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.

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Dress: Forever21 Size: 8

Dress: Forever21
Size: 8 Leggings: H&M

Necklace: H&M

Necklace: H&M Earrings: Topshop

Bag: Paper Dress Vintage

Bag: Paper Dress Vintage Bracelet: Swarovski

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Photographed by: Daniel Acheampong

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.

Festive outfit pairing: female

Festive outfit pairing: female

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And for for the guys:

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4 Discussion to this post

  1. We used to get Christmas dresses too! God, I miss those days- the frilly socks, over zealous clips in the hair, dresses with mega bounce and ounce!! I really like the darker cutout detailing of your dress- all in all: great outfit! Thanks for following my blog!

    • Lol at over zealous clips in hair. To go with the dress, we would usually have a Christmas hair that took hours and hours to complete the look 🙂 mothers eh you’ve just got to smile. Thanks for the support. I will keep checking back to keep updated with your blog posts xx

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