Christmas is fast approaching and chances are your to-do list is never-ending. With so much going on — presents to purchase, a crazy social calendar to manage, not to mention hosting duties — it doesn't leave much time to think about what outfits to wear for any festive events and occasions.
Luckily, we've got you covered with a round-up of versatile and flattering outfits that suit all shapes and sizes. Whether you're off to a family BBQ or a fancy dinner, you'll look and feel amazing.
Christmas in the sun means endless invites to summer barbecues and picnics, which both call for an outfit that's smart/casual and stylish. You can't go past white cotton-blend pants (everyone from Ashley Graham to Cate Blanchett has rocked them and looked amazing) and a bright tank top.
Pair with flat sandals for comfort and versatility — metallic colours are very trendy right now and can easily be dressed up or down — and throw in a kitsch clutch that everyone will quiz you about — and want to style stalk you over.
Got a summer soirée and not sure what to wear? Our advice: dress to impress. Christmas and New Year's Eve are great excuses to get your glad rags on so when it comes to your office Christmas party go glam — or go home.
We love the festive colours and feminine floral embroidery on this dress, plus the sheer sleeves and neckline cleverly conceal sometimes-tricky areas. The cinched-in waist also creates a super-chic and flattering silhouette. Complete your look with black strappy heels and pearl accessories. Overall it's a high-end outfit (hello, Dolce and Gabbana) on high street prices.
Perfect for Boxing Day celebrations or a casual dinner with friends, these wide-legged cropped pants aren't for the faint-hearted, but we love their tribal-style pattern. With a stretch waist they tick the post-Christmas comfort box and their cut is very on-trend with lots of celebrities and fashion editors picking the flattering style for northern hemisphere summer.
Keep things pared-back with the rest of your outfit — no clashing prints or competing colours. We'd suggest a classic white top, simple sandals and a shoulder bag in a matching colour. You can dress the look up with a statement necklace.
Bring a touch of glitz and glam to Christmas Day with this loose-fitting dress (a prerequisite for Christmas lunch) that celebrates the festive season's favourite trend: metallics.
Depending on the weather forecast, you can wear as is or throw on a lightweight summer scarf, blazer or long vest if it's a bit chilly. Darker accessories will pop against the gold dress. Try adding drop earrings and comfy wedges or wear it over a white t-shirt and use a chic leather belt to cinch in the waist for an alternative outfit option.
Flexible and versatile, this gorgeous jumpsuit will become your go-to over the Christmas holidays. It's one of those outfits that does everything itself — you don't even need to do your hair, the one-shoulder design looks lovely with your hair in a ponytail or bun — and is flattering on everyone. Stocked in a size 12-24, the Taking Shape jumpsuit features a sheer mesh overlay that makes it good for black-tie events.
If there are none in the diary, don't despair, it's still a great option for any Christmas drinks with friends, family or the neighbours. We'd rock it with red heels and tassel earrings with a disco-bling clutch. You'll feel like a million dollars.
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