The what to wear on Christmas day dilemma. Deciding whether to watch Mary Poppins for the 278th time or watch Shrek for the 163th time isn’t the real struggle of the day. It’s the “Do I stay in pyjamas all day or dress up?” saga.

You want to stay in pyjamas – or at least comfortable clothes because you’re not leaving the house all day. But you also want to look good for the Instagram pictures you plan to take of every moment of your Christmas day.


Whether you’re someone who prefers to keep it casual or you’re on point at all times or you’re someone that falls in between, I’ve got some outfit ideas for the festive season.

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Lazy Christmas

That lazy Christmas day when all you plan to do it eat, drink and park yourself in front of the TV. You don’t have to dress up to all of that do you? You’re family will still love you the same.

On this occasion, a slouchy jumper and comfortable bottoms are all you need.


Slouchy V Neck Jumper by Forever 21 – £16.75


Tartan Jodhpurs by Boohoo.com – £12

Festive Fun

It’s Christmasss! Why not get in the festive mood and wear something Chrimbo-inspired?

It’s cute and it’s occasion appropriate.


Dear Santa Jumper by Miss Selfridge – £25.90


Leather A Line Skirt by River Island – £25


Green Reindeer Socks by Topshop – £3.50

Dressed Up Day

For those of you who can be bothered to look half decent, you can’t go wrong with a midi dress that’ll keep you warm and a flowy kimono to hide the food baby belly you’ll develop after all that food.

And a pair of comfortable boots (for the pictures of course), won’t go amiss either.


Patterned Kimono by Forever 21 – £19.75


Front Slit Midi Dress by Missguided – £9.99


Chunky Heeled Boots by River Island

Casual Relative Reunion

You’re surrounded by close friends and family that you probably haven’t seen all year, so you still want to make some effort.

But you also want to pig out too.

Some simple flat shoes and a casual dress with a slouchy cardigan thrown over, and you’re done!


Black and White Knitted Cardigan by H&M – £14.99


Textured Bodycon Dress by Topshop – £20

flat-scalloped-shoeScalloped Gold Tip Shoe by Miss Selfridge – £15.40