Five Outfits To Hide That Food Baby

The Thanksgiving hangover—you know it well. That bloated state of lethargy one experiences after the celebratory feasting has ceased. And with all the yams, stuffing, and pumpkin pie available, how can you resist the urge to gorge?! In all honesty, we don't encourage dietary deprivation on this savory holiday. Yes, Thanksgiving may be about embracing friends and family, yadda, yadda, but it's also a time for letting loose and enjoying a meal without all that crazy guilt. So, we're here to help you match your attire to your appetite. After all, there's nothing worse than wearing a too-tight dress with a turkey tummy. This Thursday, elastic waistbands, breezy trapeze tops, and roomy harem pants are your BFF. Consult our handy meters to determine the expandability quotient and cuteness level of each wardrobe option to create a fashionable fat-friendly outfit that'll hide that food baby while keeping you semi-stylish.
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The Peplum Dress—With its belly covering ruffle, the peplum dress is perfect for those who want to indulge in the bounty of Thanksgiving while still looking like a stone cold fox. Don't try to go for seconds though, the expandability quotient on this look is low.

Rugby Ralph Lauren Henrietta Plaid Peplum Dress, $278, available at Rugby Ralph Lauren.
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The Elastic-Waist Short—For a more casual turkey day feast, these stretch-waist, low-rise shorts are super cute and allow for moderate overeating. But don't go overboard or your gut will hang precipitously over the edge.

Madewell Elastic Waist Suede Shorts, $198, available at Madewell.
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The Sleek Sweatpant—We've all been waiting for sweatpants we could wear to the dinner table, and finally the fashion gods have smiled down on us. Take advantage of this brief moment where this look is acceptable, and revel in your good fortune with a slice of pumpkin pie.

Aubin & Wills Waterbeach Skinny Cotton Track Pants, $85, available at Net-A-Porter.
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The Tunic Dress—The cute quotient is really low on this one, but we're guessing you could make four to five trips for refills before it started to show in this tent of a dress.

Anna Sui Vine-print Tunic Dress, $605, available at Net-a-Porter.
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The Caftan—Eat as much as you want without a second thought! For those who don't mind looking all crazypants, the caftan is perfection. So go big or go home!

Roberto Cavalli Cutout Back Caftan, $1,745, available at Neiman Marcus.