The Holiday Series: What to Wear on Christmas Day

Christmas is only five days away and I am so excited to share with you the amazing style inspiration from 15 fabulous bloggers who have joined Ada’s Holiday Series collaboration for the fifth post in this series. This time we are sharing our Christmas outfits. I was never one to wear super gimicky clothing for any holiday but this year I thought it would be fun to go outside my comfort zone and embrace a more festive approach to holiday dressing.

*This is a sponsored post.  This dress was provided to me for purposes of this blog post.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

When I saw this adorable Vintage Style Christmas Party Dress at Rosegal, it totally made me smile with it’s whimsical print and vibrant green skirt. Of course, black lace is always in my wheelhouse as is anything vintage inspired. So I decided to go all out festive this holiday season when joining Ada and the gals for this post.

*Dress: Plus Size Lace Panel Vintage Christmas Party Dress c/o Rosegal.  

Here’s the kicker though…I wanted to be sure that I received the dress in time for this post, so I ordered it back in October. The result…it is now sold out. But do check out all the other green Christmas dresses from Rosegal. There are so many really cute ones to be had for next year’s holiday festivities. Or perhaps red Christmas dresses are more your vibe.

*Boots: Diba Brodie Booties from DSW.

The top of the dress is sheer lace which is not really practical for Christmas in Northern New York where temperatures consistently dip below freezing. I resolved that issue by layering a long sleeve black tee shirt under the dress. I also added my own belt because I ordered a size too big and the dress needed a little cinching. You can’t really see it, but I layered a silver tulle skirt underneath to create some extra volume in the skirt which also tied in my silver velvet booties perfectly.

I haven’t decided yet if I am going to actually wear this dress on Christmas Day. Although I am seriously considering it. We are traveling to Pennsylvania for the holiday and I absolutely abhor packing. I am much too fickle when it comes to my outfits since I  am such a mood dresser. So planning outfits in advance for travel not only stresses me out but always leaves me with a suitcase filled with things that I am not in the mood to wear! Please tell me I am not the only one.

Be sure to check out all of my gorgeous friends and what they are planning for their Christmas Day attire! And check back next week to see the final post of The Holiday Series where we will be sharing our New Year’s Eve looks.

The Holiday Series: What to Wear for Christmas, the biggest Multi-Blogger Collaboration.
15 Fashion Bloggers talk about their Christmas Outfits + Traditions!

Ada: “Christmas is my favorite holiday – as if you didn’t guess by how I decorate – so of course I had to wear an outfit that says Christmas. Fair isle and red buffalo plaid do that for me. The red gloves are a bonus. I had to be comfortable too for all the yummy food we will eat and since I will be spending Christmas at home this year with my immediate family, I chose a simple+casual look. Gëzuar Krishtlindjet!! That means «Merry Christmas» in Albanian.”
Christine: “This romantic Victorian inspired outfit is perfect for a casual Chic Christmas. I absolutely love the delicate écru lace blouse and black velvet combination. It’s a chic alternative to any holiday dress outfit. Joyeux Noël! “
Whitney: “This year I’ll be sharing double the love since I will be spending Christmas Day with my boyfriend’s family as well as my own!  We will be hopping from family party to family party so I need something to wear that is festive, comfy (for all that eating) and practical for braving the Michigan elements. “
Kimberly: “On Christmas Eve I go out to dinner with my family I would wear this basic, classic outfit. As a coat I will be wearing this leopard coat. It’s the warmest coat I have and it was a great buy. It’s about 20 years old. On Christmas I go for a more casual look and like to be comfy.”
Roxanne: “I am going to be away in Munich during Christmas, but here is a festive look that I will be posting on Glass of Glam soon! I am Jewish so I don’t celebrate Christmas, but I like to partake in festive outfits and go to holiday parties! This red coat screams “holiday” to me!”
Kellyann: “I host Christmas Day at our house so not only do I want to be comfortable but I want to look good as well.  Since I have no idea what the weather will really be like that day – it could be 80 or it could be 50, welcome to Florida – I chose a lightweight sweater with fun sleeves and faux leather leggings.”
Jennie: “Over the years I always dressed up for Christmas to make the event even more special, especially as there were multiple family events over the day. The past couple of years I have been drawn to more comfortable looks as I now host the family celebrations in my home. My cranberry polka dot vest and plaid scarf bring some festivity to my comfortable jeans and boots.”

Shelbee: “I never was a fan of holiday-themed clothing at all, but this year I decided to go outside of my comfort zone for my Christmas outfit.  I chose this adorable black and green dress from Rosegal which features a festive winter scene on the skirt.  It is short sleeved so I layered a long sleeve back tee under it for extra warmth and my  silver velvet booties completely the look perfectly.  Happy Holidays to everyone!”

Kristin: “Our last two years in Germany we have had friends and family come visit us for Christmas. This year my husband and I will be enjoying the holiday by ourselves (along with our pup) so we will make a nice dinner at home and pop some champagne. That’s why I’m keeping it casual with a bell sleeve sweater, jeans, and red heels. Happy Holidays, everyone!”

Michelle: “I love this layered look for picking a Christmas tree, Christmas caroling, walking around the neighborhood to see the Christmas lights or any other outdoor activity around the holidays. This look is casual but still festive thanks to my plaid vest, cozy hat and red lip! Finish it off with a hot cocoa to keep warm!”

Linda: “This has been my Christmas Day outfit for the last three years. A skirt I found at Winners ( TJMaxx equiv) over a decade ago but on that is timeless.  Sometimes I wear it with a black cashmere sweater or with a white lace sweater. I love the festive yet fun look of Santa and the skateboards.

