Thanksgiving is a notoriously hard holiday to dress for because it requires sitting at a dinner table for hours with relatives who you only see once a year while simultaneously trying to consume unreasonable amounts of food and/or liquor. This presents a unique problem: dressing to impress your distant family while maintaining a level of comfort that is conducive to eating and sitting for long periods of time.
While we all know Thanksgiving isn't the time to break out our best Carine Roitfeld-inspired look--too tight for face-stuffing!--finding a fashionable alternative to sweats can be difficult. We've pulled together the most stylish items that are comfy, chic, and won't disturb your proper Grandma. (So don't wear your Balenciaga Darth Vader visor, ok?)
Of course our list includes Stella McCartney, the legendary mixer of casual and elegant, our favorite button downs from Madewell, a hat trick of cute shoes, and a Céline t-shirt--because a girl can dream, right?
Check out all the Thanksgiving-friendly options in our slideshow!
3.1 Phillip Lim Cocktail Dress, available at Barney's.
10 Crosby Derek Lam Silk Pants, available at Shopbop.com.
American Apparel Turtleneck, available at American Apparel Online.
Acne Leather Booties, available on Shopbop.com.
Aurélie Bidermann Bracelet, available on Net-A-Porter.
Céline Tee Shirt, available in Bergdorf Goodman stores.
Chanel Nail Polish in Pirate, available at Chanel Online.
Chimala Chambray Button Down, available at Bird.
Church's Loafers, available at Net-A-Porter.
Diane von Furstenberg Suede Sandals, available at Net-A-Porter.
Florian Denicourt Shoulder Bag, available at Opening Ceremony.
Madewell Button Down, available at Madewell.
Marc Jacobs Dot Printed Scarf, available at Ssense.
Stella McCartney Sweater, available at Net-a-Porter.
MiH Jeans Cropped Boyfriend Jeans, available at J. Crew.
Postalco Envelope Clutch, available at Creatures of Comfort.
Proenza Schouler Tee Shirt, available at Ssense.
Rodarte x Opening Ceremony Knit Skirt, available at Barney's.
Swedish Hasbeens Boots, available at Net-a-Porter.
United Bamboo Parka, available at Creatures of Comfort.
Vicki Otero Swing Skirt, available at Opening Ceremony.
Zara Leopard Shift Dress, available at Zara.
Things! by Shipley & Halmos Beer Sleeve, available at Shipley & Halmos Online. (Because it's the most fashionable way to drink a beer!)