Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas You’ll Feel Chic (& Comfortable) In

Wondering what to wear on Thanksgiving this year? I’ve got you covered! These Thanksgiving outfit ideas range from classy to casual to comfy for whatever your celebration looks like! 

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Chic Thanksgiving Outfits For Any Gathering 

Looking for chic Thanksgiving outfits to wow in this year? You’re in the right place. No matter what your Thanksgiving plans entail, from fancy celebrations to casual dinners at grandma’s, the truth is that we all want to look cute (but feel comfortable) on this cozy holiday.

Yes, you need to show off your impeccable style to friends and family, but your outfit also needs to be comfy enough for a day full of feasting!

Classy Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

Below I’m sharing 18 Thanksgiving outfit ideas to inspire you. These chic but comfy looks cover every occasion, so you’re guaranteed to have a cute outfit come the day.

Knit midi dress, trench coat + boots.

Flat lay outfit graphic of a black sweater dress with black booties and a tan trench coat.

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First up on the list is this classy Thanksgiving outfit. I love wearing a sweater dress for holiday events because it’s a one-and-done outfit that looks incredibly chic and put-together. Plus, the stretchy knit fabric means you can lounge around after eating—it’s the dress that keeps on giving! 

Style your knit dress with a trench coat and pointed-toe boots for a best-dressed worthy look.

Denim midi skirt, blazer + mary jane flats.

Flat lay outfit graphic of a denim midi skirt with a black long sleeve top and a cream blazer with cream mary jane flats.

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Denim skirts are having a moment this year, so why not incorporate them into your Thanksgiving outfit? I love this denim midi paired with a form-fitting long-sleeve top (or bodysuit) for a flattering base you can style in so many different ways. 

For an elevated vibe, dress up this ensemble with a structured blazer and mary jane flats that will look chic in all those family pics.  

Plaid skirt, sweater + tall boots.

Woman wearing a plaid mini skirt with an off the shoulder sweater and tall brown boots.

Nothing says Thanksgiving like a classy plaid print! Wearing a neutral plaid mini skirt is a simple way to feel festive for the holiday without going over the top. I love how Cassie styled hers with an off the shoulder knit and tall brown boots. The knee-high boots look amazing paired with shorter silhouettes, elongating your legs for days!

This is such a perfect fall outfit, especially if you live somewhere warmer. Throw on a trench coat or oversized blazer if you need to add another layer. 

Monochrome moment.

Flat lay outfit graphic of a silk skirt, a cream sweater and black accessories.

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For a holiday get-together that requires dressing to the nines, recreate this classy Thanksgiving outfit. A monochromatic outfit will forever be chic. 

To get the look, I recommend starting with a silk or satin midi skirt, like this one from Aritzia. It’s classy, comes in a ton of different colors, and is much more comfortable than wearing pants! From there, throw on a cozy knit in a similar shade. Add contrasting black accessories like a cute shoulder bag and leather boots and you have the easiest (and cutest) Thanksgiving outfit ever.

Chic layers.

Woman wearing a black skirt with tights, a white and black stripped sweater, a tan trench coat and black loafers.

Make any Thanksgiving outfit 100 times cuter with lots of layers. I love how Maggie started with a black mini skirt and striped shirt before adding a trench coat and a sweater draped over her shoulders. Sheer black tights make the outfit more appropriate for cold fall days while adding to the overall vibe of the look!

These Gucci loafers are ultra-chic, but you could opt for any chunky loafer for a similar effect.

Midi skirt + silk blouse.

Flat lay outfit graphic of a black denim maxi skirt with a silk button down and a long grey coat with black booties.

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For a formal Thanksgiving dinner or work event, this look is perfect. A black midi skirt is a capsule-wardrobe staple that looks stylish dressed up with a satin-finish blouse and black booties. A wool coat ensures this look is fab and not drab while also adding a necessary warm layer. 

Leopard print + pops of red.

Woman wearing leopard print pants with a grey sweater and red pumps.

If your Thanksgiving festivities include showing up in the coolest, most eye-catching outfit, then this next look is for you. 

Leopard print is fierce and fabulous; it also happens to be one of my favorite fall 2024 fashion trends! Leopard print pants and a simple sweater create a cool, comfortable ‘fit that’s perfect for all your Thanksgiving events. 

Complete the ensemble with pops of red—I’m obsessed with these cherry red kitten heels and burgundy tote bag. The overall effect feels timeless yet fashion-forward. What more could you ask for?

Turtleneck, leather pants + chunky loafers.

Flat lay outfit graphic of black leather pants, a brown turtle neck sweater and a black trench coat with chunky loafers.

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Leather pants are a great option for a Thanksgiving outfit. They require minimal effort but make any outfit infinitely cooler. This holiday season, wear them with a chic turtleneck sweater and chunky loafers. Loafers are the perfect pairing with leather pants if you want that cool-girl look, but black kitten heels would also work here!

A suede shoulder bag and dainty gold jewelry add an elegant, cohesive touch to this outfit that I absolutely adore. If it’s a particularly chilly day, layer your look with a wool coat. 

Denim skirt, long-sleeve top + knee-high boots.

Woman wearing a denim maxi skirt with an off the shoulder top and black booties.

Here’s another cute Thanksgiving outfit featuring a denim skirt. A denim midi or maxi skirt is such a fun and comfy alternative to jeans that instantly elevates even the most casual outfits. The cool, neutral tones of this look are perfect for Thanksgiving, but you could also opt for shades of taupe and brown to create a warm and welcoming ‘fit.  

Leather pants + oversized blazer.

