As we enter into the festive season, I figured I'd do a blog post on what to wear during the holidays. As I started pulling outfits for the post, I realized I'd better start planning my holiday outfits as well. Keeping in mind how much I end up eating during the holidays, I began searching for items that would hide my gut... Then I thought- maybe other people would be interested in this too, so, I decided to change the jist of my post to- "The Top 3 Holiday Outfits that will keep you looking chic, and Grandma won't think your preggers" post.
The Track Pant-
Yes, as in sweatpants. First- super trendy pants. Second- elastic comfy waist. Third- what more can you ask for (I think I hear angels singing). Track pants come in an array of silhouettes, prints and fabrics like- faux leather, cotton knit, camouflage prints, relaxed fit, skinny, faux snakeskin and embellished. They compliment most figures and can easily be incorporated into any personal style. You can dress track pants down with an updated sweatshirt for a casual T-Day dinner or dress it up for a glamorous look. Take a pair of sparkly track pants, pair them with a classic merino wool sweater, fabulous heeled ankle boots and some bold accessories. Don't forget the diaper bag filled with movies, toys, games (of course diapers) and anything else to keep the kiddos occupied so you can enjoy your holiday meal to it's "fullest".
The Over sized Sweater / Cape
Over sized sweater / cape- It's flowy, comfy, stylish and great for covering all the right areas. To avoid looking overwhelmed by the cape, pair it with slim fit pants or a pencil skirt. In the example below, I've paired a cape with waxed denim pants and bold accessories. The great thing about waxed denim is that it has the chic look of leather, without being leather, and it offers a bit of stretch since it's denim. There are also lots of stretch waxed denim styles available to give your added comfort. This outfit is perfect for a Holiday dinner with the family where you can eat to your hearts content and then kick off those heels and comfortably "roll around" and play with the kiddos.
The A-Line Dress
If you're in the mood for a dress, an A-line dress is the way to go. Wrap dresses, dresses with ruching, or bold prints always help to deflect from the tummy area. Avoid tight belts around the waist or lots of pleats. Empire waist dresses are great, however, these dresses have a tendency to make you look bigger (going back to not wanting Grandma to thing your preggers) so be mindful of where the dress cuts at the waist, make sure it's not too high. Pair an a-line dress with tall boots and a faux fur shrug for an elegant look.
Wishing you and your family a very Happy, Safe and Relaxing Thanksgiving!!!!
(For information on the outfits featured above, please click on the picture)