I’ve got news for you: once Bonfire Night is over, it can only mean one thing; we are well and truly riding the approach to Christmas. Christmas: that magical time of year when all of the usual fashion rules by which we humans abide are thrown out of the window – suddenly, it’s all about glitzy glamour and cheesy Christmas jumpers.
Christmas is kitsch, it’s fun, and it’s festive. Whatever your fashion status quo, you can afford to mix things up around the holiday season. There are options for everybody, whether you want to go all out, or simply opt for something subtle. It’s the ultimate test of personality – are you a party-loving princess or a big old Christmas humbug?
When it comes to seasonal fashion, Christmas jumpers are just the beginning. Now there are Christmas looks for every festive occasion. So sit back, relax, sip on a sherry and browse our favourites for Christmas.
Best Christmas Jumpers
Ah, Christmas jumpers. The hallmark of Christmas fashion. Of course, we had to start here.
Christmas jumpers can be traditional, funny, crass, gaudy, ugly, quirky, cheesy – you name it. Almost any verb works here. Already the big guns have started rolling out their Christmas attire, with puns and seasonal scenes galore.
Here are some of our personal favourites – better buy now before the good ones are gone!
If you’re looking for a nice, traditional knitted Christmas jumper, then Marks and Spencer do a lot of very nice ones. Good old M&S – you can always rely on them to embrace the Christmas spirit. This novelty crew neck jumper, made from 100% acrylic, manages to be festive yet laid back – ideal for the dashing gentleman in your life.Check best price
Or if you’re looking for women, this Embellished Mistletoe Novelty Jumper is pretty, fashionable and understated. But you’ll have to buy this one soon, as they’re running low already!Check best price
If you like your Christmas jumpers brimming with cheese, then you’ve got to think BRIGHT colours, festive scenes, baubles hanging off them, terrible puns – the works.
This Retro Twas The Night Before Christmas Knitted Jumper has ALL OF THE COLOUR and features a traditional Christmas Eve scene, complete with stockings, Santa, sleigh, fireplace and Christmas tree. It doesn’t get more Christmassy than this:Check best price
Or why not embrace the new and exciting trend that is two-person Christmas jumpers? This Naughty and Nice Two-Person Sweater from Tipsy Elves is one-size-fits-all and brimming with Christmas cheese! Just think of the photo opportunities…Check best price
But cheese isn’t for everyone. If you want something quirky, clever, a little more highbrow, a jumper that you won’t feel embarrassed to go to work in, then it’s absolutely worth looking at the range from brand new store Jolly Christmas Jumper.
From your Hoe Hoe Hoe to your Three French Hens, from your Dragon Sleigher to your Cycling Home For Christmas, these cotton sweatshirts (and hoodies and t-shirts) are much more understated than your usual Christmas attire – plus they offer free UK shipping.Check best price
Best Christmas Party Dresses
Off to a Christmas party or other big seasonal event? Ladies, you will turn heads for sure in any one of these festive frocks.
This one from Dressily is something else: a sensational knee-length Christmas party dress with scoop neck, scalloped detail, a lace shoulder panel and v-back cut. The pattern features a classic Christmas Santa Claus driving his sleigh across the skirt. With a flattering fit and flare silhouette, it’s sure to be a great conversation piece.Check best price
Or if you’re after sheer glamour, then what about this Paper Dolls Berry Lace Dress with fluted sleeves? A pretty midi dress with crochet detailing, this festive dress would be perfect for parties and weddings, whether Christmas or not.Check best price
Of course, if you want to go proper glitzy, you couldn’t really fit any more glitz onto this One Shoulder Sequin Mini Bodycon Dress from Topshop. This gold sequin-embellished dress shows a little bit of skin while making a huge, glittering statement.Check best price
Best Christmas Leggings
Leggings are cosy, they’re comfy, they’re the perfect understated Christmas attire for people who just want to curl up in their cosiest clothes. And what’s more, they’re nice and warm.
Here are some of the most festive leggings we could find:
First off, these Women’s Reindeer Snowflake Christmas Leggings are your traditional, festive and fun winter leggings. Who says winterwear can’t be both sexy and cosy? Made from polyester and spandex, these cute Christmas leggings would look great with a warm cardi and a pair of boots.Check best price
Or perhaps you’re looking to make a bold Christmas statement with your leggings? In which case, these lovely Baroque Fleece Lined Leggings from World of Leggings are pretty sensational. Glitzy, glamorous leg fashion that can be dressed up or down; these fleecy metallic leggings are about as smart and sexy as leggings can get.Check best price
Alternatively, go full Nightmare Before Christmas with these gothic-themed Jack Skellington leggings from I Need Leggings. Dark, enigmatic and unconventional (just like you), these ghostly skeleton leggings inspired by the famous Tim Burton film are much more than your average pair of Christmas leggings.Check best price
Best Christmas Hats
In the cold weather, we lose a lot of heat through our heads – however much hair we have! And what could be more cosy and Christmassy than a lovely woolly hat? They make great gifts and stocking fillers too. You’ll see them everywhere this Christmas, but we are particularly fond of the following:
First off, this one is not your everyday Santa hat. This Unisex Cable Knit Slouchy Christmas Santa Hat made by 2HandMade on Etsy is a super casual, slouchy and warm take on the traditional Christmas Santa hat. Woven from quality merino wool yarn, why not treat a loved one to something handmade this Christmas?Check best price
If all your want for Christmas is a chic, subtle, woollen bobble hat (they have been very popular of late, particularly those with fur bobbles) then something like this Red Beanie Hat with Artificial Fur Pom-Pom is perfect. It’s bright red and super Christmassy, without being over the top. And because it’s not specifically Christmas-themed, you can easily wear it for the whole winter season.Check best price
Should you happen to love cycling (or know someone who does), then this is the ultimate Christmas bobble hat for you! Presenting the Hackney GT Alpine 100% merino wool bobble hat, the keen cyclist’s best friend this Christmas. This quality red and cream hat is made in England and built to last. We think it would go great with this Cycling Home For Christmas jumper.Check best price
Best Christmas Pyjamas
If you’re like me, you probably don’t get out of your pyjamas on Christmas Day until at least midday! Cosy Christmas pyjamas are a must – and they make excellent gifts too. Here are some frightfully festive Christmas pyjamas that you will probably never want to take off.
Let’s start with this very nice ASOS Christmas Polar Bear Long Sleeve Tee & Legging Pyjama Set. Made from soft-touch cotton with added stretch for comfort, it has a cute Christmas print, round neck, and long sleeves for warmth. The perfect festive ladies pyjamas!Check best price
For lovers of funny, novelty Christmas pyjamas, we enjoy these Where My Ho’s At? Funny Striped Family Christmas Pajamas. You can get them for kids, men and women. One for the whole family! Fancy doing matching Christmas pyjamas this year?Check best price
Finally, for men, these Christmas pyjamas are cool and understated: the Slumberful Christmas Pyjama Set featuring a navy chest print of a cute sleeping bear and slogan reading ‘It’s the most Slumberful Time of the Year’. The green top is nicely complemented by navy bottoms and has an elasticated waist for comfort.Check best price
Well folks, if that’s not enough to brighten up your festive wardrobe, I don’t know what is! Share your favourites with us, and let us know which ones you liked most. Though the weather outside is frightful, our wardrobes may yet be delightful…