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Chic + Comfortable Thanksgiving Outfit


Putting my NYC PACKING GUIDE together the other day got me thinking about next week’s Thanksgiving celebration and obviously, what to wear.

Thanksgiving is definitely not the dressiest of holidays, but no matter how casual the setting we all want to look nice and feel out best when seeing family and friends we may not have seen in quite a while.

Oh, and here’s a random and cool fact: Did you know that Thanksgiving-Eve is THE busiest bar night of the year!?

(You can find the recipe for this delicious cranberry margarita HERE!)

Apparently, the thought of spending too much time with your family may drive you to drink. In my hometown, it’s almost a guarantee that you’ll be taking part in an unplanned high school reunion the minute you step into one of the local bars.

So obviously, you gotta look good.

Whether for the big Turkey Day or the bar-night before, here’s the style game plan: a wrap dress.

Yes, the wrap dress. Perhaps one of the most iconic silhouettes that flatters and fits practically every figure out there. DIANE VON FURSTENBERG created a fashion empire with her wrap dress in the 1970’s and the style is definitely here to stay.

Why?! Well, for starters it enhances a woman’s figure with it’s plunging v-neck, defined waist and a-line skirt. It’s also one of the more comfortable dress styles out there that has a bit of stretch and flexibility to adjust if you need just a tad bit more breathing room post-Thanksgiving dinner.

Food baby aside, the wrap dress is also a go-to style for colder weather as many versions can be found with long sleeves. Throw on a pair of tights with some high boots and not only are you party ready, but you’ll actually be warm too.

(Umm, yeah… unfortunately it’s been known to snow on Thanksgiving in Cleveland!)

I’m bringing THIS dress along with me, but here are just a few more wrap dress styles I wouldn’t mind adding to my collection:

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1st Row:
DVF Jewel Silk Combo Wrap Dress // Ellen Tracy Faux Suede A-Line Dress // Vince Camuto Belted Wrap Dress


2nd Row:
Ecote Long Sleeve Midi Wrap Dress // Karen Kane Leopard Print Faux Wrap Dress // DVF New Julian Two Mini Wrap Dress


3rd Row:
Nasty Gal New Attitude Wrap Dress // Lush Front Wrap Dress // Madewell Silk Faux-Wrap Dress


4th Row:
Leith Long Sleeve Wrap Dress // DVF New Julian Two Printed Jersey Wrap Dress // Ecote Exaggerated Wrap Maxi Dress


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