Christmas Day Dressing

PJs? A sparkly dress? Your favourite Christmas jumper?

Dress-code really does vary between households when it comes to Christmas Day. Some choose comfort over style, opting for cosy PJs and super soft slippers to celebrate while others wish to dress up, to make a statement and use Christmas Day as the perfect excuse to wear something sparkly.

Whether you are venturing out will determine your festive attire too. Perhaps the family ritual is PJs until midday, then slightly smarter style to see in the Christmas lunch or for the visit to the in-laws later in the afternoon. Perhaps you wear something nice for Christmas Day and dress down for Boxing Day, or vice versus.

Whether you choose tartan and faux fur, or sequins and sparkle, or whether you love to be cosy or enjoy putting more thought into your festive outfit, the countdown to Christmas Day has begun.

What with the gift buying, the turkey ordering, the wreath making and spare room sorting, deciding what you want to wear will no doubt be somewhere on your list of priorities. Of course, it is not perhaps as important as a number of other festive priorities, so by having a little look around now and planning out your outfit will help to relieve some sartorial stress before the big day arrives.

If you’re lucky enough to be staying at home with little chance of leaving the house, a snuggly pair of pyjamas will no doubt suffice, but if you’ve plans to visit family and friends, choosing something smart – yet comfortable enough to enjoy your Christmas dinner – can prove a challenge!

Don’t forget, there’s always the option of a Christmas knit with PJ bottoms or a sparkly pair of earrings if you’re just looking for a gentle festive nod for the big day.

The cosy option:

Snow Scene Flannel PJs | Cath Kidston | £41.25

Cosy Slipper Boots | The White Company | £35

The sparkly option:

Regina Sparkle Dress | Whistles | now £99

Christmas Tree Drop Earrings | M&S | £5

The festive option:

Velvet Pom Pom Slippers | & Other Stories | £49(Christmas Day Dressing