From novelty knits to jumpers you'll want to wear all year round, we've found the best knitwear for the festive period
Christmas jumpers are a bit like bikinis – all the best styles seem to sell out early. Get ahead of the game this season with our edit of the best styles, whatever your budget.
If the thoughts of wearing a festive knit brings you out in hives, fear not – Christmas jumpers can actually be stylish. If you’re in the market for something other than crew neck styles emblazoned with Christmas trees or santa hats, you’ll find plenty of chicer styles in our edit. Chinti & Parker to Gant, there are plenty pf options that don’t look in the least tacky.
Yes, the prices may be higher, but the cashmere blend and potential to wear post-Christmas is huge, making this a worthy investment. We love Chinti & Parker’s star jumper and Toasts’ coral merino wool rollneck.
The high street is jingling with merry knitwear. Next and Marks & Spencer have offered up some super-sweet options, from sequin knits to classic Fairisle versions that won’t blow the budget, there’s lots on offer that look equally chic as the designer options.
For all things glitzy, check out Topshop’s embellished options, and Zara for their purse-friendly picks. Our favourite jumper in the under £100 category is Somedays Lovin Maple Jumper. It’s billowing sleeves are bang on trend, while the keyhole detail at the neckline tempers the volume to keep the over look elegant.
Meanwhile, Bella Freud has updated her achingly cool knitwear collection with some fun festive options, that will likely be the coolest knit you own this autumn. We’ve chosen the cult 1970 jumper, which has been jazzed up in a fine-knit metallic viscose blend. Pop this one on your dream Christmas gift list and start hinting heavily now.
With plenty more options to choose from, there’s something to suit every style and budget. Scroll on to find your dream Christmas knit…
Meet our hero buy: the Marie Claire fashion team have fallen hard for the cool voluminous sleeves on this Somedays Lovin knit.
A classic Christmas jumper with all the traditional trimmings.
Markus Lupfer’s embellished knits are guaranteed to add a touch of fun to any ensemble.
Looking for something more trend-led? Look no further than this cropped Topshop knit.
This versatile knit ticks the metallics trend, meaning you can wear it for your next night out as well as Christmas Day.
This cropped sweater will look gorgeous with high-waisted jeans on Christmas Day.
This pretty powder pink jumper was delicately knitted from the finest Italian cashmere, so while it’s tipping the luxury end of the price scale it’s worth the investment.
This vibrant coral jumper will see you right through to Spring.
With it’s soft feminine colours this jumper will look great with raw hem lightwash jeans and a pair of killer heels when you’re meeting friends for a festive tipple.
Wear this stylish sweater with a vinyl skirt for a directional look this season.
This posh knit is perfect for the office Christmas party.
Wear this knitted dress with flat knee-high boots for chic Christmas Day style.
This cosy jumper was hand-knitted from soft, springy wool and makes for a luxurious addition to your knitwear.
Fancy a splurge? Treat yourself to this pretty Red Valentino knit.
Not really a jumper person? Try this cool cardi instead.
This chic polka dot jumper is totally office-appropriate, too.
Bubbles-lovers will appreciate this irreverent sweater.
Embrace ski lodge chic in this M&S Fair Isle knit. It was made for cozying up in on days spent in front of a log fire.
Another gorgeous Christmas knit you can totally wear all year round.
Make like a Christmas elf with this jolly lime green knit.
Indulge your inner-magpie with this all-over sequinned top.
Looking for a luxury Christmas knit? With it’s directional shoulder pads this Isabel Marant’s metallic-red sweater is the perfect choice.
This New Look knit does exactly what it says on the tin.
Bella Freud’s cult 1970 knit has had a festive make over in metallic silver.
This J.Crew jumper has a cool retro, sporty feel. Spun from soft wool, this is a buy now, wear forever piece.
Heard of hygge? We reckon this Nordic jumper is the perfect sartorial interpretation.
Cut to create a fitted silhouette, this dove grey knit can be worn well beyond the festive season.