Sure, we’ve been in defense of dressing up for party season—proselytizing on the benefits of leaving one’s drawstring waist-cinching outfits at the gym rather than trotting them out for Christmas dinner—but this week Kate Hudson posted a selfie that calls our holiday-dressing theory into question. Popping up on our Instagram feed, the actress appeared more than cozy in her Denver Broncos pajama set with her son, Ryder Robinson. Posing against the decorated fireplace, she made us realize that there is always an exception to the rule.
But of course, some of our fashionable follows heeded our advice, and decked the halls whilst being totally decked out, too. Just take modeling mother and daughter duo, Anna Cleveland and her legendary mom Pat: The pair snapped photos dancing about in full-on Zac Posen and Stephen Burrows ball gowns, re-creating a scene straight out of Studio 54. And then there was Samantha Angelo, whose vintage Donald Brooks poppy-patterned cropped blouse and full skirt from Shrimpton Couture coordinated seamlessly with the Christmas tree behind her.