We get it, there’s a lot of pressure on Thanksgiving. Your aunt wants to know when you can babysit her seventeen cats, your mother is questioning every choice you EVER made, and you really shouldn’t have eaten that second slice of pumpkin pie (which, naturally, your mother scolded you for). But worrying about how to stay comfortable and somewhat chic on this food-centric holiday is one thing that should not be on your (most likely overcrowded) plate. Here are nine sweater dresses that look chic, feel cozy, and will make it that much easier to load up on the carbs (just don’t overdo it, bloating and Thanksgiving go hand-in-hand, like Christmas and presents).
Kate Spade New York Patch Leather Sweater Dress: The rolled turtleneck and chic leather patches makes this sweater dress suitable for even the office—so don’t even think about feeling underdressed at Grandma’s house.
Liz Claiborne Short Sleeve Sweater Dress: The deep, gemstone-like green color will look amazing on any skintone—while the wrap-dress style will flatter any figure. This sweater dress is truly a no-brainer (what kind of pie to bring to your boyfriend’s parents’ house, however, is not—though everyone loves apple).
Clu Too Pleated Sweater Dress: With a peekaboo pleated hem, this heather gray sweater dress can be dressed up or down—and remember, a nice chunky bootie always goes with everything.
Topshop Sweater Dress: The mock turtleneck and super warm knit style of this gray sweater dress would look amazing with a leather biker jacket.
Alexander Wang Merino Wool Sweater Dress: Wool will no doubt keep you crazy comfortable, and the pop of cobalt blue at the neckline makes this black turtleneck dress unlike any other (thank-you, Alexander).
All Saints Maher Sweater Dress: This sweater dress is the be-all and end-all in your wardrobe. Seriously, it literally goes with everything. From leather pants and heels for a grown-up feel, to bare legs and Nike Roshe Runners for a sporty look—you will be counting your lucky stars that you found this All Saints lifesaver.
All Saints Kaninda Sweater Dress: The longline side-zip and muscle-tee aesthetic makes this one of the tougher sweater dresses in your wardrobe arsenal. Just be sure you don’t spill any cranberry sauce on it, because that would be tramatic.
LuLu’s Cold Shoulder Dress: With shoulder cutouts and a bodycon style, this sweater dress could easily transition from a family gathering, to a late-night get-together with your best friends.
Vince Camuto Colorblock Sweater Dress: Colorblocking will always and forever be the chicest thing known to woman. It’s safe to say that your mother will definitely not berate you when you show up wearing this sweater dress by Vince Camuto.