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What are you wearing on Christmas Day?

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Umlauf Tue 10-Dec-13 11:32:00

Do you dress differently from other days? Do you actively plan to wear loose clothes to fit the dinner in?!

I'm packing my suitcases to go home for Christmas as were spending it with DHS family. My family always dress up but DHS don't, so I'm going to wear

Grey skinny jeggings
Sequinned jumper from Zara
Spangly statement necklace
Comedy Christmas earrings hmm
Sheepskin slippers

higgle Tue 10-Dec-13 12:25:51

No one is allowed to wear slippers in my house! I will be wearing green jumper with beaded bits, black taffeta skirt and heels, which I will take off when I'm cooking. I will also be wearing my John Lewis denim apron for the cooking bits

NorthernLebkuchen Tue 10-Dec-13 12:30:37

Boden red tunic (which dh is giving me for Christmas), leggings and doutbless clarks national sugar boots - need to drive for nearly two hours!

Mrswellyboot Tue 10-Dec-13 12:53:57

I am wearing a black dress from Hobbs that I got for my sons christening a few weeks ago. It is very flattering. I have a nice coat and handmade scarf for mass that I picked up at a craft fair last week.

The same black dress will also do for party night this weekend and anything else for the foreseeable future blush

Luckily not the same people at all occasions.

Then pjs when I get home!

I would like a next black sparkly jumper though.

Rooble Tue 10-Dec-13 12:55:45

Thermals, salopettes and ski-jacket. Plan to ski ALL DAY!

Rooble Tue 10-Dec-13 12:57:38

(Sorry, that wasn't the kind of answer you were looking for, was it?).
In the evening: navy jumper dress from Hobbs, some purple tights and a purple spotty scarf.

CiderwithBuda Tue 10-Dec-13 13:00:43

Whatever fits! I've been pigging out for last month. blush

NewBeginningsSnoopy Tue 10-Dec-13 13:08:35

A Christmas jumper! (What else?!)

Usually nice trousers and a new tailored blouse .....the flimsiest I can get away with as it gets ridiculously hot in the kitchen, and I hate sitting down to the table looking as though I have been sweating for hours.

The rest of the family - smart casual, minus ties. Children have been known to sit down wearing strange combos of presents they really like .....including one who spent all day in a new dinosaur dressing gown confused, and a couple of Disney garbed Cinderella's.

CointreauVersial Tue 10-Dec-13 13:12:02

We always dress up, but nothing too poncy, and no tight waistbands!

I'm always shock at people having turkey in their PJs - it's a big family get-together here and I just can't imagine that. It's an occasion! Even the DCs have to make a bit of an effort (so DS can't turn up to lunch in his favourite pants-and-dressing-gown combo, much as he'd like to).

I will probably wear a brocade tube skirt with a sparkly black jumper.

iamatwinareyou Tue 10-Dec-13 13:12:37

Christmas jumper faux leather black shorts with stud details and black tights and my santa slippers grin

RayPurchase Tue 10-Dec-13 13:15:11

I'm wearing a black Temperley dress with ruffles down the back with some grey and black suede pointy stilettos from New Look. Hopefully later on I'll be wearing a gold watch with that if Santa has read my list grin

Spottybra Tue 10-Dec-13 13:20:42

We always used to dress up, but its just dh, ds, dd and myself in our little house this year. I resented being dragged around 6 different houses plus church on Christmas Day as a child and teenager and now mine are old enough to enjoy the day we are staying put. Lounge clothes for us both and pyjamas for dc.

Boxing Day will be thermals and warm clothes for a long wintry walk and party clothes in the evening.

FeckinNC Tue 10-Dec-13 13:27:24

I have bought a Christmas Day outfit for the first time this year as we are at the in laws and not at home with my parents (although we are all at in laws together - 15 of us!). We are also visiting the local hostelry before lunch so need to be presentable.

Maroon and black long sleeved animal print midi dress, black tights and black suede shoe boots. Hoping it will look ok as all ordered online and shipped to UK (we are abroad until 23rd!).

KatoPotatoHoHo Tue 10-Dec-13 13:52:43

I have my eye on this skirt maybe just with a plain black long sleeve body?

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Tue 10-Dec-13 14:02:54

Black leggings, salmony coloured long sleeved tunic, (both items chosen for their forgiving nature of a large meal), plus slippers. Going to DParents house, I prefer bare foot in the house but wont do that at others houses.

DH will no doubt wear his usual jeans, plus whatever top I buy him for Christmas.

DD is wearing a grey and navy jumper dress and stripy grey navy and peach tights.

Umlauf Tue 10-Dec-13 14:04:07

roobie sounds like a perfect white Christmas! I have had one Christmas on the slopes and it was great fun spotting all the novelty hats and skiing santas!

cointreau your outfit sounds lovely! brocade always makes me think of Xmas

ray your dress sounds divine, do you have a link?!

feckin same problem here with being abroad! Have ordered lots to the uk so it better fit otherwise I'll be in the same scruffy outfit for 3 weeks

kato that skirt is taking Christmas jumpers to another level!

Umlauf Tue 10-Dec-13 14:05:10

X post with mortified glad I'm not the only one choosing outfits based on stomach room!

YomAsalYomBasal Tue 10-Dec-13 14:08:21

Jeez, at 39 weeks pg it will be pyjamas probably

SantasTessTackle Tue 10-Dec-13 14:15:16

A shimmery cream jumper, mid wash super skinny jeans and the dreaded ugg boots. Probably swapped for slipper socks once I get to my parents.

SantasTessTackle Tue 10-Dec-13 14:15:52

Oh balls, I didn't think about stomach room! May change jeans for leggings or pyjama bottoms

ThurlHoHoHow Tue 10-Dec-13 14:22:19

Shit, I hadn't thought about this blush Am at the in-laws too and could do with looking half decent. I was more worried about what to wear on Xmas Eve! Going down the town centre into pubs with DP and his friends, it'll be full of 20-somethings and at 34 I know I'll get it wrong...

I have a burgundy lace skater dress from Poem which is quite Christmassy so I might wear that. Though while looking for a link for it I've just spotten this in the sale -[] Colourful dress]] - and am tempted!

What do I wear out to the pub though? I have this Next dress which I love and which is flattering, though sometimes I worry it's too summery - what would you think to that, black tights and ankle boots?

I have plenty of skinnies but no good tops to go with them sad

ThurlHoHoHow Tue 10-Dec-13 14:24:19

Balls - Colourful dress

Pinupgirl Tue 10-Dec-13 15:41:47

Don't know how to do links but I will be wearing the Violet dress from Collectif in the secret garden print. Will wear it with seamed tights and black suede mid heel courts from Clarks. Was hoping to have a string of real pearls to wear but its looking unlikely.

Umlauf Tue 10-Dec-13 15:59:57

That's. Good price thurlow I like poem stuff. Could wear it any time of year. Not keen on the plasticy belt though. Why do retailers do that?!

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