Cosy Or Glam? The Great Christmas Day Dressing Debate

Designed by Anna Jay.
Christmas Day dressing has always been up for debate. There are those who believe the day is an opportunity to wear their finest jewels and those who see it as an excuse to chill out in something cosy. Of course, there are valid arguments on both sides and given that this conversation has been going on for centuries (okay, maybe not that long), most people know which camp they fall into.
However, the past couple of years have turned everything on its head, including our views on festive fashion. With remote working now a fixture for many, loungewear is queen and plenty of us will be making use of our extensive collection of matching jogger sets and shearling-lined slippers come Christmas Day. Still, there is a strong argument for dressing up to the nines and seizing the opportunity to wear sequins, sparkles and our funkiest party shoes.
If you are still umm-ing and ah-ing about which way to go this festive season (procrastinators, we see you), let us provide you with some much-needed inspiration. Ahead, we make the case for each kind of Christmas Day dressing, window-shopping our favourite pieces currently on the market. From cosy knits and stretchy trousers to silky separates and strappy heels, click through to find out everything we’re wearing this anything-but-ordinary Christmas.
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