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…


  • November 14, 2011

    Lili @ Relatable Style

    The white Lupfer and McCartney? Yes, please. Aubin & Wills if I absolutely had to. Moschino for shiz and giggles, although I’d rather pin the image to my wall than wear it…

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  • November 14, 2011


    Most of these are ok, and they do look WARM! While I would never buy any sweater for those prices I would most certainly buy them while rummaging though the rack at the thrift store, my art studio gets very cold. The angry snow man is pretty spectacular.

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  • November 14, 2011


    Hihi Aubin & Wills turn your breasts into ski slopes!

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  • November 14, 2011


    Except for the Moschino, none are that different from what you’d find on the shelves for $29.99 almost anyplace this season of the year. Wait until after December 15 and get them for $5 on the close out rack.

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  • January 11, 2012


    I like the zombie snowman, but the rest are too seasonal

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