Picking out the perfect Thanksgiving outfit is almost as important as planning the day’s menu (read: very important). Of course, you want your Thanksgiving look to be stylish and autumnal and somewhat dressy since it is a special occasion, after all.
That said, this holiday is all about lounging with family and friends, celebrating the cozy vibes of fall, perhaps catching the game or dog show on TV, and, arguably most importantly, enjoying an epic feast full of the tastiest of treats.
So, the perfect Thanksgiving outfit needs to strike the perfect balance of comfy and cute, all while capturing those quintessential “fall” vibes. While this might seem like a tall order, finding the perfect outfit that balances all of these needs is super simple. Read on for four of the best plus size looks for Thanksgiving that’ll hopefully leave you feeling inspired to have your most stylish (and comfortable!) Thanksgiving yet.
One theme that will emerge in this article is the comfy pants with a cute sweater combo because you really can’t go wrong with this outfit for any occasion, especially for Thanksgiving. So, our first look is a pair of plus-size jeggings paired with a nice sweater on top. Opt for a pair of jeggings that has just the right amount of stretch to keep you comfy all day while also providing a polished fit, like a high-rise cotton blend with an elastic waist (who doesn’t want pants with an elastic waist on Thanksgiving?!) in an autumnal shade like moss or paprika.
Rock these bottoms with a plus-size cashmere sweater . While all sweaters are good sweaters, cashmere sweaters are really the best and will instantly elevate this look all while keeping you super comfy. Go with something like a cashmere oversized V-neck tunic sweater in navy or gray heather. Complete this look with a print scarf and neutral-tone ballet flats or heeled ankle booties, plus some delicate earrings.
Keeping in the theme here, our next outfit idea includes bottoms with an elastic waist and a stylish yet cozy sweater. For this version, start with a pair of print plus-size leggings in a pattern like plaid or trendy caramel leopard print. These bottoms are as comfy as your most cloudlike pajamas yet as flattering as your favorite dress pants, so you’ll definitely be happy to spend an afternoon celebrating with friends or family in these.
Pair your cute print leggings with a flattering shawl sweater, like a neutral tan plaited open cardigan sweater. You’ll want to layer this cardigan shawl sweater over a top with a complimentary neckline and shape, like a plus-size scoop neck top. A white U-neck jersey T-shirt is a great option here, as it’ll create a super streamlined and flattering silhouette. Tie this look together with a statement necklace and cute Chelsea boots.
A plus-size sweater dress might just be the most on-point Thanksgiving piece out there. Sweater dresses are oh-so-comfortable, kind of like that one sleep shirt you’ve had forever or that oversized sweater you throw on with everything, yet it’s stylish and dressy enough to wear to a nice event or a special occasion.
Opt for a crew neck sweater dress in versatile black or an autumnal rich caramel hue. Add a denim or chambray button-up, or even a lightweight cropped denim jacket layer, as the denim will make this look feel more dynamic all while providing added warmth. This look works great with black booties, simple earrings, and either a statement necklace or a print scarf.
This next outfit idea perfectly captures that quintessential fall feeling and is also the ideal balance of style and comfort that you should aim for on Thanksgiving. This look begins with a pair of corduroy plus-size pants, like a mid-rise straight-leg style in an autumn-friendly shade like burnt caramel. Pair these bottoms with a dressy yet comfy blouse, like a white cotton poplin peasant shirt or a linen a-line long sleeve tunic top in a pretty and oh-so-in-theme print like red and orange leaves.
This combo looks great with heeled booties or flats and some fun drop earrings.
With any of these outfits on, you’ll be ready to enjoy the day in comfort without sacrificing any style. All these looks are also effortless and flattering, meaning you can focus on what matters, from relaxing with family and friends to enjoying all of the tasty treats on the Thanksgiving table (and perhaps some very fancy dogs on TV!).