9 Perfect Christmas Day Outfits for Every Dress Code

December is usually a time for back-to-back parties, but after a difficult few years, family and friends will be the most important thing about Christmas for many again this year. Whether you'll be celebrating with friends and family at home or are planning on going out to a restaurant, the below ensembles will make you feel a little special, whatever you have planned. People have very different ideas about what a Christmas Day outfit should look like. Some dress up in silks and sequins, while others have a strict "PJs only" policy. Whatever your stance is on the December 25 dress code, we've found perfect outfits for you to re-create this Christmas.

If you like to dress up, we've found a green velvet midi dress that is still comfortable for a day of feasting but still delivers all of the glamour. If you like to have fun with your Christmas look, then stick with a red-and-green festive colour palette. But if getting dressed isn't your vibe, layer up the cashmere and cosy knits to do your very best Cameron Diaz in The Holiday impression. Keep scrolling to see and shop these Christmas-ready outfits.

If Your Family Really Dresses Up

Christmas day outfits:


Nicole Ocran

Style Notes: If you aren't one of those people who go on long walks on Christmas Day, then make the most of being sofa-bound by putting on your most fabulous stilettos. And if your family dresses up, just know that sequins aren't just for New Year's Eve. 

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Style Notes: If you want to feel like you're wearing your PJs without feeling too scruffy, opt for a pair of silky bottoms and a cosy knit. 

If Your Day Always Involves a Long Walk

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Lucy Williams

Style Notes: If you go for an appetite-inducing hike, then Lucy's chunky boots and beanie hat are no-brainers.

If Christmas for You Is About Acting Like a Big Kid

Style Notes: For many of us, Christmas is all about acting like a child—and why not reflect that in your wardrobe? Wear primary school brogues, a white shirt and tartan like Courtney and you'll feel like Princess Charlotte. 

If You Want to Dress for the Countryside

Style Notes: Paula often dresses in a nostalgic countryside way, and at Christmas, she often wears tweeds, waistcoats and tailoring. Perfect for a Christmas in the country. 

Christmas day outfits: Feathered Sleeper pyjamas



Style Notes: These sold-out Sleeper feather-trimmed pyjamas prove that you can wear PJs and still feel glamorous. Wear your fanciest pyjamas with over-the-top accessories for a fabulous (but comfy) Christmas look.  

If You Want a Twist on a Christmas Jumper

Christmas day outfits: Jumper and boots



Style Notes: Opt for a printed or Fair Isle knit that has an alpine feel but isn't as novelty as a Christmas jumper. Pair with leggings, hoop earrings and chunky boots.

If You Want to Dress Up But Still Feel Comfy

Christmas day outfits



Style Notes: The cardigan makes this feel relaxed for a cosy day at home, but the high-shine slip skirt brings this a party element. 

Christmas day outfits



Style notes: Cameron Diaz's aesthetic in The Holiday is something we want to copy every year—pile on cable-knits and cosy accessories. 

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