As a child, every year Thanksgiving dinner was rotated between my grandparents’ homes. On the years we went to my Mother’s side of the family the dress code was very formal. The ladies were expected to wear dresses and the guys usually wore khaki pants and a sweater. My Father’s side of the family was quite a bit more relaxed. However, we usually wore nice pants, but no dresses.
As a newly married bride, I was quite surprised when I spent my first Thanksgiving with my in-laws. A few of the in-laws showed up in sweat pants and t-shirts. I found it quite disrespectful of my mother-in-law, who had spent several days preparing food for this special meal.
In the United States, Thanksgiving meals are traditionally a time to give thanks for our blessings. Loving care and lots of time go into preparing a perfect meal. Take a little pride in your appearance and dress to show respect for the hosts (if you are going to someone else’s home) or to your guests (if you are the hostess).
Today I’ve put together an example of what to wear to Thanksgiving if you are a tall women. This is a nicer casual outfit. It’s got some nice style, yet you won’t be overdressed either.
- Banana Republic’s weekend tall chinos 36″ inseam. They have a straight leg and are made of a stretch cotton, so if you overeat, there’s still a bit of give in the tummy.
- For the top we like Gap’s ultrasoft v-neck tall sweater. If you’re feeling like it’s a bit low-cut, be sure and wear a cami.
- A cute pair of flats by Barefoot Tess are totally appropriate. Plus, all US orders include free shipping during the month of November with coupon code “FBFREESH”.
- Finish it off with some double hoop earrings by Banana Republic.