What to wear on Christmas Day recently came up in conversation on the Styling You Facebook page and one particular reader got me thinking.
This reader told me that she’d be trotting out her Christmas Camilla again this year for Christmas day.
That this prized piece had become her Christmas Day uniform of sorts. Albeit a fancy, sequinned and silk uniform.
This got me to thinking. Maybe others have a special outfit that they save and wear each year on Christmas Day?
I kind of like this Christmas tradition. Don’t you?
I must admit that my Christmas tradition around what to wear on the day has always involved a little self-administered retail therapy.
At the moment I’m keeping my options open. To self-gift or to pull out a fave?
These are tough first-world questions, I know, but they are questions I ask myself each year and they are questions that many of you ask of me.
Truth is, I like to feel fabulous every day in what I’m wearing but on Christmas Day that’s even more so.
It’s such a day of celebration. Who doesn’t want to feel a bit special?
I have been known to make like a Christmas tree and adorn myself in baubles – jewellery baubles.
I’ve also been known to embrace the colours of Christmas to the fullest extent.
And I’ve also been known to just wear something that feels comfortable and a teeny bit festive.
In my mind, when thinking about what to wear Christmas Day, a frock is the way to go.
A frock just simplifies the whole putting an outfit together scenario.
Frocks for me also mark a moment in time. If I’ve bought myself a new frock for Christmas Day then I very much remember that particular Christmas and associate that frock with a wonderful day.
Christmas Day style tips
1. Dress for the location. Will you be celebrating pool or beachside, on a deck, indoors in air-conditioning (or heater depending on which part of Australia you live), at a hotel or restaurant? This will determine how casual or dressed up your outfit needs to be.
2. Beach or poolside calls for loose garments you can easily take off and throw on over a swimsuit. Make the swimsuit and your hat and sunnies part of the outfit.
3. In the backyard or on a deck or verandah? You’ll most probably be relying on nature’s air-conditioning system to keep you cool. Help that along and opt for natural fabrics in more flowing styles.
4. If lunch is a more formal home affair or you’re out at a restaurant or hotel, something a little more dressy is called for. We’re not talking cocktail, more an outfit you’d wear to the races (without a hat) or to a summer wedding.
5. Accessorise with shiny baubles. Whatever colour you opt to wear, a little shimmer and shine will only add to the festive nature of your outfit.
20 Christmas Day frocks
Whatever your Christmas Day frock style, I’ve got you covered. Below are 20 options available to buy right now.
1. Country Road dress $199
2. Seed dress $119.95
3. Katies dress $59.95
4. Leela dress $94.95
5. Globetrotter by Ruby Yaya dress $149.95 @Birdsnest
6. Camilla kaftan $799 @ Zambezee Boutique
7. Vintage Earth dress $145 @ Reads Online
8. Surafina Kaftan $189
9. Bohemian Traders dress $139
10. Vigorella dress $139.95
11. Sissy dress $99
12. Boom Shankar shift dress $99 @ Birdsnest
13. Bohemian Traders maxi $179
14. Motto dress $119.95
15. Surafina maxi $129
16. Fate dress $139.95 @Birdsnest
17. Ella and Sunday tunic $109.95
18. Fabrik dress $120
19. Kaftan Connection dress $159
20. Kalokeri maxi $159 @ Sequins and Sand
So tell me, what type of outfit do you like to wear on Christmas Day? Got your outfit sorted for 2015? Like to bring a wardrobe fave out to play?