Almost as well-known as Santa himself, Mrs Claus is the wife of the jolly old gift-bringer and in Christmas lore, often helps him with the preparations for the big day. Mrs Claus's outfit closely resembles Santa's in both colour and style; instead of buying such an outfit from a costume shop, you can create it yourself using a red dress as a starting point. If you want to dress up as a traditional Mrs Claus, use a dress whose hem falls to the ankle or just below the knee; if you want a sexier version of the outfit, on the other hand, use a dress with a shorter skirt.
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Things you need
- Long-sleeved red dress
- Tape measure
- White fur trim
- Fabric glue
- White apron
- Black belt
- Santa hat (optional)
Measure the hem of the dress you are using and cut a length of white fur trim matching the measurement. Using the fabric glue, carefully attach the fur trim to the hem.
Measure the wrists of the dress and cut two lengths of white fur trim matching the measurement. Using the fabric glue, carefully attach the fur trim to the hem.
Try the dress on. Drape the white fur trim around your neck, following the dress collar, and decide whether you want to add the trim to the collar. If so, take the dress off, measure the collar, cut a length of white fur trim matching the measurement and attach the fur trim to the collar using the fabric glue.
Put the dress on. Don the white apron on top of the dress and then cinch the black belt around your waist. Put on the Santa hat, if using.
Wear low black heels or ankle-length boots with the traditional version of the outfit. Wear tall red heels or knee-length boots with the sexier version of the outfit.