Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas: What to Wear to Any Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas: What to Wear to Any Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends to show thanks for each other. It's also a chance to show off your style in a cute new Thanksgiving outfit. The type of activities you plan to participate in will help you decide what kind of clothes to look for. Whatever you wear, be sure to plan your Thanksgiving outfit ahead of time so you’re not trying to throw something together at the last minute.

If you’re struggling to come up with Thanksgiving outfit ideas, Emerald XO Ivy has your back. Our fall collection features cute and comfy items that will take you from Black Friday shopping to dinner at a high-end restaurant. Check out the guide below for our top Thanksgiving outfit ideas for women.

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Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Many families are the more traditional type when it comes to Thanksgiving festivities. They enjoy a sit-down meal with the whole family at a relative’s house, best accompanied by old stories from past gatherings.

Whether the meal takes place at lunch or dinner, you should dress up for the occasion. But don’t worry about getting too fancy. You need something comfortable enough to eat and sit in all day. Stay cozy in a sweater dress and ankle boots, or opt for wide-leg trousers and a blouse.

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Just because you can’t make it to your family’s Thanksgiving dinner this year doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the occasion. Make your friends your family for the day, and host an unforgettable Friendsgiving meal. You can enjoy a potluck meal, play board games, watch movies, and even make a group craft.

Since Friendsgiving is typically more casual and less traditional than a family get-together, you can opt for a more casual outfit—but still something Instagram worthy. Some fun and trendy outfit ideas include jumpsuits and dresses.

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Watching Football on Thanksgiving

Whether you’re rooting for your favorite team on the big screen or tossing around the pigskin in the backyard, football is a Thanksgiving tradition. When you’re hanging out at home all day with people you know, you can get away with a more casual, comfortable outfit.

Think jeans and a cozy sweater or—if your family hosts an annual flag football game—athleisure. You need something you can run around in without getting too hot.

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Thanksgiving Dinner at a Restaurant

Not everyone likes to cook a big Thanksgiving meal for the whole family—and that’s okay. Some families let their favorite restaurant do the cooking instead. With Thanksgiving being a special occasion that only comes around once a year, treat your loved ones by making a reservation at a nicer restaurant with a more formal atmosphere.

You’ll want to wear something dressier than you would for a Friendsgiving or traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Plaid dresses, dark trousers, and midi skirts are all great options for a fine dining moment.

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Shopping After Thanksgiving Dinner

Some families start their Christmas shopping early by taking advantage of Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving. If that’s your family, you could be going from a sit-down dinner to the mall all in one afternoon. 

The main goal is to wear something you’ll be comfortable in all day, like a cozy matching set and sneakers. Take into account whether the shopping will take place indoors, outdoors, or some of both. You might need to layer for indoor and outdoor temperatures. Here are some suggestions for fall layering clothes.

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Where to Buy Thanksgiving Outfits

Maybe you know what outfit you want to wear on Thanksgiving but not where to find it. Look no further than Emerald XO Ivy—the one-stop shop for all your fall and Thanksgiving outfit needs. From tops and sweaters to skirts and dresses, our clothes are cute, comfy, and made for all body types. Plus, they won’t break the bank.

Don’t wait until the week of to get your Thanksgiving fit. Shop the fall collection today with free shipping to find your go-to holiday attire.

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