This post will show you 20 super cute Thanksgiving dinner outfit ideas to try this year.
The time of year to dress up just to hang out in the living room has come: Thanksgiving is right around the corner!
This guide will help you pick the perfect outfit for you to eat, drink, and give thanks in, whether you’ll be spending the holiday with your family, friends, or your significant other’s family. With options that range from casual to dressy, these cute, cozy looks will put you on the living room’s best-dressed list.
Read on for 20 fashionable Thanksgiving dinner outfit ideas to wear this upcoming holiday.
20 Thanksgiving Dinner Outfits to Try
1. A Plaid Mini Skirt & Turtleneck
Nothing says “Thanksgiving” like a plaid mini skirt. A plaid mini skirt is a quintessential fall clothing item that never really goes out of style and feels especially appropriate on Thanksgiving.
While any plaid print works, this particular skirt with beige, rust, and navy hues is the perfect color palette for Thanksgiving. Plus, it’s made from a soft flannel material that gives off major fall vibes.
Wear the skirt with a cute turtleneck top in a coordinating color, and boots of your choice. The A-line silhouette of this skirt works well with ankle booties, knee-high boots, and over-the-knee boots alike. You can also wear tights with this ensemble if you prefer.
This look won’t require much accessorizing, but a trendy padded headband would make a cute addition to the outfit.
2. Brown Faux Leather Pants, Sweater Top, & Coat
Thanksgiving is a great occasion to pull out your faux leather pants, especially in brown or rust tones.
This season, it’s all about straight leg and flared silhouettes (plus leather pants are one of the hottest fall fashion trends this year), so these high-rise ’90s-inspired straight leg pants made from vegan leather in dark brown really hit the mark. They’ll look fab with either ankle booties or a pair of heels.
For the rest of this chic Thanksgiving dinner outfit, wear the pants with a ribbed knit sweater top with a flattering, close-fitting design. A structured, mid-length coat adds polish and brings the whole ensemble together.
3. Plaid Shacket & Mini Skirt
Plaid shackets (a.k.a. shirt jackets) are a fall staple, so they are a go-to choice for Thanksgiving outfits.
This longer, oversized shacket looks so cute styled with a high-waisted mini skirt and a turtleneck top (cropped length is optional), plus knee-high boots.
The trendy vibe of this look makes it perfect for gathering with your friends for “Friendsgiving.”
4. Cropped Plaid Shacket & Jeans
For a more casual take on a shacket outfit, just add denim.
The cropped length of this plaid shacket makes it unique, and is ideal for pairing with some high-waisted jeans.The shacket’s color palette is also serving major Thanksgiving vibes!
Underneath, you can wear a simple sweater or top tucked into the jeans. A pair of ankle booties or lace-up boots complete the look.
5. Turtleneck Sweater & Plaid Flared Pants
This outfit is festive while still being comfy and cozy – the ultimate combo for a holiday like Thanksgiving!
The rich chestnut hue of this turtleneck sweater pairs perfectly with some plaid flared pants, as does the sweater’s cropped length. The sweater’s bishop sleeves help to give it a more polished look, and the proportions work well with the flared silhouette of the pants.
These pants are a stretch-knit material, making them comfortable to wear (they feel like leggings!), but their print and flared design elevate them.
Dress the look up with a pair of ankle booties, or keep it casual with some sneakers.
6. Mini Dress with Patterned Tights
Want to know why loose-fitting dresses are one of my favorite items to wear on Thanksgiving? Because you won’t need to unbutton your pants after a big feast!
Seriously though, these dresses are super comfy because of their loose silhouette, so you won’t be uncomfortable while sitting and eating for hours.
This loose-fitting mini dress features a tiered bottom hem and puff sleeves for a more polished look, despite being such an effortless piece. Its camel color is also ideal for the season.
Step it up a notch with some patterned tights, which are totally on-trend this fall. They will keep your legs warm while also making a stylish statement.
Complete the ensemble with ankle or mid-calf boots.
7. Turtleneck Dress
Turtleneck dresses are a classic around the holidays, and this easy-fitting turtleneck sweater dress is as cute as it is cozy. Its rich red color is perfect for Thanksgiving (plus Christmas, as well) and is made from a stretch knit material which makes it comfortable, too.
Pair the dress with some knee-high boots and a long, structured coat for a chic look.
8. Pleated Skirt & Knit Top
This classy look would be perfect if you’re going to a restaurant for Thanksgiving, or will be spending the holiday with your significant other’s family.
There’s a timeless quality to this pleated, A-line skirt with a muted plaid print. I love the way it looks paired with heeled ankle booties and a sleeveless knit mock neck top tucked into it.
Opt for chic yet minimal accessories like a faux leather handbag and hoop earrings.
9. Plaid Balloon Sleeve Dress
Thanksgiving is a time to channel cozy, rustic vibes, which this plaid balloon sleeve dress totally does.
The loose, flowy fit keeps it comfy, while the balloon sleeves and dark plaid print add charm.
You can keep this dress looking laid-back by wearing it with low-top sneakers like above, or dress it up with some heeled boots or booties.
Either way, you’ll be able to comfortably gobble ’til you wobble in this effortless look.
10. Turtleneck Sweater & Jeans
Sometimes, you just want to keep things simple. Nothing wrong with that! But since it is a holiday, you should still aim to look put-together. Enter: the cut-out sweater.
