Queue up the football game, put the green beans in the oven, and pour yourself some wine, because it’s officially Thanksgiving time! As much as we’re excited about our upcoming food coma, it’s the fall fashion that really has us drooling. That’s why this year we’ve rounded up our favorite Thanksgiving outfits to turn your dinner party into a holiday fashion event.
From fall favorite boots to THE best plaid pieces, these cute Thanksgiving outfits are the perfect side for your turkey and gravy. But before you feast your eyes on the looks, let’s break down the ingredients of a truly great Thanksgiving ‘fit!
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Do people dress fancy for Thanksgiving?
Yes…and also no.
Unlike some of our other favorite holidays, Thanksgiving doesn’t have a typical dress code. While Christmas calls for red, white, and everything nice, and NYE wouldn’t be complete without a sparkly outfit, Thanksgiving outfit ideas have a little more breathing room when it comes to fashion. (Which is good, considering you’ll be needing that breathing room after a few servings of pie!!)
So, how fancy your Thanksgiving outfits are will depend on how you’re celebrating Turkey Day. A formal dinner with extended family may mean dressing up with your fall best, while a laid back Friendsgiving with your crew is your chance to break out the sweats. Which brings us to our next FAQ…
What should I wear to Thanksgiving dinner with friends?
Similar to the last question, the outfit you wear to Thanksgiving dinner with friends will really depend on your friend group and the type of party they’re throwing.
For a super chill, casual hang with your ride or dies, we say rock your favorite lounge set! But if you’re having a more festive sit-down meal (a la our fave Friends Thanksgiving episodes), now’s your chance to wear some trendy Thanksgiving outfits — bonus points if they’re ’90s-inspired!
When in doubt, the best Friendsgiving outfits and ideas tend to be more casual than Thanksgiving outfits with family, but still super cute. And a comfy waistline is a must, no matter the dress code!
The Best Places to Buy Cute Thanksgiving Outfits
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to upgrade your fall and winter wardrobes, now’s your chance! Here are the best places to buy cute Thanksgiving outfits that you’ll definitely be rewearing all season long.
- Lulus: Not just our favorite for Thanksgiving outfits and ideas, but also our go-to for all things fall and winter fashion, Lulus is a MUST this time of year. From their trendy wardrobe staples to their formal ‘fits to their amazing boots selection, Lulus really has it all. Plus they even have an entire Friendsgiving collection!
- Show Me Your Mumu: Whether you’re looking for the coziest statement sweater or the most dazzling sequin dress, Show Me Your Mumu has cute Thanksgiving outfits and ideas that stand out. These are the looks that will have everyone asking “where did you get that?!” We’re also suckers for their rad trendy accessories!
- ASTR The Label: Another one of our faves with a drool-worthy Friendsgiving collection, ASTR The Label is THE spot for dressy Thanksgiving outfits and ideas. This is your one-stop shop for flowy floral gowns, cute sweater dresses, and everything in between. Perfect for fancy Thanksgiving dinner parties (plus all those cold weather weddings on the horizon!).
Getting hungry for some Thanksgiving outfits and ideas yet? Let’s dig in!
Cute Thanksgiving Outfits and Ideas
Enter: the cute Thanksgiving outfits and ideas you’ll be just as excited for as the sweet potato casserole!! These looks make the most out of this year’s top cold weather trends (think: western boots, ’70s vibes, mini dresses) — while still putting comfort first. This is the holiday of eating and rest, after all!
From chic sweater dresses to TikTok-famous two-piece sets, these cute Thanksgiving outfits and ideas will show off your style no matter the dinner party vibes. For your new cold weather closet staples, look no further!
Fall is, without a doubt, sweater dress szn — and this year they’re having even more of a moment than usual! Not only do sweater dresses make for super cute Thanksgiving outfits, but they’re also SO cozy. And this cream + mustard plaid mini is no exception!
What is it about fall that makes us want to invest in a new animal print piece, year after year?! This Thanksgiving, the look of choice is this leopard midi skirt. It’s bold, chic, and looks great as you nibble on the pre Turkey dinner charcuterie board!
No dinner party is complete without a yummy charcuterie board — and we’ve rounded up 39 of the cutest board ideas! (We’ve even found some rad Thanksgiving charcuterie boards!)
We’re adding this cute Thanksgiving outfit idea to the list of things we’re thankful for this year!
This ‘fit is giving our favorite summer trend (Western everything) a fall makeover with this green corduroy dress, sheer black tights, and the cutest suede boots. Because who doesn’t want their turkey with a side of yee-haw?!
