Thanksgiving is just a few days away. Hopefully you've already planned your menu, and now it's time to plan your look for the cozy holiday. We provided plenty of outfit inspiration here, here, and here, but what about the pieces you shouldn't be wearing on Thursday? Sadly, there are plenty.
When you're eating, drinking, and socializing with family and friends all day, you undoubtedly want to look stylish, but comfort is key on Thanksgiving (duh). Similar to travel outfits, we've all made our fair share of Thanksgiving outfit mistakes. It happens, but hopefully you've learned from them.
In case you're in need of a little refresher, we're here for you. Keep scrolling to find out what the seven worst things to wear on Thanksgiving are, and shop stylish, comfortable pieces you should wear instead.
AVOID: Rigid Jeans
WEAR: Comfort Stretch Jeans
High-waisted 100% cotton jeans may look cool, but they're your enemy on Thanksgiving. Instead opt, for stretch jeans that aren't skintight.
Shop Comfortable Jeans:
H&M Girlfriend Regular Jeans ($35)
Rails Jess Pants ($178)
Reformation Baldwin Pleated Jean ($148)
AVOID: Leather Clothing
Since leather has very little give and isn't exactly breathable, you should skip it on Thanksgiving. On the flip side, cozy knits sort of feel like pajamas, which is a major win.
Mango Turtleneck Sweater ($80)
Pair this luxurious knit with a pleated skirt and neutral-hued booties.
Line & Dot Alder Sweater Dress ($120)
& Other Stories Cotton Blend Knit Turtleneck Vest ($53)
AVOID: Silk and Satin
WEAR: Washable Fabrics
Silk and satin are delicate, so removing stains from them can be a beast. Instead, wear pieces that can be thrown in the washing machine post-feast.
Shop a Washable Piece:
Xirena Sienna Skirt ($193)
H&M Off-the-Shoulder Sweater ($30)
Reformation Mick Pant ($148)
AVOID: Tight, Uncomfortable Shoes
WEAR: Walkable Shoes That Fit
This may seem like a no-brainer, but we're all guilty of wearing shoes that look great but pinch our feet when they inevitably swell. Do yourself a favor and save those shoes for another day.
Shop Comfortable Shoes:
Botkier Pina Point Toe Mules ($138)
Vince Cabria Boots ($450)
Senso Quinian Point Toe Mules ($245)
AVOID: Bell Sleeves
WEAR: Sleeves You Can Roll Up
When you're busy cooking (and eating), the last thing you want is sleeves dragging in the food. Trust us.
Shop a Low-Maintenance Shirt:
Sanctuary Main Street Tunic Top ($99)
Victor Glemaud Long Sleeve Combo Sweater ($395)
H&M Glittery Bodysuit ($40)
AVOID: Heavy Sweaters (With Nothing Underneath)
When the oven and stove are going, any house is bound to get warm, even if it's frigid outside. Do yourself a favor and wear something under that cute sweater of yours so you can take off layers as temperatures rise.
Shop a Layering Piece:
Veronica Beard Jean Wyeth Turtleneck ($148)
H&M Cotton Jersey T-Shirt ($10)
The Range Alloy Banded Long Sleeve Shirt ($145)
AVOID: Light Colors
WEAR: Forgiving Colors
Red-wine stains aren't a great look, and even if you're careful, there's no guarantee everyone else at the gathering will be, so save the pale pink for another day.
Shop a Forgiving Color:
Lioness The Kyra Blazer ($89)
& Other Stories Fitted Leopard Jacquard Blouse ($89)
H&M Jacquard-Knit Sweater ($30)
This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Aleksija Vujicic.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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