Christmas jumpers have got themselves somewhat of a bad rap in recent years, conjuring up images of garish reds and greens and cutesy, cliche motifs.
So it’s no wonder that many of us have veered away from them when it comes to festive dressing.
Plenty would much prefer a velvet or sequin party dress for the office Christmas do, or some comfy neutrals on the big day itself, when we’re lounging around watching TV and stuffing ourselves with yet more festive grub.
But we reckon Christmas jumpers still have a valuable place in the world of December outfits. After all, like all other jumpers, they’re insanely comfortable, easy to throw on, and keep us warm and comfortable in the icy winter weather.
And they really don’t have to be hideous – in fact, so many of them are totally gorgeous. In an attempt to prove it, we’ve compiled a list of the most stylish Christmas jumpers on the market, conjuring up images of toasty afternoons in front of the fire, after long country walks.
So whether you wear it with a trusty pair of jeans, or a jazzy midi skirt, a Christmas jumper will never let you down – in fact, they’re one of the simplest ways to get into the festive spirit.
See our pick of the most stylish Christmas jumpers for all price ranges below…
Stylish Christmas jumpers
Sweaty Betty Christmas jumper, £90
If you’ve been scarred by blinding, brightly coloured Christmas jumpers in the past, you’re likely after something far more neutral – and this Sweaty Betty jumper could be perfect for you.
It’s made from a super soft fabric and is loose fitting too, meaning you’ll be able to stuff in as much festive food as possible on the 25th! We also love the ironic ‘Christmas jumper’ slogan on the front – just in case people aren’t quite sure….
Fatface Snowflake jumper, £46
With a classic wintery pattern and pretty polka-dot print, this is perfect for a more stylish Christmas jumper option this year. You could just as easily wear this to a family get-together as you would to the office, paired with some jeans and a pair of black boots. In fact, we reckon this would even work past December!
Joules Kirsty jumper, £70
Grey is one of our go-to colours for a reason – timeless, it never dates and always looks chic. So this jumper is perfect for Christmas. Neutral and elegant, its knitted pattern design gives a subtle nod to the festive season that doesn’t isn’t over the top. Plus, there’s an on-trend roll neck, that’ll keep you protected from the cold.
Marks & Spencer Let It Snow Christmas Jumper, £29.50
If you’re on the hunt for a Christmas jumper that’s more muted that the slightly more extravagant options, but want something that’s still quite fine, this M&S number could be just the one for you. It’s monochrome, so won’t leave you feeling like the odd fairy light out on the Christmas tree, but has some playful pom-poms and large emblazoned letters on the front. Plus, it’s only £29.50, so it’s a super affordable option.
Flea-bahum-bag Christmas jumper, £39.99
This is the ultimate Christmas jumper for fans of the hit BBC show Fleabag. There’s no denying that it’s been one of the TVhits of the year, winning a host of awards and legions and legions of fans. So what better way to see out 2019 than pay homage with this hilarious, anti-Christmas Christmas jumper? You’ll look totally cool in it, plus, it’s unisex so will work for you or your significant other.
Matalan monochrome fair isle jumper
For those of us on a budget, this pick from Matalan is a winner. It’s just £22 – the most affordable jumper of our entire edit – and isn’t too ‘Christmassy’, with a fair isle design near the neck, and simple silver sparkle studs embellished on top. It’s an understated option that fits in perfectly in December, but won’t look out of place in the months to come either. Win-win!
Monsoon Star jumper, £48
This one is fun but definitely not too over the top. For those fashion fans that love sequins but don’t want too many of them, this Christmas jumper is a brilliant alternative, with some simple, multi-coloured embellished stars, and more sequins on the arm. But it leaves plenty of the jumper without sequins, which is great. Paired with jeans and boots this will work for you all winter round!
Crew clothing cable fairisle jumper, £56.25
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Cream is a fail-safe colour for Christmas, so this Crew Clothing jumper is ideal. It’s so easy to wear and isn’t in your face at all, with just a subtle, stylish fair isle Christmas pattern evoking images of a winter woodland. We’d wear this on the annual Christmas walk!
Boden rhea jumper, £48
Made with a warm blend of alpaca wool, this Boden Christmas jumper is as cosy and as stylish as can be. It would look totally chic tucked in to a pair of high-waisted jeans, paired with either trainers or some elegant flat courts.
Which is your favourite?