Clothes call: What to wear to Christmas dinner
You’ve already got your Christmas day outfit planned: Pajamas. All day long, right?
When you’re done lounging, playing with your new tech gadgets, reading up on instruction manuals and, yes, likely assembling toys for the kids, it’s time for a costume change that’s more apropos for Christmas dinner.
(Trust us, you’ll love these outfit ideas just as much as those flannel pjs.)
Let’s toast to this Beyond Vintage evergreen draped dress, $228 at anthropologie.com, that is equal parts festive and elegant. The deep green dress is complete with a lace back and figure-flattering fit-and-flare airy, silk chiffon skirt. Pair it with sparkly earrings and black tights. We’re also loving hints of the holiday via hair accessories. Glam up the dress with an etched leaf headband, $4.90 at Forever 21, or clip in a tulle bow barrette, $1.90, to a loose up do for a lil’ metallic shimmer.
Getting together with family and friends for a casual Christmas dinner? The “On Holiday in Norway” collection from J.Crew is all about sparkle, plaid and colorful styles and is our style muse for laid-back holiday gatherings this season. A cozy ‘n’ cute look for the meal? The double-zip shift dress from J.Crew, $138, paired with some ankle booties and a chunky ribbed scarf in antique white or heather graphite. It’s like Mrs. Claus got a stylish makeover.
Trade out those pajamas for a pair of jeans or stretchy black pants and enjoy the most-laid back type of Christmas dinner with your Festivus friends. We love the illusion created by this floral-hem long-sleeved knit top, $19.90, from Forever 21. A super-comfy slub knit fabric is contrasted by a floral printed hem for a layered effect. For an insta-holiday look, go glam with a classic red lip. This Marc Jacobs lipstick, $34, Sephora, will do just the trick.