Certain colours have certain connotations. Yellow seems to typify Spring – Daffodils, sunshine and all things bright and new. Autumn is all brown and bronzes, those crunchy leaves and golden sunsets. Halloween can only mean black and gothic, and Christmas is all about red – holly, advent candles and a certain man in a red suit. When I’m looking for something to wear on Christmas day, it is rare that I step away from red in some shape or form.
This year, Gudrun Sjoden have created the perfect Christmas Day dress. It’s red, it’s velour, it’s stretchy for extra turkey and trimmings, and it has long sleeves. It is the sort of dress that you can easily dress up if you want to wear it to a Christmas party, but it is also warm enough to take you from a Christmas Market, and then onto a restaurant. It would also be great with a fluffy jumper worn over the top to give you another great look (think maybe black or ivory). In short, this dress is versatile, glamorous and is a piece you will be reaching for for years.
As you can see, Gudrun styles this dress in a range of eclectic range, with trousers underneath almost like a salwar kameez, with bright coloured tights, and layered over another top for a warm winter look. But I wanted to style the dress classically, so just added pull on boots and a long necklace from Oasis. Very simple, very classic, but I think it totally works.
I wore this ultimate Christmas dress to the ultimate Christmas event when I went to the launch of the House of Fraser Grotto in Birmingham last night. It was just the right balance, comfortable and easy to move in (my two year old niece was there and she can move like lightning, hence needing something non- restrictive.) But it also has a glamorous look to it due to the fabric and cut, and feels like a luxurious choice.
* I was gifted a dress from Gudrun Sjoden in return for a honest review.