There’s no two ways about it – Christmas is a difficult subject this year. With an ever-rotating array of different rules and restrictions making it impossible to secure concrete plans for 25th December, our image of the big day is less predictable than ever before.
But whatever happens in a month and a bit’s time, it’s more important than ever that we find pockets of joy wherever they may be throughout the season – whether it’s enjoying great food, indulging in pampering beauty treats or even just getting dressed in an outfit that lifts our spirits and makes the moment feel appropriately special.
It’s with this philosophy in mind that John Lewis & Partners launches its annual 12 Days of Christmas capsule collection – an edit which has taken place in previous years, but for 2020 leans far more towards refined relaxation rather than the ultra-glam of party seasons past.
Don’t get us wrong – there’s plenty of sparkle and shimmer (it is still Christmas, after all), but alongside the sequin dresses and satin midis, you’ll find luxe loungewear, tracksuits and jumpsuits that will slot seamlessly into more casual arrangements, perhaps made with a smaller group in mind.
Jo Bennett, Head of Womenswear at John Lewis says: ‘We know Christmas will be different for many people this year, in these unsettling times we hope to bring a little bit of joy and a small moment of escapism with this collection.
‘We have collaborated with six of our brands to bring together these exclusive 12 outfits that will have our customers covered for the festive season, no matter what their celebrations entail. Personally, I can’t wait to dance around the house with my boys in the ‘Kitchen Disco Two Piece’ from hush – I love the sequin jumper paired with the super silky charcoal joggers, ultimate comfort mixed with magical sparkles.’
Prices in the John Lewis 12 Days of Christmas collection range from £69-£259, and while they’re curated for festive dressing, the pieces would also make thoughtful, beautiful gifts for friends and family. Take a scroll below to see the full range and make a note of what you fancy – you can shop it at johnlewis.com now.
The John Lewis 12 Days of Christmas capsule collection