The Christmas Dress
Since the end of Halloween, the Christmas adverts have come in hard and fast. Some of it had me cooing and awing whilst some just put me in a right strop. Everywhere I turn there is a mention of Christmas: Gift ideas, travel deals, supermarket deals etc.
Christmas has changed over the years. It has become over-commercialised and over-marketed but the one thing that hasn’t changed is it being the time of the year when friends and family come together and celebrate.
One of my fondest memories growing up was a few days before Christmas my parents would buy my siblings and I brand new dresses. It would be this dress we would wear on Christmas morning as we went round visiting other family and friends sharing food and giving out presents. We called it our “Christmas dress”. There were serious perks that accompanied being the best dressed kid on the block. One was the bragging rights: All the kids would gather round in the evening to compare dresses and the best dressed got that instant pop star status that would make even Beyonce envious. Also, a great outfit usually meant you are likely to get more money from the adults after the visit.
My mum made sure my “Christmas dress” was carefully coordinated with frilly socks and shoes to match. Although, my days of wearing frilly ankle socks over my shoes are far behind me. I still buy myself a brand new dress for Christmas Day. Photographed below is a look that I would wear to a Christmas party, it encompasses sexiness, sass and not a pair of frilly socks in sight.
I have put together a festive outfit mood board that would suit men and women of different ages and sizes. Comment below and let me know what your favourite look is. Individual items can be purchased via the Polyvore website.
And for for the guys:
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