Red Fit n Flare Christmas Day Dress With Patterned Tights

Red Fit n Flare Christmas Day Dress With Patterned Tights

So another Christmas Day has been and gone, and every year I do an outfit post featuring what I wore on the day. 

We always dress up at our family gathering, and as I’m finishing the year with a poorly back/leg, this year deserved a bright colour to cheer me up: What could be better (and brighter) than a red fit n flare dress?

The outfit actually started with the lovely tassel pendant from Yosa, a gift from my blogging BFF Rachel. I knew it would look gorgeous on a solid, bold colour, so ta-dah! One Christmassy red dress accessorised with black, gold and some long-forgotten patterned tights.

It strangely echoes what I wore for Christmas Day last year, which was effectively the same style dress but in baby blue. I also wore the same heels, but didn’t realise that till I looked back on what I wore writing this post. I guess if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…!


You may be surprised to see me wearing heels, considering I have a slipped disc (though it’s sciatica and the pain is in my leg, not my back). I was determined to wear some pretty heels, even if they were just for sitting around and these photos. However, I found that a medium block heel does give me a little relief as flats stretch my hamstring (the painful part) too much. I can’t walk very far so ironically, a pair of heels just for hobbling around the house has turned out to be kinda practical…!

One last thing: Please excuse the hair, it was raining and blowing a gale that day and when we got back inside I looked like I’d been dragged backwards through the proverbial hedge. Not a fun photo shoot 🙁

What did you wear for Christmas Day – did you get dressed up? Tell me in the comments or tweet me @notlamb!

Red fit and flare dress, patterned tights
Red fit and flare dress, black and gold pendant
Red fit and flare dress, black and gold pendant
Red fit and flare dress, patterned tights, colour block heels
Red fit and flare dress, patterned tights
Dress: ASOS (similar save / similar splurge) | Necklace: c/o Yosa | Belt: Included with dress | Heels: c/o Pavers (I like these) | Tights: Unknown (similar) | Earrings: ASOS (I also like these) | Nails: Models Own Chrome ‘Copper’




P.S. Don’t forget to enter my Hope Fashion giveaway (£150 to spend!) if you haven’t already:

Over 40 fashion brand Hope AW15

Linking up to: Style StoriesiwillwearwhatilikeVisible MondayLet It ShineMonday MingleStyle Sessions, Turning Heads TuesdayTrend Spin Link-UpWhat I Wore WednesdayBrilliant Blog PostsThrowback Thursday, My Refined Style, Passion for Fashion FridayFriday’s Fab Favourites

RELATED  How I Like to Layer For Warmth AND For Style in Autumn/Winter


  1. 7 January 2016 / 12:15 am

    Catherine, this ensemble made me want to go back to my old days of "dressing up" for Christmas day. You look so lovely and yet comfy at the same time. It's such a wonderful look, love that tassle necklace and the wonderful added touch of your pattern tights and fabulous shoes as well, but that dress is just devine.

  2. 4 January 2016 / 6:15 pm

    Such a lovely dress. I'm about to venture into the realms of red this year as it's not a colour I've worn before, and a red dress is on my list. I love your accessories, in particular the pendant. Hope that you continue to get some improvement of your symptoms.
    Anna's Island Style

  3. 4 January 2016 / 3:45 pm

    beautiful hose… dress is very nice too

  4. 4 January 2016 / 3:42 pm

    beautiful hose… dress is very nice too

  5. 4 January 2016 / 9:09 am

    What a lovely outfit for Christmas day. Understated yet stylish. Those tights, necklace and heels are the finishing touches. Especially love those tights!
    Happy New Year to you Catherine and I hope you recover soon from your slipped disc. That really is no fun at all!

  6. 4 January 2016 / 12:03 am

    I so love the patterned tights – wish they made more of them in thigh highs.

  7. 3 January 2016 / 7:36 pm

    Very feminine. Lovely colour. As usual all is good.

  8. 2 January 2016 / 2:17 pm

    I love red for this time of year, this is such a classy beautiful look. The heels are amazing with the different tones. I like it see what other bloggers wear for Christmas.

  9. 31 December 2015 / 5:25 pm

    Happy new year Catherine! A beautiful look!

    • 1 January 2016 / 10:11 pm

      So glad you think so, Josep-Maria – thank you! x

  10. 31 December 2015 / 3:44 pm

    Love the red dress, Catherine. Hope your back is better soon. I have ongoing back and hip issues…one thing sets off another. Joy. Physio helps, and then doing the home exercises faithfully. Every day. Otherwise, Hubby will go on that ski week all by himself. Hope you have a Happy New Year, Catherine. Read your blog regularly. Love the link-up. And always try to put into practice your "blogger tips." So generous of you to write those posts.

    • 1 January 2016 / 10:11 pm

      Oh wow Susan, what a lovely comment, so many compliments!! So glad you enjoy the blog and all my regular features – thanks sweetie :)))

  11. 31 December 2015 / 12:50 am

    So sorry about the back/leg pain; I hope it'll go away soon!

    I love the dress, heels, & patterned tights! And the necklace is stunning – you created the perfect backdrop for it!

    On Christmas day, I wore black faux leather leggings, a Merlot tunic, a short, black blazer, black booties with a heel, and a layered silver necklace.

    • 1 January 2016 / 10:10 pm

      Thank you lovely Andrea – I hope it'll go soon too! And *wow* to your outfit – LOVE seeing older women wearing leather leggings!!!!!!

    • 30 December 2015 / 5:11 pm

      Thanks Jaymie – it's the best excuse to dress up, isn't it?! x

DISCLOSURE: Items marked* are PR products (I never accept anything I wouldn’t choose for myself) and my opinions are 100% honest. I also use affiliate links where I may earn commission if you click through and buy, at no cost to you.