Merry Christmas from my home to yours ( and from Lou too).”Lizzie: “I love untraditional holiday looks and think this look would be perfect for Christmas Eve! I adore the velvet and sparkle with the unexpected color combo and print.”

Lee: “This year we are spending Christmas at the beach.  I am packing light with comfortable clothing.  This outfit is perfect for any occasion.  I love leather front leggings and this faux fur coat paired together!”

Monica: “Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate!  Christmas is such a special time for me because growing up we had a lot of traditions in our household and some of those traditions I’ve taken with me in my own home with my fiance and fur babies.  I hope everyone has a great Christmas!”

Chrissy: Christmas morning starts at home in our pjs, but we’ve been known to drop in on family and friends as the day wears on.” 

LINDA from A Labour of Life
 LEE from Wine and Couture
ADA from Elegance and Mommyhood
SHELBEE from Shelbee on the Edge


What will you be wearing for Christmas?

I have a special post in the works for Christmas Day so if you are hanging around in blogland during the holidays, I would love for you to stop and see what I have in store.

Wishing you all the happiest of holidays and the most joyous of blessings to close out the year.

Feeling festive on the edge,


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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

32 Responses

  1. Absolutely dying over this fun outfit! I saw those dresses on Rosegal but I was afraid to order thinking it might not make it in time – you were smart to order back in October! You wear this so well and it is perfect with those velvet boots! Merry Christmas sweet Shelbee!

    • Kellyann, thank you so much! I am so in love with this dress. I tried it with a white belt and green velvet booties as well as white patent booties and it was just as cute! You should order one now for next year! They will probably be on sale soon. I wish you a very Merry Christmas as well, my friend!


  2. That is a beautiful dress! What a great color! And the silver shoes are fantastic.

  3. This outfit makes me smile Shelbee! I feel so ready for Christmas looking at all your photos…and I’m with you on being a mood dresser. It’s TOUGH for me to plan ahead for that reason. Love the boots too! Have a merry, merry Christmas and a great trip to PA!!

    • Chrissy, thank you so much! I am glad to know that I am alone on mood dressing and the dread of packing. I will be making my rounds to the other posts shortly. I can’t wait to see all the fun festive outfits! I wish you a very Merry Christmas as well!


  4. Gorgeous outfit, Shelbee. Love the details on the top and the skirt. The hi-low hem really adds extra flair! I know what you mean about packing. We have had to travel every holiday at some point in time, because all of our extended family is out of state. It is hard to know what you are going to feel like wearing on any given occasion. Ha, ha. Have a wonderful Christmas! – Amy

  5. This dress is so pretty and prefect for the holiday! I like the idea of the tulle skirt to add more volume to this dress… great idea Shelbee! Can we take a moment for those booties…. girl, I love them 🙂 Regardless of what look you will choose this year, I am positive you will rock it!!


    • Mel, you are so sweet! Thank you so much! Aren’t the booties amazing? I was looking for gray booties and when I stumbled upon these, I thought silver velvet was a better alternative! Happy Holidays to you, my friend.


  6. Oh, what an adorable dress! So perfect for this blog collaboration and I hope you do decide to wear it Christmas day. 🙂 Your boots are positively fantastic, too!

  7. Perfect and fun for Christmas day. Hope you have an amazing day, sending festive best wishes to you and your family. Jacqui

  8. Ooo you look sooo festive!!! I ´d even wear the skirt with sneakers for a more day festive look. I identify 100% about packing, I hate it too! I just want to bring ALL my clothes and accessories to feel comfortable, haha 🙂

    I hope you have fun anyway! I am sure the kids are going to enjoy it!
    And I can´t believe you already have snow! It´s cold but also so fluffy!


    • Thanks so much, Helen! I never thought of cute sneakers with this dress but you are definitely onto something. I will have to try that. And it is so good to know that I am not alone in my packing issues. My kids always enjoying getting presents, hahaha, so they are super excited for Christmas. And while I love the look of snow, where I live once it snows it doesn’t melt until May! So it gets old really quickly! Thanks for stopping by, my friend. I wish you the happiest of holidays!


  9. I am loving that skirt! It’s adorable and I love the skirt design! So festive.

  10. I just love this dress! You look like a snow queen! Perfect for Christmas. 😀 – Adas collabs are so fun! Hope you holiday is the best!

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  11. So glad you shared this gorgeousness with us for Thursday Moda! You’re right – I need to order one now for next year!

    • Thanks so much, Kellyann! They have so many cute ones to choose from. I will look forward to seeing what you have to share even if it is a year from now! Merry Christmas to you, my friend.


  12. That’s a cool skirt. Perfect for a holiday party. Too bad that the holiday season is just a month. LOL. Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style linkup party. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

  13. Those boots are awesome


  14. This dress is fabulous! The skirt has such a festive print and goes really well with your booties. Don’t worry I dread packing for trips too. A lot of the times I end up bringing items I don’t really use. I am trying to be better about it. Does one luggage instead of two count as getting better? Lol 😀

    • Maureen, thank you so much for this lovely compliment! I think I am going to wear this dress on Christmas because the outfit is already sorted out and I can just pack without thinking! I am glad to know that I am not alone when it comes to the dreaded task of packing for 5 days away. And yes, I think one suitcase rather than two is definitely progress! I still have to get over and answer your email as well. I have been so busy catching up on work this morning that I just haven’t gotten to it yet!


  15. What a great skirt, love it 🙂 Thanks for sharing at The Christmas blog hop.

  16. I love this skirt Shelbee!
    So unusual and pretty.

    Thank you for linking up to #fakeituntilyoumakeit!

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