She is indeed, lovely in her silk taffeta dress the color of a child's Valentine's Day lollipop. The simple chignon, the sweeping skirt with pockets (there they are again) create a lovely inconsequence even though her dress is formal. It reminds me that it really doesn't have to hurt to be dressed up, does it?
Admittedly a dinosaur, I prefer people to be festive in appearance on Christmas. I believe in comfort - I really do and it's the reason why I always bring my slippers to my sister's house on Christmas Day. It's no fun doing the dishes in heels - although many a homemaker of yore did just that. Still, a bit of sparkle and glow is called for on a holiday that represents so many things to the world and is our very greatest of family celebrations. If it were not so, would there be so many blingy garments for sale or so many "ugly" Christmas sweaters which are really just attempts to make a caricature out of the too-precious themed sweaters that your mother may have tried to get you to wear once. I don't care - I love it all. Christmas gives us permission to be outre, out-there, flashy....or just lovely, if that's your aim.
So will you be lovely this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? And what will you wear?