Just because you need to wear stretchy pants on Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look cute. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the cuter you feel, the better choices you will make at the dessert table.
How fancy do you dress for your family’s Thanksgiving? We’ve given you four different options appropriate for a dinner out or a cozy meal at home. As a bonus, each outfit is super affordable, so you have no excuse not to use the remaining few weeks before Thanksgiving to put together a cute Thanksgiving outfit.
Leopard and Leather
One of my favorite blog newsletters, Girls of Certain Age, introduced me to this pair of faux-leather trousers that we’re obsessing over. Pair them with a silk blouse and a pair of animal print mules for a hostess-with-the-mostest outfit.
Teddy Bear Chic
This fall, a client of ours picked out a pair of high-waist wide-leg pink corduroys which ended up being a huge addition to her casual wardrobe. Kyle, lover of all things pink, is all over the idea now, finding this pair of stretchy waist cords perfect for dinner with the family.
A structured vest is our favorite styling trick, as it skims over your midsection and hides everything. Underneath you can pair Spanx leather leggings and an over-sized cashmere sweater for a cozy combo, but the vest keeps the outfit polished.
Uniqlo Women 3d Cashmere Turtleneck Tunic, $100
Wit & Wisdom Fringe Collar Belted Vest, $78
Spanx Faux Leather Moto Leggings, $110
Halogen Molten Linear Earrings, $35
Blondo Nada Waterproof Knee High Boot, $220
Casual Satin and Velvet
As we mentioned in our Wearing Dresses Without Shapewear blog post recently, an a-line shift dress is the perfect silhouette for disguising a post-Thanksgiving tummy. This Halogen style has been a favorite of our clients for years, and now it comes in a striped velvet.
Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and serve clients across the country. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.
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