This post shares some great dresses you can wear for Thanksgiving dinner and beyond. All of these are great as we transition into fall and the holiday season.
Don’t you hate when you go school supply shopping in July (which itself is insane), only to see Halloween items on the shelves? And a week or two later when you go back to get the protractor that was left off the list (voice of experience talking) you find Thanksgiving stuff?
Or Christmas swag at Costco in October? I have a hard and fast rule around Christmas decor and music—nothing before December 1st. My kids try to re-negotiate this each holiday season.
The rush to get through all of these holidays causes a pile up at the end of the year. You feel like all you do is eat, drink, and get dressed up. We don’t get to celebrate individual holidays and enjoy them without rushing off to set up for the next one.
While I try to give each individual holiday its own time to shine, I do realize the need to plan some things ahead, like your outfit. You can’t wait until October 28th to shop for your Halloween costume.
Inspiration for Thanksgiving dinner dresses
So with that in mind, I bring you dresses for Thanksgiving dinner now, 6 weeks before the actual holiday. This gives you time to review, order, try on, return, and re-shop if needed. Or time to look through your closet to put something together that you already own and if needed shop for accessories to freshen things up.
These dresses are also great transitional wear. These long warm summers that carry on into fall don’t allow you to bust out your sweaters on September 21st. We need to ease into the season and account for the temperature changes that happen in a single day.
I also tried to find dresses that you can wear to dinner, lunch, the office and date night. Versatility is key with almost everything I buy and a dress for Thanksgiving dinner is no different.
Let me see allllll the dresses
How to find your perfect Thanksgiving dinner dress
Start in your closet. Dig around and see what you have in there that you can freshen up with jewelry, shoes, a scarf, or fun shoes. If you don’t come up with anything, then you can do a little shopping. But give yourself time so you don’t rush, or feel frazzled by finding what to wear. Finding the right dress isn’t alway easy, but when you find a good one, it’s worth the work.
What are you wearing for Thanksgiving dinner this year? Let me know in the comments below. Happy planning.
Hi! I'm Kim.
I teach women to dress with more confidence and joy. By understanding a few style concepts, how to dress your body type and how to curate a capsule wardrobe everyone can leave the house feeling great.
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