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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