For me, Christmas is one of the few times I get dressed up for a holiday. In fact, it’s been a tradition for many years now for my 3 female cousins and I (on my Dad’s side) to take our obligatory “cousins” photo in our cute outfits. Sadly, now that we’re all old and married and having kids, it’s much harder for us to get together and take the photos. Nevertheless, I have many memories to look back on and memorable outfits (both “Oh that was so cute” and “What was I thinking?”)
It seems like Christmas might be a little lonely this year with all the regulations and safety concerns around COVID, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still dress up in something cute even if it’s just you and your significant other/parents sitting around the Christmas tree! In fact, I’ve noticed that days when I get dressed up and do my hair/makeup, I feel a little bit better about the state of the world. Whatever works, right?
Whether you’re a sweater and leggings girl or tend to navigate towards a pretty dress, here are some ideas for what to wear this Christmas. Each set features items that are red, green, black, white, and patterned (like plaid). Which ones are your favorites?
Dresses for Christmas
If you’re feely fancy (or just don’t want the restriction of wearing jeans or pants while eating your Christmas meal), a dress may be your go-to for holiday parties. Pair them with tights and heeled booties.
Belted Dress | Crêped Dress with Ties | Sprinkle Ruffle Flounce Dress | Satin Plisse Wrap Dress | Plumeti Chiffon Dress | Ruffle Velvet Dress | Pleated Dress | Petite Big-bow Midi Dress in Clip Dot | Ruffled Lace Dress | Lace Trim Dress | Wrap-Front Midi Dress | Fit & Flare Sweater Mini Dress
Sweaters for Christmas
Unless you live in one of the warmer states, it’s typically freezing around the holidays. So it’s not surprise sweaters are a popular item to wear during Christmas. These options are a mix of casual and dressy depending on your own dress code.
Puff-sleeved Sweater | Bobble V-Neck Sweater | Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater | Dot Stripe Pointelle Sweater | Button Sweater | Cable-knit Pointelle Sweater | Faux Fur Embellished V-Neck Sweater | Tiered Lace Ribbed Sweater | Studded Sweater | Flounce-trimmed Sweater | Jewel Button Puff Sleeve Cardigan | Lace-detail Sweater | Tartan Jacquard Pullover Sweater | Cashmere Sweater with Bow Stripes | Fair Isle Cashmere Crewneck Sweater
Blouses for Christmas
My go-to outfit for the holidays (and work — back when we were going into the office) is a pretty blouse and skinny jeans or dress pants. For Christmas I tend to gravitate toward the typical colors (red, green, you know the drill) or jewel tones since they look nice against my skin. My pale skin…
Lace Ruffle Front V-Neck Top | Lace Top with Tulle Ruffle | Mixed Media Square Neck Top | Plaid Ruffle-trim Woven Top | Smocked Popover Plaid Top | Plaid Puff Sleeve Collarless Shirt | Lace Blouse | Silk Ruffle Popover Top | Long-Sleeve Smocked Waist Top | Lace Wrap Front Bow Top | Long-sleeve Bow Top | Wide-collared Shirt | Swiss Dot Ruffle Front Top | Ruffle-trim Top in Dot Tulle | Floral Velvet Tie Neck Top
Jewelry for Christmas
Jewelry is an easy way to look festive for any holiday, and Christmas is no exception. My go-to is usually a pair of sparkly, cute earrings, but if you’re more of a necklace or bracelet girl, I chose some options for you.
Festive Bow Pearl Earrings | Pretty Bow Stud Earrings | Open Circle Drop Earrings | Pearl Bow Stud Earrings | Sparkling Chandelier Drop Earrings | Pearl Huggie Hoop Earrings | Pearlette Mini Pendant | Crystal and Pearl Choker Necklace | Birthstone 18K Gold Vermeil Necklace | Crystal Slider Bracelet | Davie Cuff | Anna Friendship Bracelet | Mezzo Vermeil Opal Ring | Crystal Bezel Ring | Lux Cubic Zirconia Ring