Whether you sit firmly in the elasticated waistband and pyjama camp or use the opportunity of the magical 25th December to go all out with glitter everything, there’s no denying that feeling your best is a priority on one of the most joyous days of the year. Regardless of your dressy vs casj standpoint, it’s likely your ‘fit needs to accommodate a few essential criteria: socially acceptable to be seen outside for the much needed post-dinner walk, baggy enough to allow extra servings of roasties (thanks very much) and somewhat cute for the inevitable Facebook photos you’ll be tagged in without even knowing they’ve been taken. Cheers mum.
So whether your day includes a Home Alone sized extended family dinner, or instead an afternoon of flitting between Love Actually, The Snowman and Ol’ Queenie on the telly, keep scrolling for a dose of glittery outfit inspiration courtesy of a very Christmassy feeling Team Zoella.
I like to look nice on Christmas day but definitely don’t go OTT. I usually wear something smart(ish) but most importantly comfortable (Christmas dinner essential) and then I make a little extra effort with things like accessories and makeup. I love the look of this oversized jumper dress for ultimate cosy comfort. Slick on Charlotte Tilbury lip in Love Liberty and I’m good to go.
Mango, knitted maxi dress with v neck in camel, £35.99
CHARLOTTE TILBURY MATTE REVOLUTION LIPSTICK, £25
Missoma, Lucy Williams Malachite Necklace, £95
Carrie Elizabeth, Diamond Band In Gold Vermeil, £90
Lisa Angel, Beaded Gold Starry Night Headband in Black, £16
I’m also in the smart/casj attire camp, a post-walk shower using all my new smellies is always on the cards and I love putting on an outfit I feel comfortable but cool in! This year I’m going with a fun Fairisle jumper from River Island with patent trousers (always a bit more fun than jeans!) I’ll throw on some gold jewellery and a headband – perfect for all the festive game playing that’ll be taking place. And of course, I’ll finish the whole thing off with slippers!
I’m usually a simp for comfort at Christmas but I want to make the most of it this year, get dressed up and be as merry as can be which means cosplaying as an actual disco ball. If it’s sequinned or feathered and requires sunglasses to look at it, I will be wearing it. I love Sister Jane for party wear so I’ll mostly be swanning around in this sequin mini dress until I change into something soft and roomy shortly after the Queen’s speech.
I love nothing more than going on a dog walk on Christmas morning, dressed to the nines and waving at strangers while struggling with my heels in the mud, quite the novelty. So I will be donning my sparkles at 9am and will be in them at least until the Eastenders special. Probably sensible to wear a jacket and some tights too considering it will likely be freezing.
I know some people prefer to enjoy Christmas Day in their pjs but for me xmas is my favourite day of the year for wearing an extra outfit and as much glitter as humanly possible! I adore this dress from Kitri and although it’s not typically festive it does feel quite wintery and I know I’d get tonnes of wear from it. I’ve paired it with some typically glitzy accessories and some heels that I would never be able to walk in- thank god I’ll only have to make it from the dinner table to the sofa and back!
My Christmas Day look is usually a smart / casual affair, I want to look a bit more dressed up than any usual day, but comfort is key when you are eating so much yummy food all day! I’ve gone for a pair of leather trousers, these H&M ones are the best I’ve found and I’ve tried a lot! For reference I’m a size 18 with larger hips, so I find either leather trousers don’t go past my hips or are huge around the waist, these fit perfect so worth trying for anyone struggling to get the right fit! I’ve paired them with a lovely green knitted jumper from Mango and some heeled boots (coming off as soon as I step through the door lol). Gold jewellery to complete the look of course too!
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