The right outfit at Christmas is comfortable, but presentable.
Christmas is right around the corner. One of the most stressful things to think about is what to wear for Christmas dinner, especially with your boyfriend’s family. This might not be such a big deal if you’ve been dating for a while, but if it is you’re in a new relationship and this is your first holiday that you’re spending together. So here are some things to think about before you pick out your LOTD for Christmas dinner!
Here’s The Tip:
What you wear to your boyfriend’s for Christmas will vary depending on the formality of the occasion. If his family hosts a formal, sit-down dinner, your choice of outfit should be dressier than if you the meal is a casual buffet-style event. A dress with a pair of tights works well because it’s warm, but formal at the same time. If the dinner is casual, a nice pair of jeans or leggings paired with a sweater or tunic makes a good impression. Stay away from skirts and dresses that are too short and avoid pieces that are too tight.
Shoes can make or break an outfit, so choosing the right pair is important. Choose a pair of shoes that is comfortable, but matches the clothing you’ve selected. A pair of low heels is a good choice if you’re wearing a dress or skirt. Tall boots or ballet flats pair well with jeans and leggings. Choose shoes that allow you to walk easily so you don’t have to spend the entire dinner hobbling around the house, or worse, having to take your shoes off.
Accessorizing your outfit is a simple way to express your personality and creativity. Choose jewelry, a handbag and hair accessories that complement your outfit. At the same time, stay away from items that are too bright or too big. You don’t want them to overwhelm the rest of your ensemble. A simple necklace and pair of bracelets also work well. Add small barrettes or a headband to your hair, but avoid huge bows and big sparkly items.
The Makeup Tips:
You want to make a good impression on your boyfriend’s family, even if you’ve already met them. So, it’s a good idea to stay away from heavy makeup or non-traditional colors on your face. Opt for natural colors and apply them with a light hand. Because Christmas dinner probably isn’t the right time to try out that new turquoise eye shadow, yellow nail polish or purple lipstick.