By Harriet Davey published
Deciding what to wear on Christmas Day is no easy task, but, whatever your traditions, it’s always fun to put together a fabulous festive get-up to mark the occasion.
A bit of glitz and glamour is a must for some, and can be incorporated into your 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 your 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 in head-to-toe glam, we've also found Christmas party outfit ideas to wow in this Christmas too. Because if you can’t get out of your work-from-home athleisure and get dressed up during the festive season, when can you?
Whatever your plans, choosing what to wear on Christmas Day should be fun and we’ve made it all that bit easier by doing the hard work for you. With everything from Christmas party dress ideas to outfits with elasticated waists (ready for the roast), you'll be suitably stylish for Christmas Day, and beyond with this ideas...
What to wear on Christmas Day
The easy-to-wear dress
Opt for an elegant maxi or midi dress for a universally flattering fit and you can't go wrong. Look to luxurious fabrics like satin to add an opulent edge to your everyday outfit. Festive prints get a firm yes, too—we're talking dazzling stars, jacquard and even animal or moody floral prints will work.
Kitri persephone shirred sungod dress
London-brand Kitri has created this amazing frock from unused fabric in their archives. The punchy pink hue, puff sleeves and flattering tiered hem is just made for party season.
Hush Chelsea midi dress
Be the star of the show (literally) in Hush’s star print shirt dress. The luxe teal shade and flattering midi silhouette will work around the clock for Xmas day.
Marks and Spencer satin puff sleeve midaxi tea dress
A tea dress is a winner all year round and this midaxi (longer than a midi, shorter than a maxi) style is a firm favourite. On your way to pick up the best Christmas food at M&S, make sure to pick up this under £50 satin steal.
Throw on a gorgeous top
If you’re looking for an easy addition to your festive get-up, invest in a versatile and glamorous top. A winning combination with everything from jeans and leather trousers to midi skirts, you can’t go wrong with a party top. Look for luxe fabrics like velvet, satin and sequins to instantly elevate any outfit.
Rixo Moss metallic stripe top
You can always trust in Rixo to deliver the goods when it comes to 'wow' outfits and this pussybow blouse will be loved year after year. Whether you wear it with straight leg jeans or a pleated skirt, there are so many ways to style it.
New Look satin shirred blouse
Add drama and volume with this statement puff sleeve blouse from New Look. Available in three glossy colors (burgundy, green and pink) no doubt you'll want to snap them all up for this price.
Whistles navy high neck sequin top
If in doubt, reach for sequins. The easiest way to elevate even the simplest of looks, this midnight blue high neck top from British clothing brand Whistles will work wonders with light wash jeans.
Next shirred neck long sleeve top
Dazzle in festive silver with this metallic blouse from Next. Designed with a high neck and voluminous puff sleeves, the beautiful piece will jazz up any outfit.
Massimo Dutti lace camisole top
A lace cami is a chic layering tool to add to your capsule wardrobe. Whether you wear it over a sheer high neck top, tucked into wide-leg trousers or underneath a blazer, it'll work so many ways.
Opt for the universally flattering midi skirt
Ditch tight-fitting denim and opt for a comfortable midi skirt instead. Pair with a beautiful blouse or your favourite Christmas knit to add a little cosiness. Our favourite brands have created a range of gorgeous midi skirts this season. Choose from velvet, sequin, satin and metallic skirts, all guaranteed to get you in the festive mood.
Warehouse split front leather pencil skirt
The faux leather skirt that'll go with all your silky blouses, sequin shirts and cami tops. No doubt you'll wear this throughout fall each and every year, too. Plus, as it's in the current Black Friday fashion sales, you can buy it for up to 40% off.
The White Company silk-velvet A-line skirt
Add a hint of luxe to the a t-shirt or vest top with this velvet black midi skirt. The side split will look so good with a pair of embellished party heels, too. If the price point is a little high for your budget at the moment, we predict this piece will eventually go on sale, whether in the White Company Black Friday sale or closer to Christmas.
H&M crinkle satin skirt
A gorgeous yet easy-to-wear midi skirt for the holiday season. Made from 100% recycled polyester, this crinkle slip skirt will take all the stress out of ironing before you rush out.
Elevate any outfit with statement accessories
Who doesn’t love a bit of shimmer and shine at Christmas time? Statement accessories are a great way of adding a festive touch to your Christmas Day ensemble. From glitzy jewellery to lust-worthy bags, our pick of luxe accessories are a real treat.
Radley Cranwell close-metallic grab bag
Handcrafted using shimmering metallic leather, this bow handle bag is one not to miss. Adding instant shine to any outfit no matter the occasion, you'll bring this one back out for every party season.
Zara pearl beaded bag
Forget diamonds are a girl’s best friend, it’s all about pearls this holiday season. Accessorize with this gorgeous beaded bag that'll be the perfect plus one to any party.
& Other Stories rhinestone pearl hanging earrings
Perfect for Christmas hairstyles with an up-do, these asymmetric earrings will add a quirky feel to any look. Let them be the centre of attention by wearing with a color block outfit or add them to a sparkly dress for a full Christmassy vibe.
Estella Bartlett celestial pendant necklace
For affordable yet beautifully designed pieces, British lifestyle brand Estella Bartlett is our go-to. Founded in 2011 by brother and sister Nick and Louise Bartlett, the brand has become well known for their playful and chic designs. We love this celestial pendant.
Missoma Harris Reed North Star Necklace
Make a style statement and get in the Christmassy spirit at the same time with this sparkly North Star necklace made with pearls, cubic zirconia pavé and black rhodium stones on 18ct recycled gold-plated Vermeil coated recycled sterling silver. It can be worn on its own or layered with other necklaces to stay on-trend.
Relax in luxe loungewear
Do you look for ultimate comfort on Christmas Day, but fancy something a little more glam than your matching Christmas pyjamas? We have found the most gorgeous luxe loungewear pieces that will ensure you’re comfortable and cosy, without compromising on style (although there's nothing wrong with wearing your his and hers Christmas pyjamas all day if that's your thing).
Stripe + Stare Happy Place lounge pant and sweatshirt set
Collaborating with UK presenter and author Ferne Cotton, this fun animal print two-piece is the puurfect set to lounge around in. No doubt you'll wear it at any given opportunity from here on out.
Ghost embroidered organic hoodie
Just because it's Christmas doesn't mean you have to get dressed up. Sometimes the best part is getting in your comfy clothes to unwrap your presents and cuddle up. Ghost is usually a go-to for glam dresses but the new Go by Ghost leisurewear edit is packed full of sporty pieces you can wear round the clock. We love this floral embroidered hoodie.
Jigsaw shearling slippers
So popular the first time round, Jigsaw has dropped these shearling slippers for another season. Shop their best slippers in either cream or navy. The ultimate at-home luxury, this cosy pair is the perfect companion to any Christmas outfit.
Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor, writing and styling for titles including Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Who What Wear, and woman&home. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Harriet has a love for shopping but also a newfound interest in trying to be more sustainable. From renting outfits instead of buying new ones to opting for investment pieces, there are so many ways you can be more conscious of the way you shop.
This is why at womanandhome.com, Harriet is here to bring you carefully curated edits of the very best pieces worth spending your money on. With a love for Scandi brands and an eye for key designer pieces to mix in with high street hero buys, expect to see shopping stories and buying guides that’ll make you feel excited about updating your wardrobes.
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