No matter what Christmas Day 2015 looks like for you and your family I can guarantee two things: 1. there will be photos and 2. there will be food. For any mama keen to enjoy both, here are five easy, breezy outfit Christmas Day outfits that will look great and leave plenty of room for a growing food baby. Most of these product picks are affordable, a few are ridiculously expensive but… it’s Christmas! Besides, fantasy shopping is sometimes just as good (or even better for your wallet) than the real thing. Let the silly season begin!
Christmas Day Outfit #1
There are ordinary dresses. Then there are Gorman dresses: brilliantly clever, sweetly tailored, ridiculously cheerful frocks purpose-built for fun in the sun. This cotton beauty boasts a wonderful voluminous skirt and a curved empire waistline all perfect to fit and flatter an expanding tummy. Add a pair of killer sunnies and white sneaks to inject just the right amount of rad.
SHOP: Gorman Walala It’s All Rice Dress, $199, Target Floppy White Straw Hat, $10, Country Road Large Spot Logo Tote, $79.95, Netaporter Nails Inc Babe NailKale Collection, $24, Witchery Liam Sneaker, $129.95.
Christmas Day Outfit #2
Mood rings. Water beds. The Bee Gees. Some things are better left in the ‘70s. Others – like Jesus sandals, brown suede and kaftan dresses – are making a comeback, and that’s cool with us. Few things look better on camera than a light and bright embroidered kaftan. Throw it on with some flat sandals and resin jewellery for a look that’s part gypsy Raquel Welch, part boho Stevie Nicks, all new-season hotness.
SHOP: Country Road Tapestry Kaftan, $199, Target Floppy Straw Hat, $10, Net-a-porter Burberry Fringed Suede Tote, $2860, Witchery Horn Bangle, $49.95, Net-a-porter Alice + Olivia Mini Nail Polishes, $31, Witchery Marial Gladiator, $139.95.
Christmas Day Outfit #3
Bare shoulders are so hot right now. Happily, they’re so damn gorgeous that flashing them is a surefire way to dazzle on camera – and distract attention away from a bulging middle. This Witchery smock holds tight up top then falls loose around the rest – giving you plenty of room for Grandma’s pudding. A sheer, loose-weave scarf will help in strong sun or inclement weather while delicate extras finish the look.
SHOP: Witchery Off the Shoulder Stripe Dress, $119.95, Country Road Sophia Espadrille, $89.25, Country Road Shell Bracelet, $29.95, Net-a-porter Rayban Sunglasses, $282, Net-a-porter Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, $72, Seed Basket Weave Scarf, $39.95
Christmas Day Outfit #4
It used to be that a woman wearing a leopard print dress with a leopard print bag and leopard print undies would find herself labelled with a description as crazy as her colour cat prints. But on camera, endless animal print always looks chic. Bonus: this mid-calf length, button-up Sportsgirl number features pleats at the bust that make for plenty of breathing space in the middle. Pair with some fine jewellery and boots for family-friendly Christmas day style.
SHOP: Sportsgirl Animal Button Through Midi, $99.95, Net-a-porter Thierry Lasry Cat Eye Sunglasses, $394, Seed Summer Wide Brimmed Hat, $39.95, Wittner Cari Boots, $99.95, Net-a-porter Burberry Fringed Suede Tote, $3202, Country Road Feather Metal Necklace, $79.95, Country Road Rope Bracelet, $49.95, Country Road Feather Earrings, $69.95.
Christmas Day Outfit #5
Who says you have to spend a fortune to look a million bucks? This Target number has everything a Christmas selfie addict needs: vertical stripes, skinny straps, racer back. The drop waist and longer hi-low hem are perfect for all day snacking and the price tag – $35 – leaves plenty of cash left to spend at the Boxing Day sales. Tom Ford bucket bag, anyone?
SHOP: Target Lily Loves Hi Low Dress, $35, Tom Ford Bucket Bag, $2961, Witchery Hazel Wayfarer, $69.95, Net-a-porter Eugenia Kim Wide Brimmed Felt Hat, $436, Witchery Tianna Flats, $99.95, Tom Ford Black Orchid, $98
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