Christmas Day Crackers featuring Kate Middleton, Girls Aloud and Tess Daly

There were a few stylish moments on Christmas day that I did not want to ignore, despite taking a break over the festive season. The Royal Family, residing at Sandringham, made their annual Christmas morning trip to church and looked suitably warm and cosy, with Zara Philips my pick for most stylish lady. William and Kate spent Christmas day with the Middleton’s, but did make a more low-key appearance, with Kate adding a touch of festive red with her long scarf.

Christmas Day Top of the Pops has always been a tradition in my house, although we always seem to start eating the Christmas dinner half way through. This year there was glamour from Paloma Faith, and those Girls Aloud, who shimmered and sparkled in festive tinsel style gold.

And from a tradition that comes from yesteryear, to a new one that has become a major party of Christmas day television – Strictly Come Dancing. Tess Daly always looks amazing, and in white and silver, she shone in a Grecian style gown that must rate has one of her best looks from this season. Predictably, it was a boy band member that won (some bloke from JLS who was pretty nifty on his feet to be honest), but a sparkly Tess was a definite highlight for me.

Tess Daly stylish spots from my-wardrobe

Whilst Tulisa and Nicole Scherzinger are having a fashion battle-royale on Saturday nights, there is another beautiful lady who is quietly stealing both their thunder, and their ratings. Tess Daly rarely puts a fashionable foot wrong, always looking the epitome of cool and elegant style. She has an eye for new labels, and has the sort of understated, immaculate look that reminds me of Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett.

One dress that Tess has worn recently which shows why she is becoming such an icon is the Phillip Lim  long sleeved shadow dress. This dress, on paper, shouldn’t work – too much white, long sleeves and high neck, and very slinky, almost bordering on bodycon. But this dress is a revelation when Tess wears it -the black paneling works like an illusion dress, making this dress both flattering, and very, very sexy. This dress is now available at my-wardrobe and is a definite investment buy – you will wear it forever.

3.1 Phillip Lim Long Sleeved Shadow Dress £485.00 click to visit my-wardrobe

One of the most beautiful dresses Tess has worn on the current series of Strictly has been the Catherine Deane Megan dress in emerald green. This was a beautiful goddess-like dress that also had accents of leather and a leather cumberland style belt. My-wardrobe has the Megan dress in a short version which is just the ultimate cocktail hour dress. It also has another amazing Catherine Deane dress which would also be perfect for Tess, the beautiful Mecury dress in both blue and beige.

Catherine Deane Megan Pleated Leather Trim Belted Dress £777.00 click to visit my-wardrobe

Catherine Deane Beige Mercury Long Pleated Tulle And Lace Gown £1,336.00 click to visit my-wardrobe

Catherine Deane Blue Mercury Long Pleated Tulle And Lace Gown £1,336.00 click to visit my-wardrobe