*In a ‘so-80s-bad-taste-they’re good’ kinda way, right?
As winter draws closer, a craving for chunky wool jumpers and cosy sweatshirts only grows stronger.
But along with the eternally stylish cable knit appears its far more questionable cousin: the Christmas jumper. There’s something about yuletide celebrations that make clashing colours, dated designs and garish embroidered snowmen utterly desirable.
As Christmas is a time of love and acceptance, let’s take a look at some handmade and vintage jumpers on either side of the taste spectrum (but, just for the record, ALL equally as awesome, mmm’kay?).
Header image: Merry and bright jumper, £29, Ellie Ellie Ltd
Accessorise this pure wool Icelandic-style jumper with high waisted denim and a marshmallow-abundant hot chocolate.
Snowflake sweater, £60, Super Queenie Retro
You’ll look as bright and snazzy as a Christmas tree in this 80s colour block jumper dress, which boasts the festive season’s most covetable neckline, a roll-neck.
80s colour block sweater, £29, Violets Attic Vintage
If you took the season of winter and deconstructed it, you might form this contemporary patchwork sweater with snow-inspired and tartan wool inserts.
Hand printed patchwork sweater, £48, Loela Loela
When clothing is openly described as ‘ugly’, you know you’re in for a treat. This vintage sweater complete with a host of musical angels does not disappoint.
Angel sweater, £19, Vintage Sis Bro
Mint, greys, yellow, damson and burgundy-coloured wool run through this knit to create a feast for the eyes; sure to be welcome even post-mince pie binge. It’s a top-notch layer for winter workwear when paired with a crisp white shirt and a-line skirt.
Chunky knitted jumper, £130, Miriam Griffiths
Not only does this gloriously dishevelled jumper bring together the sometime opposed qualities of stylish and comfy, its oversized nature provides ample room for expanding Christmas waistlines. Someone pass us the Quality Street tin.
Grey knitted jumper, £450, James Hock Knitwear
Cable knit, embellishments and cross stitching combine to create a right Christmas cracker of a jumper.
Cable knit jumper, £80, With the Golden Locket
Throw out all notions of what is deemed tasteful, then don this cardigan along with a paper crown because you are the Queen of Christmas Style.
Fuzzy collar cardigan, £12, Cloudy Base
Are you opting for gaudy or chic? Leave a comment below or tweet us @EtsyUK to tell us your jumper of choice this winter!