The festive season is officially upon us, with less than a month until Christmas Day, and less than six weeks until this sad, sorry year draws to an end. For many of us, the New Year can’t come soon enough, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take a moment to enjoy the merriment this time of year offers—champagne, gift-giving, and the excuse to buy a so-bad-it’s-good Christmas sweater.
For those who hear the phrase ‘Christmas sweater’ and conjure to mind the kind of hideous, reindeer-heavy number Colin Firth wore in Bridget Jones Diary, think again. There is a whole range of holiday-appropriate, tasteful designer sweaters available to purchase right now. In fact, festive sweaters have had a makeover in the last few years, thanks to nods of approval from brands like Loewe, Prada, and Etro.
Looking for proof? Let us present Exhibit A: Katie Holmes. Holmes stepped out in New York City this afternoon wearing a Christmas-y Fair Isle sweater by Chloé—proving that ‘ugly’ knits actually look pretty good with slim-leg jeans and Gucci loafers. Or Bella Hadid, whose brash, bold-colored knit (worn with satin cargo pants and chunky lug-soled boots, naturally), sent the world into a knit-buying frenzy when she wore it out last Christmas.
As the big day approaches (panicking about your lack of gift preparation? Most of the Black Friday sales are still going over the weekend—shop our edit of the best fashion and beauty deals here) we’ve curated six high-fashion knits you’ll be proud to wear Christmas morning. In fact, we’re waging you’ll be wearing them plenty of times after that too…