Kate Hudson's Ann Taylor Holiday Ads Are a Family Affair

10/15/2013 at 10:00 AM ET

Kate Hudson Ann Taylor holiday adsCourtesy Ann Taylor

It may not surprise you to discover that Kate Hudson‘s family Christmas photos are just slightly more glamorous than the ones you took in matching sweaters with your parents at Sears.

Unless we’re mistaken and you had racks of chic holiday clothing brought to you in London, where you and your fiancé were both working, and you had famous fashion photographer Mikael Jansson on hand to snap the perfect portrait. But on the off chance that wasn’t your experience, Hudson gave us an exclusive behind the scenes peek at her Ann Taylor holiday ads, which show her both at home and at play.

Kate Hudson Ann Taylor holiday adsCourtesy Ann Taylor

The actress shows off some super-sexy (and definitely daring) sheer designs while sipping cocktails at London’s Corinthia hotel with her fiancé Matt Bellamy’s band Muse’s tour manager and visual effects supervisor. Then later, she poses in a polished, embellished shift (below) to sneak in some holiday time with her young sons.

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Kate Hudson Ann Taylor holiday adsCourtesy Ann Taylor

“This shoot was particularly fun. We were in London and wanted to get people together,” Hudson says in a statement. “I called some of our friends that work with my fiancé’s band. It was fun to be able to bring them into the fashion world. Luckily, I was able to have my family there too, so it made for a very enjoyable day!”

Kate Hudson Ann Taylor holiday adsCourtesy Ann Taylor

We thought we were dreading colder temperatures, but this exclusive glimpse into the star’s festive, holiday-ready ad campaign all of a sudden has us craving tights and velvet weather. Keep an eye out for even more shots from the campaign (we’re dying to see more appearances from her sons, like the one at left!) and be sure to tell us what you think of her “family portraits” below.

–Alex Apatoff

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Karen on

I’ve got nothing.

Carrie on

I was expecting to see a Christmas photo of her family. How ridiculous of me.

Loree on

She celebrates the holiday by not wearing a bra..real classy

Maxi on

I didn’t recognize her she has become so thin. Love the clothes but is the holiday about the clothes?

Guest on

Hmmmm how is this shoot a “family affair” no one is her family. How do I get a job writing for people????

Ashleigh on

can’t stand her, especially where she was quoted saying all men cheat. Be your own person, Kate, don’t try to emulate your Mom all the time.

ne on

her son is in that last photo and I’m pretty sure he is her family.

Vicki on


Brianna on

Is it now en Vogue to not wear a bra? Classy, Kate.

Brenda Scott on

Ummm…the article states her fiance is at the table beside her and her youngest son is in the picture of her standing in the doorway. The article is listed under “StyleWatch” which is an indicator that it wouldn’t be an actual family Christmas card photo.

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