Like lots of things at this time of year – supermarket shopping; prolonged periods of time with the in-laws; trying to get in enough exercise in to justify the incessant stream of mince pies – picking out the perfect outfit for Christmas Day can be stressful.
Whether you’re celebrating with a family dinner, indulging in a big festive party, or just having a quiet one, there are so many factors to keep in mind when choosing your Christmas Day attire. Some of us won’t be prized out of our pyjamas or dressing gowns, while others are going all out, decking themselves out like the halls (fa la la la la!).
Whichever Christmas Day fashion fad you’ll be embracing, with 5 days to go until the Big Day, you’d better start thinking about it! And with that in mind, here are 5 ideas on how to dress with a little sparkle at Christmas this year – from a cheery Christmas jumper to a perfect little red dress.
Paint the town red
This season, there’s one staple you can always turn to — and it looks like this!
If you want to make sure that all eyes are on you at your Christmas Day do, just slip into a notice-me-now red dress. Call it cliché, but there’s just something joyful about wearing red on Christmas Day. And hey, a dress means you don’t have to think too hard about coordinating tops and bottoms — that’s one less decision to make before your morning mimosa!
Tartan is also a fabulously classic choice. We defy you anything more festive to wear. Match your lips to your dress and keep it inherently festive.
Celebrate the Christmas jumper
If the idea of wearing a Christmas jumper brings you out in a rash, fear not –they don’t have to be the beacon of tackiness we’ve come to expect! They can actually be stylish.
This year, try embracing the festive season with open arms with your own take on a Christmas jumper, such as Prada’s jacquard sweater (pictured above) and pair with some bottoms that are loose enough to allow for the stomach stretch after countless helpings of Christmas pud… Cosy and stylish!
Have yourself a white (and black) Christmas
There’s nothing we love more than monochrome — and your too-many-glasses-of-fizz-last-night complexion will be treated to a healthy glow by wearing white this year. Give yourself an added boost of radiance, stay timelessly chic, and check out our range of beautiful white shirts here for a crisp, classic look.
We recommend sticking to straight, clean lines to keep it formal and look to subtle embellishments — be it shoes, jewellery, or a clutch — to add festive sparkle…
Beware the cranberry sauce, however!
Take it to Tinsel Town!
Shine bright like a diamond this Christmas in sequins, silver and gold!
If you like to indulge in sparkles during the silly season, you’ll take comfort in throwing all of the minimalism rules out the window. Go big or go home is the theme here, mixing all of the glitter and gleam. Sparkles in brighter colours and prints are perfect for dreary winter days and a great chance to show some personality in your wardrobe choices.
A merry, merry pyjama party
If you’re not one of those people who dresses up fabulously for Christmas — or, in fact, you stoically decide not to change out of your pyjamas — then worry not! Lounging in luxury on Christmas morning with a glass of champagne in one hand and your loved one in the other is an oasis of unparalleled proportions, as demonstrated by the very lovely Mary Jane Russell (above) in Chinese silk pyjamas, posing for Vogue in 1953.
If your Christmas Day revolves around the traditional binge eating and box set combination then we’re not going to persuade you to get dressed. However, you can still make yourself feel special by wearing nicer sleepwear than usual in honour of the occaision — a feathered slip, a silk gown, and a dab of Chanel never went amiss!