What to wear over the festive period, from matching Christmas pyjamas and novelty jumpers to Zoom-friendly tops and comfy-yet-glam dresses. Consider your festive wardrobe sorted
Novelty Christmas jumpers
Whether you switch to full-on festive mode from 1 December, with the whole family sporting Christmas jumpers all month, or you favour a more understated approach, wearing a classic Fair Isle jumper on key dates such as national Christmas Jumper Day (11 December this year FYI), we have seasonal sweaters all the family will love. Highlights include dogs in jumpers 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 knits featuring festive penguins.
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 trousers 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 milage 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.
Hunker down in loungewear that will keep you feeling toasty 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, and jogging bottoms that you can transition from the sofa to the outside world in 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 joggers to socks. For more luxe loungewear, go here.
Christmas PJs for all the family
Get the whole family into the festive spirit with our matching family Christmas pyjamas. From sleepsuits and rompers for babies and pyjamas for older kids to T-shirt-and-shorts sets for him and PJ sets and nightdresses for women, we have Christmas nightwear covered. Choose from cute polar bears, cheery classic checks or simply mix and match. Ideal for popping into Christmas Eve boxes, or a great gift on the big day, there are even matching bedding sets and slippers.
Words: Miranda Eason