Over the last few years, the humble Christmas jumper has experienced a surprising resurgence. No longer viewed as the cringe-worthy hallmark of embarrassing relatives, the delightfully garish and kitsch knitwear has become an essential part of every festive wardrobe. The brighter the colour and bolder the print, the better.
Its evolution may be due in part to the popularity of ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater parties’ stateside and charity initiatives such as Save the Children’s ‘Christmas jumper’ day. Hipsters the world over have adopted it as their festive uniform thanks to its typically gaudy and outlandish design (Note: always accessorised with a pinch of ‘irony’). It is only recently, however, that the trend has been sanctioned by the fashion elite with respected designers such as Stella McCartney putting their own spin on the Yuletide staple.
To ensure you sleigh in the style stakes this festive season we’ve put together our pick of the best Christmas jumpers on the market…
- & Other Stories 2. BooHoo 3. Matalan 4. BrandAlley 5. Net-a-porter 6. New Look 7. Monsoon 8. Asos 9. Boden