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Fashionably festive: The best dresses to wear on Christmas Day this year

Sleigh the silly season in style.

By Jess Pullar
We don't need to be psychics to tell you this month is going to bring shopping, shopping and a touch more shopping into your life.
Yep, it's December people, and whether you're prepared or not, Christmas is coming in hot.
But amongst the frantic sourcing of gifts, frivolous nights out and enthusiastic Christmas-movie-watching, there is something else that's top of mind: Our Christmas Day outfit.
Summery attire is a must for an Aussie Christmas. (Getty)
We'll admit it, there are definitely more important things in the world than what you'll wear on Christmas Day. But there's something about finding that perfect outfit for December 25 that'll put the ultimate cherry on top of the Christmas pudding.
But before we go nuts at the nearest shopping centre alongside every other man and his dog, it might pay to plan ahead.
Sure, Christmas Day in Australia doesn't have to be a runway-worthy event, but working out what to wear can be a bit of a mission when you've undoubtedly got a million other things on your mind.
That's why we decided to make things super easy for you by sourcing the best, Christmas-day-ready dresses on the market right now.
Keep scrolling for the very best styles to rock around the tree on December 25.
Anna Heinrich always provides plenty of summer dress inspo. (Getty)

Something green, red or white

If you're into themes, then we can safely assume you'll be searching for an outfit in either green, red or white - the traditional colours of Christmas.
And luckily, you really don't need to look far to find a festively-fashionable option to wear on Christmas Day.
Check out our favourite Christmas-coloured dresses below:
Nasty Gal call in slick heart mini dress, $30. Buy it here. (Nasty Gal)
ada + lou Piper Camisole $69.95 - buy it here - paired with the ada + lou Patience skirt $179.95 -buy it here - make a beautiful combination for Christmas Day and every day. (Ada + Lou)
Madison the Label hailey dress, $89.95. Buy it online via The Iconic here. (The Iconic)

Something flowy

Is there any feeling more satisfying than undoing your belt notch after a hefty (and heavenly!) Christmas lunch?
We tend to think not - which is exactly why it's stylish and smart to prep by wearing a gorgeous flowy dress for the big day.
Check out our favourite flowy dresses below:
Marks & Spencer polka dot relaxed mini dress, $85. Buy it online here. (Marks & Spencer)
Dazie harmony cotton blend swing dress, $69.99. Buy it online via The Iconic here. (The Iconic)

Something summery

In Australia, you'll hear a resounding "yea, nah" to any suggestion of a white Christmas.
Yep, in these parts we're all about the ever-alluring sound of a crackling BBQ as opposed to a crackling fire place come December 25.
That's why the perfect summery dress will be both practical and chic.
Check out our favourite summer dress styles below:
Sportsgirl 90's ditsy midi dress, $79.95. Buy it online here. (Sportsgirl)
Boden lola jersey dress, $98. Buy it online here. (Boden)

Something shimmery (if you're up for it!)

What better time is there to bring out a little touch of pizzazz than on Christmas Day?
It is a time for celebration after all.
Don't hold back from making the most of the festive season, and perhaps take heed from your bedazzled Christmas tree - you know you want to...
Check out our favourite sparkly styles below:
Alice in the Eve sparkle & fade sequin dress, $89.95. Buy it online via General Pants here. (General Pants)
ASOS Design scatter sequin knot front kimono mini dress, $130. Buy it online here. (ASOS)

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