25 lovely Christmas Day outfit ideas, from sequins to slippers

Believe it or not Christmas is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get planning your Christmas Day outfit. Almost, if not more, important than the turkey or the tree, it’s essential your Christmas Day outfit ticks certain boxes, whether you stay in or go out, whether you like to dress up or down: comfort is essential (so stretchy waistbands or floaty shapes are a must) as is a nod to the day’s festivities, whether that’s through a subtle star print, a Christmas tree-green hue or full-on sequins.

We might not 100 per cent know what Christmas will look like yet for 2021, but whatever happens, you can still bring some additional cheer to the day through your sartorial choices. Here are 25 Christmas Day outfit ideas to get you in the mood…

25 Christmas Day outfit ideas

green velvet trouser suit

Jamie Cotton Velvet Blazer, £390 and Tatum Split Hem Velvet Trouser, £230, Cefinn

Forest green velvet is always a Christmas Day winner.

Barbour fairisle jumper

Barbour Coastal Fairisle Driftwood Jumper, £90, Next

Fairisle is a safe bet for the big day, especially in festive red and snowy white.

pleated gold trousers
French Connection

Taina Pleated Metallic Trousers, £85, French Connection

The tinsel isn’t the only thing that gets to shimmer this December.

sequin pencil skirt

Sequin Pencil Skirt, £99, Hush

Can you spot the subtle leopard print hidden in these sequins?

satin blouse

Blouse with back bow, £29.99, ZARA

The details are all in the back with this flowy satin blouse.

Drawstring waist dress

Drawstring waist dress, £59.99, Mango

You don’t need fuss to make a statement – this dress proves that.

bow ballet pumps

Vanessa Bow Shoes, £110, Boden

The presents under the tree aren’t the only things that get to sport bows.

metallic zigzag blouse

Metallic Plisse Volume Sleeve Top, £39.20 (was £49), Warehouse

Gold, sheer, plisse zigzags, it doesn’t get much more festive than that.

slogan christmas jumper

ASOS DESIGN the Christmas jumper, £23.80 (was £28), ASOS

A Christmas jumper with a heavy dose of irony.

velvet palazzo trousers

Velvet palazzo trousers, £24.99 (was £35.99), Mango

Black velvet trousers are the perfect pairing for silk and sequin blouses.

green velvet dress
& Other Stories

Belted Velvet Mini Dress, £85, & Other Stories

Another green velvet number because it’s just the most perfect festive option around.

loungewear co ord
Never Fully Dressed

Mabel Knitted Jogger, £79, Never Fully Dressed

For those who like to do 25 December more comfortably, but certainly don’t want to fade into the background of any family photos.

glitter socks
Oliver Bonas

Stars & Animal Spot Grey Ankle Socks Pack of Two, £10, Oliver Bonas

Bring a touch of sparkle to the day by way of your feet.

robin motif jumper

JOULES Cotton Sequin Robin Crew Neck Jumper, £59.95, M&S

This sweet robin has been immortalised in sequin form.

star print midi dress
Nobody’s Child

Evie Ruched Sleeve Midi Dress, £49, Nobody’s Child

Stars are a classic choice for Christmas without going too obviously ‘Christmas’ (we’re looking at you, snowflakes).

oversized collar blouse

Frilly big collar blouse, £30, Monki

For a more understated look, or one that you can adorn with all the glitzy jewellery.

emerald hoops
Astrid & Miyu

May Birthstone Huggies in Gold, £55, Astrid & Miyu

Emerald and gold is Christmas in a nutshell.

star print loungewear set
The White Company

Star Joggers With Cashmere, £89, The White Company

Luxe loungewear adorned with stars is the perfect comfy Christmas attire.

metalic tiered skirt

Animal metallic skirt, £149, Whistles

Pair this skirt with the matching blouse (as above) for a shiny statement dress effect.

mesh star pattern top
John Lewis

hush Ana Star Devore Top, £69, John Lewis

Simple and understated with just the right amount of ‘festive-ness’.

sequin dress

Sequin dress, £45.99, Reserved

A dress made for those who think Christmas isn’t Christmas with a healthy dose of sequins.

candy cane earrings

Candy Cane Hoop Earrings, £5, Accessorize

Inject some fun into your Christmas Day outfit with these candy cane hoops.

tinsel effect cardigan

Tinsel Shimmer Cardigan, £90, Anthropologie

Because tinsel is no longer only reserved for the tree.

knitted dress

Longline knitted dress, £89, Cos

A knitted dress is a winter staple – just be careful of gravy splashes in this cream number!

animal print co ord

Navy Animal Print Coord Jumper, £20, Tu

A comfy loungewear set like this promises room for multiple servings of Christmas dinner, plus room for Christmas pudding, too.