Sunday 16 December 2012

The Curvy Girls Guide to What to Wear on Christmas Day - Updated

There's just a week to go, and if you haven't yet decided what to wear on Christmas day you'd better get to it right now, even if you're in the midst of Christmas preparations, cooking, shopping and feeding the kids just back from uni.

If you're lucky enough to be a curvy girl you'll probably be looking for something in jersey or a fine knit or crepe and v neck or a wrap, faux or otherwise with some shaping at the waist to cinch you in – these will be the most flattering.  And sleeves are essential in December I think.  These dresses are sexy, they exude glamour, they’re wonderful with curves and they’re never too tight (essential on Christmas day).

 Somerset by Alice Temperley Animal Print DressGhost Printed Jersey Wrap DressCoast Royale Jersey Dress   Kaliko Poppy Print Wrap Dress  The White Company Jersey Dress
Logically, the perfect dress is a sleeved figure hugging style dress, with a flattering neckline in a soft fabric that won’t crease no matter how long the day is and you can wear right on until you either fall asleep in it after lunch, or go on to cocktails at six and hover under the mistletoe if you feel that way inclined.
Kaliko Purple Wrap Dress (Reduced)Ted Baker Red DressCoast Knit DressDay Birger et Mikkelsen Wrap Effect DressKaliko Flower Print Dress
I always think that deep rich colours and sleek prints look best around Christmas, or on Christmas Day itself, with the added sparkle of jewellery, and heels you can slip off and change into flats if you really have to don the Marigolds.  But of course, avoid that if you possibly can………… Mango Red Bodycon Dress

On the subject of black – I love black, day or night, because you can glam it up as much as you  want, and there is absolutely nothing as flattering as a perfect little black dress. 

The alternative, obviously, for Christmas and if you’re feeling daring, is cherry red, as long as you’re happy to stand out.  For a really sexy option you could try Mango’s little red knit dress, which will hug all your curves, both those you want to show off and those you don’t, so be very careful what you wear underneath this little number.  But if you can…….go for it.  And by the way it comes in black, too.