Crime of Fashion? Halloween-themed clothes after Halloween

black witch print sweater

We’re officially ready for Halloween to be over now. What do you mean, Halloween IS over? It can’t be! Not when people are still buying $2,020 witch sweaters from Net-a-Porter, anyway. Or even £28 “scary skeleton” sweaters from Topshop:

These two items only appeared on their respective retailers’ websites after Halloween had been and gone, so either the spooky season is being dragged out for longer than usual this year, or witches, skeletons, and other such ghouls are suddenly the very height of fashion. We’re really not sure which is worse: Halloween lasting until Christmas, or people spending $2,000 on a holiday sweater.

You tell us, then: is it a crime of fashion to keep on wearing Halloween-themed clothing after Halloween, or are witches and skeletons, like, so chic, all year round?


  • November 3, 2011


    I quite like the skeleton sweater. I wouldn’t wear it because it’s not really ‘me’ but I do kinda like it (on someone else – a lot younger than me!). The witchy jumper though? YUK – and anyone willing to part with so much money for something so frivolous as a holiday jumper should have a serious think about their values – £2000 could do so much for many charities and to throw it away on something you’d only wear once is crazy (gasp! Just realised: that’s what my sister did: her wedding dress…)

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  • November 3, 2011


    I quite like the second one, I could wear it all year. I don’t think that because there is a thing on it that can make you think of Halloween, it’s only a Halloween sweater. This is just a funny sweater.

    But for the first one… it’s just ugly and expensive.

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  • January 11, 2012


    These will be on sale by the time Halloween comes around.

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