What To Wear On Christmas Day

Now, whilst it is common knowledge that nearly everyone’s Christmases are similar in essentials- family, presents, TONNES of food- in practicality they can be very different. Who plays couch commando […]


Now, whilst it is common knowledge that nearly everyone’s Christmases are similar in essentials- family, presents, TONNES of food- in practicality they can be very different. Who plays couch commando at your house? Which boardgame does your family play post-lunch? And do you indulge in the annual walk/Church visit/carol singing festivities? This family focus also lends itself to a distinctly casual day, but don’t let Christmas be a festive occasion you don’t glam up for- birthdays, new year, every Sunday at Life- if all these deserve your glad rags then surely Christmas does to? So, prepare to batten down the hatches this Christmas, but be ready to do it in style…

Christmas chez moi begins horrifically early- at tradition from an age when my brother and I thought it was perfectly normal to get up at 5.30am to check if Father Christmas had, in fact, visited- so we all start the day in our favourite pyjamas, dressing gowns, and duvet (I cannot bear to be parted from it at such a horrifically early hour). Now, nightwear is not a subject we have discussed here so far on the blog, and it is most definitely a case of each to their own. However, having spent your days in bodycon, heels, jeans, and various other fabulous but not oh-so-comfortable clothes, make sure that this Christmas you get luxurious with your pjs. Pure cotton, silk, and cashmere are the ONLY way to go and invest in an amazing large dressing gown, it is like a hug in garment form. Make like the White Company catalogue and you’re getting the right idea. Hit asos for a brilliant mix, David & Goliath for comfy comedy nightwear, and the The White Company or online gem www.hush-uk.com/ for fabulous quality pjs.  So ladies and gents, make sure this Christmas that you sleep in luxury! (L-R: White Company £60; Asos £20; Marks and Spencer £25).

Now, on with the festivities: for those of you who spend Christmas in your pyjamas, you are sorted having followed the above rules. You and your loved ones should look like something straight out of a Boden photoshoot in your charmingly mismatched sleepwear and paper cracker hats at the Christmas dinner table. For those of us who wake up, shower, and are then perplexed by the what-to-wear drama, help is at hand. It’s clichéd, but avoid a tight waistband. Apparently the average Christmas dinner is 3122 calories (of AMAZINGNESS) but you’re going to want to eat, drink, and be merry in comfort. So, I’d dress up a little bit, and massively accessorise- if you can’t sparkle at Christmas when can you? (And it is guaranteed to co-ordinate with at least some of the decorations, natch). Ditto wear a pair of bitchin’ heels, as you won’t have to walk anywhere, and can be carried by family members if necessary. WIN.

What to wear... at CHRISTMAS

There you have it: some advice on how to make this Christmas a happy and stylish one. Should you be lucky enough to receive clothes as presents, sling them on with gay abandon and accessorise with your happiest (and euphoria-induced) smile. Happy holidays, one and all. I hope y’all get some lovely presents and have a great vacation!