Christmas Day outfits for when you just want to be comfortable

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Summer Magic Print Dress by Poetic Gypsy, $129.99
You can look great and be comfy this Christmas day. Photo: The Iconic

Everyone wants to look great on Christmas day - but it's no fun if you're uncomfortable. 

You need something that keeps you cool, doesn't feel too tight around your waist, but looks smart enough to wear to a family do. 

Here's our pick of the comfiest Christmas day outfits: 

Cadagon Dress, from Petal + Pup, $109.95

You don't need to worry about clothes feeling tight after lunch in this cool smock dress. 

It has a high neckline, short sleeves with a ruffle detail and a drop-tier skirt. 

It's a relaxed fit, but looks super chic. 

Just add earrings to complete the cool, comfy look. 

Women in white loose Cadagon Dress from Petal + Pup, $109.95
Look cool and stay comfy in this Cadagon Dress from Petal + Pup, $109.95. Photo: Petal + Pup

Strappy open-back midi dress, from Best & Less, $20

This floral midi dress is made from a lightweight and breathable linen-blend weave. 

It has a shirring detail at the back, so it's stretchy and easy to move in, and is loose from the waist down to keep you cool. 

It comes in sizes 8 - 26.

Strappy Open Back Midi Dress, from Best & Less, $20
This strappy open-backed midi dress, $20 at Best & Less, will take you from dinner to dancing without breaking the bank. Photo: Best & Less

Linen Rich Polka Dot Wide Leg Trousers from Marks and Spencer, $49

Cool and comfy, these wide-leg pants have an elastic drawstring for extra comfort. 

They're made from ultra-soft, breathable fabric and have a flattering high waist. 

Team them with a simple singlet or shirt for Christmas day cool.

Woman leans on shelf wearing black and white spotted pants, a khaki jacket and white sneakers. Linen Rich Polka Dot Wide Leg Trousers from Marks and Spencer, $49
Enjoy a spot of cool in these linen-rich wide-leg trousers from Marks & Spencer, $49. Photo: Marks & Spencer

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Fun to be had in Mirage playsuit from Sheike, $169.95

Casual, comfy but still chic, this playsuit has a drawstring waist, and functional pockets. 

It's loose, and made from a linen blend so it's breathable and cool to wear. 

Perfect with flats for a low-key, on-trend look. 

Woman stands in khaki long-sleeved Mirage playsuit from Sheike, $169.95
Get ready for Christmas Day fun in this Mirage playsuit from Sheike, $169.95. Photo: Sheike

Spot Linen Mini Skirt, $89.95, and Puff Sleeve Blouse, $99.95, from Seed Heritage

Both made from 100 per cent linen, this skirt and matching top are comfort goals. 

The skirt has an elasticated waistband and a frilled hem, and the top is loose, with three-quarter length sleeves to keep you cool. 

Woman wears beige top and skirt with black spots. Spot Linen Mini Skirt, $89.95, and Spot Linen Puff Sleeve Blouse, $99.95, from Seed Heritage.
Line up for this spotted linen mini skirt, $89.95, and puff sleeve blouse, $99.95, from Seed Heritage. Photo: Seed Heritage

Stripe Mini Dress from Piper, $52.46

This stretchy cotton dress is very forgiving. 

With a tie-waist, round neck and short sleeves, it's easy to wear, versatile and looks great too. 

Woman stands in black and white striped mini dress from Piper, $52.46
A striking striped mini dress from Piper, $52.46. Photo: Myer

Summer Magic Print Dress by Poetic Gypsy, $129.99

Floaty, comfy and colourful, this is a great Christmas day option. 

It has a relaxed waist, a full-skirted hem, and a V-neck to keep you cool. 

It's made from a smooth woven fabric that's breathable too. 

Woman with long dark hair stands in pretty pink floral Summer Magic Print Dress by Poetic Gypsy, $129.99
Feel free in this Summer Magic print dress by Poetic Gypsy, $129.99. Photo: The Iconic

Tuscany Linen Mini Dress from Forever New, $129.99

This easy, breezy summer dress is perfect for a family lunch. 

It's a relaxed fit with a loose skirt made from a breathable linen. 

It has on-trend cropped sleeves, a V-neck and is lined. 

Woman stands in blue Tuscany Linen Mini Dress from Forever New, $129.99
You will treasure this Tuscany Linen Mini Dress from Forever New, $129.99. Photo: Forever New

Counting Linen Shorts from Sunday in the City, $79.99

Made from a soft, woven fabric, these shorts are comfy and cool. 

They have an elasticated waistband, two side pockets and are a relaxed fit. 

Great with flats, sneakers and a plain tee. 

Blonde woman stands in black shirt and patterned Counting Linen Shorts from Sunday in the City, $79.99
Count yourself into Christmas with these Counting Linen Shorts from Sunday in the City, $79.99. Photo: The Iconic

Linen Palazzo Pant from Seed Heritage, $129.95

Light, bright and uber comfy, these linen pants are great for lounging around in. 

They're made from 100 per cent linen, have slanted pockets, a wide-leg silhouette and a zip fly. 

If you want to elevate the look, pair them with the matching top, or just throw on a singlet for ultimate comfort. 

Woman with hair tied back stands in green Linen Palazzo Pant and matching midriff tie top, from Seed Heritage.
Loosen up in this linen Palazzo Pant, from Seed Heritage, $129.95. Photo: Seed Heritage

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