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.
Sheree @shesheshow above opts for a beautiful pair of red satin pajamas.
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.
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.
Misook Textural Striped Wrap Cardigan – Vilebrequin Fondoir Blurred Floral Cotton-SIlk Button-Front Shirt – Chiara Boni La Petite Robe Lener Jean Print Wide-Leg Pants – Franco Sarto Waxton Ankle Boot – COACH Nomad Leather Tote Bag – Jenny 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.
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.
Mango Handmade Oversized Wool Coat – Rails Hunter Check Shirt – PAIGE Constance Stretch Cotton Slim-Fit Pants – AllSaints Maeve Knee High Slip On Leather Boots – COACH Nomad Leather Tote Bag – Jenny Bird Lyra Huggie Drop 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.
Mango Handmade Oversized Wool Coat – Line & Dot Sylvie One-Shoulder Sweater Dress – Lauren Ralph Lauren Caelynn II Boots – Tory Burch Small Kira Chevron Convertible Shoulder Bag – Oscar de la Renta Crystal Flower Double-Drop Earrings
If you’re more of a pants than dresses person, you can get a similar look with a red jumpsuit.
J.Crew Oversized Cashmere Wrap – Misook Tie-Neck Long-Sleeve Jumpsuit – Donald Pliner Suzette Pump – Tory Burch Small Kira Chevron Convertible Shoulder Bag – Oscar 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.
Nikki @midlifechic above wears her statement skirt with a red sweater.
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.
Adaline @sdmomstyles above chooses neutral lougewear and makes sure to keep her feet warm.
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.
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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Feature image by Nikki @midlifechic
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