At last, it’s our third and final instalment of Christmas Day outfits. Have a look at the simple-yet-strong looks these nine lovely bloggers put together – with a little help from George.
Here’s the Christmas look I styled. I love to be comfy and cosy without compromising on the look during winter, so heeled boots are a lifesaver (oh, hey, longer legs). And if heels aren’t your thing they also do a flat version in black and tan – winner! I’m still not over my fringed jacket I picked up in the summer and the fringed boots and bag combo are just marvellous, plus they come in black which makes them winter-proof.
Lucinda is a blogger up in the North. She loves all things wearable, from high-street to high-end, and has incurable wanderlust.
Rose gold sequins? Yes, please! I’m a total rose gold addict at the moment and I seem to have picked up several pieces of clothing in this colour scheme. Still neutral enough in the colour palette for my liking, but with added sparkle to make sure it shouted ‘It’s Christmas!’ Being nearly 6ft tall, and very curvy, I like to show off my legs rather than anything else, and the V-neck cut of the dress is very flattering on the bust without showing any cleavage.
Anoushka Loves is the creative outlet of Anoushka, a 30-something beauty addict with a rather large addiction to lipstick. Working as an air hostess for a large UK airline, Anoushka often spends her time in the States, where she takes full advantage of those highly coveted US brands and new releases.
If there’s one colour I’m all sorts of obsessed with this season, it’s navy. I’ve never really felt cool enough to pull off that whole head-to-toe-in-one-colour thing, but after too much time over on Pinterest, I decided to give it a go. Ok, so this suedette shift dress itself isn’t navy, but it’s pretty close and I love how the whole combination ties together.
A 23-year-old blogger based in the North East of England, studying Fashion Journalism and with a love for photography and all things ‘60s and ‘70s fashion.
I think this dress from George is a perfect Christmas Day dress. It’s a lovely plain black dress with an embellished collar. It’s a simple dress, I really love the shift style and it’s so comfy. I think with a pair of thick tights and some comfy socks I’ll be so cosy for a perfect Christmas Day. I love this faux fur cardigan as well; it’s such a simple but elegant piece, which is perfect for the festive season.
Amy is based in Birmingham and works in retail. She blogs over at www.amypyt.com
This black dress with eyelet detail is the perfect dress for Christmas Day, for a number of reasons. For one, it kind of hides a number of sins: after your third helping of turkey you’re going to want to be able to relax. This dress hides it all well, keeping you looking chic. Another thing I realised while taking these photos is the fact that this dress appears to be waterproof. Of course the Great British weather was not on my side when I stepped out to take these snaps. Much to my amusement the rain brushed right off.
Laura is a proper Northern girl. She works as a content manager for a fashion e-tailer by day. She started her blog in October 2008 while studying Journalism at university. She’d had enough of serious essay writing and wanted to do something fun and creative with her free time.
I have a penchant for all things suede or pinafore at the moment, so when I came a cropper and found this suedette pinafore dress I just knew it was perfect for me. I love getting dressed up for Christmas, but I don’t like to be too overdone and this dress has a real good balance at looking lovely while being super practical and comfy for the long day ahead. It’s also bang on trend at the moment, with plenty of browns and rusty red colours. It was hard not to pair it with this gorgeous faux fur cape from the range too. They complement each other perfectly.
Bee is a 25 year old who is finally starting to understand herself. She’d rather be in the countryside than the big smoke. With an unhealthy addiction to online shopping & a love for festivals.
I think comfort and warmth are top of my list when it comes to choosing a Christmas outfit, however I still like to stay true to my personal style and taste. The eyelet smock dress seemed like an easy choice to me. It’s black with slight gold detailing around the eyelets and on the tassels which will tie in with any Christmas theme (I’d go for gold nails to pull it all together), and it’s nice and floaty so any bloating after the huge Christmas dinner I plan to devour will be the least of my worries!
Tor lives near Middlesbrough in the North East of England with her boyfriend and their daughter, Elodie. That’s Peachy began when she was 23 as a bit of a pastime while she was on maternity leave from work, but it has now developed into a big passion.
I picked out this lace insert dress and it’s perfect! It’s a skater-style dress in a jersey fabric, so it’s soft and super cosy. The lace sleeves and back help dress it up that wee bit, so it happily sits in the land between I-made-an-effort and I’m-going-to-snooze-on-the-sofa.
When George at Asda challenged me to find my perfect Christmas day dress from their range of party dresses. I was instantly drawn to this festively coloured dress. With its casual t-shirt style it’s so easy to wear – and very accommodating of food babies – but the embellished neckline adds a touch of Christmas sparkle. My favourite kind of outfit is one that you can just throw on and feel comfortable in, but doesn’t look slobbish!
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