Christmas Day dressing made simple…

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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:

Zara velvet midi dress

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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.

Also from Zara

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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.

Gestuz at Studio B

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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.

The all out there golden number

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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.

The stunning red wrap dress from Kitri Studio

 

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Whenever I hear about a new brand that does amazing dresses I am listening. I love the idea of having clothes from a smaller less obvious high street brand so that you can avoid every other person having it too. I first heard about Kitri Studio through Alex Stedman’s blog The Frugality and I love their offering. Great, simple style with a high end look there is something for everyone so you should go check them out if you haven’t already. This stunning red wrap dress is a perfect Christmas Day dress and can be worn open over a cami and jeans and heels for a more casual vibe.

The perfect dress if you are breastfeeding

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I love this dress. I have it and have worn loads. I love the colours and the style. It looks great with ankle boots but I would equally wear it with Stan Smiths or dressed up with a strappy heel for the evening. Although I’m not breastfeeding, I did once upon a time and was always looking for great button front options that I could easily open and close! This is your one. It is perfect for the job! Super low stock so get moving if you like it. If you can’t find it online then definitely call some stores as there will likely be stock in store. Also take a look at this beauty also from Whistles with a button up front. Sold out online but I know there are some in store still so it is worth tracking down if you like it.

The mini dress

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!

The mini velvet dress

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There are so many of these style dresses out there and they are such an easy throw on with opaque tights and some big earrings. The velvet screams Christmas and this colour is just all out Christmas tree vibes. Try Zara, Toyshop & H&M for more options. This particular shape would be great on someone with big boobs and a tummy area they’d like to conceal as the hidden waistband has a clever tuck over the tummy area. Genius.

The tunic dress

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The perfect shaped dress if you want to hide your tummy area (which let’s face it most of may want to after our lunch)! This has simple details like the tie sleeves and tie neck that can be opened out to give it a flattering neckline. This would look fab with tights and boots or over the knee boots if you’re feeling brave!

The mini wrap dress

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I could have made this whole post about Rixo London dresses. They are beautiful. Unique and stand out but still totally wearable, I love pretty much all of them. And they are a small, independent British brand designed by 2 pals from Fashion school so I love their story. This I love. It somehow feels super Christmassy but I love that it would look amazing with bare legs and some platform sandals for a night out (I would props go sparkly socks and velvet platform sandals), or over a pair of jeans and heels for a more dressed down feel. I love the Chinois style of it…it takes me back to being in 6th form and totally wanting a dress with a Chinois neckline!

A statement skirt or trousers

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.

The leopard trousers

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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!

The wide metallic trouser

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I would totally wear this as a whole suit, but it might be a bit much for sitting around the house! The trousers alone are much more wearable, and I would wear them with a simple knit or tee and blazer and a pair of courts. I’d also dress them down with trainers and a chunky jumper afterwards. The vertical stripes will elongate legs and add height you need it! I love all things metallic and in my dreams I would have these

The velvet trousers

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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!

The sequinned mini

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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.

The latex skirt

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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!

The Rixo blouse

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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

The Ganni neutral sequin number

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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 Retro reminds 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.

The more affordable sequin top

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Currently on sale at Whistles this is a cheaper yet still lovely quality version. Again, I would keep the bottom half simple…

 

The sequinned poloneck

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I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I love this. The colour is stunning. I first saw this top when the And Other Stories first opened in Kings Cross and a customer came in to Whistles with it looking for something to style it with. I ended up styling her in the Whistles pink velvet trousers with this and she looked amazing! Ever since then I have been thinking of it and think it would look really cool dressed down very casually as well as a perfect top for Christmas Day.

The wrap top

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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.

The pyjama top

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There are lots of beautiful pyjama style tops on the high street right now that are super comfy to wear and gives a nod to the Christmas Day loungewear vibe! Add some statement earrings to the look to keep it from looking like actual pjs and you are good to go! Tuck in at the front to define your wait and blouson over if you want to disguise your tummy.

I also love this one from Urban Outfitters

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Although I would style very differently! I would tuck in to jeans and wear some gold ankle boots or heels. I love the rust colour and the style and shape. Perfect dressed up/dressed down vibes. Also check out Olivia Rubin a fabulous independent designer as she has some beautiful pyjama tops that are currently on sale.

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!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! xxxxxx

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