What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner

Screen shot 2014-11-24 at 12.03.30 PM

Dressing for Thanksgiving can be quite simple if you stick to warmer colors that come with the holiday. My favorite outfit colors for this event are burgundy, olive green, navy, cream, and warm, neutral shades of brown. Pick a few colors and then add texture and pattern with tweed, chambray, plaid, and/or leather footwear.

I have six outfits for inspiration – three are more formal and three are more casual. My casual outfits are still on the dressier side because I personally like to dress nicer for the holidays.



Screen shot 2014-11-24 at 11.17.32 AMI love this sweater dress because it’s thicker and has elbow patches. To break up the brown, I added burgundy tights.

Screen shot 2014-11-24 at 11.17.24 AMThis tweed, two-toned skirt makes for the perfect Thanksgiving piece. I normally wear a green or burgundy sweater with it, but a turtle neck would look great too.

Screen shot 2014-11-24 at 11.16.29 AMI used both texture and pattern in this outfit. The key is to balance it out with neutrals, such as the camel tone sweater and darker navy tights.


Casual but Still Dressed Up:

Screen shot 2014-11-24 at 11.17.16 AMKeep it simple with a plaid ruffled top and riding boots. It’s an easy outfit that still looks polished.

Screen shot 2014-11-24 at 11.17.05 AMThis is one of my favorite color combinations – burgundy, navy, and a light blue button down. There’s no pattern, so the shoes and collar of the shirt add more interest.

Screen shot 2014-11-24 at 11.16.53 AMLastly, this it the most casual outfit with a comfortable flannel, cords, and weather appropriate duck boots. I used jewelry to dress it up a little bit.


What are you wearing for Thanksgiving?




4 Comments on What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner

    • thedressdecoded
      December 2, 2014 at 1:22 am (9 years ago)

      Thank you so much!

  1. Gaby
    November 25, 2014 at 4:38 pm (9 years ago)

    Love your ideas! Great outfits! I just bought a sweater dress but in black! Now I think I should buy something else after looking at your outfits. Happy Thanksgivin from Chicago! 🙂

    • thedressdecoded
      December 2, 2014 at 1:22 am (9 years ago)

      Thank you! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *