So, you’ve scored the invite to celebrate Thanksgiving this year with your boyfriend and his family. With the excitement and anxiety that comes with the invite also comes the dilemma of what to wear. You want to look classic, feel comfortable, and exude confidence all the while wowing them. At FPD, we solved the dilemma of getting dressed by offering a few options to help you look your best, so you can focus on baking the most delicious pumpkin pie they’ve ever tasted!
You can truly wear a dress to almost any event. Sheath dresses are timeless and reliable. Remember to steer clear of of ones too short and too tight! Save that for the club, not the “meet the parents” moment. For fall, we favor a sweater dress or a shirtdress with tights. Determine whether or not the affair is normally casual or more formal to decipher between heels, wedges, flats, or flat boots.
Much like a dress, a skirt can say formal, but not over-the-top. With so many pencil varieties and mid-length skirts, it’s easy to find a look that showcases the best you. Again, avoid the mini! Mini skirts scream wild, party girl.
[Look 1: Hacking Jacket in Herringbone $198, Suzette Blouse $128, High-Waisted Skinny Jean $125, Marceau Hobo $278, Mona Suede Pumps $198, Look 2: Honeycomb Cable Sweater $79.50, Stretch Perfect Shirt $69.50, Cafe Capri in Wool $118, Look 3: Double Cloth Chesapeake Coat $398, Merino Turtleneck Sweater $69.50, Matchstick Jean in Overdyed Denim Black $79.99, Biennial Satchel $348, Darby Glitter Loafers $215, All 3 looks via JCrew.com]
If you’re more casual, there are certainly plenty of pants options. We recommend avoiding jeans, unless they are a darker wash. Basic black never fails, but dress pants come in all colors now from camel to red to tweed. Nonetheless, dress your pants up with a blazer, a nice sweater, or a pretty blouse. Remember, we all tend to overeat on this holiday, so make sure your ensemble leaves enough room to be forgiving.
Having one or two gorgeous accessories can transform an outfit (like the J.Crew purses or pumps above), plus offer a conversation starter! A necklace or a structured bag can absolutely pull an outfit together. Word of caution: don’t overdo it! This is not the time to be super trendy; let your personality be the focal point, but of course, don’t be afraid of a stylish accessory being a conversation starter.
A key thing to remember: When you feel good about yourself, it shows.
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