Planning your Christmas Day outfits can be tricky, particularly as you’re usually doing lots of different things. So, why limit yourself to just one look? That’s why we’re bringing you these ideas so you can plan what to wear on Christmas Day.

From opening your presents, to eating lunch, walking off a few calories or watching a festive movie…

All the outfit ideas below can be adapted and you can mix and match to create as many, or as few, outfits as you need during the day.

Christmas day outfits: Opening presents

When heading down to breakfast on Christmas morning, to open up your presents and watch loved ones open up their gifts, there’s really no need to get dressed yet… particularly if you’re wearing a pair of stylish pajamas.

We love the satin pajamas (below) as they feature festive red, but they aren’t so “Christmassy” that you can’t wear them throughout the year. Add a cozy robe and fluffy slippers, and you’re ready to start the gift-giving.

Christmas day outfits - pajamas |

UGG Marlow Double-Face Fleece RobeAverie Sleep Margot Long Pajama SetUGG Scuffette II Mirror Ball

Sheree in satin pajama set |

Sheree @shesheshow above opts for a beautiful pair of red satin pajamas.

She is wearing a satin top and pants from Soma.

Christmas lunch

Stay in your pajamas for Christmas lunch too if you want to. We won’t judge! But if you do want to get changed, either because you are heading out to eat or you have guests coming to you, you can wear your jeans if you want to. Team them with a dressy top for the perfect mix of casual and formal.

What to wear on Christmas Day - sheer blouse and jeans |

FRAME Ruffle Silk ShirtJoe’s Jeans The Provocateur HIgh-Rise Stretch Bootcut JeansCOACH Nomad Leather Tote BagCOS Leather LoafersJenny Bird Lyra Huggie Drop Earrings

Shauna in satin top and printed wide pants |

Shauna @chicover50 (read her style interview here) above chooses a glamorous top and easy-to-wear print pants.

Get her look with this similar top (another option here), printed pants (another option here), sandals and earrings.

It’s likely that the focus will be on your top half if you are sitting down for lunch, so make sure your shirt or blouse is the star of the show. Add flat shoes or low heels if you’re likely to be the one serving Christmas lunch.

Christmas day outfits - cardigan, shirt, flared pants and booties |

Misook Textural Striped Wrap CardiganVilebrequin Fondoir Blurred Floral Cotton-SIlk Button-Front ShirtChiara Boni La Petite Robe Lener Jean Print Wide-Leg PantsFranco Sarto Waxton Ankle BootCOACH Nomad Leather Tote BagJenny Bird Lyra Huggie Drop Earrings

Or, if you want to dress up, then choose a vibrant dress. To keep your dress cool weather-ready (unless Christmas is warm where you are of course), add boots. You can always top your dress with a blazer or cardigan.

Satin midi dress and high boots |

Karen Millen Tailored Satin Back Crepe Ruched Front Midi DressLauren Ralph Lauren Caelynn II BootsJW PEI Lily Faux Leather Shoulder BagOscar de la Renta Crystal Flower Double-Drop Earrings

Cathy in geo print top, velvet blazer, leather pants and loafers |

Cathy @themiddlepageblog (read her style interview here) above

She is wearing a printed top from Ulla Johnson and a blazer from ME+EM. Check out this similar pair of pants, bag and loafers to complete the look.

christmas day walk

Once you’ve finished your Christmas meal, you may want to head out to walk off a few calories and enjoy some fresh air. Opt for cozy, comfy, stylish knitwear or a long shirt, a warm jacket and walking boots. If you’ve worn a sweater for Christmas lunch, just swap your coat and boots and you’re good to go.

Outfit for Christmas walks |

Mango Handmade Oversized Wool CoatRails Hunter Check ShirtPAIGE Constance Stretch Cotton Slim-Fit PantsAllSaints Maeve Knee High Slip On Leather BootsCOACH Nomad Leather Tote BagJenny Bird Lyra Huggie Drop Earrings

Greetje wears a gilet and striped top |

Greetje @no_fear_of_fashion (read her style interview here) above adds a gilet over her striped top for warmth.

Check out this similar striped top, puffer vest, jeans, booties, handbag (another option here) and earrings.

Christmas Day outfits: dinner

It may be that you are heading out for a more formal festive meal. In which case, you can definitely enjoy getting dressed up for the occasion. The midi dress (below) has an asymmetric neckline which adds interest. You can wear with tights and boots for winter. Then, keep it for the summer season when you can wear it with gold heeled sandals.

Coat, sweater dress and boots |

Mango Handmade Oversized Wool CoatLine & Dot Sylvie One-Shoulder Sweater DressLauren Ralph Lauren Caelynn II BootsTory Burch Small Kira Chevron Convertible Shoulder BagOscar de la Renta Crystal Flower Double-Drop Earrings

Angela @angelamashelle (read her style interview here) below chooses a red dress that would be perfect for the festive season.

Recreate her outfit with this similar dress (another option here), pumps and handbag.

Angela in red midi dress and pumps |

If you’re more of a pants than dresses person, you can get a similar look with a red jumpsuit.

Christmas dinner outfit - wrap and jumpsuit |

J.Crew Oversized Cashmere WrapMisook Tie-Neck Long-Sleeve JumpsuitDonald Pliner Suzette PumpTory Burch Small Kira Chevron Convertible Shoulder BagOscar de la Renta Crystal Flower Double-Drop Earrings

Or, how about a pair of statement pants?

The festive season is always a good time to wear sequins, like the sequin pants (below). To add even more glamour, you could choose metallic accessories. To add a more casual element, team with a sweater.

Sweater and sequin pants |

J.Crew Cashmere SweaterAlice + Olivia Lara Mid-Rise Sequin Flare PantsDonald Pliner Suzette PumpTory Burch Small Kira Chevron Convertible Shoulder BagJenny Bird Lyra Huggie Drop Earrings

WHAT TO WEAR ON CHRISTMAS DAY: All the Christmas Day outfits you need for lounging, lunching, staying in or going out |

Nikki @midlifechic above wears her statement skirt with a red sweater.

Steal her look with this similar sweater, skirt (other options here and here), pumps and earrings.


Back home after a long day? Then you’ll want to wear something comfortable. Perhaps you’re enjoying your new gifts, watching a movie, or reading a book with your favorite tipple in front of the fire. The loungewear (below) is versatile no matter how you spend the rest of Christmas day.

Loungewear for Christmas Day |

Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Ultra Lite® Open-Front Blanket WrapCozy Earth Ultrasoft Short Sleeve Pajama TopBarefoot Dreams The Cozy Chic Ultra Light PantsUGG Scuffette II Mirror Ball

Adaline in lounge set |

Adaline @sdmomstyles above chooses neutral lougewear and makes sure to keep her feet warm.

She is wearing a lounge set and a pair of socks from Amazon.

Below, you can see the outfits from above together in one capsule. There are lots of ways to mix and match for Christmas Day itself, and then to create lots of festive outfits for when Christmas is over.

Christmas capsule wardrobe

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Previous Christmas Day capsules

Below is a previous Christmas Day capsule. While past season, it will still give you inspiration.

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Christmas day outfits |

How will you be spending your Christmas Day? What will your Christmas Day outfits be? Let us know in the comments below.

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WHAT TO WEAR ON CHRISTMAS DAY: All the Christmas Day outfits you need for lounging, lunching, staying in or going out |

Feature image by Nikki @midlifechic


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