By Jamie Ducharme
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Just as your family Christmas celebration is probably very different from your college ugly sweater party, your Thanksgiving dinner probably barely resembles your Friendsgiving dinner—and your fashion shouldn’t be the same, either. While dinner with your relatives is all about being comfortable but pulled together, you can be a little edgier and more casual for Friendsgiving. If you and your crew are having a celebration, try one of these styles.
Oversized Sweater + Leggings
Let the record show that I am not a supporter of leggings as pants. Nonetheless, even I acknowledge that they’re a good choice for a huge meal, so if your sweater is long enough to cover your butt, it’s okay. Add some classy accessories, like an oversized watch and a scarf, to keep the look stylish instead of sloppy.
Skinny Jeans + Flowy Top
Everyone looks cute in a sheer, gauzy top, even if you’re stuffing your face with food. Skinny jeans balance the volume on top and give you a shape—just make sure they’ve got a loose waistband.
Voluminous Skirt + Sweater
Extra-poufy skirts are very in right now, and they’re a great choice for Friendsgiving. All the extra fabric will more than hide your food baby, especially if it’s a high-waist style. Plus, they’re a little edgy and avant garde, so your friends will probably appreciate it more than your great aunt.
Graphic T-Shirt + Fancy Skirt
Mixing vibes—a casual t-shirt and a dressy skirt—is a great way to stay cool and casual for your meal, and both pieces are comfortable enough for a marathon face-stuffing session.
Nothing is more slimming than a dress with color-blocked panels, and you’ll more than need it for a day that revolves around eating (and, let’s be real, drinking). Plus, if any attractive guys end up at your table, you’ll be dressed to impress.