Last night, a friend told me that she was reading tips to avoid gaining weight during the holidays. Among the obvious ones — exercise more, eat a light snack before going to a holiday party, don't get so tanked that you devour the entire dessert spread, etc. — one particular tip stood out.
"Wear tight pants during Thanksgiving dinner so you don't eat too much."
Really? Are we that obsessed with our weight that we can't even enjoy the one holiday that celebrates gluttony to the fullest?
(Yes. Yes, we are.)
Anyway, if you want to wear your skinnies to T-giving dinner, have at it, but we're going to go with attire that looks cute but allows breathing room and room for second helpings. Examples:
A cute, loose dress like this BCBG Generation one will give you space for extra dinner rolls. A busy pattern like this also disguises minor accidents like gravy drips or cranberry sauce fails.
This incredible basic tee from Anthropologie comes in a variety of colors and is loose yet sophisticated. While we love the leather pants, that is so not comfy for Thanksgiving. Save those for a party.
You really can't ever go wrong with a black shift dress, and if you need to get a little fancier for Thanksgiving, this Nanette Lepore number has a darling button-and-sash detail, yet the waistline is forgiving.
A cozy shawl-collar cardigan, like this Hinge one from Nordstrom, looks effortlessly chic yet disguises pecan pie bloat.
So go for it. Eat up. It's your American right, or something.