What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner

Yes, it’s a family dinner, not some big evening out on the town,  and you definitely want to be comfy, but  life is too short to be frumpy!

This Thanksgiving seize the holiday spirit by saying no to sloppy sweatpants and boring slump-around-clothes and try these suggestions for outfits that are both casual and classy.

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The Statement Sweater

Just because it’s a low-key meal doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Big sweaters are in, so why not wear one that’s got some personality?  This artsy, graphic sweater can be worn with leggings or skinny jeans and will make you look confident, and relaxed.

Add big earrings and a fabric blocked bag to polish off the look! And of course, there’s nothing more comfy than riding boots.



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 A Cozy Sweater Dress

Sometimes you don’t feel like pants, but a dress seems too stiff, so a nice inbetween is a soft sweater dress.  It’s a fantastic way to look glam and feel relaxed all at the same time.

Pair your sweater dress with some great jewelry and tights or even leggings if your dress is short,  for an easygoing look that’s also fashion-forward. Flats are the perfect shoe choice to keep it casual.



Shop the look: poncho, black turtleneck, black jeans, brown purse, suede booties  , bracelet

A Turtleneck and Poncho

Visiting family on Thanksgiving? Arrive in style at your holiday dinner ( or pop out to do some Black Friday shopping) in a sleek turtleneck, knit pants and poncho.

A casual bag and cute booties top off this sophisticated, easy-going holiday weekend look.

So there you go. Enjoy yourself and have that extra piece of pumpkin pie!


Walking The Dog – What to Wear

Hi Deborah,

I have a dog and spend a lot of time walking him around the neighborhood.  What can I wear besides trainers and old tees? I’m in my late 40s and I don’t want to look sloppy.

Thanks! Linda V. ~

Hi Betty, Good question. Let me start by showing what some real life women over 40 wear and then we can come up with a recipe.

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It starts with Boots, jeans and a cute jacket. A vest is also a great option.

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