What to wear over the festive period, from elegant loungewear and novelty sweaters to Zoom-friendly tops and comfy-yet-glam dresses

Novelty Christmas sweaters

Switch your closet to full-on festive mode from 1 December, with the whole family sporting Christmas sweaters all month. Highlights include dogs in sweaters on men’s knitwear, classic Fair Isle knits for her and sparkly reindeers and festive Stormtroopers for kids. Even the littlest member of the family can get in on the action with adorable baby sweaters featuring festive penguins. If you favour a more understated approach, try this cosy speckled sweater on special occasions – it will stand out over Zoom, too.

Zoom-friendly Christmas tops

While nothing is certain about Christmas right now, it’s likely that at least some get-togethers will be screen to screen instead of face to face, giving party dressing a waist-up focus. Think sparkly tops or accessories, interesting collar details and patterned tops that feel festive enough for screen parties with friends, Christmas Day catch-ups with extended family and New Year’s Eve drinks via Zoom. They’ll look chic worn with wide-leg black pants and heeled courts but, as no one will know what you’re wearing from the waist down, could just as easily be paired with boyfriend jeans and slippers.

Fancy Christmas dresses

While planning anything has been impossible for much of 2020, one thing we can start thinking about is our Christmas Day outfit. While some families are firmly in the PJs-all-day camp, if you favour dressing up on the big day, a relaxed long-sleeved patterned mini, midi or maxi dress will feel special but still comfortable enough to wear for a day of feasting. Plus, you’ll get plenty of mileage out of it, post-Christmas, layered over a roll neck, Heatgen thermals and tights when the mercury really drops, and paired with chunky lace-up boots when you’re out and about.

Stylish loungewear

Hunker down in loungewear that will keep you feeling relaxed and looking stylish over the Christmas holidays and beyond. Choose from coordinating loungewear sets for a pulled-together look that’s still big on comfort, super-soft fleece pieces with such a high snuggle factor you won’t want to take them off, sweat pants that transition from the couch to the outside world with the addition of a blazer and smart sneakers. For the ultimate in luxury loungewear, swaddle yourself head to toe in cashmere, from hoodies and sweatpants to socks. For more luxe loungewear, go here.



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