Thanksgiving is a time of joy, a time of reflection, a time of gluttony. Though often masked by the smell of sweet potatoes, stuffing and all manner of pie, the underlying theme of the holiday is inclusion. Which is why families come together, significant others’ folks invite you over, friends stage their own celebrations and even though everyone would prefer to be eating in pajamas, the rules of decorum dictate otherwise. And so, each year we adult up and put on real clothing. As with all aspects of adulthood, we occasionally mess up: We wear waist-constricting tights, we slip on jeans because we’ve dined in denim before, so why should tonight be any different, right? (Wrong.)
This year will be different: fashion and function will walk hand-in-hand to the dinner table. Ahead, 10 fail-safe Thanksgiving outfits that, to paraphrase Reformation, let you have your pie and look chic, too.