The festive season is fast approaching as well as the inevitable celebrations that accompany it. Whether it’s your staff party or Christmas day with the family, we’ve picked out the holiday must-haves in the central city to impress at your Christmas functions.

For the ladies...


Half Moon Dress, $199 | Gorman | 16 High St

Keep cool and comfortable this Christmas in the Half Moon dress by Gorman. Made from lightweight organic cotton, the breathable fabric means that this dress is great for the warmer weather. Complete the look with a pair of sandals and a sunhat.


Weirder Camisole, $149 | RUBY | 4 High St

You can never go wrong with a classic silk camisole and this ivory Weirder Camisole by Liam from Ruby is a great day or night piece. The simplicity of its bias cut pairs well tucked into a variety of skirt styles and pants. Ideal for work Christmas parties and a great addition to the wardrobe.

sass and bide

Dream Catcher Skirt, $550 | Sass and Bide | 28 Galway St

Sass and Bide’s Dream Catcher Skirt is the ultimate party piece. Carefully contoured to the body and with its layers of ostrich feathers, this mini skirt is sure to steal the show. Wear the skirt as a statement piece along with a plain black cami.

Juliette Hogan

Aggie Cami, $319 | Juliette Hogan | 8 Te Ara Tāhuhu Walkway

Also seen in our city centre gift guide for her, Juliette Hogan’s Aggie Cami in the ethereal Surreal Spot Silk print will be a statement addition to her summer wardrobe. The rose gold hues warm up the skin and work well with a variety of different colours, making the Aggie Cami a thoughtful item this Christmas.

AS Colour

Wo’s Jersey Shorts, $38 | AS Colour | 48 High St

Pick up a pair of the Wo’s Jersey Shorts by AS Colour for a more casual Christmas day look or for something to slip into after the festivities are over. As an added bonus, they have an elasticated waistband so you can have a comfortable day of Christmas feasting!

Nicole Rebstock

Dawn Heels, $280 | Nicole Rebstock | 18A High St

Elevate your outfit with a pair of strappy sandals by Nicole Rebstock. Available in a range of statement colours, a deep burgundy velvet for an evening look and cream leather for your Christmas Day.


Last of Us pant, $94 | Dangerfield | 55 High St

Go one step further with your holiday dressing this season and try on these high-waisted, wide-legged trousers in moss green for a pop of colour. A great alternative to jeans, the Last of Us pants will have you looking both stylish and in the festive spirit.

For the guys...


Comme Des Garcons Classic Big Heart T-Shirt, $165 | FABRIC | 2C Commerce St

The iconic logo of the Comme des Garçons PLAY line is sure to win hearts this Christmas. For an effortlessly cool look, pair this t-shirt with some jeans and sneakers.

Pat Menzies

Dr Martin Eye Boot, $300 | Pat Menzies |174 Queen St

Dr Martin’s are well known for their lace-up leather boots and Pat Menzies has one of the widest selections in the central city. To get into the Christmas spirit go for the cherry red this season.

R.M. Williams

Solid Hide Belt, $140 | R.M. Williams | 8 Customs St East

Every man needs a leather belt in his wardrobe and R.M. Williams offer both black and brown options in the same high quality leather as their famous boots. With a gold buckle, complete your formal look with this timeless accessory.

Ben Sherman

Ben Sherman Tricot Track Top, $159.95| Smith & Caughey's | 253-261 Queen St

The Tricot Track Top by Ben Sherman has long been a traditional British sportswear classic. Thoughtfully constructed from tricot knit, this jacket’s polyester/cotton blend means it is the perfect outer layer for your Christmas-do.     


Bruce Hallow Tee, $59.99 | Barkers | 1 High Street

Paying homage to legendary surf film maker, Bruce Brown this printed t-shirt will not only have you looking sharp on Christmas day, but will have you wishing for an endless summer.

Last updated: 03 February 2020