Fashion Unexpected: Ace Christmas day chic without compromising on comfort

Published Wednesday, Dec 16 2015, 19:40 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment

If you'd rather be scoffing pigs in blankets and curling up with The Snowman than lacing yourself into a glitzy dress on Christmas day, we've got you covered.

Here's how to ace festive chic without wanting to shed your attire as soon as the mains arrive:

Ditch the stilettos!

Platform shoes with star-studded heel, Topshop £56, 10th December 2015

Topshop £56

Platform heels make so much more of a style statement but the chunky heel is heaps kinder to your tootsies should you be on your feet all day. We're just a little bit obsessed with this star studded pair from Topshop and the velvet straps serve up a heavy helping of 70s glam.

You can still be dressy...

Swap the skin-tight bodycon frocks (we're looking at you, Kim Kardashian) for something with a little give. This sequin splashed ombre shift dress from George at Asda nails three trends in one and the extra material around the middle means it'll conceal a Turkey fuelled food baby!

If that's a little too spangly for your liking, show off your shoulders in this Brigitte Bardot-inspired silver number from River Island and team it with black opaque tights. Gorgeous.

Ombre Sequin Shift Dress George at ASDA £25, 10th December 2015

George at ASDA £25

River Island Skater Dress £42, 10th December 2015

River Island Skater Dress £42

Opt for hipster jeans!

Go for a casual pair of hipster jeans instead of your normal high-waisted numbers. No-one wants to have to undo their top button after Christmas cake abuse - and that's totally inevitable.

George distressed blue jeans £20, 10th December 2015

George at ASDA £20

Wrap up in style!

If Aunty Susan suggests a brisk Christmas Day stroll before pudding, don't pull a face! Instead, grab one of these super-festive beanie hats and be on your way. We adore the novelty Christmas tree version - it lights up, people! Oh, and it's seriously cosy.

Christmas Bauble Hat George at ASDA £5, 10th December 2015

George at ASDA £5

Flashing Christmas Tree Knitted Hat £6, George at ASDA 10th December 2015

George at ASDA £6

Join the braidy bunch a la Perrie!

Down 'dos will only make you all hot and bothered so lop your hair up like Little Mix's Perrie Edwards. If you have enough time in the morning, twist a high ponytail into a simple plait and spritz with hairspray - then watch the compliments come flooding in.

Little Mix's Perrie Edwards shows off her aqua marine eyes at the BBC Music Awards, London, 10th December 2015

© Instagram / @perrieeele

Pack of clear hairbands, Superdrug £1.85 4th June 2015

Superdrug £1.85

Elnett L'Oreal Paris Hairspray £7.51 9th June 2015

Elnett £7.51

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