Here’s What To Wear On Christmas Day, Whatever Your Plans May Be

Whether you're lazing, lunching or hosting...

christmas day outfit ideas

by Remy Farrell |

If you've already nailed the gift shopping, the travel plans, and the Christmas menu is in the works, all you have left to consider is what to actually wear on Christmas Day. As hype and expectations reach fever pitch, so does the pressure to pick an outfit that will look good, make your mum happy, and let you gorge and lounge in equal measure.

Picking the perfect outfit comes with some tactical questions. How to impress the new in-laws? How will the day pan out? Will there be dancing or will there be naps in front of the Queen's speech? Could you make space for some outfit changes, or is that overkill? At least this year it won't end up happening over Zoom.

The aim is to look festive, but not like Mrs Claus. Kitsch is good, but chic is better. Walking that line means considering whether a Christmas jumper is too cheesy and if pyjamas at a lunch your mother spent all-day cooking is acceptable. Personally, we at Grazia favour a mid-day change. We begin with silk PJs and slippers but by mid-day we've upgraded to a party dress and magpie accessories. If you're expecting a mid-afternoon lull, this is your moment to embrace the hygge side of the holiday with jumpers and sheepskin slippers. However, if post-lunch your family turns the party and music up a notch now is the time to give your new year's eve dress its first test drive, perhaps with bare feet and less makeup though as you are still at home.

Here is our guide to full-proof outfits for every 25th December eventuality. Whatever your festive plans, just make sure you have yourself a very merry Christmas – you deserve it.

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Silked London, One Sleeved Feather Mini Dress, £595

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SLEEPER, Party Feather-trimmed Crepe de Chine Pyjama Set, £258.05 at Net-a-Porter

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Joules, Abbotsford Faux Fur Coat, £129

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The White Company, Borg Funnel-Neck Sweatshirt, £98

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