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We're calling it. Everyone will be wearing the 'milkmaid' dress to their Christmas lunch.

There’s a strict criteria for the dress you wear on Christmas Day (should you want to wear a dress).

It needs to communicate the fact that yes, you have appropriately made an effort, and dressed up for the festivities, while still being comfortable and accommodating to the food baby you will inevitably end up nursing.

After much research, allow us to share with you the dress of the season: the “milkmaid” inspired dress. It’s a romantic, summery style with sleeves and a flattering silhouette, and it’s available in mini, midi and longer lengths, depending on your preferences. Plus, you’ll be able to wear it again, and again, long after the Christmas lights come down.

Here are 13 options for you to consider:

Not feeling the Christmas cheer? Here are some alternative festive films to get you in the holiday spirit. Post continues below.

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ASOS DESIGN Curve, Mini Textured Tea Dress with Knot Front in Lemon Print, $42.

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ASOS DESIGN, Wrap Midi Dress with Puff Sleeves in Broderie, $66.

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Petal and Pup, Horizon Dress in Yellow, $69.95.

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Dazie, Legendary Lovers Linen Blend Dress in White and Lilac, $79.99.

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Showpo, Main Attraction Dress in Mustard, $74.95.

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Atmos & Here Curvy, Cara Floral Midi Dress, $79.99.

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Showpo, Sweetness Overload Dress In Dusty Rose, $89.95.

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Dazie, Crazy For You Midi Dress, $89.99.

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Aere, Frill Mini Dress in Sky Blue, $119.

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Petal and Pup, Torelei Dress in White, $119.95.

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Aere, Frill Wrap Dress, $119.00.

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Calli, Elsa Milkmaid Mini Dress, $129.95.

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Petal and Pup, Hewitt Dress in White, $149.95.

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What will you be wearing on Christmas Day? Tell us in a comment below.

Feature image: Instagram @daziethelabel, Showpo and Instagram @petalandpup

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