Thanksgiving outfit under $150
Thanksgiving may not have a reputation as the most fashionable of all holidays. In fact, when it comes to Thanksgiving attire, only one word comes to mind: elastic.
But for many of us, Thanksgiving may be the one time of year that we get to spend quality time with extended relatives or specials friends. Beyond just being an opportunity to stuff our faces, it is a time to catch up, connect and share — our stories, our thoughts and a little bit of ourselves.
In that, what we wear does matter. It plays a role in how we present and express ourselves.
But comfort has to be key. Leave those control-top pantyhose and form-fitting dress in the closet.
Here are some fashion inspirations for Thanksgiving outfits under $150, ones that are both fashionable and practical.
A sweater dress:
A sweater dress is your Thanksgiving solution. A dress shows you have put some effort into your style and feels fancier than pants or jeans. But a sweater dress is basically like wearing an oversized shirt. The only thing better than comfortable pants on Thanksgiving is no pants.
A sweater dress has no waistband to expand, no buttons to undo.
Pick a black (slimming) sweater dress with vertical accent lines (extra slimming), and you can even go in for seconds without ruining your day.
Everyone will think you dressed up for the occasion, while really you’re wearing a glorified nightgown. J by Joa Fit and Flare Sweater Dress, $84.99 (plus Cash Back), Target.com
If you are wearing a dress, you’re going to need tights, to keep warm and also dress seasonally appropriate.
But all tights are not created equal, as everyone who has ever worn tights knows.
It’s no shame to order tights in one size larger than you usually wear for this special occasion. We’ve done it. We didn’t regret it.
For extra comfort, get fleece-lined tights, like the Apt. 9 brand at Kohl’s. This material is soft and comforting and only one step away from wearing sweatpants. Think of them as footie yoga pants. Apt. 9 Fleece-Lined Tights, on sale $5.99 (plus Cash Back), Kohls.com
Nontraditional Oxford shoes:
For your feet, pick a pair of Oxfords.These shoes are completely in style this fall, but also low-heeled and practical.
For something edgier, select a pair with metallic accents, like the C. Label Sophie shoe at Belk.com. For added sass, these otherwise classic shoes feature a fantastically funky cutout. Yet they’re closed toe, meaning you can put off getting a pedi, but still look polished. Label Sophie 9 Oxford, $39 (plus Cash Back), Belk.com