Dressing comfortably for Thanksgiving doesn’t need to mean wearing your college sweatpants and a T-shirt. While I’m sure there are some families that dress to impress for Thanksgiving, I can tell you that mine is not one of those families. I like to joke that if everyone comes to the table wearing pants, then the holiday is a roaring success.
When we travel for the holiday, the dress code tends to be a little bit more trendy-casual for all involved, but when it’s dinner at home, stretchy pants are the name of the game.
Here are four ways you can skip the skinny jeans but still look chic for your holiday festivities, be it home or away.
Neighborhood Pant, Cory Vines, $56
Casual and comfortable, our client Cory Vines is a young brand of stylish and accessible workout attire dubbed “The Warby Parker of Activewear.” The Neighborhood Pant is perfect to stash in your carry on if you’re traveling for the holiday because you can just as easily take them for a run as you can dress them up with a cozy Neighborhood Breeze Top and a fun necklace.
Groove Pant, Lululemon, $98
Get your groove on with everyone’s favorite activewear. Though $98 a pop might seem like a stretch (no pun intended), these medium-rise, flare-fit pants can take you from yoga, to dance class…to the Thanksgiving dinner table. Made with sweat-wicking and four-way stretch fabric, they’re a seasonless classic will keep you comfortable through the family flag football game all the way through dessert. Get them at lululemon.com.
Live in Reversible Leggings, Zella, $52-$58
Let’s be honest, the colder it gets, the more likely we are to actually live in our leggings, right? Zella “Live In” reversible leggings are available in a multitude of colors so you can pick and choose your turkey day outfit carefully. You’ll look so fashionable that no one will ever know you could take your outfit from the dinner table to a downward dog. Buy them at shop.nordtsrom.com.
Stripes Chaturanga Tight, Athleta, $74
Perfect for yoga and studio workouts, you can also rock these super sleek pants to a holiday dinner. They’re made from lightweight recycled fabric that wicks and breathes and have an ultra-comfortable wide waistband, which is as excellent for keeping your posture in check during a warrior one as it is for hiding a post pumpkin pie pooch. Buy online at athleta.gap.com.