Posted by Kayleigh on 29th Nov 2021
Christmas has really snuck up on us this year! After months of counting down the weeks and jokingly informing the rest of the office that there’s “only 20 Monday’s left until Christmas!” (we say it’s joke but deep down we that our excitement is very much real) we’re officially less than a month out. The unending stress of gifting is finally starting to calm down after our Black Friday purchases and girls, it’s time to start looking after number 1! I’ve spent many a Christmas running around in a panic buying last minute gifts and leaving a trail of wrapping paper and ribbons in my wake, only to realise right before Christmas that I don’t have a Christmas Day outfit (really, the horror!) I do realise that I have the advantage of a warehouse stocked full of options less than 10 feet away, something that a lot of you may not have, so I had better make the stress that little bit easier and give you all some of our top picks for Christmas Day Outfits! As always, whether you’re looking for something dressy, relaxed, or ultra relaxed (hello, Christmas Pyjamas, we love you!) we’ve got you covered!
My go-to for Christmas Day is nearly always a good old mini dress. I’m aware that I may sound like a broken record when it comes to this style but let’s face it, mini dresses need more credit! This is truly such a versatile style that can be worn again and again, whether it’s with tights and boots for work or with heels for a night out. This feminine mini dress from Ivy Lane is one of my current favourites. The square neckline is always super flattering as it shows off the collarbones while elongating the neckline. This would be fab for Christmas day paired with a cardigan, tights and your favourite boots!
A day dress doesn’t always have to sport a shorter hemline, we also love this style in a longer length, just like this wrap dress from Ivy Lane. The wrap dress is always such a flattering style that elongates the body, lifts the bust and defines the waist, all while the lightweight material of the skirt skims over the stomach and mid-section in a really natural, slimming way. This one could again be worn with boots for a more relaxed look as well as dressed up with heels!
Dresses aren’t your only option here, we’re also huge fans of the classic jeans and a nice top! We’ve been huge fans of the Only brand for years, and a huge past of this is their high quality yet affordable jeans. The high waist style of this one really defines the waist and emphasises your curves to help give you that hourglass shape while the straight legged style is comfortable and on trend while still being just as dressy as a skinny jean.
When it comes to tops, we’ve been obsessed with this orange satin top from Ivy Lane since it arrived with us! The deep V of this one really elongated the body while the puff sleeve is always super flattering on the arms but the more fitted style below the elbow stops the top from adding too much volume to the hips when your arms are down by your side. The ruched effect at the bust creates the illusion of curves while the simple, fitted cut at the waistline really adds an emphasis to the most narrow part of the waist which compliments the high waisted style of the jeans in a really lovely way, pulling the whole outfit together.
Looking to add a little bit more edge to your outfit? We hear you! Leather look jeans are one of our favourite styles this time of year and is always the perfect way to bring a more dramatic touch to your look. The high waisted style of this one again defines the waist and visually elongates the legs.
We always love pairing our leather leggings with a chunky knit to soften the look and really add an element of interest to the outfit with the contrasting materials. The pearl buttons of this one also adds a more feminine feel to a more masculine ‘fit that we love while the ribbed detail at the hemline draws the eye to that defined waist with the high waisted leathers.
We know that there are some of you out there that prefer to spend all of Christmas Day in their pyjamas and not only do we not blame you, we actually envy you! This flannel robin print set is the perfect way to spend your Christmas Day in style with maximum comfort!