What to wear on Thanksgiving to look lean and eat big

What to Wear on Thanksgiving to Look Lean and Eat Big

Oh Thanksgiving, the holiday where overeating is a given. When it comes to the perfect outfit to look lean, while eating like a machine, there are a few options to consider!

You can wear looser clothes, but accentuate your waist with a skinny belt. This will flatter your figure. Wearing all black also helps give the illusion of a slimmer figure. Stylists say that wearing long, dark, comfortable pants along with a fitted white top helps minimize a larger bottom and elongate your lower body.

The color black also helps cover up problem areas. You might try a floor grazing skirt in a solid color. Something similar to this maxi will help create a long vertical line and longer legs.

Wearing wedges will give you height, making you look slimmer, but are more comfortable than high heels. And don't be afraid of a pant with a higher waist; a good pair can help elongate the appearance of your lower half.

Regardless, elastic is always your friend on Thanksgiving! Especially when you're cozying up to your third piece of pumpkin pie.

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What to wear on Thanksgiving to look lean and eat big

Wishbone Place Card Holder

Add a touch of glitz and good luck with these DIY wishbone place settings. This way no one fights after the turkey is carved :)

Photo: White Loft Studio

Unexpected Centerpiece 

Use produce for an unexpected and unique place settings. It is a harvest celebration after all!

Photo: Clayton Austin / Flowers: Panacea Event Floral Design

Herbs and a Bow 

A simple sprig of Rosemary or Thyme and a ribbon will bring a rustic elegance to your table. Using the same herb in your floral centerpiece will really pull together your table.

Photo: Clayton Austin


Think outside the box for napkin placement. Layer your chargers and plates with napkins beneath for a fun and dynamic look. This works for a simple and elegant china set, or even mixing plates and patterns to jazz things up.

Photo: Kate Weinstein


Incorporating natural elements like flowers on each place setting provides an elegance that your guests will cherish. Try adding some conversation starters to the stem as an option for a drama-free dinner.

Photo: White Loft Studio

Produce as Placecard Holder

These mini artichoke placecard holders are just too adorable. They bring greenery and a purpose all in one!

Photo: Lisa Lefkowitz

Bohemian Elements

No one said Thanksgiving has to be formal and traditional. Use pinks, feathers and enjoy your own style, like these bohemian touches.

Photo: Aaron Delesie Photographer

Start the Meal

Change it up! Instead of a bread bowl, provide your guests with a baguette to start the meal, you can also use the wrapping as their name card. Check out the post on this DIY.

Photo: Heidi Murphy


Simple herbs provide a lovely scent as well as decor. Tie the napkin and sage with nice piece of neutral twine or ribbon for an elegant addition.

Photo: Nadia Meli

Rustic Name Tags 

The use of natural elements is fun for Thanksgiving. Try some calligraphy on a natural tree branch. Your guests can save them and use them as drink coasters.

Event Design: Jove Meyer

See 20+ more ideas for dressing up your table over on StyleMePretty


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