5 Perfect Christmas Day Outfits for Every Family's Dress Code

Christmas adverts have been released, the shops are filled with sequins and mince pies and we now feel like we can legitimately start planning our festive outfits. Christmas parties might get most of the attention when it comes to outfit planning, but Christmas Day ensembles can be just as fun to think about. People have very different ideas about what a Christmas Day outfit should look like. Some dress up in silks and sequins whilst others have a strict "pj's only" policy. Whatever your stance is on the December 25 dress code, we've found five perfect outfits for you to re-create this Christmas.

If your family dresses 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

Style Notes: If you aren't one of those people that goes 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. 

If You Don't Leave the House

Style Notes: If you want to feel like you're wearing your PJs, but not feel too scruffy, opt for a pair of jogging bottoms and a chunky cream knit. 

If Your Day Always Involves a Long Walk

Style Notes: If you go for an appetite-inducing hike, then Lisa Aiken's Fair Isle jumper and shearling jacket are no-brainers.

If Everyone Takes the Christmas Theme Seriously

Style Notes: If your family goes festive but you don't want to wear Santa earrings, then stick to a Christmas colour palette.

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 Always Judging and you'll feel like Princess Charlotte. 

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for autumn/winter 2019.

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