I love Christmas. I really do.
However, I feel it is seldom acknowledged how much of a stressful holiday it can be; buying the right presents on a budget, navigating a meal that is nothing short of a family reunion and having to answer questions about your degree (youâ€™re pretty sure youâ€™re failing), your career (what career?), your relationship (youâ€™re single), all the while trying to squeeze in another glass of mulled wine and a fourth mince pie without breaking the zipper on your dress.
So, in an attempt to make your Christmas nothing but festive weâ€™ve sourced some fool-proof, appropriately seasonal outfits.
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Whether youâ€™re dreading it or secretly hoping this is a great chance for you to flirt inappropriately with a co-worker and regret it the next day, pair this &OtherStories dress with tights and a heeled boot for a look that is a happy medium.
(&OtherStories Metallic Wool Dress Â£45)
Nothing like a metallic silver skirt to bring Christmas in with a bang. Wear it with a knit jumper and strappy heels Ã la Topshop or a white t-shirt and leather jacket â€¦ Ã la Me.
(Topshop Metallic Midi Skirt Â£60.00)
It happens once a year so pictures will be taken and obviously itâ€™s mandatory to upload one to Facebook/Instagram with a caption that looks something like this â€˜#christmas #christmasday #christmaslunch #roast #family #loveâ€™ etc. The options are endless so you might as well go for it.
(Missguided Cia Skater Dress Â£34.99, Asos Shift Dress Â£95.00, M&S Floral Jacquard DressÂ£45.00
Youâ€™re suffering with a hangover and nursingÂ a â€˜food babyâ€™, although that wonâ€™t stop you from tucking in to some leftovers letâ€™s be honestâ€¦ but you definitely wonâ€™t be wearing a dress whilst doing it! Put on some comfy pyjamas and relax.
(no picture necessary)