Whether you’re planning a fancy Christmas meal, have parties to attend, or want to take a holiday-themed family photo — it’s fun to get your children decked out for the holidays. Kids can be stubborn about what they like to wear, though, and keeping them from ruining fancy clothes as they twirl and jump their way through the holidays can be a challenge. The solution? Look for loose-fitting clothes, knits, and cozy fabrics that will keep your kids both comfortable and stylish. And to keep things festive, dress them in bright reds and holiday patterns like plaids and fair isles. Take a look at some of my favorite comfy but festive holiday outifts for kids, below!
Reindeer Sweater 1 of 10Boys or girls will jump at the chance to wear this festive but comfy sweater made from 100% cotton.
Get it from Alex & Alexa, $61
Bright Red Cords 2 of 10Pair these bright red skinny cords from Stella Mccartney with a green plaid button-down and your little man will look like Christmas!
Get them from Alex & Alexa, $98
Bow Dress 3 of 10This adorable cotton dress would look great paired with leggings for a warm, comfy holiday look. Plus, we're sure your girls would have no problem playing, opening presents, and galavanting around the Christmas tree in this number.
Get it from Alex & Alexa, $115
Plaid Dress 4 of 10This traditional plaid dress has a loose-fitting silhouette to make moving and playing easy.
Get it from Alex & Alexa, $87
Red and White Striped Turtleneck 5 of 10This red and white striped turtleneck is the ultimate combination of comfort and cheer! Candy canes, anyone?
Get it from Alex & Alexa, $29.50
Tutu Tulle Skirt 6 of 10For girls who want to dress up but also play and frolic, this little tutu skirt provides lots of movability with a knit waistband. Plus, the girly tulle material is fun and party-appropriate!
Get it from Alex & Alexa, $247
Fair Isle Duds 7 of 10For a cozy but holiday-appropriate dress, little girls will love this nordic-inspired knit dress. Check out the matching fair isle sweaters for boys, too!
Get the looks from Hanna Andersson, starting at $52.80
Plaid Dress 8 of 10This sweet plaid dress features a velvet tie at the neck and a loose fit for lots of movability. Bonus: the plaid is appropriate for all holidays — from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
Get it from Olive Juice, $56.50
Suspender Skirt 9 of 10Pair this 100% lambswool jumper with a bright red knit top for a holiday look that is playground-friendly!
Get it from Olive Juice, $58.50
Pink Tweed Jumper 10 of 10For a traditional look that's jumping and twirling-friendly, girls should try this sweet pink tweed jumper. The loose, a-line fit allows for movability but the traditional style looks sharp with a sweet little peter pan blouse.
Get it from Olive Juice, $46.50
Top photo: Hanna Anderson. All other photos from respective sources.
Chelsea Fuss is a blogger and prop stylist based in Portland who blogs daily at Frolic!
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