Still not sure what to wear to Thanksgiving dinner? If jeans aren’t at the top of your list, it might be because you’re not considering the right ones. For a festive look that lets you indulge in Thanksgiving dinner (and dessert), skip the rigid denim and instead go for the styles with high stretch or an elastic waist.
We rounded up 10 of the best high-stretch jeans to wear this Thanksgiving that will let you go back for seconds. Your food baby will thank you.
Mother’s Springy High-Rise Seamed Straight Jeans
One of the top fashion trends of the year, nostalgic denim deserves a seat at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Travel back in time to the ’90s with a high-waisted acid wash pant almost made specifically for this special throwback Thursday: The ultra-soft jeans feature an elastic waistband and a relaxed fit, making for a seamless transition from the dinner table to the couch.
Buy Mother Springy High-Rise Seamed Straight Jeans, $258, here.
Asos Design Soft Peg Jeans
Though wearing white denim to an event centered on eating may not be practical, it will be fashionable—and in this case, comfortable. The jeans feature an elasticated cinched waist and extra room throughout the leg for optimal comfort. Pair with a light button down or chunky sweater—just be sure to place a napkin on your lap while eating.
Buy ASOS Design Soft Peg Jeans, $25.50, here.
7 For All Mankind’s Coated High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans
For an elevated look that can take you from Thanksgiving with family to a night out with friends, opt for a coated denim pant with plenty of stretch. This pair from 7 For All Mankind gives the illusion of leather, but with much more flexibility. Style it with a sheer top to mix up the textures and prepare for an evening full of surprises.
Buy (b)air Coated High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans, $195, here.
Spanx’s Distressed Skinny Denim Leggings
Leggings are essentially the Thanksgiving uniform. This pair of denim leggings switches up the aesthetic a bit while providing the shaping elements—specifically those that target the stomach area—that Spanx is known for. Made of cotton, Lyocell, polyester and elastane, they look like jeans, but feel like sweatpants—the perfect recipe for Thanksgiving dinner.
Buy Distressed Skinny Denim Leggings, $128, here.
BDG Cargo Jogger Jean
Joggers are a perfect choice for Thanksgiving attire, as the silhouette provides both the comfort needed for a big meal as well as the opportunity to show off your shoes. Choose a pair with details such as cargo pockets and seamed accents to keep your look extra interesting.
Buy BDG Cargo Jogger Jean, $69, here.
G-Star Raw Women’s Midge Cody Mid Skinny Jeans
Dare we suggest a pair of mid-low rise jeans for Thanksgiving dinner? A waistband that hits below the stomach might be exactly what’s needed for a big meal. And by choosing a pair from a brand as sustainable as G-Star Raw, you’ll have a lot to be thankful for.
Buy G-Star Raw Women’s Midge Cody Mid Skinny Jeans, $92.99, here.
Mother ‘The Drama’ Ultra High-Rise Flare Jeans
To appeal to the baby boomers in the room, choose a pair of high-rise flares that will take everyone back to the ‘70s. This pair from Mother is made with ultra-soft denim with a generous amount of stretch—it’s made with cotton, Lyocell, elastomultiester and elastane for extreme comfort and flexibility.
Buy Mother ‘The Drama’ Ultra High-Rise Flare Jeans, $238, here.
Stella McCartney Cropped Wide-Leg High-rise Jeans
For a more formal look this Thanksgiving, opt for a dark wash with a straight leg. Stella McCartney’s cropped wide-leg jeans features front-facing pleats that give the jeans an elevated style. Pair with a turtleneck and square-toed boots to complete this polished holiday look.
Buy Stella McCartney Cropped Wide Leg High-rise Jeans, $299.99, here.
AMO Loverboy Ultra High-Rise Cropped Straight Jeans
Everyone has that one family member who lives in animal print—and with these bold ultra high-rise jeans from Anthropologie, that family member could be you. A cropped straight leg packed with stretchy rayon, this pair makes a loud statement while remaining soft and comfortable. Pair with a basic T-shirt and let the jeans do the talking for you.
Buy AMO Loverboy Ultra High-Rise Cropped Straight Jeans, $275, here.
Free People Women’s Raw High-Rise Jeggings
The Little Black Dress of jeans, a simple pair of black high-rise jeggings is appropriate for most occasions—Thanksgiving especially. Featuring a blend of cotton, polyester and spandex, jeggings pull on like a pair of sweats and give a tailored look. A raw-edge hem adds a touch of cool to remind everyone that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for fashion.
Buy Free People Women’s Raw High-Rise Jeggings, $58.99, here.