Knitwear

The Holiday Sweater Gets a High Fashion Makeover

Remember Holiday Sweaters? Here, let us remind you:

holiday sweater with snowmanThis kind of thing, yes?

Until recently, holiday sweaters were the preserve of those poor unfortunates who were given one as a gift, and forced to wear it, lest they cause offence. Oh, and the Cosby family, obviously.

Now, however, the humble holiday sweater is having a fashion renaissance, which means that this Christmas it’s going to be hard to tell the fashion victims from those rather earnest souls who wear light-up earrings in the shape of reindeer and drape pieces of tinsel around themselves in a bid to look “festive”. Or maybe not, because the new generation of holiday sweater is at least a little less garish, and a little more stylish than the ones of old. Witness:

Holiday sweater with snowmanMoschino, $875

reindeer holiday sweaterMarkus Lupfer, $480

designer sweaterStella McCartney, $1,145

Holiday sweater with puppiesMarkus Lupfer, $475

holiday sweaterAubin & Wills, $375

At these prices, we think it’s time to persuade granny to get the knitting needles out…

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