Sunday, 26 October 2014

Dresses for Christmas Day

Do you dress up for Christmas Day? I always used to (think Sunday best) as a child but as the years went on my main focus was comfort over style! In the past few years I've aimed to do both 'dress up' and 'comfort'. I think it also depends on where you spend Christmas Day. I've been at home on our own (major comfort outfit) and we've been to my folks (mix of dressing up and comfort) and this year we're at friends for the big day so I want to make more of an effort than I have in recent years.

There is not a week that goes by that a 25%+ off code/offer lands in my inbox. At the moment it seems to be mainly Wallis and Mango that dominate with offers. My love for Wallis has been renewed recently as I tried out their online style app and I loved it.

Wallis have some of the widest selection of party dresses going. Apart from M&S I can't think of anyone else online that has this kind of selection.

I chose 3 (I could have chosen 53) to see which one will suit me most for the big day and beyond. I have a 50th birthday party to go to in early December and I'm thinking one dress for both events.

Wallis have 25% for today only - be quick (equally wait a week and I'm sure there will be another code)!

Red Party Dress - Was £65.00 Now £48.75
A gorgeous dress but man alive I was sucking in! I did have support underwear on but even still, this is not a comfort dress when you're conscious of your wine belly like I am. I was also unsure of the mesh top half and showing off your bra strap. I had a purple bra on (don't own red) and I don't like that. I don't own a good strapless.





Navy Polo Neck Dress - Was £60.00 Now £45.00
I was drawn to this when I first started looking, It ticked all the boxes. It fits well but I don't think the high neck sits correctly. It kind of shunts down without standing proud and I wanted a proud polo neck! I am totally torn between keeping this and the one below.






Zebra Print Dress - Was £40.00 Now £30.00
I only added this at the last minute but I think it's the winner. The style is nice and loose, I can dress it up or dress is down with boots for everyday (chuck on a chunky knit and biker boots). I love the shoulder detail too.





So ladies, help me decide! Red, navy or zebra?

Fiona
xoxo



22 comments :

  1. You seem to have answered your own question. Red dress stunning but no one can 'suck it in' all day on Christmas Day. Navy polo will be too hot and irritating indoors, zebra stylish and comfortable.

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    1. Hadn't even considered the 'too hot' dress (currently freezing)! Good point!

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  2. I love number 2, but if you won't be comfortable in it, it's no good. The zebra is pretty fabulous, and you're right, you'll get lots of use from it depending on how you style it. 'Loose' is always a bonus if you plan to eat Christmas dinner in it too!

    Becky x

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    1. Sitting down, eating and drinking LOTS - comfort is KEY!

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  3. Zebra - but I think it needs the addition of opaques :(

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    1. I might try that as that is what I would wear on Christmas Day

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  4. Navy dress! Although it's a shame it's not comfortable. I love the styling and accessories as well x

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    1. The navy one is comfortable it's just the neck is slightly wrong sadly

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  5. Yep Zebra for comfort AND style. It's perfect on you Fiona xx

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    1. I think I'll get so much wear out of it too

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  6. The sleeveless one is great but would need a cardi for during the day I imagine so would ruin how stunning it looks. Thumbs up the red dress for a night out dancing at Christmas though!

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    1. Yes that's a good thought about it being a bit cold.

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  7. Its a shame about the neck on the navy one as its such a great versatile dress but I have to say the Zebra one is stunning! I really love it & it looks great on you! Ax

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    1. Thank you Andrea, think I'm going to keep it!

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  8. Zebra for definite with a necklace!! Might order that one myself! Looks fab with the black boots!

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    1. I forgot to add a necklace/arm candy!

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  9. It's the Zebra for me too!
    Sue x
    Bestfriendstyle

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    1. I'm going to listen to me blogging buddies and keep the Zebra!

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  10. The zebra dress definitely has the wow factor! It looks the most stylish, versatile and comfy one to me! xx

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    1. It is so comfy, it's the only one out of all of them that I could curl up on the sofa in!

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  11. Zebra is fantastic on you (though you always look fabulous in red). Love that it's comfortable, stylish and that little bit different. Lynne x

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