Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas for Menopausal Women

Today I’ve got a few Thanksgiving outfit ideas for menopausal women to help us keep our cool and still look pulled together.

I've rounded up a few holiday outfit ideas for menopausal women so we can look nice, keep our arms cover, and still stay cool. 

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TOO HOT, TOO HOT BABY. GOTTA RUN FOR SHELTER; GOTTA RUN FOR SHADE

I love Kool and the Gang but, MAN, I don’t want this to be my theme song. (Remember this Kool Car-Date Karaoke?)

But, if you’re a woman in menopause, even if you don’t have active hot flashes, you understand how easily we get hot. One second we’re fine and the next, steam is coming out of every orifice and we might slap somebody.

Yet, all of the influencers showing us Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas are dressing like they’re going to Antarctica in their sweaters and turtlenecks and jackets. Seriously, even if they’re not cooking, do these people not have heat in their houses?

Anyway…

I decided that we hot women (yes, we’re HOT in every sense of the word) 😉 need some holiday outfit options that not only look nice but keep us cool and keep our arms covered.

I can’t be the only woman not wanting her bat-wings on the holiday menu. 😉

So let’s get right to it.

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HERE ARE MY TOP THANKSGIVING OUTFIT IDEAS FOR MENOPAUSAL WOMEN TO HELP YOU KEEP YOUR COOL

I think I’ve included something for almost any style level; from dressed up-ish to super casual.

BLOUSES

I've rounded up some thanksgiving outfit ideas for curvy menopausal women. Look polished, cover your arms, and keep your cool.

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BLOUSE wearing XXL; PLUS SIZE || STRAIGHT LEG JEANS wearing a 16W; MISSES || BOOTIES || CUSTOM NAME SIGN


Lightweight, pretty blouses to the rescue! Whether you’re pairing with pants or a skirt, a flowing blouse is a fabulous option for covering your arms yet staying cool.

AVOID fabrics that have too much polyester as they can be warm – at least for me.

I've rounded up some thanksgiving outfit ideas for curvy menopausal women. Look polished, cover your arms, and keep your cool.

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BLOUSE wearing Large || TROUSER wearing 16; PLUS || LOAFERS this season’s print

DRESSES

I've rounded up some thanksgiving outfit ideas for curvy menopausal women. Look polished, cover your arms, and keep your cool.

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DRESS wearing XL || HAT || BOOTIES

I just LOVE dresses!

You can’t go wrong with a loose-fitting dress for a holiday gathering; especially one where eating is the main event. This is where the boho/prairie style really comes in handy.

Food baby? What food baby?

The one I’m wearing here would be perfect for a little more dressy event yet it’s still comfy.

And I also have this one which may end up being my choice for Thanksgiving dinner if I decide to be a little more “fancy. Since it’s short-sleeved, I can cook in comfort and then add a sweater during dinner.

Also, this one would be fabulous too. See it in this Instagram Post.

CARDIGANS & JOGGERS FOR TRAVELING OR FEASTING

Black joggers and a cozy Barefoot dreams cardigan make the perfect holiday travel outfit.


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JOGGER wearing XL || TEE wearing XL || CARDIGAN wearing L/XL || SNEAKERS || TOTE

Okay, I know I poo-pooed the millennial influencer and her ginormous sweater, but I’m not above a cozy cardigan and joggers. In fact, 90% of the time, this is my travel outfit!

Here’s why it’s on the list: LAYERING!

If you’re in a hot flash season of life, you understand that it’s basically a bi-polar climate-change situation; we’re either sweating or chilling for the previous sweat session. It is, for this reason, I generally layer a cardigan over a short sleeve tee shirt (see my favorite white tee’s here).

However, you could easily layer with a long-sleeve tee or henley as well. I love this henley and I wear it in an XL.

MY FAVORITE JOGGERS

This cozy lounging outfit also doubles as the perfect holiday travel outfit for curvy women over 50. It's comfortable and allows you to layer. 

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JOGGERS wearing XL || SHORT SLEEVE TEE wearing XXL || CARDIGAN This years version || SLIPPERS Similar

And let me say a word about MY FAVORITE JOGGERSGET THEM! These are a PERFECT weight, not too hot or too thin. They are pretty much the only joggers I wear – year-round, several times a week – I’m not even exaggerating. I’ve reordered them THREE TIMES!

Of course, we can’t forget my love of twill joggers too. Okay, I love joggers – PERIOD!

THINGS TO AVOID

You want to be comfortable whether your home cooking or away in someone else’s house so here are a few things you may want to avoid:

High heels – Wear shoes that are comfortable (or cozy socks without holes if you’re at someone else’s house and take off your shoes).

Form-fitting Anything – Obviously close-fitting clothing can make us hotter, but also, even though no one starts out planning to overeat, it happens when the mashed potatoes are so good. We don’t want to feel self-conscious so opt for loose clothing. 😉

BELL SLEEVES OR BIG RUFFLED SLEEVES – Let’s just say, whether you’re cooking or eating, too big of a sleeve can create a problem.

Heavy Jewelry – If you’re like me, too heavy of a necklace or even earrings can add to the weight of an already oppressive hot flash, so choose simple and lightweight accessories.

THANKFUL FOR YOU

That’s about it, my friends! I hope you are inspired to pull a thing or two out of your closet and create a polished yet cool holiday look. Or maybe you’ve added a blouse or flowing dress to your wish list.

Let me close out this “Thanksgiving” post by saying how thankful I am for your loving support. I’m here to serve you and give you fashion and lifestyle inspiration and encouragement in this stage of our lives. But I must tell you, YOU give me so much in return.

You are a blessing to me and I wish you the very best!

Hugs,


SHOP MORE BLOUSES, DRESSES, & CARDIGANS

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14 Comments

  1. Dana
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    Have a happy Thanksgiving! 😊 🦃

  2. Ramona Puckett
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    Love all this! Have a great Thanksgiving holiday with your family!

  3. Diane Sundberg
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    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving Paula.

    • Paula
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      Thank you Diane. I hope you do too. 😘

  4. Gina P
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    Love all the looks! I put the joggers in my cart as I’m a huge fan of that style as well. In addition to the outfit inspiration, you also gave me another idea. It’s in the first picture of you with the floral top where you are standing by your steps. I have a stairway just like that. But it’s stained and I’ve been debating about painting it. Now seeing how yours looks with the black handrail, that’s it, perfect!! So thank you on 2 accounts, the fashion look and the home decorating idea!!

    • Paula
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      EXCELLENT Gina! 👏 Honestly, I love giving home decor ideas best of all!

  5. I thought I was the only one who suffered from being chilled after a hot flash! And, if we have to have them, why can’t we order them up…like when we’re freezing our patooties off? Honestly, I usually get dressed at the last minute and wear a lightweight sweater and ponte leggings. Now, that I’m a blogger (insert falling over laughing face here), I guess I’ll have to up my game!

    Have a fabulous holiday, Paula!

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    • Paula
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      Right?!?! It’s crazy. Fabric is big element for temperature control for me. I can’t wear ponte, it’s too thick and hot to me so I stick with lighter weight knits and layers. Last year I bough the nicest sweater joggers and hoodie set but couldn’t handle it, I was SO HOT!

  6. Gwen Marie Ewing
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    Love, love love everything! Especially the blouse from Target ❤ You look amazing!!

    • Paula
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      Thanks Gwen, isn’t that blouse gorgeous? It’s such a great fabric too. Light and cool feeling.

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    Blessings to You my Dear. Enjoy the Holidays. . . .

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