Alexa, play “Cardigan” by Taylor Swift. A timeless + cute Thanksgiving outfit idea, you can’t go wrong with a cozy cardigan. And we’re saying that this checkered one is our favorite!
Non-restrictive pants: essential for that second (and third) helping of sweet potatoes!
This two-piece, Y2K-inspired Thanksgiving outfit idea understood the assignment, with flowy pleated pants and a matching button-down top. It’s as comfy as pajamas — perfect for that post-meal nap before you start the pie round!
The best part about sweater dress Thanksgiving outfits? No pants required!
Get those comfy vibes with this size inclusive black turtleneck Thanksgiving dress. Chic and oversized, it’s just as perfect for cocktail hour as it is for snuggling up on the couch watching the Thanksgiving parade. That’s called range!
Jumpsuits are the perfect cute Thanksgiving outfit idea for when you’re running behind on all the food prep! Just throw on this corduroy jumpsuit, pull your hair back into a model off-duty bun, and voila! An instant statement look.
(P.S. This jumpsuit also comes in an oh-so fall moss green!)
Our best cute Thanksgiving outfit tip? Take inspiration from your slice of pumpkin pie! With the yummiest fall color combo, this cream + rust sweater dress feels seasonal without entering cheesy territory.
What is it about getting a new sweater that feels so exciting? Spark some joy this holiday season with this sunset-hued striped sweater!
Fall fashion + ’70s-inspired looks: name a more iconic duo! We’re smitten with the easygoing retro vibes of this satin shirt and flare jeans combo. Such a cute Thanksgiving outfit idea that you’ll rewear again and again!
If Penny Lane is your style icon (because same), this cute Thanksgiving outfit is calling your name!! With this faux fur-trimmed coat, fall layering has never looked so rad.
Dressy Thanksgiving Outfits and Ideas
When the Thanksgiving celebrations lean more Gossip Girl than Friends, you need dressy Thanksgiving outfits…and our ideas have you covered.
We love any excuse to dress up, and a festive dinner party is the perfect opportunity. But, it can be tricky to find dressy Thanksgiving outfits and ideas that don’t make you want to throw on sweat pants immediately once you get home. That’s where we come in!
We’ve found the cutest AND comfiest dressy Thanksgiving outfits — perfect for dressing to impress and dressing for seconds. You can thank us later!
Prepare to see plaid two-piece sets EVERYWHERE this season. This is the perfect dressy Thanksgiving outfit idea for when you want to earn major style points (and be able to rewear it to the office!).
Spice up your fall/winter wardrobe with a statement piece like this head-to-toe faux leather jumpsuit!
A major compliment-earner, this dressy Thanksgiving outfit idea shows that you’re not just here to follow a theme — you’re here to make the season’s aesthetic your own. Style it with this cropped faux fur coat to prove that you’re the main character.
Make the Thanksgiving dinner party your personal runway with this ribbed cut-out midi dress! It’s cozy, chic, and just the right amount of sexy for a Friendsgiving feast.
P.S. This dress would also double as a cute wedding guest look for winter weddings!
Looking for the perfect ‘fit to wear to an upcoming cold weather wedding? We’ve got you covered! Check out these stunning winter wedding guest gowns for every style!!
Move over ankle boots — knee highs have just entered the chat. These square-toe knee-high boots are an instant Thanksgiving outfit-maker, AND our favorite fall staple. Wear them with literally anything for a chic fashion moment!
For an iconic dressy Thanksgiving outfit, we especially love these boots paired with a sophisticated plaid blazer and those vegan leather shorts (which also come in black!). It’s modern meets retro and just SO cool!
When you’re unsure about the dress code, this Thanksgiving outfit has you covered (literally). With a few trendy touches, this two-piece look works just as well for a casual hang with friends as it does for a dressy dinner with extended family. Talk about the perfect ‘fit!
As you may have noticed by now, we love dressy Thanksgiving outfits that revolve around a rad plaid blazer. This one keeps things cool with vegan leather leggings (also SO comfy) and a trendy one-shoulder top.
You have our full permission to be an outfit repeater with this Thanksgiving look!
For when you want to dress up for the holidays but still want to be comfy after finishing off the stuffing, look no further than this dressy Thanksgiving outfit idea!
How chic is this head-to-toe cream Thanksgiving outfit?! A dressy two-piece sweater dress set is zero fuss but MAJOR style points, and we are here. for. it.
It’s time to give thanks…to this midi skirt + knee high boots style combo! It’s such an effortless dressy Thanksgiving outfit idea that’ll earn you the title of the most fashionable person in the room. Say less!
