Cosy Or Glam? The Great Christmas Day Dressing Debate

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Christmas Day dressing has always been up for debate. There are those who believe the day is an opportunity to don 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 two years have turned everything on its head, including our views on festive fashion. After remote working has become a regular fixture for many, and loungewear has become queen, many of us will be sticking with comfies come Christmas Day, making use of the tie-dye joggers and hoodies that we have been collecting since 2020. Still, there is a strong argument for dressing up to the nines, with 2021 giving us little opportunity to wear sequins, sparkles or even shoes. Of course, the onset of the Omicron variant will have left many eagerly reaching for their PJs.
If you are still umm-ing and ah-ing about which way to go this festive season – procrastinators, we see you – whether you are planning on amping up the coziness, or heightening the glamour, let us provide you with some much-needed inspiration. Ahead, we've made cases for both kinds of Christmas Day dressing, window shopping our favourite pieces. 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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