This Christmas is a Next Christmas

Meet my Christmas Day dress to-be, albeit in some slightly awkward poses with shoes that are one size too big. Anyway, try and ignore the imperfections and this is a beautiful dress and hence why I chose it as one of my favourite items from the Next Lock In last week. 

Next invited us into their Oxford Street store armed with a glass of fizz and a handful of tags to place on the items we loved to get an idea of the most popular items from this seasons collection. You can see what the most tagged items were hereI chose this flocked lace dress as one of my favourite pieces, I love the shape and the colours, the vintage styling and the sleeves. I was slightly nervous wearing such a form-fitting dress when I'm still a good couple of sizes away from my goal size, but the pattern and the cleverly cut waist make me feel a tad more confident.

I don't know if I'm the only one who does this, but I like to get quite dressed up for Christmas day. This year, our immediate family of four will be spending Christmas week up in Matlock, Derbyshire in a big house with 20 or so of our extended relations. I think this dress is just right for our big celebrations- not too showy or not too sparkly for a marathon game of Trivial Pursuit and it has enough stretch to allow an extra few mince pies!

What do you wear Christmas day? Are you more of a turkey-in-your-PJs person? Or like me, do you like getting dolled up for dinner? 

17 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful dress!!

    Joyce xxx
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    Sunshine & Rain

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  2. You look fab :) I think the dress is perfect for Christmas Day. I like to dress up too; it adds a bit more sparkle to the day. :)
    brighton-girl.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  3. You look SO sassy and beautiful xxx

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  4. I just bought this for my Christmas party dress....love it!
    You look stunning
    xxx

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  5. A very pretty dress!
    -Kati

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  6. You look completely fabulous! (And I didn't notice the shoes being to big 'til you said so ssssh!)

    Your Christmas sounds like it'll be so much fun :)

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  7. you look lovely in that dress and photos from the side can be evil but it looks good from all angles, very nice! I used to wear my pjs as a kid but like to get dressed up now for when the family come over, it's the only time of the year I see some of them so good idea to make an effort x

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  8. I love dressing up at Christmas - choosing a dress is one of the best bits for me! :)
    You look lovely in the dress too!

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  9. You're spending christmas in my home town :)

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  10. Oh well hello there pretty lady :)
    I love the dress, so pretty. I like staying in my pj's for a little while, but then when I eventually decide to get dressed I always like a new or pretty outfit for the day <3

    Stephanie

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  11. You look absolutely beautiful in these photos and that dress, Ellie. You are so gorgeous! xx

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  12. You are so gorgeous! I always get dressed uo for dinner, I am just trying to find mine!

    Maria xxx

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  13. YAY! was so nice to see you (albeit fleetingly) :) the cut of this dress is beautiful and I love the lace, I got the lacey trousers! ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  14. You look gorgeous! I like to dress up especially when spending Christmas away from home but all my outfits are spolit with the slippers I wear- gotta wear slippers on Christmas day! x

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  15. I was drooling over this dress at the weekend!! You look beautiful =) xx

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  16. This dress is lovely, it suits you and i'm loving the detail on it! I like to get dressed up on Christmas day! I'm usually the only one that does in my family though, but ohwell i've always done and i intend on doing it with or without them aha xx

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