Prepare for Thanksgiving with feast-approved clothing

Kae Holloway

The temperature is rapidly dropping, winter is coming and retailers are prematurely decking their halls with all sorts of glittery, Christmas-y decor.

It’s almost the end of November, which will kick off the holiday season with the feast that brought Pilgrims and Native Americans together years ago and still brings your distant relatives to the table today.

Deciding what to wear to the table of adults squabbling about the state of the economy over turkey, gravy and cranberry sauce is crucial to both your established style and to your levels of comfort — especially once you’ve inhaled your 10th biscuit.

If Thanksgiving is more of a formal affair, dress in full 1700s garb. Remind your grandparents why this holiday began as you load more mashed potatoes onto your overflowing plate. It’ll be a Throwback Thursday for the ages. 

If full colonial isn’t your style, update the look with a modernized interpretation of black pants or a skirt, a black top and a white, cloth napkin tucked into your neckline to represent the aprons and lapels worn by the settlers.

Outfits can be paired with comfortable dress shoes, flats or boots.  

If your family is more relaxed, come in proudly wearing the shirt of whoever you voted for in the midterm elections. You’re sure to be the talk of the adults’ table as Uncle Joe and Cousin Ed bombard you with questions about your political views.

In all instances, come prepared with a ski mask or scarf that can quickly, temporarily cover your face when Aunt June comes in for her brutal barrage of cheek pinches and lipstick covered kisses. Your face will be spared the redness and kiss shaped stains as your younger siblings look on in envy.

But when it comes down to it, what you wear won’t really matter. Everyone will be in sweatpants by the end of the day in a beautiful, food-induced coma.