What are we wearing on Christmas Day?

(32 Posts)
NotAMammy Tue 18-Oct-16 22:17:59

Am I the only one that struggles to get the perfect outfit for the big day? It needs to be dressy enough for the occasion, I also go to mass in the morning so nice (and warm) enough for that, loose enough to play with the kids toys (the benefit of not having kids yourself is that you get to play with all your nieces and nephews' toys), roomy enough around the stomach for all of the food, etc, etc.

Not easy.

I did play with the idea of a sparkly skirt, thick tights and slouchy jumper, but then I remembered that I'm much shorter and squater than the models on pinterest.

So what are you wearing or are you lounging in your festive PJs all day long?

ShatnersBassoon Tue 18-Oct-16 22:22:50

Just normal clothes. Elasticated waist, of course, but nothing special or dressy. I normally nod off in a chair in the afternoon, so definitely trousers; nobody needs to see me legs akimbo in a skirt.

ChristmasEvePJs Tue 18-Oct-16 22:41:50

We all dress up a bit (more out for Sunday lunch than cocktails at the savoy).

I would love a sparkly skirt and jumper combo too but alas my everything is too big fblush.
Hoping for some inspiration here.

DH has dark grey woollen trousers, a white shirt and dark red cashmere jumper.

Sunshine511 Tue 18-Oct-16 22:48:01

I've just bought this and as soon as I tried it on, I thought Xmas straight away! Honestly, the most comfy, flattering, versatile dress I've had! Bonus points for the fact I can feed my 5 month old with it on smile

m.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/ditsy-plisse-wrap-dress-5811773

elQuintoConyo Tue 18-Oct-16 22:51:22

Leggings and a big soft comfy jumper. Chunky jewellery.

I have found the jumper I'd like to wear this year for €10. White-ish cream with silver thread at the top. (Fake) pearl earrings and maybe a Christmas brooch.

Cheers wine

Andylion Wed 19-Oct-16 02:51:08

Black jeans, (that's dressy for me) and one of my two, new animal print sweaters. (I got carried away. grin )

dovesong Wed 19-Oct-16 02:53:45

Short skirt, thick tights, Christmas jumper with penguins on. Because I am tasteful and fashionable like that.

Laquila Wed 19-Oct-16 03:08:01

Ooh Andy, where are your jumpers from please?! I am a sucker for an animal-print anything!!

Andylion Wed 19-Oct-16 03:23:54

Land's End. I'm not in the UK. Can you order from there?

Andylion Wed 19-Oct-16 03:25:10

This is one of them.
www.landsend.com/products/womens-classic-supima-pocket-cardigan-sweater/id_292045?sku_0=::DR6

Andylion Wed 19-Oct-16 03:26:40

The other.
www.landsend.com/products/womens-supima-34-sleeve-jacquard-sweater/id_289613?sku_0=::GM3

mayd Wed 19-Oct-16 03:39:12

I've got my outfit planned already grin, it's just a tartan skirt (not pleated! More like a pencil skirt that doesn't go passed the knee, but it's realllllly comfy) with thick black tights and either a cream shirt or a cream jumper, potentially a black jumper....hmm. It will be teamed with various footwear; posh boots for church and wellies for our walk but mainly big fluffy slippers. My DDs are wearing a similar thing, I have no shame.

WiltingTulip Wed 19-Oct-16 04:00:24

I'm in a very different climate but I just bought these and thought it would be a great outfit (unless I find something else beforehand). It's a nice weight linen and it feels fun!

GrinAndTonic Wed 19-Oct-16 05:45:18

Wilting Where are they from?

I plan on wearing as little as possible as it will be anything from 35-42'c on Christmas Day.

meltedbrieonmyknee Wed 19-Oct-16 06:09:24

Bathers and a sarong! I'm in oz though.. Probs be different in the UK wink

GizmoFrisby Wed 19-Oct-16 06:13:00

I think I'm going for pyjamas till around 11 then will put my Christmas jumper on with skinny jeans and of course slippers and possibly some tacky jingle bell earrings

Aebj Wed 19-Oct-16 06:17:00

Another from oz !! Swimmers, shorts and tshirts here😃☀️☀️( mind you im still waiting for spring, so cold here at the moment!!!)

MrsDilligaf Wed 19-Oct-16 07:35:28

Red tights, denim skirt, Christmas Jumper and a santa hat.

OvariesForgotHerPassword Wed 19-Oct-16 07:38:51

I want to get us all some matching PJs so those probably grin

Or I may still be wearing my wedding dress to make sure I get plenty of use out of it grin

soundsystem Wed 19-Oct-16 07:42:39

I normally get a bit dressed up, but this year will be 36 weeks pregnant on Christmas Day. So will be whatever I can fit into! Most likely some comfy maternity jeans and a Chriatmas jumper. Will find something festive and sparkly for DD, although she'll probably prefer a Christmas jumper as well!

elQuintoConyo Wed 19-Oct-16 08:01:15

Ovaries wins the thread with her wedding dress grin

Lovewatchingrainfall Wed 19-Oct-16 08:12:59

Depends on if baby has arrived or not! I'm due two weeks before Christmas so if baby has arrived I will be wearing my PJs or something comfy but it will only be me, DH, DD and hopefully baby.

WiltingTulip Wed 19-Oct-16 09:55:01

ginandtonic I got them from Gorman 😊 I'm loving them, they mix and match with white/black tshirts/skirts/jeans!
I'm also a fan of their pattern tshirts with a plain skirt...

Normally we dress up a little - sparkly stuff, shirts for the boys (DS1 has a tasteful baby-polarbears-in-santa-hats one that he'll wear all year around) as we're either at my parents or MIL's. This year however we're home alone for the first time ever, so I shall be purchasing everyone lairy christmas pjs/t-shirts to wear. It's going to be lovely grin

DH has just said he's planning on sitting around in boxers and t-shirt, so I guess it's christmas boxers for him then...

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