What NOT to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner + 8 Feast-Ready Looks to Recreate - Like Honey

What NOT to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner + 8 Feast-Ready Looks to Recreate



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Whether you travel to be with family or host the meal in your own kitchen, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with those we love and enjoy time together. I think that's my favorite aspect of the holiday season and I'm so excited to spend time with my family in my own home this year!

For me, any family gathering is an opportunity to "dress up" a little bit! I love having a chance to ditch my leggings for something a little more put together, but there are some do's and don't's to finding the perfect Thanksgiving-ready outfit. Today, I've got 6 outfit ideas for you that are easy to throw together and don't break any of my Thanksgiving wardrobe rules:








DO

Keep It Simple
There is a time and a place for statement sleeves, and the dining table is not one of them! Leave the complicated styles at home and enjoy a no-fuss meal.

Dress Up
It was once the norm to wash up and dress nicely for the regular, weeknight family dinner. I love that tradition, but it just isn't practical in today's busy schedules, so I love seizing the opportunity to be a little more presentable than normal at holiday functions and special occasions.

Dress Comfortably
Dressing up doesn't have to mean black tie! Let's face it: you're probably going to be overeating and lounging around, so make sure your outfit can accommodate the extra bloat and casual seating: take a casual outfit to the next level with jewelry or heels.






DON'T

Wear White
As much as I love cream sweater and white jeans in the fall, DON'T wear white to a big meal! No one wants cranberry sauce stains on their lap...seriously.

Wear Tight Clothing
I don't know about you, but I'm certainly not comfortable wearing my tight jeans or a snug sweater after feasting on the biggest meal of the year. Hide that food baby with something a little more forgiving.

Rock a Bold Lip
Who doesn't love a bright, red lip during the holidays?! At least wait until after the big meal to apply a bold lip color, or skip it altogether, to avoid a smeared and bleeding mess.



Have you ever had a Thanksgiving outfit mishap? What are you planning to wear to your family feast?


15 comments

  1. I love the idea of dressing nicely with simple classic pieces.

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    1. Classics are a great way to stretch your wardrobe!

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  2. This is great I am def going for the Long cardigan look with leggings this year!

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    1. Yes! It's such an easy way to dress up a basic pair of leggings plus--super comfy for the waistline! Ha!

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  3. Lovelovelove these tips! So true about statement sleeves... they're so much fun, but not at a dinner table. I don't need my sleeve dragging through my gravy!

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    1. I know that's right! Love me a good bell sleeve, though!

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  4. I love these ideas! My family doesn't really dress up for Thanksgiving, but maybe I should.

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    1. It could be your newest tradition! I love getting fixed up!

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  5. I love your style! Great post and blog!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  6. Haha yes! Definitely not the time for a bell sleeve! I'll probably just wear leggings and a long sweater. We don't really dress up for Thanksgiving, but I should at least get out of my pajamas.

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  7. Love these looks, but what do you do when you have a great outfit that relies on things like tall boots that you'll have to take off when going over to someone's house? I hate being cold so would tend to go with an outfit that works with socks :-)

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  8. I would totally be one to smear lipstick everywhere.

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  9. haha I love that you included what NOT to wear in this post. Thanksgiving is totally about being comfortable :)

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  10. Loving all the outfit inspiration! I’ll probably go with a sweater dress/tights/and boots combo this year!

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