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

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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 friend events 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.


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.


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:

Atmos&Here Caribbean One Shoulder Linen Blend Dress, $119.99. Buy it online here.

(Image: The Iconic)

Forever New Ramona Tiered Midi Dress, $139.99. Buy it online here.

(Image: Forever New)

Sportsgirl Karina Broderie Midi Dress, $109.95. Buy it online here.

(Image: Sportsgirl)

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:

Cotton On Lexi Shirred Maxi Dress, $69.99. Buy it online here.

(Image: Cotton On)

Sportsgirl Ivanna Tiered Maxi Dress, $89.95. Buy it online here.

(Image: Sportsgirl)

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:

Atmos&Here Scarlett Midi Dress, $89.99. Buy it online here.

(Image: The Iconic)

Cotton On Haven Mini Dress, $34.99. Buy it online here.

(Image: Cotton On)

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:

Atmos&Here Puerto Rico Sparkle Dress, $99.99. Buy it online here.

(Image: The Iconic)

Forever New Izabel Twist Cut-Out Glitter Gown, $119.95. Buy it online here.

(Image: Forever New)

Atmos&Here Hawaii One Shoulder Sparkle Dress, $79.99. Buy it online here.

(Image: The Iconic)

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