The perfect, last minute dresses to wear to Christmas lunch.


Oh good God.

Christmas Day is FOUR DAYS AWAY, and I’ve been too busy buying bloody KK presents to get my hands on a decent outfit.

I passed the ‘totally freaking out’ stage a long time ago, you guys, and feel sheer numbness as I type this.

We need to get dress shopping, reader friends. And we need to do it now.

Here are 10 dresses that are Perfect-with-a-capital-P to wear to Chrissy lunch (which, by the by, is expected to be a total scorcher). (Post continues after video.)

Video by MWN

Let’s do this.

Price range $50-100

Hey, budget gang! It turns out you can get your mitts on a gorgeous frock without breaking the bank or selling your kidney on the black market.

Here are some freakin’ fabulous finds.

The Summer Wrap Dress – Sportsgirl $79.95
Size range: 6-16

So much wrappy goodness. (Images: Sportsgirl)

Not only is this colour beautiful, but the wrap style is very on-trend this summer. This style will suit women who have a smaller bust, and look wonderful with some tan, strappy shoes.

The best part? It's short, without being too short. Win.

Belle Curve Printed Off Shoulder Dress - Target $49
Size range: 16-26+

 So, so festive. (Images: Target)

If a dress was designed for Christmas Day, it's gotta be this one. The stunning print design screams summer, and the cold-shoulder straps will be a god send in the sweltering heat.


Pair with some chunky wedges and viola!

Karlie Off Shoulder Dress - Forever New $89.99
Size range: 4-16

You didn't think I was going to forget including a great off shoulder number, did you? (Images: Forever New)

I have always been one to adore wearing white on Christmas. Provided you can keep the marinated turkey and red wine far, far away, this white dress will look stunning with some metallic accessories and sandals.

Spring Floral Dress - 17 Sundays $89.95
Size range: 14-24

Absolutely perfect for broader shoulders. (Images: 17 Sundays)

If your shoulders are broad, this dress will flatter your shape beautifully. The elasticated waist will also mean you don't feel squirmy after eating turkey and the stuffing, which is THE ABSOLUTE LAST thing anyone wants to feel on Christmas Day.

Pair with some strappy nude heels for a summery, effortless look.

Price range $100-200

Pom Pom Cold Shoulder Dress - Seed Heritage $129.95

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Red! Wide sleeves! Pom pom thingy majigs! This dress has summer written all over it. 

From Seed Heritage, this will look terrific with flats, a natural-looking fake tan (from the bottle, because there's nothing safe about a sun tan) and a big, floppy hat.

Ikat Linen Shirt Dress - Trenery $179.00
Size range: 4-18

That print, you guys. That print. (Images: Trenery)

Not only are shirt dresses universally flattering, they're also ridiculously comfortable. If you're more laid back in style, this Trenery frock will give you that extra edge without any extra effort.

There's not too many rules with this one - pair it with some sneakers if you wish, you rogue rule breaker you!

Cool Crochet Dress - City Chic $119.95
Size range: 14-24

Major boho vibes. (Images: City Chic)

If your family is spending the day on the beach, this stunning crochet dress by City Chic is perfect. Pair with some chunky bright jewellery and some loose beach curls in your hair, and you're ready to go.

Sunflower Lace Dress - Witchery $199.95
Size range: 4-16

Those sleeeeeeeeeeeeves! (Images: Witchery)

Seriously, I am swooning over those delicious lace cutwork sleeves.

This off shoulder dress doesn't need too much accessorising, it's stunning all by itself. Just pair it with some summer boots and you're good to go.


Price range $200+

Earn Your Stripes Shift Dress - Gorman $229
Size range: 6-14

Mmmmm Gorman goodness.

This shift number is perfect for women who don't like to overdo it, and want to be comfortable as they race around after kids/drunk aunties/MIA husbands.

This dress isn't just for Christmas lunch, either! You'll chuck it on all throughout summer. Pair with some cool comfy white sandals and sunnies.

Lacey Dress - Alpha60 $260
Size range: 6-14

You can't get much brighter than this. (Image: Alpha60)

If you're looking to impersonate a Christmas star, this floaty, sunshine-y frock from Alpha60 is SURE to do the trick. Wear your hair up, and pair with some simple accessories for a summery, light look. Donezo.

What will you be wearing this Christmas? Let us know in the comments...