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Our selection of the best Christmas dresses for every festive occasion

Best Christmas dresses

As the holiday season draws near and we regain some semblance of social normality after a year filled with anything but; our excitement for any, and all upcoming festive celebrations is paramount. With a full calendar, comes the difficult search for the perfect accompanying outfit, one that is equal parts fun, weather and event appropriate, and of course, a touch festive. To save you the hassle of scouring the internet, we've put together our personal selection of the best Christmas dresses to wear to every holiday celebration.

With so many celebrations each with their own dress code, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the simple task of choosing the perfect Christmas dress. Whether your troubles lie in finding an outfit suitable for a long lunch with work colleagues, a more formal, glamorous iteration to celebrate the festive season in style, or simply a Christmas Day frock that is practical but will still make a statement, we have you covered.

Below, our round-up of the best Christmas dresses for the 2020 festive season.

 

Timeless frocks for pre-Christmas celebrations

When your December schedule is filled with an overflow of events, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of the moment by shopping dresses that although fun, are certainly not versatile. While we certainly recommend going a little over the top for your more formal events, end-of-year work lunches and celebrations with close friends present the perfect opportunity to find a Christmas dress that will see you into the new year. Opt for timeless prints and silhouettes that can be worn again with chunky sandals or sneakers for a more casual iteration.

Here are our favourite picks.

 

CAMILLA AND MARC Tori Mini Dress

best Christmas dresses

LoveShackFancy Floral-Print Cotton Midi Dress

best Christmas dresses

 

Aje Unfold Dressbest Christmas dresses

STAUD Astro Dress

best Christmas dresses

 

A touch of glamour for the 'extra' celebrations in your festive calendar

There's nothing that says Christmas quite like a touch of sequins and feathers. Although celebrations this year may be a little different than what we're used to, there's nothing to say that you can't up the ante with your nearest and dearest for a dress code that is a little bit extra. Because, why not? Whether you're searching for a more understated dress, or are committed to sequins, feathers, bows and all, these are the best Christmas dresses for your more formal celebrations.

Here are our favourite picks.

 

16Arlington Feather Trim Dress

16Arlington dress

CAMILLA AND MARC Cirro Midi Dress

Camilla and Marc Cirro dress

Christopher Esber Crystal Interweave Dress

Christopher Esber Crystal interweave dress

La Doublej La Scala Feather Trim Dress

 

La Doublej Scala Feather print dress

The main event: practical and stylish dresses to see you through Christmas Day

An annual dilemma felt by all, finding a dress that can take you from Christmas lunch, to afternoons by the pool and straight into evening celebrations is no easy feat. The line between style and practicality can be a difficult one, especially if you are hoping between multiple celebrations in the one day. The solution lies in finding a comfortable frock that can transition seamlessly from each event with a change of footwear or addition of accessories.

Here are our favourite picks.

 

Sleeper Atlanta Dress in Red and White Gingham

Sleeper Atlanta Dress in Red and White Gingham

Zimmermann The Lovestruck V-Neck Midi

 

Zimmermann The Lovestruck V-Neck Midi

STAUD Elio Cotton Maxi Dress

 

STAUD Elio Cotton Maxi Dress

Christopher Esber Deconstruct Knit Cami Dress

 

Christopher Esber Deconstruct Knit Cami Dress

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