Chic & Comfy Thanksgiving Fashion: The Sweater Dress

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Sweater Dresses: Stay Comfy on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. First of all, there’s a little thing called Thanksgiving dinner. Second, it’s the unofficial start of the holiday season. When I was younger that meant just a couple more weeks of school until vacation. Third, there are parades! Why I haven’t yet watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person in NYC is a mystery to me. Fourth, when I was younger Thanksgiving was the one day I could spend in my PJs because the day was all about watching the parade, being with family, eating a huge meal, and then going to bed early.

Now that I’m older, however, Thanksgiving isn’t quite the same. It’s still my favorite holiday, but we live in Chicago, so we drive to Michigan to spend the day with family which definitely means PJs are a no-no.

There are ways to look chic while still feeling like you’re in your PJs, and above is one of our favorite looks. Pair a pretty sweater dress with leggings or thick tights and you’ll be good to go!

Here are a few lovely options that will be perfect for Thanksgiving, and ensure that you look chic but don’t feel restricted if you happen to eat a little bit too much.

Sweater Dresses are perfect for Thanksgiving

(Plus Size) Cold Shoulder Midi Sweater Dress – $89.95 at Lane Bryant // Cable Knit Sweater Dress – $34.99 at Charlotte Russe (currently on sale for $27.99) // Sweater Dress with Ruffle Shoulder – $53 at ASOS

Sweater dresses are a comfortable option for Thanksgiving!

Emma Reindeer Christmas Jumper Dress – $30 at // (Plus Size) Cowl-Neck Shift Dress – $46.94 at Old Navy // Vince Camuto Stripe Fit & Flare Dress – $108 at Nordstrom


Pair a sweater dress with leggings for a comfortable ensemble

Midi Sweater Dress – $64 at ASOS // (Plus Size) Gabby Skye Fit & Flare Sweater Dress – $108 at Nordstrom // Plait Cable Knit Sweater Dress – $79.95 at Gap // Off-Shoulder Double Zip Holiday Sweater – $14.88 at Walmart


Sweater dresses are a great wardrobe addition throughout the fall and winter

Reverse Choker Neck Dress – $55 at Forever21 // Chaps Plaid Sweater Dress – $110 at Kohl’s (currently on sale for $82.50) // Relaxed Top Sweater Dress – $138 at Banana Republic // Belted Cowlneck Sweater Knit Dress – $60 at Avenue (currently on sale for $42)


Over the course of putting together this post, I learned that Eliza J has a great line of sweater dresses available right now that come in a flattering fit & flare cut and that are available in a bunch of cute colors and patterns. I’m so smitten that I decided they deserved their own shout out.

Sweater Dress Style: Eliza J Picks from Nordstrom:

Eliza J Sweater Dresses from Nordstrom

1. Stripe Fit & Flare Dress – $98 at Nordstrom (currently on sale for $58.80) – Also available in plus sizes for $64.80

2. Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress – $138 at Nordstrom – Also available in plus sizes for $88.80

3. Stripe Knit Fit & Flare Sweater Dress – $128

4. Geometric Knit Fit & Flare Dress – $138 at Nordstrom

5. Fit & Flare Dress in cobalt – $138 (currently on sale for $82.80)

6. Black and Gray Striped Dress – $98 at Nordstrom (currently on sale for $58.80)



A sweater dress is perfect to wear on Thanksgiving. They're comfortable, stylish, and a forgiving... so you won't be uncomfortable if you overindulge.

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