If you’re like me, you spend time with friends and family on Thanksgiving Day. This social situation presents a common problem – what to wear? Despite your best intentions, at times, you mess up and end up sticking out like a sore thumb at the festivities because of a poor choice in wardrobe.
Thanksgiving Day Fashion Faux Pas: Being too dressy.
This normally happens to me when I am overly concerned with impressing someone. Be smarter. Unless your Thanksgiving meal is being cooked by a world-renown chef at a three star restaurant, don’t dress up. Lay down the tux, ball gown and go for middle of the road attire.
Thanksgiving Day Fashion Faux Pas: Sporting sweats.
Sweats – they are the most comfortable clothes in the world. For this reason, athletes and non-athletes like myself have at least one pair of this garb. But, it doesn’t mean sweats are appropriate in every situation just because they allow your body to breathe. They don’t belong in the office, on a date or at Thanksgiving dinner – unless you want everyone to think you don’t care about them or yourself.
Thanksgiving Day Fashion Faux Pas: Flaunting sexy attire.
We’ve all been there – at a Thanksgiving Day get together and no one can stop talking about a female cousin who chose to wear a super duper short mini and tank top. Obviously, she wants attention, but probably not the negative kind that gets her uninvited to Christmas at anyone’s house who has kids. Don’t be her or a male version of her. Save your ‘hot’ clothes for the club.
Thanksgiving Day Fashion Faux Pas: Forgoing layers.
(I know this personally.) The home you choose to go to on Thanksgiving Day will be too hot or too cold. Nope, you can’t even count on what conditions were like the year before. So, the best thing to do is to layer your clothes. Give yourself the option to put on or take off something in order to maintain a comfortable body temperature.
Thanksgiving Day Fashion Faux Pas: Being too festive.
Yes, we all have a ‘special’ sweater or pair of socks from a well meaning relative that’s only makes sense on a specific holiday. But even then, most clothing with holiday images such as turkeys, reindeer and elves looks tacky. Refrain from going too far on Thanksgiving Day and wearing a festive costume (costume is the appropriate word) that doesn’t blend with the atmosphere or highlight your best features.
Stay clear of the above fashion faux pas on Turkey Day. They make you stand out from the crowd, but not in a good way.
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