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To be honest, I’m not generally a Christmas obsessive (I don’t like to think about it until at least December 1st), but I do love any chance to spend time with loved ones and I love all kinds of celebrations so I am all for celebrating the big day in style. One of the things I love is feeling like it’s a special day. I love anything that marks it out as a big occasion. Not just presents and a christmas tree, but luxurious breakfasts, champagne at 11am and best of all a fancy outfit to see you through the day.
After keeping busy with lots of ladies recently looking for something fab to wear at Christmas, I thought you may also be thinking about it and so thought this may help to inspire you. This post is less pointing you in the direction of what to buy, more inspiring you about some options you may not necessarily have thought of. There are endless options out there but here are just a few examples:
The midi/maxi dress
I have to say, this is currently my go to. I just love how a midi/maxi dress is so comfy to wear and feels a little bit more fashion forward than a mini currently. There are so many fab styles out there which means there is one for most body shapes, and if you prefer to cover up your knees, you’re on to a winner. The maxi length can be really flattering (although if you are shorter you may need the hemline lifting) but the midi dress admittedly can be tricky to style shoes wise. I would go for a slight heel as I think a little bit of height helps to offset the sometimes awkward midi length. Some lovely midi/maxi dresses I’ve seen are below. There were too many to add, believe me there are some fab ones out there right now:
Velvet is so super luxe I love it, and I love how the print on this softens the blackness on it. The high neckline would suit a smaller bust and the rest of the shape would suit most body types. Accentuating the waist softly while having enough stretch in the fabric to fall beautifully over curves.
The wrap dress is a fab shape for most. Perfect for a big bust (pin or stitch if too low cut or add a cami) and I love a winter floral and love the mixed prints on this one. I would probably pull out one of the colours that suited me to lift it with a statement earring. Would also look fab with a turtle neck under and a biker, or a chunky jumper thrown on top.
I absolutely love the stylish edit B has created on her website Studio B, and as a lover of leopard print I had to feature this beauty of a dress. Frills across the front and sleeves will perfectly balance you out if you are bigger on your bottom half than your top. Keep everything else simple and let the dress speak for itself. I would probably go super simple jewellery and maybe a red lip.
If you have a warm skin tone, this dress would be amazing on you. The colour, the shape, the style could be a big show stopper if you’re heading somewhere special, and you could certainly wear this for NYE! It really caught my eye in And Other Stories…please let me know if you try it as I haven’t had time.
Amazing if you love your legs! What better way to show them off. And as above, there are so many different styles that mean you can find one to suit your shape. In particular, an apple shape (larger round your middle) often look fab in a mini dress as you often have super legs which can be drawn attention to. Find a perfect mini in your wow colour and you are on to a winner!
Yes, it requires a little more effort as you have to think of top half options, but the statement skirt or trouser option can be amazing if you are a different size on your top and bottom. It’s a great way to wear 2 sizes and ensure the overall fit is just right. There are lots of clever tricks you can play to even out your proportions for example, if you are bigger on top, wear a lighter colour or louder pattern on your bottom half and you’ll even your proportions out. If you are blessed with curves on your bottom half then keep it simple and draw attention to your top half with a print/bright colour on top. Simple! The waistband of a skirt or pair of trousers is also a perfect way to accentuate the waist and highlight what may be your best asset. Plus there are some amazing pieces on the high street right now so you are spoilt for choice. In terms of styling, I would keep the top half simple and let the bottom half do the talking.
I’m obsessed with these. Love the silk fabric and the pj style of them. I would wear with a simple cashmere knit, in a lighter colour to ensure i keep my bottom half darker, and some heeled courts. If you wanted to make your top half more proportioned you could wear a top with some shoulder detailing. I think I need these in my life. And Other Stories also have a really similar pair here at a more affordable price!
What says Christmas better than red velvet? Again, I would totally wear this whole suit. It is stunning, but the trousers alone are more wearable and would look super cute with a simple cream cable knit or a white blouse tucked in. I would then wear afterwards with trainers and a tee. Love. So many pairs on the high street including Mango, And Other Stories and Whistles. The blazer that comes with this is also lovely and would look brill with nothing much underneath!
Sorry, not sorry I love this! I am a sequin girl, what can I say. A sequin skirt says I’m ready to have fun like nothing else. There are so many fab skirts out there in all shapes, colours and sizes at a range of budgets. I would even be tempted to style this with a sweatshirt for a perfect dressed up/dressed down look but a tee and chunky cardi or a grey knit would also look great. Just add opaque tights and chunky ankle boots. Also loving these sequin trousers from Mango.
I absolutely love this skirt. I am loving the latex trend although admittedly it isn’t the easiest to wear. This gives a nod to it in a more grown up way. It is a fab shape and is amazing for a pear who wants to nip in the waist but avoid highlighting curves. It will also balance out someone who is heavier up top by helping with proportions. I would wear this with a tucked in roll neck or any top but whatever you do make sure you tuck in!! Try Zara to for other options
The WOW top
There was a bit of a resurgence this year with the ‘going out top.’ It made a big come back and suddenly it was cool again to wear a pair of jeans with a dressy top for a night out. Think sequins, lurex and velvet and you have all the christmassy textures going on!
Stunning in every way and super flattering showing off décolletage and opening up the neckline. Navy is often way more flattering than black on the face and I can see this top being something you have in your wardrobe for a life time. This is a great more affordable alternative from Amazon Fashion.
I just love a sequin! They are so fun and I love the vintage feel to them. You may have seen a photo I posted on me wearing a sequin vintage top from Beyond Retroreminds me of it. I would go dressed down for the rest of this and wear with jeans and even some sparkly socks and Stan Smiths. Nothing else needed. Love.
So flattering on you big boobed beauties out there, a wrap top is a lovely option for a dressy top. Hold in place with tit tape or a little bit of pinning and you are laughing. Love this colour for Christmas day but there are so many options out there. I’d wear this with jeans and ankle boots and a nice big faux fur over the top.
So that’s it from me! I hope it’s given you a few inspirations to either get shopping your own wardrobes, or have some ideas up your sleeves for when you hit the shops. The best thing you can do in my opinion as with all things style related is be yourself and wear what makes you feel AMAZING.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and whether you have tried any of the above. As always please always message me for a chat, and please do let me know what you end up wearing on the day – I would love to hear from you!