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Hi Caprilee,

I'm going to my boyfriend's house for Thanksgiving dinner next week and don't know what to wear. I want to make a good impression but I don't want to overdo it. Any suggestions?



Hi Mags!

Thanks for your question. I'm sure there are plenty of ladies out there in cyberland pondering over what they should wear for the big holiday dinner with the in-laws, new beau's fam, second cousins thrice removed, etc.

I say - First, do some investigative research. Ask your boyfriend how his family usually dresses during the holidays. If they eat turkey on paper plates in shorts and t-shirts around the flat screen, then it's obviously a pretty casual affair- but don't let that be an invitation to wear sweats and a sports bra. You're a special guest this year, so they might just up the ante and dress a little more traditionally in your honor. Odds are it won't be a black tie affair since there will be home cooking and gravy involved, so I would put casually elegant at the top of the menu.


If you wear jeans make sure they're dark, boot cut and not too low slung (you don't want to give Grandpa an eyeful of coin slot if you bend over to pick up a napkin). Pair it with a nice blouse that's a step up from your everyday tee.

If you're more of a dress girl, leave the taffeta and lace at home and choose something that doesn't attract a Iot of attention. You don't want to outdo the audacious Aunt Mae. Keep the majority of your yams covered with a skirt that falls slightly above or at the knee and a bodice that leaves your bosom properly concealed, and don't forget your bra...you don't need your guy's fam to notice when your turkeys are done.

I myself will probably go the safe route with something along the lines of this sweeter-than-a-sweet-potato Sweater Dress from dELiA*s.

Dear Lord,

This year I'm thankful that I have so many blog followers and that my closet is plentiful.


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Ooooo!! I am LOVIN that sweater dress!

However, as I am 8 months pregnant this thanksgiving, I am wearing sweats, a giant t-shirt, and one of my husband's old button-downs.

If I gotta make make a turkey dinner with all the trimmings while I am the size of a Macy's Parade float, I am going to be COMFORTABLE dammit!

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