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31 Pretty Christmas Sweaters You'll Actually Want to Wear

Proof that holiday sweaters can be stylish.
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Nowadays Christmas sweaters are often synonymous with the word "ugly," but there's no reason for this experience to begin and end with battery-powered LED lights and three-dimensional antlers. From bold colors and playful patterns to on-trend embellishments, holiday sweaters can be pretty, can be modern, can be (dare we say it?) stylish. To prove there's more to this much-maligned knitwear than meets the Ugly Sweater Party, we've rounded up some of the most fashionable Christmas-friendly sweaters to add to your holiday wardrobe.

Zip Christmas Sweater

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Land's End
landsend.com
$89.40

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This Fair Isle-style zip up cardigan is cozy in the front, Christmasy in the back.

Fa La La La Sweater


Topshop
nordstrom.com
$85.00

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The decorative sweater has a cool, mod edge thanks to its monochrome color scheme.

3/4 Sleeve Bow Sweater


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Land's End
landsend.com
$41.97

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For subdued types, this classic nautical stripe brings just a hint of holiday fun.

Embellished Balloon-Sleeve Sweater


Aqua
bloomingdales.com
$78.00

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You'll evoke the most elegant of snow flurries with this cozy, pearl embellished sweater.

Tunic Sweater


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Mod Cloth
modcloth.com
$55.00

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This pup-themed sweater will be your winter wardrobe's best friend.

Supima Cotton Christmas Sweater


Lands' End
landsend.com
$41.97

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A cable-knit inlay provides texture to this cool-toned Christmas tree sweater.

Graduate Bell Sleeve Sweater


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The Fifth Label
nordstrom.com
$64.80

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The ruffled sleeves add an extra festive touch to the red and white color scheme of this deep-V sweater.

Joyeux Noël Christmas Sweater


Topshop
nordstrom.com
$85.00

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This slouchy Christmas sweater is perfect for the woman who embodies French Girl cool.

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Bead-embroidered Sweater


H&M
hm.com
$49.99

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The only thing more elegant than a strand of pearls for your holiday party? A sweater covered in them.

Reindeer Cardigan


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bryony and co.
modcloth.com
$79.00

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Ochre accents take this cropped reindeer-printed sweater from standard holiday fare to surprisingly chic daywear.

Fair Isle Roll Neck Sweater


Lands' End
landsend.com
$47.97

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The mix of colors makes this high-necked sweater a good match for any holiday celebration.

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Crystal Embellished Sweatshirt


Mango
mango.com
$55.99

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Why deck the tree in beautiful baubles when you could decorate your sweater instead with these festive crystal details.

Reindeer Christmas Sweater


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v28
amazon.com
$24.99

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Traditionalists will love these red and white leaping reindeer.

Textured Sweater in Ivory


Maxx Fashions
modcloth.com
$49.00

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With the dainty knit details of this sweater you'll look like a cut-crystal ornament.

Supima Cotton Fair Isle Cardigan


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Lands' End
landsend.com
$34.97

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Afraid of pattern overload? Opt for a layering sweater like this snowflake-emblazoned cardigan.

Embellished Sweater


Ted Baker London
nordstrom.com
$195.00

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With this bow embellished sweater you'll be pretty as a present.

Cardigan in Argyle Pattern


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Asos
us.asos.com
$42.00

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All the colors of Christmas make an appearance in this elegant argyle cardigan.

Scandinavian Knit Sleeve Sweatshirt


Michaela Buerger
shopbop.com
$297.00

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For a contemporary twist on a classic Christmas print, this sweater isolates the snow and reindeer print to the sleeves for a youthful, fashion-forward effect.

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Checked Short Sleeve Cardigan


Maxx Fashions
modcloth.com
$45.00

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Turn your favorite black dress into a holiday party star with this simple red and while cardigan.

Sequined Open-knit Sweater


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Marc Jacobs
farfetch.com
$393.76

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Red and green get lots of holiday love, but don't forget the other great Christmas color duo—white and gold.

Crew Neck Sweater


Rossella Jardini
shopbop.com
$199.50

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Fulfill your dream of starring in the Dance of the Candy Canes (minus the ballet shoes and Tchaikovsky) with this bold, striped sweater.

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Striped Chenille Sweater


Maxx Fashions
modcloth.com
$59.00

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It's all about texture with this burgundy, pink, and cream chenille sweater.

Colorblock Christmas Sweater


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Celebrate Shop
amazon.com
$32.93

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For those who prefer their merry to be monochrome, the simple snowy landscape that dominates this cotton sweater fits the bill perfectly.

Tie Ruffle Neck Sweater


SANDRO
nordstrom.com
$265.00

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Take a fashion cue from Princess Diana's playbook and opt for a ruffled collar this holiday season. 

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Reindeer Snowflake Christmas Pullover


Shineflow
amazon.com
$22.99

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Throw on your coziest leggings and curl up by the fire in this extra-long reindeer sweater.

Fairisle Sweater


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Rachel Antonoff
shopbop.com
$298.00

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Forget reindeer, this year your sweater should be adorned with the real hero of your holiday—your pup.

Embellished Cable-knit Sweater


J.Crew
factory.jcrew.com
$49.99

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A cascade of sequins down the center add an eye-catching snowy effect to this comfy cable-knit sweater.

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Treasure Turtleneck Sweater


Free People
nordstrom.com
$238.80

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Glittering accents worked into the pattern of this turtleneck sweater shine like new-fallen snow.

Embellished Two-tone Sweater


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Alberta Ferretti
farfetch.com
$895.00

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The shimmering metallic gold accents on this two-toned green sweater make us think of tinsel on a Christmas tree.

Embellished Mock-Neck Sweater


Kenzo
neimanmarcus.com
$445.00

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Who needs a tree when you've got your own glittering Christmas ornaments right on your sweater.

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Jacquard Wool Blend Sweater


Gucci
nordstrom.com

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Gucci's bold, whimsical direction in recent seasons is perfect for the holidays. In this case, the snowy backdrop on a red field, the greenery, and the gold accents were practically tailor-made for the holidays.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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