I love Christmas. There, I said it. I really, really love Christmas. And it’s not because of the presents, or the tree or the incessant carols that play on repeat in every single department store throughout the whole month of December. I love Christmas because it is one of the few times a year that my entire family gets to spend the day together.
There’s something particularly wholesome about the traditions a family develops over the years throughout Christmas time. Those unspoken rules that everyone abides by simply because they have done so in years past. In my family, we have two unchanging Christmas traditions. The first is that we always, always watch Love Actually on Christmas Eve (and generally break out into song when All I Want For Christmas plays during the school recital scene) and the second is that everyone wears a touch of red on Christmas day.
As the colour of choice for Santa Clause himself, it’s hardly surprising that red has become synonymous with Christmas day. And better yet, no matter what skin tone you have, “primary red” is said to be the most universally flattering hue around. According to the experts at House of Colour, primary red is flattering for all because the colour shade sits “right at the centre of all colour and has an equal flow through the colour spectrum.”
So, while it might be considered somewhat of a cliché by some bah-humbug types out there, there's nothing I love more than throwing on a red dress and some red lipstick come Christmas time. Not only it is scientifically guaranteed to be flattering, for me, it also signifies exactly what Christmas is all about. Keep scrolling for a few dresses I have my eye on this holiday season.