Finding The Perfect Christmas Day Outfit

Dec 2, 2019

It’s that time of year again! Christmas is just around the corner. And while you’ll likely be busy with planning and co-ordinating the day, it’s also important to think about what you’re going to wear. Whether you’re spending Christmas on a luxury cruise or trip or spending the day with family you will need an outfit that complements the occasion.

Here are my top tips for finding the perfect Christmas Day outfit.

Consider the occasion

The first place to start when planning a Christmas Day outfit is to think about what will be happening on the day itself. Are you cooking? Are you heading over to see family?

Whatever the occasion make sure you’re appropriately and stylishly dressed including footwear. If you’re out visiting relatives make sure you’re wearing confortable footwear. A heeled leather or suede boot is a favourite choice, as it’s one that’s both classic and comfortable. Our new range of Sargasso and Grey wide fitting footwear are on-trend and extremely comfortable.

Christmas day outfit
Christmas day outfit
Christmas day outfit

Learn to love layering

If you’re unsure of what your Christmas Day entails make sure you layer appropriately. If you’re travelling to spend the day with extended family, you’ll want something to keep you warm while you’re on the move. But you also want to be able to remove layers when you arrive without dismantling your outfit. So, make sure you layer in a way that leaves you with a complete outfit, no matter which layer you remove.

Layer in a way that accentuates, rather than hides your beautiful curves! Mixing layer lengths, choosing lighter fabrics and experimenting with a mixture of fitted and loose layers can help you to embrace layering like a pro. For more information, take a look at the Tia-Tia guide for plus size layering.

Christmas day outfit

Make sure you’re comfortable

While you will want to be stylish on Christmas Day you also need to feel comfortable. If you’re cooking this year consider an outfit that allows you to easily move about the kitchen without getting too restricted or warm. Choose breathable, light fabrics to accommodate all the activities that come with being a great host.
Christmas day outfit
Christmas day outfit

If you’re spending the day in someone else’s home or in a cosy yet classic restaurant, consider comfort as well as style. Wearing anything too restricting may leave you feeling uncomfortable. So, when trying on an outfit, try to imagine wearing it for the entire day.

Stay light and flowing with this showstopper from Personal choice.

Add a bit of sparkle

Christmas Day is a great time to add some festive sparkle to your winter wardrobe. Especially if your event calls for occasion wear. You’ll need something really stunning if you’re spending Christmas Day on a cruise, in a 5-star restaurant, or at a Christmas soiree.

Make sure to read our article on seasonal sparkle to find out about all things shimmer and sparkle this season!

Christmas day outfit
Christmas day outfit

To add some ‘wow’ to your Christmas Day outfit, consider choosing a sparkly dress, top or jacket, or even opting for an outfit with a bit of sparkly trim. This is perfect for a candlelit dinner, or for enjoying supper by an open fire. Alternatively, sparkly accessories such as bags, jewellery and shoes can transform an ordinary outfit into a real showstopper this Christmas.

Consider your colours

Of course, it’s also important to consider what colours work with your complexion. However, you’ll also want to make sure your colour choice is on-trend and occasion-appropriate.

Traditional Christmas colour options include reds and golds. Even black with a touch of gold sparkle can be a really classic and traditional colour choice.

However, this season it’s all about blue. Shades of blue, cerulean and aquamarine are very on-trend. We have lots of beautiful blue pieces available at the Tia-Tia plus size boutique this season. So, be sure to come and visit us for some expert help and advice.

Christmas day outfit

Embrace a print

Of course, you don’t have to stick to monochrome outfits. Prints are a beautiful option to accentuate curvy figures. Prints are on-trend this season – ideal for adding a touch of Hollywood glamour to your Christmas Day outfit. If you don’t want to make animal print a main feature of your ensemble, add a subtle touch of animal print accessories, such as shoes, jewellery, or handbags.

Christmas day outfit

This season, we absolutely love our range of animal prints at Tia-Tia! Take a look at all of our in-season animal prints.

Don’t leave it until the last minute

Lastly, make sure you don’t leave your Christmas Day outfit choice to the last minute. Whilst the approach to Christmas Day is filled with planning presents, food and travel, and co-ordinating with family and friends be sure to have time to plan, find and try on different options.

It is easy for us ladies to be thinking about everyone else that we forget to focus on ourselves. So, make yourself a priority this season and take yourself Christmas shopping to find the perfect outfit.

Christmas day outfit

Still looking for the perfect Christmas Day outfit?

If you’re still looking for the perfect Christmas Day outfit, why not pop into the Tia-Tia plus size boutique in Cheltenham. We have everything you need this season for whatever your Christmas Day holds.

We only stock the latest and best in premium plus size brands, sizes 16-30+. And we’re always on-hand to offer friendly, expert advice to finding the perfect Christmas Day outfit.

Get in touch today to find out more! Also, make sure you head to the Tia-Tia homepage to sign up to our newsletter and receive 10% off your first purchase in-store!