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Where To Shop For Christmas Outfits & Tips For Your Santa Photos

So, you’ve got your Santa Photos booked…now it’s time to plan your Christmas outfits and ensure this year’s photo is one to remember!

Here are my top tips for how to dress to impress when you’re meeting Santa with your family and pets for your Santa photos this Christmas 2022. 

If you haven’t booked your Christmas Photos with Santa yet, check out this post where I’ve listed all the spots offering Santa Photos Melbourne wide.

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1. Choose Christmas Outfits for the Whole Family

Best&Less is the one-stop shop for buying an affordable new Christmas outfit for the whole family. 

Whether you love dressing up in themed Christmas clothes, a matching Christmas outfit with the kids or dressing to the nines – you’re sure to score a quality bargain!

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Boden makes gorgeous, high-quality Christmas outfits for all the family.

You can select from matching Christmas outfits for the whole family as well as Christmas pyjamas for women and festive pyjamas for men. They even have a range of stylish Christmas gifts to make your Christmas shopping easier.

Boden’s complete 2022 festive online shop with new styles will be open on 1 November 2022 but until then, you can shop from their available stock which is sure to get you in the spirit.

3. Dress for Comfort First

Frilly lace dresses and tiny tuxedos are super-cute, but they seldom work for a Santa photo visit. Choose an outfit that will keep your little ones comfortable (especially when they’re waiting in the queue) to avoid meltdowns. 

For babies and infants, consider a Christmas-themed onesie and for the older kids, go for elastic pants and a soft button-up or a loose-fitting dress.


4. Let Your Kids Wear Their Favourite Costume

For little kids it can be daunting to have to meet Santa for the first time, let alone having to get used to wearing new clothes for the first time (that they have to keep clean!).

To keep the Santa photo experience fun and exciting, why not let your little ones wear their favourite costume instead? 

CostumeBox is an online costume shop with all the themed costumes you could dream of, as well as a whole Christmas range of decorations, costumes and party supplies.

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5. Prepare for Accidents and Have a Plan B

Be prepared for any last-minute accidents or spills by dressing your kids just before it’s time to leave for the Santa photo – or better yet, have a Plan B outfit ready in your bag in case things go wrong.

Bring some baby wipes, a hairbrush for a quick tidy-up, a spare nappy and bib for bubs and you’ll be right to go when it’s time to take your snap.

Remember that any treats and snacks are best given after your photo!

6. Shop for a Cute Pet Christmas Outfit

Pets in Christmas outfits are seriously cute! For Christmas hats, Christmas jumpers and pet Christmas costumes check out the range from My Pet Warehouse and Lucky Pet Supplies.

If your pet hates the idea of dressing up, then try a simple prop such as a Christmas-themed pet toy instead.

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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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