If you’re planning your Christmas wardrobe already, don’t forget to include this season’s hottest trend: the humble jumper is making a big comeback this year, albeit in fresh new avatars.
Your Christmas jumper should of course be warm and snuggly and provide lots of coverage for your arms and chest and this being the festive season, should feature a traditional Christmassy motif or design.
So if you love the idea of your jumper being embellished with decorated Christmas trees, Santa and the reindeer, snow-men and fir trees, go ahead and indulge – they’re all available with leading high-street stores and of course on-line and through mail order.
So what makes the Christmas jumper so popular? Well for one thing, all the celebs are wearing them – since the 1980s when high-profile TV anchors began sporting these colorful cover-ups, and various personalities from film, music, arts and entertainment fields followed resulting in the birth of a fashion trend.
Those humble jumpers knitted by your grandma or a not-so-favorite aunt which were consigned to the back of your closet are all the rage this season and an indispensable part of your wardrobe!
There are lots of companies offering unique and unusual designs in Christmas jumpers, featuring bold colors, psychedelic prints, glitter, embroidery, and the current hot trend of the “ugly sweater” – something which is so over the top that it’s almost unsightly! And that’s one way you’ll ensure that you get lots of attention.
If you’re shopping for Christmas jumpers, make sure you do it well ahead – they’re so popular that you could find yourself left sans too many choices if you leave it too late.
Designs that scream “different” for men, women and kids are featured on-line and in the stores and you need to keep your sense of humor firmly in place so you don’t get offended when you’re gifted one of these fashionably un-beautiful garments!
However, you can strike your own path too – you don’t need to follow the “ugly sweater” trend if you don’t fancy it. Your Christmas jumper could be just as tasteful, pretty, smart or elegant as you want it to be if that’s your style statement.
A touch of sparkles, beads and sequins could give you that perfect look to wear over chic trousers or jeans, while a modern geometrical motif appliquéd onto your jumper is great with skinny trousers for that evening supper with friends. For men, the cable-knit or fair isle patterns are eternal favorites.
Everyone’s wearing them – Christmas jumpers get your whole family feeling cozy and cared-for while enjoying the festive season.