For UCDers, medical December is a tale of two halves; while undoubtedly the most wonderful time of the year, online the festive season is often synonymous with the Christmas penance- no not Brussels sprouts, rather the UCD exams. Luckily for you, my ultimate exam time procrastination is online shopping and I have somehow managed to narrow down endless hours of searching and scrolling, into my top three dress picks for the Christmas season.



Motel’s Moonchild Skater Dress is fast becoming on the brand’s iconic dresses. Its understated elegance makes it the perfect pick for the Christmas season and with long sheer sleeves, there’s no need to bother with tan considering you will spent the first few weeks of the month in Ballsbridge- not Barbados.  Pair it with a red lip and for a festive flair and while priced at €62, Motel is currently offering 25% student discount until the 24th November so get buying!




If you would prefer something a little less understated and a little more flirty and fun I suggest Topshop’s Feather Hem Slip Dress. Modelled by Cara D in the brand’s ad campaign, its hard not to fall in love with its simple, yet eye-catching concept. With a white canvass to work with, you can pretty much accessorize with whatever you want! That’s the beauty with a LWD. Buy online for £55 and avail of free shipping to Ireland on purchases over £50.




Finally, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a little hint of red in your wardrobe. Perk up the wintertime blues with Missguided’s Shiraz Mini Dress. Its shape is perfect for the time of the year – the lace bodice nips you in at the waist while the puffball skirt will forgivingly hide any lumps and bumps as a result of over indulgence (chocolate is a necessary pre-requisite for exam time.)

Available online and in black and red and priced at €45.49




Susanna Morgan