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Finding the best plus size Thanksgiving outfit starts out exciting, but as the days get closer and closer to eating all that turkey and pie, you might lose steam with finding cute outfits and just decide to grab a sweater and jeans out of your closet and forget about wearing an outfit you love to the family party.
Well, fret no more; that’s why I’m creating this blog post now, so you have ample time to find the perfect Thanksgiving outfits before they sell out. Plus, you’ll have plenty of time to try on many different sizes, so you find the most flattering silhouettes to look and feel your best in your plus size holiday outfit.
I typically wear a size 20/22, and I’m 5’10”. I’m on the cusp of being pear shape and hourglass shape with my 40DDD top half. So definitely keep that in mind as you see the plus size Thanksgiving outfit ideas I have to show you.
I don’t know about you, but I love to play around with trends, but I keep my style classic for the most part. During the upcoming holidays, you probably won’t catch me looking too much like any trendy girl on tiktok, but I did have fun playing around with these looks!
Instead, I like to pair a few things from last year with a few trendier pieces I grabbed this fall, like these flare jeans. If you need new jeans, I highly recommend you check out my top 10 best plus size jeans post so you can get the full scoop on denim options this year.
2022 is probably the first holiday season in three years that feels semi-normal. Or maybe the pandemic changed how you did holidays, and you loved the format of a smaller event.
Either way, 2022 is the year to get all dressed up in your favorite fall fashion and strut your best plus size Thanksgiving outfit. It’s time to take lots of family pics and soak up the memories you may have missed the past few Thanksgiving days.
While keeping in mind the type of Thanksgiving dinner you’re going to, you can still be the best dressed at the dinner table. Below are some of my favorite plus size outfit combinations.
When it comes to colors for Thanksgiving, you can never go wrong with the classics. I love to wear:
But ultimately, you want to wear what colors best compliment your skin tone. As a blonde with fair skin, I love wearing jewel tones and neutrals, pictured below.
Casual family Thanksgiving outfits are where I shine! I love to put together a fun fit, but I don’t love fabrics that are “dry-clean only.” Below you’ll find my favorite plus size Thanksgiving outfit ideas! These pieces are featured in my Fall capsule wardrobe!
For a casual dinner, I love pulling out a great pair of jeans and adding a sweater that offers a little something extra. These flare jeans really elongate your leg and are a fun shape to try this season. I love this off the shoulder sweater because it shows a little skin, while still being really comfortable and easy. I paired the jeans with these green heeled booties and added this fun leather trench.
I’m wearing a 2x in the sweater, a 22 in jeans, 2x in leather trench, and 11 in boots.
Oh, you fancy, huh?! While most of my holiday dinner invites aren’t super formal, I have some ideas for you. Keep it classic, and don’t choose something super uncomfortable, but definitely don’t wear jeans.
Can I hear a little commotion for the dress? This true wrap dress is stunning and comes in the perfect fall colors for your Thanksgiving outfit! I paired the dress with purple velvet flats, a leather headband, and brown leather purse.
I’m wearing a size 4 in the dress.
Comfort is key with this casual look! We went so long without getting together with friends and family that it’s easy to forget to gather your cousins and take a group shot. If you make sure to wear a cute but comfy outfit, you’ll feel better about getting in the dang picture! Below is my go-to chill plus size Thanksgiving outfit.
A cozy sweater and jeans always works for thanksgiving! I added a pretty wool coat for any outdoor activities and my favorite leather tote. Shoes are a pair of pointed toe mules that are comfortable and cute.
I’m wearing an xl in sweater (fits very oversized), 22 in coat, 36 in jeans, and 11 in shoes.
I love a great Friendsgiving. Getting caught up in the food can be easy, but don’t forget to pull a cute plus size outfit together before the party. That way, you’ll just have to toss it on with a bit of make-up before guests arrive.
For friendsgiving you want to be festive and cozy. I paired this green sweater dress with a pair of black tights and brown chelsea boots. You could dress this up with a fancier shoe, too!
I’m wearing a 2x in dress, 2x/3x in tights, and 11 in boots.
Maybe you just moved to town, and a new co-worker graciously invited you to her house on Thanksgiving, but you don’t want to ask about the dress code. Or maybe you just started dating someone, and they insist on stopping by their parent’s house for dessert, but you’ve never met them before.
No worries, I got your back with the perfect plus size Thanksgiving outfit that could work anywhere.
You can’t go wrong with black! I love this cozy sweater dress and feel like its the perfect outfit to wear if you aren’t sure what everyone else will be in! Pair it with a set of lug sole boots for a more casual look or add a cute flat or heel for a fancier occasion.
I’m wearing a 2x in dress, 2x/3x in tights, and 11 in both shoes.
At the end of the day, pick the outfit that makes you feel most confident. If you love the idea of a cropped sweater and ripped jeans, go for it! If you love to overdress in all situations, bust out the floor-length velvet number you’ve been dying to wear again. Whats most important is getting to spend time with family and friends, so pick something you feel great in.
Order a few things now. Take advantage of the Prime Try-On Before You Buy. Go into a few brick-and-mortar stores and try on several sizes of the things you’re interested in. That way, it’s taken care of, and you won’t be one of the unfortunate women who tell me all the good stuff is sold out a week before Turkey Day.
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