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In designing the wrap-dress, Diane von Furstenberg did a huge favor for womenkind: She created the most universally flattering style of all time. Decades down the road, there are plenty of variations out there, like this burgundy style from Topshop. We suggest you pick one up before piling your plate to the brim!
To buy: Topshop wrap twist dress, $80 at topshop.com
Cooler than a cardigan but just as comfy, a lacy bomber jacket adds a little feminine edge to your outfit while concealing any holiday-induced love handles. What could be better than that?
To buy: Dorothy Perkins cream and gold lace bomber, $27 at dorothyperkins.com
Who said you have to play fair when it comes to fashion and food? A draped top can trick the eye with a few properly placed nips and tucks, even after a fourth helping.
To buy: H&M draped top, $34.95 at hm.com
If Ma’s cooking doesn’t bring back memories of your childhood, this onesie certainly will! Channel days when dressing was a simple one-step process. Relaxed and re-worked, this jumpsuit will have you cooing for more pie.
To buy: Zara jumpsuit with elastic waist, $79.90 at zara.com
A maxi dress might just be the perfect hosting outfit. Toughen it up with boots or team with easy flats and float effortlessly from the kitchen to the dining room. Best of all, no one will notice if you sneak some extra stuffing thanks to the breezy fit of this effortless ensemble.
To buy: Free People ‘Frida’ dress, $108 at freepeople.com
Cozy meets cool in the top trend of the season – the novelty sweatshirt. Prepare to indulge by pairing yours with leather pants or a skirt for a dressed-up take on this off-duty style.
To buy: River Island ‘Black Dragon’ sweatshirt, $40 at riverisland.com
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Forget unbuttoning your pants at the table and hoping no one notices. Instead, opt for an elastic-waist drawstring pant that will expand when you do. Add a pair of heels and a loosely tucked-in top for a chic take on relaxed dressing.
To buy: J.Crew crepe track pants, $140 at netaporter.com
Throw a cozy faux fur gilet on over a dress, a tee or even a leather jacket and have all eyes focused on what you’re wearing.
To buy: Mango faux fur knitted gilet, $89.99 at mango.com
A flowy maxi skirt is your ticket to total comfort. Team with a leather jacket, sweater or tee and prepare to stuff yourself in style.
To buy: Enza Costa crinkled chiffon maxi skirt, $110 at theoutnet.com
Distract from any holiday pounds with a graphic print dress. This applique style is both classy and comfortable.
To buy: Mango applique printed dress, $99.99 at mango.com
Oversized and incredibly soft, your ideal holiday sweater should feel borrowed from the boys. Pair with a tailored skirt or leggings to balance out the bulkiness on top.
To buy: Zara wide-knit sweater, $25.90 at zara.com
Feminine and flattering, a circle skirt leaves plenty of room to let your stomach expand. Look for one that hits at the waist and then flares out for maximum versatility.
To buy: Boden ponte skater skirt, from $46.80 at bodenusa.com