We love how this ruffle wrap skirt screams fall, with deep purples and oranges — but for a bolder boho look it also comes in winter green and rust orange.
With this dressy Thanksgiving outfit, you’ll be serving more than turkey and stuffing — you’ll also be serving some serious looks! Featuring statement shoulders, flirty ruffles, and a sultry open back, this emerald green mini dress will make all the other ‘fits at the dinner party jealous.
There’s just something so cool about rocking a snuggly soft sweater dress with bold black leather boots. It’ll give you all the confidence you need to navigate those personal questions from extended family members!
This dressy Thanksgiving outfit is just begging to be worn with an oversized black biker jacket (a fall trend that’ll never go out of style!).
Casual Thanksgiving Outfits and Ideas
The holy grail of Thanksgiving outfits: these comfy looks!
When the holiday celebrations are more focused on food, football, and friends, that means it’s time for casual Thanksgiving outfits. So swap your heeled booties and plaid skirts for sneakers and oversized sweaters, and start preparing for your food coma!
As a bonus, these casual Thanksgiving outfits and ideas also easily transition into the perfect Black Friday shopping outfits, whether you’re adding things to the cart from your couch or the mall!
When you’d rather focus on how to balance as much food as possible on your plate versus how to put together the perfect ‘fit, this one-piece casual Thanksgiving outfit idea is a no brainer!
The perfect way to add a personal (and sparkly) touch to your Thanksgiving outfit? Birthstone jewelry! Don’t miss our list of the prettiest birthstone rings for every month.
No fall wardrobe is complete without the perfect striped sweater — they’re a must for cold weather coffee dates, comfy + classy work days, and casual Thanksgiving outfits and ideas!
Pair this snuggly striped turtleneck with retro flare jeans and your fave sneakers (we’re all about Veja’s right now!), or dress it up with some cute white boots. A classic for a reason and SO versatile, we have a feeling it’ll be your new favorite fall staple!
Casual Thanksgiving outfits, but make them edgy! This rad ‘fit is deceivingly comfy, with Spanx faux leather leggings and that roomy plaid duster coat. It also makes the most out of one of our favorite unexpected autumnal colors: green!
Add some classic black Dr. Martens for a ‘fit that oozes cool girl vibes.
Aerie is our go-to for all things comfy and cozy, so it should be no surprise that this Aerie sweater cape is at the top of our wishlist for casual Thanksgiving outfits and ideas. It feels like wrapping yourself up in the softest blanket, while still looking cool and cute. Does it get any better than that?!
Okay, okay, so the Canadian tuxedo look hasn’t always been at the top of the fall fashion lists. But denim is such a no brainer for casual Thanksgiving outfits — so why not double it up?!
This casual Thanksgiving outfit screams “Bring on the seconds!”
Despite being the comfiest, most casual look on this list, this black two-piece lounge set still manages to look seriously cool. We’d style the black sweater and matching black pants with a layered necklace and a PSL for the go-to Thanksgiving look.
Take inspiration from your dad this November with this casual Thanksgiving outfit! We know you’d get his laid-back stamp of approval with this oversized flannel shirt and chunky New Balance sneakers. And don’t forget the visible white socks!
Not pictured: a can of beer and football on the TV.
Cozy chenille? Check. Fall colors? Check. Matching two-piece set? Check and check. This cute look is checking off ALL the boxes for casual Thanksgiving outfits!
Talk about the perfect ice breaker! When the conversation lags over appetizers, this casual Thanksgiving outfit has you covered. It also automatically answers the question: “do you want some pumpkin pie?”
Relaxed, retro denim is convincing us to actually wear jeans again — a real win after so long being loyal to our lounge sets!
It’s official — we’ve found the perfect cozy + chic + casual Thanksgiving outfit!
Get Holiday Ready With Our Best Fashion + Party Guides
‘Tis the season for dinner parties, enchanting weddings, and, above all, amazing outfits! To help you make the most out of the most wonderful time of the year, we’ve created some oh-so festive guides.
First and foremost, weddings! Take advantage of these cold weather fashion moments with our round-ups of the best fall wedding guest gowns and the best winter wedding guest gowns. You’ll also want to check out our guide to cute tassel earrings for all your accessorizing needs!
For more casual seasonal events, don’t miss our list of the cutest matching Christmas pajamas for couples. Perfect for your next holiday movie marathon cuddled up next to your Christmas tree (bonus points for a pampas grass or flower tree!).
Which festive fashion moments are you shopping for this Black Friday? Let us know in the comments below!