What to wear on Christmas Day 2022: Outfit ideas for the big day and beyond

Choose what to wear on Christmas Day with these top picks and advice from our fashion editors

Inspirational outfit ideas for what to wear on Christmas Day
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Deciding what to wear on Christmas Day is no easy task, but, whatever your traditions, it’s always fun to put together a fabulously festive outfit to mark the occasion. 

A bit of glitz and glamour is a must for some, and can be incorporated into your Christmas Day outfit in a number of different ways. If you usually relax around the house on Christmas Day enjoying indoor festivities, then choose a comfortable outfit - perhaps a sparkly top with a midi skirt, or don any of the best Christmas jumpers (or get the whole family involved with matching Christmas jumpers) and snuggly slippers. If you’re in the mood to deck yourself out for the occasion, we've also found a host of Christmas party outfits to help you wow this winter too.

Whatever your plans, choosing what to wear on Christmas Day should be fun and we’ve made it that bit easier by doing the hard work for you. From Christmas party dresses to great loungewear, these are our top Christmas Day outfit ideas, after all, you've got enough to do this festive season without fretting about your ensemble. 

What to wear on Christmas Day 2022, chosen by our fashion team

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1. Dress

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Opt for an elegant maxi or one of the best midi dresses in a fit and flare silhouette or a shirt dress cut for a universally flattering fit. Whether you choose to dress it up with the best knee high boots, or team with the best cashmere socks at home for cozy luxury, you can be comfortable and chic throughout the day. Look to luxurious fabrics like satin to add an opulent edge to your outfit, as well as bright jewel tones like green and red for a seasonally-appropriate feel. Festive prints get a firm yes when it comes to what to wear on Christmas Day - we're talking dazzling stars, jacquard, animal or even moody floral prints will work. 

2. Co-ord

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For an effortlessly chic look, co-ords are the way to go. Adaptable for a multitude of occasions and seasons, a high quality matching set is a great investment to add to your capsule wardrobe. With all the comfort of the best women's Christmas pajamas without the dressed-down feel, you can re-wear both co-ord pieces, styled separately with other items in your closet to max out on its cost-per-wear. Style a mini skirt co-ord with the best winter boots and some cozy tights for a winter-ready ensemble, or keep things chic with a pants and knitted top set and a fluffy cardigan.

3. Jumpsuit

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Flattering jumpsuits are an easy style win for what to wear on Christmas Day, particularly as they negate the need for lots of styling and coordination of items. Relaxed enough to rival the best jumper dresses they are also ideal for those that want a dress style look, but with the comfort of trousers and are one of the best outfit options when it comes to special occasions. Though Christmas party dresses are the typical go-to choice, a well-fitting jumpsuit can blow even the best cocktail dresses out of the water during the holidays. Style your jumpsuit of choice with the best designer tote bags when ferrying around Christmas gifts, and top off the look with a bold furry coat - one of the big coat trends, to brave chilly conditions.

4. Trousers

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For a more relaxed Christmas Day outfit idea, a slouchy pair of trousers is our top pick. But relaxed fit doesn't have to mean slobbish, as there are a multitude of fashion-forward wide leg trouser styles available this year that will have you looking as good as you feel. We recommend searching for luxe materials like silks, velvets and leathers to truly nail smart casual outfit ideas, or you can experiment with dark wash jeans and flowy blouses for the evening. From birthday outfit ideas to what to wear on Christmas Day, there is nothing that a well-tailored pair of trousers isn't suitable for. 

5. Skirt

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Ditch tight-fitting denim and opt for a comfortable midi skirt instead. Pair with a beautiful flowy blouse or the best sweaters to add a little coziness for a chilly Christmas Day. And there are plenty of options from both straight to market brands and designer labels alike, making this look accessible. Whether you are wondering how to style leather skirts, or are on the hunt for the best sequin skirts for the party season, a midi silhouette is universally flattering. Opt for timeless neutral hues to add longevity to your new skirt buy. 

6. Pajamas

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Do you look for ultimate comfort on Christmas Day, but fancy something a little more glam than your matching Christmas pajamas? We have found the most gorgeous luxe loungewear pieces that will ensure you’re comfortable and cozy, without compromising on style (although there's nothing wrong with wearing your his and hers Christmas pajamas all day if that's your thing). For comfortable, premium pieces that will last for years to come, look no further.