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What to wear throughout Christmas Day

What to wear throughout Christmas Day

The big day is about to roll around, and what a jam-packed day it is. Although outfit changes may not be your modus operandi on regular days, Christmas Day is far from a regular day. From lounging around opening presents on Christmas morning to digging in to your lunchtime feast, the festivities on this much-anticipated day call for a bit of sartorial variation. We’ll walk you through each look, so all you have to worry about is not spilling cranberry sauce on it all.

Christmas morning

If we’re being honest, we all still stay up a bit later than we should on Christmas Eve – we get it, it’s exciting. Plus, there’s port to drink. Allow yourself a nice and relaxed start to a fun-filled day and sport your loungewear as you settle in for a cup of tea and the present-opening ceremony. To aid your comfortable start, what you’ll need is a classic, stripy robe and a pair of slippers. Invest in quality, so you can wear them on lazy mornings through 2020 and beyond. Worn with a t-shirt and some soft cotton track pants, these two cosy items look less pyjama-like (and not to mention, more appropriate for when your friends and family start piling in).

Christmas lunch

Before it's ‘all hands on deck’ time with setting the table and ensuring the cheese boards are tip-top, sneak off and change out of your loungewear into something slightly smarter for the oncoming Christmas feast. Don’t worry – we’re not about to suggest anything remotely tight-fitting. This look is all about balancing comfort with a bit of style. Go for a smart but unstuffy rollneck knit in a festive shade like green or red, opting for super-soft wool to elevate the outfit even more. Depending on the formality level of your lunch, you could easily sport a more casual knit. Then, throw on some drawstring trousers to allow breathing room for seconds (and thirds), but go for a pair in a more refined fabric like wool to keep it smart. Bring on the yule log!

Post-prandial winter walk

After a luncheon like that, there’s only one thing for it: a nice, long, winter walk. Whether you’re in the countryside or the bustle, it’s likely to be rather chilly (unless you’ve bounded off to Australia for the holidays, in which case we’re very jealous). To bundle up in style, blend warm winter fabrics and colours – think a corduroy shirt in deep red and a burnt orange checked scarf, combined with a very sturdy pair of winter boots (your future Christmas gift, perhaps?) and a go-to winter jacket. We’d recommend a Bond-style peacoat, because who doesn’t fancy looking like 007 on a crisp winter stroll? 

Words: Ashiana Pradhan
Photography: Mark Sanders
Styling: Millie Rich
Styling assistant: Alexander McCalla