Despite almost every single Christmas anthem telling us the exact opposite, our hot, summer festive season calls for comfortable attire that can take us from under the mistletoe to our yuletide revelries in an instant.
Given that this holiday period will look a lot different then past years, it’s understandable that this already stressful time is heightened by the looming choice of what to wear when reuniting with relevatives, especially after such a long period removed.
Rather than leaving this decision until the morning of (determining what outfit is best between unwrapping presents and popping Christmas crackers is so pre-pandemic), we’ve taken it into our own hands to round up the very best Christmas day dresses to pop straight to the top of your gifting wish list.
Of course, there is a rigorous criteria to meet to ensure your apparel will not only make you feel your best, but will also survive the extremely busy day.
Many Christmas traditions are rooted in indulging oneselves, whilst also balancing time with extended family and friends, so we’re wisly opting for loose, lightweight dresses that will lift the spirits of even the Scrooges amongst us.
If, like us, you’re feeling inspired to start your Christmas Day dress shopping, then keep reading below for our marie claire approved edit of dresses you’ll be dying to unwrap.
Casa Puff Sleeve Mini Knit Dress, $395 at Aje
Anna Quan Scarlet Ribbed Cotton Midi Dress, $360 at NET-A-PORTER
Pamela Dress, $450 at Marle
You Win Again Dress, $950 at Maggie Marilyn
Zimmermann Brightside Strapless Cutout Printed Silk-organza Midi Dress, $1,400 at THE OUTNET
Cut Out Maxi, $240 at Venroy
Charlize Dress Dusty Floral, $279 at Hansen & Gretel
Emma Gale Shirtdress Dress, $755 at Alemais
Bondi Born Bretagne Satin-twill Mini Shirt Dress, $375 at NET-A-PORTER
Outline One Shoulder Fran Dress, $590 at Christopher Esber
Xanthe Strapless Dress, $450 at SIR