Iconic Fashion Moments In Christmas Music Videos

Joanna Elizabeth


Published December 10, 2018

Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas album cover
Mariah Carey – Merry Christmas album cover

The festive season is finally here, and you can’t deny that you’ll be consuming an unhealthy amount of Christmas content over the holidays. Although you may be thinking about those iconic Xmas-flicks, this will also include the highly anticipated music videos that play on loop every year, anywhere you go.

From your Christmas parties to the big day itself, it’s no secret that fashion plays a significant part around Crimbo time. To celebrate the magic of Christmas and to have an even better excuse to watch some of our favourite music videos on repeat, we take a look at some of the most stylish festive videos throughout time.

All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

Originally released in 1994, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is considered to be the most popular Christmas song of the modern-era. Last year, the video on YouTube exceeded seven million daily views which is set to increase even further this year. But what made the video so special to keep Mariah-lovers coming back?

The video itself is shot in the style of a home movie and uses a Super-8mm film, giving it that early 90s feel. But in terms of what the Queen of Christmas is wearing, she rocks three iconic looks that you can probably remember. Her first, more simplistic look of the music video, sees her decorate the Christmas tree and pet her snowywhite rabbit. She sports a comfy knitted red jumper and black pants to match the colours of Santa Claus.

The second and third look are much more adventurous. You’ll remember Mariah rocking her toasty, bright red coat accompanied by her woolly hat and white gloves as she played in the snow with Father Christmas himself. For the third outfit, Mariah wears a Santa Claus themed, red jumpsuit which is brought together by a black buckle belt. Seems as though she loves taking fashion cues from St Nick himself!

Justin Bieber – Mistletoe

Justin Bieber is undoubtedly a heart throb around the world, and we all loved it when he stepped into the Christmas song arena with his single ‘Mistletoe’. Released in 2011, the song received a warm reception and sold 164,000 copies in its first week. But were Justin’s fashion choices wise?

JB has always been a trendsetter, but maybe the main look used in the video should stay in 2011. Set in a snowy idyllic town full of hot chocolates and lit-up Christmas trees, Justin sports the black leather jacket with a fur collar look, matched with black pants and a golden chain. While this may not sound too bad, he’s brings his outfit together by wearing bright red fingerless gloves and red high tops that aren’t too keen on the eye, a step away from his usual retro trainers.

Throughout the narrative clips of the video, Justin opts for a more casual style to impress his date. This includes a similar black jacket, grey men’s shirt with a silver chain and baggy denim jeans — could he pull this look off today?

Leona Lewis – One More Sleep

Hitting the Christmas countdown charts in 2013, ‘One More Sleep’ by X-Factor winner Leona Lewis became an instant classic around the UK. While the song lyrics tells the tale of a loved-up couple who are counting down the days to they see each other again, the video is much sweeter.

Picture fluorescent white snow and the most adorable Christmas cabin, as this is what Leona sees when she drives up to her new home for the holidays. For her first outfit, you’ll find her wearing a smart coat with a white polo neck beneath. To accompany this look, she wears black pants and boots as well as red leather gloves — and you can’t forget that gorgeous fedora hat!

When inside the cabin, she takes a more casual approach with her style and wears a simple winter jumper that holds a reindeer necklace. When venturing outdoors with her friends for a snowball fight, you can see the star in an angelic grey coat with faux fur cuffs, very winter wonderland.

Somethin’ Stupid – Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is probably the last person you’d expect to be on a Robbie Williams track, but upon its debut in 2001, the song achieved the position of Christmas number one. Although the song was originally sung by Carson Parks and Gaile Foote and followed by Frank and Nancy Sinatra, Robbie and Nicole truly made it their own.

The video is full of extravagant outfits, which all add a touch of sophistication to the storyline. The first shot shows Nicole is a glamorous golden evening dress which sparkles notoriously, while Robbie wears a tartan tux with Christmas reds, yellows and green patterns. Next up, Robbie decides to rock an all-white suit with Nicole opting for a lace, decorate gown.

Towards the end of the video, the pair become more casual and show off their regular Christmas jumpers that show off countless snowflakes and reindeers!

Those were just some of the most iconic Christmas music videos in history, which is your favourite?

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