless pair, like comfy corduroys or roomy trousers, are a great option because they’re festive but practical for the food-focused holiday.

A Sweater Dress

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas — Sweater Dress

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Forgo bottoms altogether with a cozy sweater dress. If you’re celebrating at home, the done-in-one staple looks festive as-is. If you’re heading out to a socially distant soiree, you can easily dress this piece up with a chunky belt and booties but, pro tip: you might want to ditch the belt for dessert.

Stretchy Leggings

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas - Leggings

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Seeing as how “gobble ‘til you wobble” became the Thanksgiving tagline, I think it’s safe to say leggings fit the dress code. Couple your favorite black pair with an oversized sweater or a basic T-shirt and knit cardigan, then finish things off with white sneakers, such as Converse.


Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas - Jeans

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Hear me out: I realize jeans aren’t always forgiving or stretchy, so my suggestion is to break in your favorite pair pre-Thanksgiving. Wiggle around in them; do squats in them. This way, come turkey day, your waistline won’t be as tight. Plus, denim pairings run the gamut: you can style a roomy wide-leg pair with knit sweaters, a sharp blazer, and chunky boots, or simply add an oversized hoodie and sneakers.

A Pop of Pink

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas - Pink

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We realize Thanksgiving colors are traditionally brown, orange, and the like, but with Barbiecore still thriving, why not mix things up a bit this holiday season by donning something pink? Whether it’s a pop of the fashion doll’s iconic color or a full ensemble of the blushing hue, one thing’s for sure - you’re bound to make a statement at the table.

A Jumpsuit or Overalls

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas - Jumpsuit

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If you’re celebrating in a cool climate, layer a jumpsuit or overalls over a heavier top, such as a long-sleeved ribbed top or turtleneck. It'll help you stay warm through your travels, and since these pieces are generally roomy in the leg and around the middle, it's basically like wearing a fashion-forward onesie.

Festive Pajamas

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas - Pajamas

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Why bother dressing up if you don’t have to? For anyone celebrating Thanksgiving with a quiet feast at home this year, ditch formal wear for a pair of festive pajamas and fuzzy slippers or UGG boots. The indulgent carbo-load is sleep-inducing anyway, so you can eat, nap, repeat and never change your clothes. And even if you’re venturing outside your bubble for a celebratory gathering, good news! Wearing pajamas in public is socially acceptable.

Something Blue

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas - Blue

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The all-blue-everything trend is riding on the coattails of Barbie Pink. We’re seeing pops of Cobalt and Cyan peppering street styles, and would fully support you in choosing either shade as your outfit’s focus this Thanksgiving.

A Button-Front Dress

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas - Button-front Dress

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Unlike sweater dresses that run a little bulky and tend to cling to the skin, button-front dresses come in looser materials and often have a bit more swing to them. On top of looking cute, you'll be able to move around and get comfy in your outfit without feeling constricted.

Anything Flannel

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas - Flannel

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Flannel (and anything plaid, really) is a classic fall trend that’s always festive and in style. And luckily, there are countless flannel outfits you could pull together for the holiday that are just as cozy as they are cute, from flannel dresses to button-downs, to skirts.

Matching Sets

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas - Matching Sets

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Coordinated sweater sets are having a moment right now, and for good reason. They’re soft and comfortable, but give off the illusion that you put real time and effort into your outfit — when in actuality it was pre-made. If you can find a shirt and matching pants that allows you to rock the monochromatic look from head to toe, even better. The most you’ll have to think about is what accessories to wear with it.

A Little Something Leather

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas - Leather

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Luxe leather made our list of fall fashion trends for 2022, and outfits featuring the material continue to pop up in street styles and on celebrities. For example, Julia Fox was spotted wearing head-to-toe leather (save for a white pair of underwear she proudly displayed) during NYFW, complete with a biker jacket and chunky combat boots. You can interpret the trend however you’d like for Thanksgiving dinner, but our favorite option would be either a cute leather mini skirt and a chunky sweater moment or pairing a sharp leather blazer and jeans.

A Skirt

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas - Skirt

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Feeling festive? You can’t go wrong with a skirt and sweater combo. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different fabrics, color schemes, and hem lengths. If you love a chunkier top, partially or completely tuck them in (or tuck the bottom up into your bra, for a less bulky, blogger-approved hack). If it’s warm where you live, show some leg, but if it’s not, a pair of tights are your best friend.


Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas - Sweatpants

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If wearing pajamas to the dinner table doesn’t sit right with you or your hostess (aka Mom), sweatpants are your next best option. Style a neutral bottom with with a matching top, add heels (if you're up for it), and throw on a blazer or leather coat when you’re walking out the door to tie it all together.

A Comfy Suit

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It used to be that suits had a negative connotation; they were strictly business attire, and often comprised of stiff separates. Now, suits are comfortable, roomy, made with soft materials, and made up of pieces that feel almost like loungewear — i.e. oversized blazers, trousers, and poplin button-downs. The best part? You can wear a suit to your Thanksgiving festivities, and look nice, but feel like you’re in pajamas.

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