There is no greater honour than being chosen as The Christmas Day Dress. Surely it is the most important dress of the year? It is quite possibly the equivalent of being chosen to play Mary in the school nativity (although everybody knows that your mummy has to be the head of the PTA for you to bag that particular role) Except of course I don’t think that the dresses in my wardrobe have ever given it much thought. In fact they probably have no idea that it is such an honour to be chosen as The One. What with them being dresses. But, you know.
Last Christmas, I wore this lace dress from LaRedoute. I bought it a few months earlier and loved it so much that I earmarked it as being The One right there and then. I still love this dress to bits, in fact I wore it this Monday just gone when I went on a very rare night out with my sisters and stepmum. The lace is so soft and it has a full sticky out skirt which is always going to be a winner with me.
The year before, I wore this amazing sequin dress from Baukjen. I actually bought this with another very special occasion in mind but in the end I didn’t get to wear it. It seemed like a crime for such a beautiful dress just to sit in my wardrobe so I couldn’t resist wearing it on Christmas Day. It’s now back in my wardrobe waiting for an occasion to be worn again and will no doubt be rolled out again in a few years for another Christmas Day to come!
Now the year before that, thanks to Facebook I know I wore this LK Bennett dress. Where would we be without sisters tagging unflattering photos on Facebook, huh? LK Bennett do the best jersey dresses ever and I’m so glad I bought lots of them while I had the pennies because they have been such a good investment. I still wear this dress often and it is still as perfect as the day I bought it. It’s not the best photo to show it off really but it was the only one I could find. The dress is in a gorgeous plum colour and has a lovely sash belt. P.S. How tiny are my girls here?!
This year I didn’t think that I would be shopping for a new Christmas Day Dress and had planned to wear an old (but very much loved) leopard print dress from LK Bennett. But Mr Mostly surprised me and took me shopping yesterday *squeal* I knew straight away which dress would be The One because I have had my eye on it for ages. I know I should have been more practical and chosen something that I could get more wear out of but stuff it! Christmas comes but once a year and this dress had to be mine! The photo doesn’t do it justice, it is even more sparkly in the flesh and in a super soft jacquard material. It has a high neck so I went for a size up as I felt a little strangled in the size 10. Plus Christmas Day will be the first time that I have eaten a roast potato since Easter Sunday so I figure the extra room can only be a good thing. Good old Marks and Spencer, huh? It really is my dream dress.
Have you chosen your Christmas Day Dress yet?