What to wear on Christmas Day

Don’t be upstaged by the Christmas tree this festive season - once Santa's been, it's time to get your glad rags on. Whether you prefer to lounge in PJs or spruce up, there’s a look for you that will majorly impress on 25 December.

Here's your Christmas Day look all wrapped up with a top-­to-­toe festive outfit guide, complete with all the trimmings...

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Image: L.K.Bennett

The Traditionalist

Your favourite colour palette is red, green and gold and you know every Christmas carol, word for word.

Christmas jumpers don’t come much cuter than French Connection’s Rupert Robin Knit.

French Connection Rupert Robin Knit, £75; Available at Fenwick Brent Cross 

When it comes to mistletoe kisses, only classic red will do - reach for Estee Lauder’s The Red Lip set.

Estee Lauder’s The Red Lip set, £34; Available at Fenwick Windsor, Leicester and Colchester

Outfit change for charades? Shimmer in emerald with Coast’s Coro A-line skirt.

Coast Coro A-line Skirt, £109; Available at Fenwick Newcastle

If you wrap gifts with oversized bows, carry on the tradition with Carvela’s Lin gold loafers. 

Carvela Kurt Geiger Lin Gold Loafers, £59; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Tunbridge Wells and Newcastle

The Glamazon

You're a bit of a magpie - you often admire the shiny tree baubles and think they’d make cool earrings.

Who says PJ’s can’t be uber­-luxe? Outshine the tree top star in Equipment’s Lillian silk set.

Equipment Lillian Silk Set, £430; Available at Fenwick Bond Street

If you want pure wow, decorate yourself with Vivienne Westwood’s Anglomania gold dress.

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Gold Dress, £420; Available at Fenwick Bond Street

Instantly amp up an old sweater with DKNY’s sequin embellished collar. 

DKNY Sequin Embellished Collar, from £159; Available at Fenwick Bond Street and Brent Cross

Don’t do glitter? Get some sparkle via your eyelids using Bobbi Brown’s Sterling Nights Eye Palette.

Bobbi Brown Sterling Nights Eye Palette, £59; Available at Fenwick Bond Street and Tunbridge Wells

The Eccentric

You veto pyjamas on Christmas morning because, well, you always like to stand out from the crowd.

Wear your woollies on your booties courtesy of Sophia Webster’s Tansy pom­ pom numbers.

Sophia Webster Tansy Pom­pom Boots, £605; Available at Fenwick Bond Street

Bye bye traditional Nordic knits, hello Jonathan Saunders Rene Jacquard Sweater.

Jonathan Saunders Rene Jacquard Sweater, £510; Available at Fenwick Bond Street

Rival the Quality Street wrappers with Moschino Boutique’s Jewel Bright Print Dress.

Moschino Boutique Jewel Bright Print Dress, £325; Available at Fenwick Bond Street 

Wear your giant Christmas bow on your neck with Viktor&Rolf’s Bonbon Eau de Parfum.

Viktor & Rolf’s Bonbon Eau de Parfum, from £50; Available at Fenwick York, Canterbury, Newcastle, Kingston & Tunbridge Wells

Mr Christmas

You’re the kind of guy people would never buy socks for as present ­ unless they’re designer.


For PJs posh enough to wear all day, lounge in Derek Rose’s Royal 193 stripe trousers.

Derek Rose Royal 193 Stripe Trousers, £70; Available at Fenwick Bond Street 

Swerve traditional Christmas tones for Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Orange Fairisle Sweater.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Orange Fairisle Sweater, £265; Available at Fenwick Bond Street

Slipper days just got more exciting with Duke & Dexter’s indoor/­outdoor velvet slip-­ons.

Duke & Dexter Indoor/Outdoor Velvet Slip-­ons, £95; Available at Fenwick Bond Street

If three wise men could bring just one cologne, it would probably be Jo Malone London Incense & Cedrat.

Jo Malone London Incense & Cedrat, £105; Available at Fenwick Brent Cross, Newcastle and Tunbridge Wells

By Lisa Haynes