Contrary to popular belief, not all ugly Christmas sweaters have to be ugly. There are actually a myriad of festive Christmas sweaters that have the stereotypical Fair Isle print, Christmas quote and reindeer graphic — while still looking chic.
Whether you have a secret Santa exchange coming up, a white elephant party or holiday dinner, finding the right festive outfit can be difficult when you don’t want to look like Mrs. Claus or an elf. To help guide you, we scoured the web to find 11 sweaters that will not only fit your holiday dress code, but that you’ll want to wear well throughout the holiday season.
Shop our favorites below.
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Topshop Fair Isle Zip Collar Jumper
This stylish holiday sweater is one you’ll never want to take off. We love the open-neck silhouette and 3/4 zipper. It’s perfect to slip on over a T-shirt and wear with your favorite boyfriend jeans and boots. It’s cozy, it’s cute and it’s right on point for the holidays.
Mango Jacquard Wool Sweater
Made of wool, this sweater will not only keep you warm on weekends, but you can also wear it to work. It has a festive Fair Isle print, but its neutral color palette will complement any wardrobe. We suggest styling it with wide-legged trousers and pointy black leather boots.
Topshop Christmas Party Popper Jumper
Although covered in sequins, this sweater screams holiday spirit without looking cheesy. Style it with black skinny jeans and heels, and your friends will be jealous you found this sweater first.
H&M Off-the-shoulder Sweater
The off-the-shoulder silhouette adds a feminine touch compared with typical, chunky Christmas sweaters. We love how the festive print doesn’t overpower the sweater, making it look classy. And at $10, you can’t beat the price.
Topshop Christmas Snowflake Chevron Jumper
This snowflake sweater is so cute, it would make a great holiday date night look (think ice skating with your beau). Just add a pom-pom beanie, moto jacket and your favorite black skinny jeans to make it look a bit edgier. He’ll never know what hit him.
UO Gwendoline Faire Isle Crew-Neck Sweater
The colorful stripes mixed with the Fair Isle design give this sweater a retro, ’90’s vibe. Wear it to a white elephant party with all your friends, and you’ll be one to stand out from the crowd.
Topshop Christmas Joyeux Noel Jumper
Simple and elegant, this sweater checks off all the boxes for a stylish Christmas sweater. We love the black and white color palette, typography and adorable reindeer graphic. If you look extra closely, you can see one of the reindeer’s noses is red too!
Loft Fair Isle Turtleneck Sweater
The teal blue shade in this fair isle turtleneck is a fresh alternative to traditional red and green. Style it with skinny trousers and pumps, and you’ll have a festive office-ready look.
Christmas Oh Deer Sequin Jumper
This sparkling gem is tailored for the girl who loves to go out but wants to put a holiday spin on her typical Saturday night look.
Aerie Cable Sweater
Kick back and relax in this sweater while watching Christmas movies and drinking a steaming cup of hot chocolate. Ah, doesn’t that sound lovely?
HYCYG Women’s Crew Neck
We love the vintage feel of this reindeer sweater. You can wear it to a holiday party and then pack it afterwards for your next ski trip. Either way, at $29, you won’t regret it.
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