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Festive dressing in stylish comfort

No one wants to spend Christmas Day trussed up like the proverbial festive turkey - we often spend a 12+ hour day cooking, child-wrangling, eating and generally being merry - which isn't hugely practical in vertiginous heels and tailoring. Finding the sweet spot between comfortable and 'festive' is tricky - we've pulled together 5 outfit ideas that feel seasonally stylish, but are imminently comfortable, too:

Luxurious comfort

These wide-leg silk-velvet trousers from H&M are a seasonal berry red and the ultimate in luxurious comfort. Pair with midnight blue velvet slippers and our navy boat neck tee and finish with gold accessories to add some sparkle for a glamorous, laid back festive look.

Silk-velvet trousers, £79, H&M; Boat-neck long sleeve tee, £55; velvet constellation slippers, Zara, £26; gold leaf design earrings, £49

Candy stripes
















A ribbed, knitted skirt is about as comfortable as you can get, but these candy stripes make it feel suitably festive. Team with our simple kaftan neck long-sleeve tee, black bejewelled flats from Made The Edit and a slick of red lipstick for Christmas Day morn.

Candy stripe ribbed skirt, J Crew (Net a Porter Sale), £77; white kaftan neck t-shirt, £55; Pisa bejewelled flats, £225, Made The Edit

 Practical style

These silky wide-leg culottes from COS have the look of an elegant skirt, but the practicality of trousers - great if you're chasing around after little ones. Balance out the flare of the culottes with our frill-shoulder LTD tee and add a little festive sparkle with our bejewelled hairband.

Silky wide leg culottes, £89, COS; LTD frill shoulder t-shirt, £65; bejewelled hairband, £24

Metallic accents
















This beautiful bronzed pleated skirt from M&S is a show-stopper. It needs no further embellishment other than some black suede flat, and our classic black long-sleeve tee. You could pick up the blue, or a rose gold in your accessories to tie the look together.

Bronze pleated skirt, £49.50, M&S; long-sleeve classic t-shirt, £55; Gold bee crystal and bead earrings, £24

Rock n Roll glam


If you're looking for a little laid-back cool, an investment pair of leather trousers are just the ticket. Pair with our black peplum LTD tee, some velvet berry brogues and a cosy cashmere scarf for a splash of colour.

Black leather trousers, £255, & Other Stories; LTD Boat Neck Peplum tee, £65; Simone velvet brogues, £205, Made The Edit; cashmere animal print pashmina, £75