Those enamored with fashion are well aware of the dangers of Thanksgiving dinner. Wear that new-season Comme des Garçons piece and your family will mock and ridicule you through the dessert course. On the other hand, an understated sweater and skirt raise eyebrows and evoke comments like, “Wait, I thought you were into fashion?” Here, two Vogue.com staffers share their takes for putting together a fashionable and family-friendly look.
Steff Yotka lets her freak flag fly . . .
When it comes to events, I have never been one for an understated look. In the fifth grade, I wore pleather pants, a furry crop top, and 5-inch platforms on a field trip to the Metropolitan Opera—we were instructed to wear tea dresses—which is to say that proper dress codes have long evaded me. In the years since, I haven’t gotten any better at abiding by the rules, though I have developed a playbook of dos and don’ts for blending daring dressing with societal expectations.