Dress to impress: Dressing for your Santa photo

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Dress to impress: Dressing for your Santa photo

Ho Ho Ho, Santa Claus is on his way to Westfield Southland! This means it’s time to start planning the perfect outfit and make this year’s photo one to remember. To get you started, here are our top tips on dressing to impress Santa with your family, friends and fur-babies.

Sleigh from head to mistletoe

Posing for an epic bestie Santa photo this year? Why not treat yo’elf to new matching Christmas tees from Jay Jays or Kmart? You can also whip these out at Friends-mas to channel the ultimate Christmas crew spirit. To ramp things up even more, pick a fun theme for the photo such as “all the jingle ladies” or “gangsta wrappers”. From ugly sweaters to merry props, shop the perfect matching outfits at Big W or The Reject Shop or create your own with supplies from Lincraft.

Twinning is winning

Want the perfect matching family photo? While your usual attire is great for day to day, why not amp up your Christmas photo and theme it? Whether you want to be Santa's little helpers, matching reindeer, or pose for a classic Christmas matching moment to impress the grandparents, Cotton On, Sportsgirl or Best & Less have you covered.

Best in snow

Although frilly lace dresses and tiny tuxedos are adorable, they rarely work for a Santa visit and could be to blame for the mid-queue tantrums. Avoid the meltdown and choose an outfit that will keep them comfortable throughout the day. For babies and infants, consider a Christmas-themed onesie from Myer, David Jones or BONDS. For the older ones, go for elastic pants and a soft button-up or a loose-fitting dress and sneakers from Seed Heritage or Country Road.


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Avoid resting grinch face

Is it the little one’s first time meeting Santa? The experience should ideally be fun and exciting. To ensure they’re comfortable, let them wear their favourite costume when meeting the big man! They’ll be smiling from ear-to-ear with the perfect outfit from Purebaby. Are they still a little shy? Pick up a photo companion from Kidstuff.


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'Tis the season to be spilly

Avoid any last-minute accidents or spills by dressing them just before it’s go-time. Or, have a plan B! Get the perfect carry bag from Strandbags or Mimco for a convenient change so you don’t spoil the perfect pic. A hairbrush for a quick tidy up, wet wipes from Priceline or Hairhouse and a festive bib or two from Big W are also necessities that’ll save you on the day.

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Meowy Christmas and happy howlidays

We all know there are fewer things cuter than a pet in a Christmas outfit, so for hats and jumpers, visit Harris Scarfe, Best & Less or Kmart. Do they hate the idea of going all out and dressing up? Perhaps try a simple prop such as reindeer antlers or a snowman toy from The $2 Superstore or Party Xpress. Get your furry friends into the festive spirit and have them posing for the perfect snap with Santa at our Pet photography sessions .

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