Christmas fashion 2020: Party outfit or a Christmas sweater?

Christmas fashion 2020: Party outfit or a Christmas sweater?

This Christmas, everything is going to be a little different than we’re used to. No big parties or family gatherings, not going out to dinner, for some families, it’s going to be a big change. Usually, many people wear fancy and glittery outfits at Christmas, but are you also going to do that when your Christmas is spend at home with a smaller group? Here’s all about Christmas fashion: should you be dressing up or dressing down in 2020?

Christmas party room

Christmas fashion before Corona

The first thing to consider is what you would normally do with Christmas. Are you the type of person that sits around the Christmas tree with your entire family to open presents in your ugly Christmas sweater, or would you go to big, lavish Christmas parties in your fanciest dress?

The amount of people present shouldn’t affect what you like the best. You can still have a small dinner with your roommates or direct family and you can still wear your Christmas sweater or fancy dress! Especially when you also dress up the table/house in the same style, it won’t feel out of place at all!

Why go for fancy?

So let’s start with why going for a fancy outfit is a good idea. We’ve all been stuck inside for a long time now. Normally, we move around when we go to work, go to the gym and go to have a drink with friends. Christmas would’ve been a nice time to get out of Corona, but unfortunately that’s still not safe enough. Therefore, we’ll need to make it feel like a different world for a few nights.

Therefore, it’s actually a great idea to make an effort and go all out this year! Put on your heels and slap on some make-up. It’ll boost your self-esteem to look like a million bucks again instead of those jogging pants you’ve been wearing for the past few months. It’ll make Christmas feel special, even this year. In addition, it might be nice for your relationships to see each other dressed-up again. And on top, it’ll hopefully help you to forget all about what’s going on in the outside world at the moment. And if you want some tips to look extra stunning and about the psychology of fashion, go here! Or do you prefer some outfit inspiration? Take a look at this great post of Jenni from I on Image!

Party outfit

Why pull your ugly Christmas sweater out?

However, there’s also a point to be made for a more comfortable style. Because what’s more Christmassy than an ugly Christmas sweater? It might be a lot of fun to see what everyone will wear, or you could even buy sweaters for each other as your first present! Laughter is a great way to come together and relax, since it creates endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s happy hormones and they’re a great way to reduce stress. So, to create more happy hormones, you can make Christmas more fun with games, funny clothes, some funny gifts and maybe a comedy after dinner. Live up the holiday spirit with some mulled wine or hot chocolate, a delicious dinner and good company.

ugly christmas sweaters

Magical nights

So, what type of Christmas are you going for? Are you going to feel like a true winter king or queen this year or are you winning the trophy for funniest sweater of the year this year? Let me know what your Christmas fashion plans are this year and why in the comments below! And if you liked this post, please subscribe to my blog to get my free e-book on saving money! You can also follow me on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter, so youโ€™ll never have to miss a new post!

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40 Comments on “Christmas fashion 2020: Party outfit or a Christmas sweater?

  1. If the weather wasn’t so warm, it’s definitely ugly christmas sweaters with pixelated reindeers and ridiculous baubles dangling from it!

    • Hahaha sounds like the best sweater ever๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‚

  2. I love all these Christmas fashion ideas! However, I stayed in my Christmas jammies all day this year and it was so nice!

    • I can imagine! It can really boost your self image! ๐Ÿ˜

  3. I like to be comfy and cosy at Christmas, especially as we will be at home. I have the perfect baggy dress that will allow me to eat ALL of the food!

  4. We have 2 days of Christmas here in the Netherlands. One day I’ll be going fancy and the other I’ll be going very comfortable ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Holidays!

    • How nice, Iโ€™m Dutch as well! And smart combination haha ๐Ÿ˜ a little bit of both. Happy holidays!

  5. Love your post Lisa! I will wear a mix of fancy and cosy.
    Luckily thereโ€™s so many options and choosing can be also part of the fun. Happy holidays ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ„

    • Sounds like you found the right balance ๐Ÿ˜ and Iโ€™ve been wrecking my brain on which outfits I want to wear, so thatโ€™s definitely a great part of the excitement here!

  6. Not going to lie, my husband and I are going to be wearing special Christmas PJs, hahaha! They aren’t ones we’ll sleep in but actually change into for the day as our main vibe will be total relaxation.

    • Hahaha perfect combination to make it fancy and comfortable! Really cool idea ๐Ÿ˜

  7. Definitely thinking about going fancy this year as I’ve spent every day since March in comfy clothes so it will be nice to make the effort for Christmas!

    Tash – A girl with a view

  8. I always love dressing up but at least on Christmas Eve I already planned on what I’m going to wear which I will keep it classy and a bit neutral.
    My grandma always told me it always important to dress and look well even if it taking out the trash you never know who you are going to see today.


  9. It’s just me and my husband at home this year but I think we’re going to dress up and take some pictures in front of our Christmas tree than change into pjs! On regular Christmas parties with my family, I’m usually dressed up! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • That often works as well doesnโ€™t it? Iโ€™ve found that since I donโ€™t wear make-up every day anymore, it feels extra special when I do

    • Hahaha fair enough, it does fit with the โ€˜themeโ€™ of the year!

  10. I think we can do both ๐Ÿ™‚

    Christmas eve we party in our fancy attire, and Christmas day we wear our ugly sweaters. We can change out of our pretty dressers before midnight and get comfy before opening presents.

    • Thatโ€™s such a good idea! I think Iโ€™ll do the other way around though. A comfortable Christmas Eve and have our dinners on the first and second Christmas days in fancy outfits!

    • Same here! Iโ€™m craving some make-up on my face and a nice dress ๐Ÿ˜

    • Yeah I think so as well, both have benefits and itโ€™s just about what you need right now!

  11. It is so funny this year isn’t it. Usually it’s full Christmas party glam season and here I am in my comfies and slippers. Christmas day I’m toying between going full glam or just getting into pjs. I think I’ll decide on the day!


    • Yeah itโ€™s definitely different this year! I think I might still go for glam, I like seeing myself like that ๐Ÿ˜

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