Growing up, every year on Christmas day I was given a new special “good” outfit to wear. Times have changed since when I was a kid; everything is so much more casual. There are only a few occasions where you can dress your kids up in something special.

Christmas is one of the days when you can still do it, however with kids it is never that simple. My kids, Tommy and Coco have very strong ideas on what they want to wear. Tommy dresses for comfort where as Coco is a little fashionista and dresses to express herself.

If you are planning to dress the kids up for Christmas there are so many gorgeous dresses for girls around at the moment. Nearly all the girls I know would love to wear a pretty summer dress either in floral, white lace or colourful geometrics. On trend right now are big, bold retro painted floral prints contrasted with pretty little old fashion liberty prints.

The tutu is a massive trend for girls right now and will be a popular option for Christmas as it is loved by all. Any tutu will do but if you want to go with the Christmas theme go for something with a bit of glitter.

Christmas Day Dresses

Plum Navy Spot dress with matching bloomers $29.95

How to dress your kids on Christmas Day

Plum Sailor Dress with Matching Pants $29.95

Christmas Day Dress

Plum pretty vintage floral dress $29.95

Floral Dress for Christmas Day


Plum Liberty Inspired Floral Dress with smocking $34.95

For boys you can never go wrong with a cute preppie look – smart checked or pin striped shirts and shorts – or for a more summer casual look go nautical with a red or navy striped t-shirt or for a bit of beach fun – Hawaiian shirts are really cool right now.

How to dress the kids at Christmas

Plum Washed Denim Shorts $29.95

How to dress the kids at Christmas

Plum Hawaii Five O Shirt $29.95

How to dress the kids at Christmas

Plum Red Henley Top with woven detailing $27.95

How to dress the kids at Christmas
Plum Madras Summer Checkered Shirt $29.95

How to dress the kids at Christmas

Plum Striped Shorts with belt $29.95

To get into the Christmas spirit for little ones all it takes is to choose some colors like red, silver or gold. Dressing your baby or toddler in a Santa or Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer onesis will definitely get the Christmas time cheer going!

Christmas Pajamas for kids Christmas Onesies for babies

All available exclusively at David Jones

David Jones had a wide range of options for Christmas for babies and children of all ages from pretty summer dresses to cute and super-fashionable Christmas themed tops, tutus and onesies.

For the finishing touches there are lots of lovely hairpieces around for girls with flowers or sparkles and you cannot go wrong with a pretty pair of metallic ballet slippers and a cool hats for boys.

Eugenie Pepper