On Thursday, I hope you will find yourself in the company of loved ones getting your fill of an amazing Thanksgiving spread. If you’ve ever known the pain of tight pants and the necessity to unbutton them after a large meal like what you’ll be eating this week, you’ll appreciate the advice I’ve gathered for you. Follow these style guidelines to enjoy your holiday in comfort and disguise that inevitable food baby you will adopt.
Leggings are a must for holidays. If you’re like my family, you’ve probably outgrown the household where you hold your feast so that means you might end up sitting on the floor after you’ve eaten. Leggings will keep you comfortable if you’re out playing football or huddled around a fireplace. The great part? They essentially can match anything. You can find them in a multitude of colors and patterns, too. Think about wearing them under an elastic skater skirt with booties and a silky blouse for a dressy look. They can also be worn as pants (I know this up for debate but here me out), that is, if you’ve got a tunic that is long enough to cover your tush. Layer a long sweater or flannel over your leggings will be a casual way to wear this trend, too. They make a great staple piece because of their affordability and versatility. You can find them for as little as $4.00!
Peplum is your friend, dear readers. There are a few things that make this style perfect for holiday festivities. First, it looks very dressy but usually comes in a great stretchy cotton. I’d say it is a perfect polished ruffle that will ever-so-subtly disguise any overindulgence you may have. You can incorporate peplum in a few different fashions: a peplum dress with tights, a peplum top with jeggings (you’ll want to wear your stretchiest denim!) or peplum layered under a long sweater with opaque tights or leggings.
The Skater Dress is my final suggestion for a comfortably chic Thankgiving Day look. This dress features a fitted bodice at the top and a gentle flare from the natural waist down. This is a forgiving style, dear readers. It loosens the fit right above the belly button which will conveniently disguise the previously mentioned food baby. Skater style skirts and dresses are incredibly trendy, too. Over the past few seasons, they’ve popped up in virtually every color and style. A deep burgundy, burnt amber or emerald would be a good color choice for this particular holiday.
What’re your fashion tips for looking chic but remaining comfortable around the holidays?