Flat lay outfit graphic of black leather pants, a wrap top and a black blazer with kitten heels.

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This next outfit idea makes for such a chic Thanksgiving OOTD. Start with a pair of black leather pants or faux leather leggings then add contrast with a cream top, like this gorgeous knit tank from Aritzia. An oversized blazer not only looks elegant, but it’s also a warm layer! Black kitten heels and a structured shoulder bag round out this luxe look. 

This classy Thanksgiving outfit is great for formal dinner plans, but it’s also perfect for any holiday event!

Casual Thanksgiving Looks

If your Thanksgiving gathering is a relaxed and casual one, let the following outfits inspire your look for the day! 

Jeans, cozy sweater + boots.

Flat lay outfit graphic of jeans, a turtleneck sweater, a sherpa jacket and chelsea boots.

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In my opinion, you can never go wrong with a pair of jeans, cozy sweater, and boots. This fall ‘fit is the perfect combination of casual cute that looks like you put effort in for the big holiday, while still keeping things chill. 

To stay comfy when wearing jeans on Thanksgiving, opt for a well-worn pair or a loose-fitting silhouette that allows room for seconds (and lots of dessert)! A super cozy sweater, like this knit turtleneck, is such a great choice. I love it paired with lug sole boots, chic sunnies, and a boucle bomber jacket for an effortless look.

Aviator jacket + jeans.

Woman wearing jeans, Uggs, a knit top and a suede and sherpa jacket.

If you don’t know what to wear, start with a tee shirt and jeans. This tried-and-true combo works for practically any holiday, especially laid-back Thanksgiving plans!  

The key to making this classic combo more interesting is through accessories. The simple addition of a belt in Sammi’s outfit makes the biggest difference—plus, you can loosen it up as the day goes on and you get fuller. Pair with an aviator jacket and casual Ugg boots to complete the relaxed ensemble. 

Styling Tip: Don’t be afraid to mix black and brown in your outfits! This is a perfect example of how these two neutrals look so good together. 

Striped sweater, jeans + trench coat.

Flat lay outfit graphic of jeans, booties, a striped sweater and a trench coat.

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The combination of dark denim and a striped sweater has an elegant, “old money” vibe that’s perfect for the holidays. The dark colors also mean you don’t have to worry about wine or cranberry sauce spills! Take this timeless Thanksgiving outfit combo to the next level with a trench coat and chic accessories. 

Cardigan, ribbed top + mary jane flats.

Flat lay outfit graphic of jeans, a knit cropped tank, a cardigan sweater and mary jane flats.

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This next outfit idea also works for a chill Thanksgiving. A cardigan is very on-trend right now and never fails to make an outfit cuter. I’d pair mine with my favorite pair of jeans and a ribbed tank for a comfy, casual look that’s easy to eat in and appropriate for family get-togethers. Mary jane flats and everyday jewelry are the finishing touches to this girly outfit. 

The best part? You can re-wear this look all season long. 

Comfy Thanksgiving Outfits

If Thanksgiving is a super chill occasion for you and your family, go totally comfy with these cute laid-back looks (and yes, you can expect to see Uggs).

Cable knit sweater + white denim.

Flat lay outfit graphic of white jeans, a chunky sweater, Uggs and feminine accessories.

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This next Thanksgiving outfit is sweet and simple. To get the look, start with a cozy cable knit sweater (the perfect fall staple!) and a pair of loose-fitting white jeans. Brown suede accessories, like Ugg slippers and this YSL suede shoulder bag (affordable alternative) tie in the brown sweater for an effortlessly cohesive look.

Adding a bow to your hair is an easy way to look dressier, even with a casual outfit like this!

Knit pants, tee shirt + leather jacket.

Woman wearing a comfy cream pant set with a brown leather jacket and Uggs.

Looking for a Thanksgiving outfit that’s comfy enough for your post-dinner nap? Try this next look. 

Knit pants feel just as comfy as a pair of sweats (thank goodness for that stretchy waistband!) but look way more chic. Now’s not the time to wear your oldest pair of sweatpants (no matter how comfortable they are). Keep this loungewear look intentional with your best pair of knit pants

Pair them with a white shirt and leather jacket for a laid-back look ideal for hanging out with friends and family all day. Ugg boots are a perfect shoe choice here—they look cute and trendy but are basically slippers!

Long cardigan, leggings + Uggs.

Flat lay outfit graphic of leggings, a turtleneck sweater, a long comfy cardigan and Uggs.

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If you’re anything like me, then you love wearing leggings on Thanksgiving. They’re the ultimate comfy pants for a day full of delicious food! 

Luckily for us, making your comfy leggings outfit look infinitely more chic is simple. All you need is a stylish but slouchy sweater—Jenni Kayne and Quince (incredible prices for cashmere) have some fabulous options!

A long cardigan adds a quiet luxury aesthetic to any outfit, but it’s also like wrapping yourself up in a warm blanket. Making it the perfect Thanksgiving Day sweater in my opinion.  

Trousers, sweatshirt + wool coat.

Flat lay outfit graphic of cream trousers, a cream sweater, a black trench coat and sneakers.

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This final Thanksgiving outfit is equal parts sporty and chic. I always opt for tailored trousers if I want to look put-together but feel comfy. Since they’re so roomy, you won’t feel snug even after going in for that second helping of pumpkin pie! You can also go with a matching lounge set like this one from Mango

To dress things down, pop on a nice knit sweater or crewneck sweatshirt. Gold jewelry and a wool wrap coat are always in style and add a fashionable touch to this casual outfit. Finish the ‘fit with chunky New Balance sneakers, and you’re ready to go.


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