FORGET what’s inside those presents under the tree, Christmas is all about wowing with your own wrapping.
From at-home slumberwear to slinky party pieces, the festive calendar requires a variety of outfits.
No seasonal fashion choice is complete without the customary Christmas jumper, a sprinkling of stars, snowflakes, sparkle and plenty of Father Christmas red.
Dazzle through Christmas with these festive must-haves...
DECK THE HALLS
BORED of decorating the house? Head out for your festive tipple and out-dazzle the Christmas lights with a glittering clutch.
Try: Ted Baker Dazzle clutch, £99
DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
BEAT the Christmas commuting blues with cheery and cosy Yuletide knits.
Try: Beaumont Organic Nordic jumper, £229
STEP INTO CHRISTMAS
WHETHER you choose plush velvet, head-turning prints or glittering embellishments, stride into the festive party season in a statement pair of sky-high platforms.
Try: TK Maxx party shoes, from £19.99.
PREP the mince pies and sherry and wait up for Santa’s big arrival in some cosy PJs with a cutesy reindeer print.
Try: George reindeer pyjama bottoms, £8
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
CHAOS will reign on the big day, but you can keep cool and calm in a prim ’n’ proper tea dress.
Try: Joules Luscombe dress, £69.95
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN
DON’T leave your appetite out in the cold – don an oversized novelty jumper and you’ll have plenty of room for that second round of turkey curry.
Try: Topshop knitted Snowman jumper, £50
WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIME
SWITCH off your alarm clock, have a lie-in then chill out in a cosy, all-day dressing gown as you watch the Christmas movies.
Try: M&Co snowflake dressing gown, £35 (with matching slippers), in stores only
BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
WRAP up warmly in a sumptuous velvet coat and fur-trimmed trapper hat and go on a wintry wander through the park.
Try: White Stuff Natural Beauty jacket, £95, in stores only.
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS...
SANTA didn’t deliver? Hit the sales and do your own Christmas shopping. With no sleigh to carry them all home, you’ll need a sack-sized bag...
Try: Primark Nordic knit bag, £8, in stores only
MISTLETOE & WINE
GLAM up when you embark on the Christmas relative rounds. Head out in a starry sequinned dress and towering heels. Why not? It’s Christmas.
Try: Next star embellished dress, £115
SILENT NIGHT, HOLY NIGHT
NOT on December 31... Grab your glad rags and look party perfect on New Year’s Eve in a decadent frock and strings of pearls. The only other accessory you’ll need is a champagne flute.
Try: TK Maxx party dresses, from £19.99, in stores only
GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN
STILL in the night before’s celebration clobber on New Year’s Day? Usher in 2012 with a convincing rock chick look and remember there’s no rest for the wicked.
Try: Missguided Gail sparkle top, £12.99; or Sallie star print tights, £7.99.