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Christmas outfit tips and ideas for family

Christmas is a fun and magical time of year for kids and parents alike. Gifts, Christmas trees, family and friends get-togethers, festive spirit - there’s so much to look forward to. For most families, it’s also a time to dress up in fun and stylish outfits that embody the festive holiday. Read on to discover tips and ideas for Christmas outfits.

1. Don’t shy away from fabulous fabulous frocks and dresses

Christmas marks the climax of the festive season, so what better time to style your little cuties in luxury frocks and dresses? Delicate lace is one of the most popular fabrics for the festive season - it will make your adorable little one look even more angelic. Velvet is another decadent fabric that continuously adorns department stores for good reason. Visually opulent and luscious to the touch, velvet is especially striking in a glimmering emerald or a deep wine red. 

2. Let the season inspire you in terms of color

When choosing Christmas outfits for your family, take inspiration from the rich seasonal color scheme. While most people associate the holiday with red and green, there are so many other Christmas colors to get inspired by. Here are some color schemes to try:

  • All white Christmas

No matter where you live, you can evoke the feeling of a magical Christmas by introducing this minimalist yet elegant seasonal color palette. An all white theme can include various shades and tints of the color - from soft off-white to dove grey. Have everyone, from Dad to your little bundle of joy dressed in this color for an all white Christmas.

  • White and red

You can never go wrong with a white and red combination - just imagine your little one dressed in a white-and-red striped or polka dot outfit! This color scheme will bring an undoubtedly fresh and festive look to your Christmas photos.

  • Black and red

This color combination might seem a bit unconventional for Christmas, but they work unbelievably well together! You can rock Scottish tartan outfits in this color palette or combine solid tops with vibrant bottoms, or vice versa.

  • Pink and green

This is a great color combination that will stimulate your children’s imagination and take them to fantasy worlds where everything is magical and in bright shades. This theme also works well for Christmas decorations and candles.

  • Ombre

Dressing in outfits that come in tones of a color that gradually shade into each other from light to dark is a charming and undeniably original idea. You can also represent this elegant color scheme on your Christmas tree and even take it a step further with your home decor. 

  • Rainbow 

This is a surprisingly festive color scheme that features the flamboyant beauty of the colors of the rainbow. You can trust that your family will stand out in rainbow-colored outfits

3. Stay comfortable and warm

For many families, Christmas is often one of the colder days of the year. While picking a festive-themed outfit is important, staying comfortable and warm should also be one of your top priorities. For the utmost comfort, dress in layers. Three layers will keep you warm:

  • Base

For your base layer, wear polyester, silk, or any other material with the ability to wick sweat away from your skin. Steer clear of cotton tops as your base layer as they tend to absorb moisture rather than repel it.

  • Middle

This is the insulation layer. Middle layers include sweaters, fleece, and sweatshirts. They should be snug but not uncomfortably tight. 

  • Outer 

The outer layer is less about keeping you warm (the base and middle layers should do that just fine) and more about blocking the wind, rain, or snow. If the weather is mild, a regular winter coat (wool pea coat, down puffer) works well, but if you need more warmth, look for a water- and windproof shell, like a rain jacket.

In case the weather warms up, you can simply peel off your layers and remain with what feels comfortable. 

4. Indulge in accessories

‘Tis the season to get sparkly and indulge in seasonal accessories. Pearl bracelets are all the rage thanks to their elegance and festive vibe, which makes them the perfect accessory to match with your little princess. Glitter clutch or basket bags are ideal for putting little treats or presents from beneath your Christmas tree, and also pair beautifully with a stylish dress. Headbands are a great way to keep your little one’s hair neat as they run around the house in excitement.

5. Santa hats and cozy scarves

To achieve a super festive look, consider adding Santa hats to your Christmas outfits. That bright pop of red will stand out, and you won’t even have to think about a bad hair day. Scarves can also considerably jazz up your Christmas look, plus they will also keep your neck warm while looking chic as can be. For your festive outfit, look for a plaid or Christmas-colored scarf to go with the theme. 

6. Coordinating outfits

There’s a tasteful way to coordinate outfits without coming off as tacky. Start with colors that work well together. That way, you can accomplish a stylish and cohesive look without every family member looking like they’re wearing the same outfit. By choosing a color scheme and using hues that coordinate well with each other, you can come up with a more natural look across the board. 

7. Adorable Christmas PJs

Who doesn’t love to curl up on the couch and watch family-friendly Christmas movies in some adorable Christmas jammies? This is one area where you can fully embrace matching outfits.

8. Include your pet

Your pets are a part of your family, so make sure to pick out a festive outfit for them as well. You’ll love picking Christmas-themed outfits for them, and the photos will be undeniably cute!

9. Classic Christmas sweaters

While “ugly Christmas sweater parties” are an increasingly popular trend, a classic Christmas sweater will simply never go out of style. When trying to decide what to wear for your Christmas photos, go for a basic cable knit or a simple design in solid colors. 

Final thoughts

These Christmas outfit ideas and tips are bound to make you look and feel joyful in your photos. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and colors - Christmas might be a traditional holiday, but it’s also the perfect holiday to show your personality!

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