Chic and Practical - The Christmas Day Dress

12.10.2013

Style theory: The Stylish Christmas Day Dress. This is a very different dress from a party dress, it is a dress you feel fabulous in but can play in, cook the Christmas dinner in and most importantly eat a hideous amount of food in.

I always find jersey material works best for a Christmas Day dress, I like a high waistband and pleats or a shift/trapeze dress to cover my ever expanding waistline. Dark colours work best, can be paired with opaque a tights/leather leggings and a bright block colour winter coat for impact if you are off out for Christmas lunch.

Here are some styling ideas from the streetstylers:
Love the leather leggings worn underneath the dress and dramatic cream cloak
Adore the voluminous skirt.
The neck and cuff detail on this cute dress makes it extra special. 
Casual sweater dress styled to look super chic



Denim dresses can work from summer through to winter with opaques and boots

Cute plaid dress
And now for the best on the highstreet:
Me&Em Pocket Swing Dress £198

I love this dress, it is very expensive but made with wool stretch crepe which drapes beautifully, it would look amazing over leather leggings. Unfortunately the fur snood is extra but the styling is perfect. I will add a fur snood (the Hobbs one seen on my last post) to my Christmas day look below for the actual day.
Urban Outfitters Little White Lies Boyfriend Fringe Dress £87
A cute easy wear dress with fabulous neck detail.
Urban Outfitters Pins & Needles Skater Dress £48
A really good basic dress, I love the V-neck and the pleats, they hide a multitude of sins.
Whistles Bodycon Dress £125
Stretchy and flattering.
Whistles Camo Dress £175
Somewhat of a statement dress, it looks fab with thick tights and black ankle boots. I love this and will most definitely be keeping an eye out for any pre Christmas reductions.
Levis Capped Sleeve Dress £80
I have been looking at this dress since the summer and I love the cape sleeves. I think I will have to make a trip up to London to try on as it will either be a complete hit or the waistband will hit in the wrong place.
Zara Sleeveless Dress £49.99
A gorgeous, basic dress in a beautiful colour, would look so lovely under a camel coat or teamed with grey.
Zara Wool Dress £109
This is so chic and stylish and would also look fabulous with a camel coat thrown over the top, or equally good with a biker jacket and big scarf.
Zara Dress with Funnel Neck £35.99
The funnel neck and colour of this dress make it particularly eye-catching.
Hobbs Philippa Dress @ House Of Fraser Now £79
Stunning, camel is big news for SS14 so this is definitely worth buying. I see it with a grey or black full length coat black opaques and leopard print shoes. Stack bracelets and cuffs up on your wrist to toughen it up a little.
Topshop Boucle Sweater Dress £38
Easy wear.

Asos Mademoiselle Tara Structured Sweater Dress with Collar £122.50
Wear with black opaques and spikey heels 'dressed up dressed down' prefection.

My Style:
Christmas Day Dress
Dress: Whistles
Coat: M&S
Shoes: Nine West
Schoolrun
Hat: Travelling Bazaar
Coat: Zara
Jumper: Mango
Jeans: H&M
Boots: La Redoute

Have you bought your Christmas Day dress yet or do you take easy option and go for a onesie? What will you be wearing? Would love to hear from you, thanks so much for reading xxx

11 comments:

  1. Whatever I wear, I shall need an apron, I always get splashed with fat! Your pink coat looks fab! x

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    1. The dangers of cooking the Christmas dinner!! Me too although I am only sous chef, my Mum does all the hard stuff! x

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  2. I normally do wear a dress but I am going for a lace skirt and a sweater this year. I love that grey zara number, very VB! I also love the me & em dress, you could eat plenty of mince pies and still feel comfortable in that one......oh and I love and your bobble hat!!

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    1. A lace skirt and sweater sounds gorgeous, love it! I am sooo tempted by the Me & Em dress...may wait till just before Christmas incase it gets a little less expensive x

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  3. I have to confess that I can't ever remember wearing a dress on Christmas Day but your post has made me think about what I would wear if I did!! I am seriously lacking in the wardrobe of day dress whic could could dress up with heels or possibly wear with boots, pumps or even loafers!! So there are some great ideas here! Love the shape of the teal coloured Zara dress!! xx

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    1. Thanks Michelle, I am a big fan of the Christmas day dress as it is so simple, like you say just fling it on with thick tights and boots. The zara one is fab, I love the shape too! x

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  4. I have a skirt and blouse lined up for Christmas Day this year for a first. Usually love picking my Christmas dress, but my choice this yr has sold out in my size. Love your inspiration photos, especially the ones of my style crush Christine!!

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    1. So your a Christmas Day dress girl too! Shame your one has sold out but no doubt you will look fab in your skirt and blouse. Christine is pretty cool! xx

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  5. Oh I love Christine Centenera - her style is amazing - she nails it every time - very different from Emmanuelle Alt - but both inspire me. I just bought a grey sweater dress that is similar from ASOS xx

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    1. How completely fabulous is that sweater dress?! Good find on asos, have you received it yet what is the fit like...I may be tempted too!

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