Rosie Wears: Boden Riley Knitted Dress and Claudette Coat

Boden Riley Knitted Dress and Claudette Coat

Boden Riley Knitted Dress and Claudette Coat

Boden Riley Knitted Dress and Claudette Coat

Boden Riley Knitted Dress and Claudette Coat

When it comes to Christmas Day dressing, I’m all about comfort and cosiness – but that doesn’t mean compromising on style. This red jumper dress ticks all the boxes for me, as effortless to throw on and go as it is pleasingly festive. The deep V-neck and cut that skims not clings means it flatters – without looking like you’re wearing a sack – while still leaving plenty of room for mince pies. Made from a mix of wool and cotton, it’s incredibly snugly and looks just as good with boots and leggings as it does with heels and a fancy coat. It looks particularly seasonal paired with Boden’s Claudette coat in black with its statement leopard print faux fur collar, channelling ’60s Audrey-inspired style. I’ve barely taken the coat off since it arrived as its fit is to die for and it is just so versatile.

Boden Riley Knitted Dress and Claudette Coat

Boden Riley Knitted Dress and Claudette Coat

Boden Riley Knitted Dress and Claudette Coat

Boden Riley Knitted Dress and Claudette Coat

I took my Boden Riley knitted dress and Claudette coat out for a spin during a very festive day out to mark the start of the Christmas holidays. I was kindly gifted tickets to go ice skating at the rink in St Andrew Square by Leopold and Frida. I haven’t been skating for about ten years and in spite of some initial fear of falling face first onto the rink in my new coat, I had a wonderful time. Ice skating is the jewel in the crown of Edinburgh’s Christmas and there are surely few places you can skate with such a beautiful view. My top tips would be to get there early to beat the crowds and to wear cosy socks! I loved the chalet-inspired seating area inside too, which happened to match my outfit…

Boden Riley Knitted Dress and Claudette Coat

Boden Riley Knitted Dress and Claudette Coat

Boden Riley Knitted Dress and Claudette Coat

Boden Riley Knitted Dress and Claudette Coat

What are you wearing for Christmas Day? Have you been ice skating this year?

Boden Riley Knitted Dress and Claudette Coat

Boden Riley Knitted Dress and Claudette Coat

Boden Riley Knitted Dress and Claudette Coat

Boden Riley Knitted Dress and Claudette Coat

Jumper and coat kindly c/o Boden, vintage accessories (including ’60s gold frame bag).

Thanks to the lovely Laura at Leopold and Frida for gifting us skating tickets, and to Mark and team at the rink for giving us permission to take photos. All love of festive activities entirely my own!

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