The best Christmas jumpers are guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit and with the temperatures starting to drop there’s no better time to start bolstering your knitwear collection.
Much like your favorite Christmas party dress, a Christmas jumper is an integral part of a festive wardrobe. With popularity soaring in recent years, the best Christmas jumpers are now a mainstay of straight-to-market brands, with dozens of iterations across all budgets and categories in the run-up to the holiday season. Such is the popularity of the best Christmas jumpers that there is even a day dedicated to wearing your most spirited sweater, whilst raising money for a good cause. While many credit Mark Darcy for the initial explosion in the style status of the Christmas jumper - after the character was spotted donning a particularly festive knit in Bridget Jones, having a holiday season wardrobe packed with joy-inducing pieces is nothing new.
From slogan sweaters and funny festive puns to cute character motif styles and classic fair isle knits to subtle sparkly designs, there is a Christmas jumper for every sartorial style. Whether you want to get the whole family kitted out best matching Christmas jumpers, or see it as your duty to don a festive knit to help bolster Christmas cheer, it's time to get fully decked out for a joyous December.
The best Christmas jumpers to shop now
Purchasing special clothing items for Christmas day itself or the run-up has become a global tradition and the best Christmas jumpers fall very much in line with this trend. From the best women’s Christmas pajamas for those dark and cozy nights during December to the best matching Christmas pajamas for the whole family to get everyone excited on Christmas Eve, our clothing can really help get us in the right mindset to celebrate the festive period.
RRP: $92.95 / £59.95 | Red and white is a classic Christmas color combo and this stripy sweater is perfect if you’re looking for something a little more lightweight. The Christmas pudding embellishments add a welcome touch of festive-ready fun.
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RRP: $29.99 / £34.99 | For a sweater that will up your Christmas spirit levels, this statement knit gives a nod to the fall 2022 fashion trends for striking knits. Emblazoned with 'let it snow', 'sparkle' and 'cheer' slogans, there's no way this won't raise a smile.
RRP: $44.23 / £38 | One of the best sweaters for the holidays, you can’t beat a slogan for a dose of feel-good fashion. This cotton-blend sweater has a fleece lining so it’s soft against the skin. Available in three colors - black, red and white.
RRP: $48 / £34 | Purple is one of the top fashion trends 2023 so get ahead of the game with this jumper. While the embellished 'All is bright' slogan gives a nod to the festive period, it isn't fully limited to the Christmas season, adding versatility to the look.
RRP: $109 / £69 | A festive cardigan is a stylish alternative to a classic pullover and a handy layering tool too, adding festive cheer to your best dresses. The pretty fair isle gives this cardi a wintery feel whilst the blue hue ensures it’ll go with everything.
RRP: $186 / £109 | For a knit that will work as part of your work Christmas party outfits, this elegant sweater features gold embellishment across the shoulders and neckline on a rich burgundy base. Pair with black for a striking and elegant finish.
RRP: $140 / £95 | When it comes to outstanding knitwear, British clothing brand Boden certainly knows how to bring that festive magic. With a repeated faire isle print featuring reindeers, Christmas trees and hearts, this is one's a head turner.
RRP: $72 / £65 | ‘Tis the season to sparkle so get on board with this sequin-sleeved knit. The multiple star embellishment gives this jumper a nod to the festive season without going too OTT whilst the cream shade makes it wearable round-the-clock.
RRP: $60.99 / £35 | A Christmas jumper in December is a wardrobe essential and no-one does a festive knit quite like M&S. This chic snowflake sweater is dressy enough for the office, without sacrificing entirely on fun and Christmas spirit.
RPP: $79.99 / £49.99 | Want a slightly more subtle twist to those Christmas party outfits? This muted, monochromatic sweater features lurex thread for added sparkle. Not strictly a holiday knit, you can easily wear this throughout the winter.
RRP: $33.89 / £30 | Puns and puppies, this is the perfect sweater for all the dog lovers out there. A great gift or self-gift idea, each puppy has been hand embroidered for a lovely unique touch. The jumpers have an oversized, relaxed fit.
RRP: $35 / £30 | One of the best Christmas jumpers for those after a bit more color, swap classic reds and greens for this mustard iteration. Crafted from 100% cotton, it has a regular fit. Wear with your warmest leggings for a casual weekend look.
RRP: $616 / £460 | In one of this season's hottest hues, and this 100% lambswool sleeveless knit is ideal for layering as we head into the holiday season. The fair isle print renders it festivities ready, while the cozy fabric makes it great over dresses or shirts.
RRP: £34.99 (International shipping available) | The home of glitz and glam, it's not just party season, it’s also Strictly season so if you want to show off your love for the celebrity dancing show then this quirky knit is the one. It gets a solid 10 from us.
RRP: $69.90 / £49.99 | Looking to add some sparkle to your work Christmas party outfit - try this sparkly cardigan out for size. Easy to add to existing work wardrobe, it can slip over a silky cami or a midi dress, or wear buttoned up as a sweater.
RRP: $34.99 / £24.99 | One of the chicest Christmas-ready sweaters out there, this sensational pink sweater with rhinestone bows will ensure you dazzle at every opportunity this month. Ideal for what to wear over a dress to, this is a standout.
RRP: $71 / £38 | Another knit you’ll be able to rock for Christmas and beyond, this fair isle jumper is super toasty with its high neckline - ideal for Boxing Day walks. The cropped finish makes it ideal for pairing with high-waisted jeans or skirts.
RRP: $27.04 / £28.99 | Who can resist a cheesy Christmas jumper? Embrace the season with this quirky jumper. Featuring a jolly alpaca, some snowflakes, a Santa hat, and mistletoe all in an appropriate color palette, you can't get much more festive.
RRP: $60 / £50 | And the most adorable Christmas jumper design award goes to this sweet sweater. With two Scottie dogs kissing under the mistletoe, it would make a charming gift for dog lovers. The light gray colorway makes it easy to style too.
RRP: $100 / £100 | Barbour might be known for making some of the best waterproof jackets but it excels in knitwear too. This wool-blend knit has a cozy turtleneck silhouette and an attractive, subtle reindeer pattern for a chic nod to Christmas.
RRP: £69 (UK only) | Get the party started with this cocktail sweater. The dark base makes it ideal for pairing with a silver or gold sequin skirt, or team with a pair of black skinny jeans and half tuck the sweater into the waist.
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Charlie is the Deputy Fashion Editor at Future plc across multiple women’s magazines including Woman & Home, Woman and Woman's Own.
She bagged her first magazine job in 2009 and has previously written for titles including Stylist, Closer and Dare. Over the years Charlie has embraced anything that was thrown at her from styling celebrities to testing out the best jeans on the high street to writing about must-have beauty buys.
With a weakness for a printed midi dress, Charlie is on a mission to shop more sustainably and loves finding new ethical brands and second-hand buys.
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