Soporific turkey chemicals are no joke, but neither is the all-too-easy copout of an elastic waistband. Resistance is usually futile. To aid in the effort against Thanksgiving becoming a day sloppy in both food and fashion choices, 10 outfit ideas that account for a family-size helping of stuffing ahead.
This, instead of pants, may be one of your best choices, mainly because you still get the expandability of an elastic waistband but the elegance of not-sweatpants when it's covered by a jumper. (Though this might persuade you to use button-fly as a deterrent against overeating.)
Shop similar: H&M, $40
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For added camouflage, you could lengthen your top to past the hips. The more fabric for ruching over the evidence of a meal well enjoyed.
Shop similar: ASOS, $32
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And for maximum pie-baby-obscuring ability, just go big and loose. Important notes: same color family, top and bottom, for a more streamlined effect, and sleeves pushed up a) as a visual reminder you still have bones and b) for preventing things that aren't poultry from being dragged through the gravy.
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Bold move wearing a belt on Thanksgiving, but maybe you've got a Marie Claire cover shoot the day after, I don't know. Whatever your plans, there's no denying the turtleneck-and-leather-jacket thing is très cool and slimming. (In a different color, the topper narrows the middle.)
You wore going to wear this anyway, but swap out the slippers for slingbacks (a fair-ish trade in comfort, really).
Shop similar: Chanel, $745
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As we said about colors a few slides back, the same one worn all the way down the length of your body = taller + did not just pass out face-first into the cranberry sauce. But, like, even if you did, an olive-only ensemble would still look swell.
Hard to make your tights-covered legs look bad in a mini. And actually not a bad one if you're arriving straight from travel.
Over pants, like you're cosplaying your favorite aunt who makes ceramics and still isn't over Bernie. (Kind of flattering but a little weird if she's there in the same outfit, LOL.)
If your plan is to ball out, here's a poncho, which seems to be coming back ever so slowly. Not the sexiest, but what do we care when there is STUFFING?