Thanksgiving is hands down one of the best holidays out there. You get to spend an entire day eating amazing food in the company of your closest family and friends while reflecting on all of the things you’re thankful for. Not to mention the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and all of the leftovers you get to bring back to school with you! But as with any holiday, family pictures are often required at some point during the day. If you’re like me, taking a picture is the last thing you want to do after you’ve consumed a full meal of turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, cranberry sauce and 3 different kinds of pie (because you have to try them all, right?).
Fear not! These 4 outfits are tried and true and will cover up your growing food baby so that you can snap a few photos with the fam and then pass out from all that tryptophan.
1. A Baggy Sweater Dress
Not only is this option super comfy, it’s also flattering on most body shapes. Sweater dresses with a nice cowl neck are great because they draw attention to the neckline and not the midsection. Pair a sweater dress with leggings and riding boots and you’ll be camera ready AND comfy!
2. Leggings and a Peplum Top
Peplum tops are amazing because they flare out right above the tummy area that most of us would like to cover up. Peplum tops come in a variety of styles, fabrics and sleeve lengths, making them incredibly versatile. For Thanksgiving, a peplum sweater like the one below would be cozy and weather appropriate while still flattering. Throw on your favorite pair of leggings and some cute flats and you’re good to go!
3. High-Waisted Skirt and Top
High-waisted anything is great for extra control in the midsection, so a skirt like the one below is perfect for Thanksgiving. Go for a skirt with an elastic waistband for optimum comfort and fit. As for color or pattern, plaid is definitely in for this holiday season and there are tons of cute plaid skirts out right now. Pair your skirt with tights and a turtleneck if you’ll be somewhere chilly or a 3-quarter length sleeve top if not. Adding a statement necklace will give this outfit some extra pizazz!
4. Poncho with Leggings or Jeans
Ponchos have recently made a comeback in a big way! Some people are really turned off by the thought of ponchos, but with the right accessories they can be trendy and comfortable all at once. One of the best ways to style a poncho is with a turtleneck, leggings and over-the-knee boots. Depending on the how dressy you want to be, you can easily swap out leggings for jeans and boots for high heels to dress the poncho up or down. Adding some sparkly baubles to the mix will make the outfit and have you looking runway ready while feeling like you’re wearing a big, comfy blanket!
What will you be wearing to celebrate Thanksgiving, collegiettes?