Still, there are ways to look chic while still being comfortable. We've gone to some of our favorite fashion insiders for a word or two of advice.
Designer -- and amazing cook to boot -- Peter Som, says, "Thanksgiving is the ultimate celebration of comfort food, so if you're eating comfort food, it makes sense to make what you wear all about comfort.
"I'd recommend knitwear -- a cozy cashmere sweater in a festive color with a touch of beading or shimmer, or a chic knit or jersey dress that has the right amount of ease (this is not the time to bust out your Alaïa or your [Herve] Leger bandage dress). Remember if you're going for comfort-chic with your clothing, make sure you balance that out with some fabulous heels or bold jewelry."
Donna Karan's solution for the holidays is to offer up her Body Perfect Shapewear as an essential layering piece. These undergarments are not unlike Spanx in their ability to suck, tuck and smooth.
"What makes it so amazing is its sleek and lightweight fabric. It doesn't cling to clothing and it doesn't bulge at the waist or leg. I swear by them." (And check out the designer's new shapewear for spring.)
Rachel Roy is predictably pragmatic chic.
"My favorite save-all piece is a cardi – it hides the tummy and hips, if you so wish. Right now, I am loving a short-sleeve cardi over long-sleeves blouses with pants or long-sleeve dresses."
And J.Crew's creative director, Jenna Lyons borrows from the boys.
"My fail-safe chow-down outfit is skinny pants with a men's shirt, tons of jewels, a boyfriend blazer and heels. No one will know if you have to unzip a bit."
With these great options, we'll definitely see you at the table for seconds! Happy Thanksgiving.
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