With Thanksgiving coming up, there's always a certain panic that strickens the self-hatred in us all: getting fat (if even just temporarily). But more than that, it's one of the few chances we see extended family, new additions and the boyfriend's/girlfriend's clan, so it's always nice to make a good impression for them to take home. Although we're pointing out the importance of not letting gluttony get the best of us, we're still competely and utterly condoning that you eat to your ass's delight. Who cares, this is what the holidays are all about--plus your grandmother would be proud you're finally eating enough! But to soften the blow to your gut, here's a few tips on how to at least look like you're not smuggling a turkey.
1. COVER IT UP: This is an obvi, but there's no better way can your mask a seven-course meal than with cinchless and flowy dresses and bottoms. Pieces that are gathered, pleated, tiered or tastefully bunched in some sort of way (without cinching) gives you tons of breathing room after your third helping of stuffing.
Charles Anastase 3-Tier Dress; $585, Opening Ceremony
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Opening Ceremony Silk Billow Pant (yes, pants); $300, Opening Ceremony
Topshop Purple Pleated Flute One Sleeve Dress; $90, Topshop
2. EXPAND ON IT: Sweatpants and stretchy bottoms are the simplest go-to for every binge season. But to avoid matching your big uncle Leroy, try an expandable pant that is more than meets the pie. Think luxe fabrics, subtly adjustable belts and interesting details like a double waistband that give you not one, but two chances at that satisfying ate-too-much-letting-myself-go sigh. And don't forget to match with a nice pair of heels or boots, otherwise people will think you've been recently dumped.
ASOS Leather Jogger Pants; $172.40, ASOS
Whistles Ellie Pants; $215.50, ASOS
Whistles Bobby Double Waistband Sweat Pant; $163.78, ASOS
3. CREATE A DIVERSION: If you're not willing to give up your jumpsuits and cinched waisted everything, or would like a more conversation-starting approach to covering the balloning that's happening, why not weird out those cousins you never liked? The trick is to draw the eye up above the stomach or down below. Usually (for those of you lucky enough to have) obscene cleavage would work great, but given this is a family function, don't want to draw that kind of blood-related attention.
Stolen Girlfriend's Club Croc Denim Jeans; $312, Pixie Market
2adorn Black and White Sequin Lace and Feather Fascinator; $112.06, ASOS
FACE The Crow Bindi Set; $48, New High Mart
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