Opting for a sweater with a little bit of flair like a cut-out will elevate your look, even if you’re just wearing it with some jeans. Similarly, wearing darker or black denim can make you appear more polished, too.
This brown turtleneck sweater features small cut-out details at the shoulders for added trend appeal. Though it would also look great with blue jeans, wearing the sweater with black jeans gives the overall outfit a dressier appearance.
A pair of earrings like hoops will also add a touch of sparkle to make this Thanksgiving dinner outfit feel more holiday-ready. Complete the outfit with boots of any kind.
11. Midi Skirt & Cardigan
Though I love to incorporate plaid prints in Thanksgiving outfits, it’s not the only print that can shine on the holiday.
A floral print done in rust, browns, or dark tones will look festive when paired with a chunky knit cardigan sweater and ankle booties.
The warm tones of this floral print midi skirt and burgundy cardigan sweater pair well together and make for a casual-meets-cute look.
Accessorize with a simple gold necklace and delicate earrings.
12. Plaid Flared Pants & Chunky Boots
If you’re into the retro-inspired trends of the season, embrace the vintage vibes with these plaid flared pants.
This high-waisted pair features Thanksgiving-esque hues of orange, beige, and maroon, and trendy side slit hems which are ideal for showing off a pair of chunky platform boots.
Wear this look with either a blouse or a sweater, plus structured outerwear that complements the color palette of the pants.
Amp up the trend appeal with a faux fur handbag; the orange one depicted above matches the pants perfectly.
13. Faux Leather Mini Skirt & Long Cardigan Sweater
This outfit strikes a balance between dressy and relaxed, which is perfect on a holiday like Thanksgiving.
While a vegan leather mini skirt and a bodysuit may seem overly fancy, a long cardigan sweater helps to make the outfit look more casual (and will feel cozier to you!).
A cardigan with a print will add extra flair, and the longer length helps to balance out the short length of the faux leather skirt. Just add ankle booties or knee-high boots, and you’re ready to go.
14. Plaid Knit Wrap, Cropped Jeans, & Booties
If you want to dress comfortably and laid-back but still look festive, this is the outfit for you. There’s no beating the ease of a pair of jeans and a simple long sleeve top, but by wearing a plaid knit wrap on top, the look suddenly becomes a *lewk.*
The wrap’s beige, red, and brown plaid pattern screams “Thanksgiving,” as does its fringed detailing. Its open-front design also makes it super easy to throw on over your shoulders and instantly look put-together, while keeping warm, too.
While any jeans go with this outfit, I would suggest opting for a cropped pair of denim for a stylish look that pairs well with ankle booties.
15. Knit Top & Flouncy Mini Skirt
Have fun with mixing materials by wearing a knit top with a flouncy chiffon mini skirt.
This top has a sweet, feminine design featuring blouson sleeves, a square neckline, and a back-tie closure. These details make it a bit fancier than your average sweater, which is why it looks so adorable with this smocked mini skirt with a leaf print. The skirt’s layered frills add to the girly vibe of this outfit.
Accessorize with some gold jewelry, and knee-high boots or ankle booties.
16. A Teddy Coat, Flannel, & Denim
Keep snug and warm in a brown teddy coat this Thanksgiving. A coat like this will add a cozy feel to your outfit, while also looking stylish.
For this look, wear a plaid flannel button-down shirt tucked into your favorite blue jeans. (By tucking in the shirt, you will look more put-together).
If you want the ensemble to look polished, go for some heeled ankle booties; alternately, you could wear lug-soled hiker boots for a more casual (yet still trendy) look.
17. Midi Skirt, Blouse, & Boots
I love how midi skirts look when paired with knee-high boots; the proportions give off such a fashion-forward vibe.
Recreate this outfit with a dark floral satin midi skirt and a black blouse with a ruched bodice and blouson sleeves.
While you could also wear ankle booties with this Thanksgiving dinner outfit, a pair of knee-high boots will make for an unexpected, fashionable footwear choice.
18. Faux Leather Shirt Jacket & Plaid Mini Skirt
We’ve covered faux leather pants, faux leather skirts, and now we are on to faux leather shirt jackets.
You’re sure to get a lot of wear out of this brown faux leather shacket all fall long, but make it look Thanksgiving-ready by pairing it with a brown plaid mini skirt.
Underneath, you can rock anything from a turtleneck to a blouse, but let the shacket be the focal point of the look.
A pair of lace-up hiker booties look adorable with this outfit, as would knee-high boots. A shearling handbag makes for the cutest accessory, too!
19. Plaid Mini Skirt, Sweater, & Chunky White Boots
While we tend to gravitate towards warm or dark tones for our Thanksgiving outfits, consider switching things up with a lighter color palette.
This wooly plaid mini skirt features white hues in addition to grays and rust, so play it up by wearing it with a white knit sweater and some chunky white mid-calf boots.
The white chunky lug-sole boots add a trendy, edgy vibe to this otherwise classic outfit.
20. Trench Coat, Mini Dress, & Knee-High Boots
Trench coats are majorly trending right now, so a tan-colored trench is going to look ultra-chic with your Thanksgiving outfit.
For a dressy Thanksgiving look, this timeless outerwear piece will look fab worn over a black turtleneck mini dress with knee-high boots. If you want to make a statement, opt for snakeskin print boots; otherwise, black knee-high boots will look sleek and classic.
It’s time to feast in style!
What do you think of our Thanksgiving dinner outfit ideas?
Would you wear these outfits? Which look is your favorite? Leave a comment and let us know!