31 Pretty Christmas Sweaters You'll Actually Want to Wear
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
This Fair Isle-style
Fa La La La Sweater
The decorative sweater has a cool, mod edge thanks to its monochrome color scheme.
3/4 Sleeve Bow Sweater
For subdued types, this classic nautical stripe brings just a hint of holiday fun.
Embellished Balloon-Sleeve Sweater
You'll evoke the most elegant of snow flurries with this cozy, pearl embellished sweater.
This pup-themed sweater will be your winter wardrobe's best friend.
Supima Cotton Christmas Sweater
A cable-knit inlay provides texture to this cool-toned Christmas tree sweater.
Graduate Bell Sleeve Sweater
The Fifth Label
The ruffled sleeves add an extra festive touch to the red and white color scheme of this deep-V sweater.
Joyeux Noël Christmas Sweater
This slouchy Christmas sweater is perfect for the woman who embodies French Girl cool.
The only thing more elegant than a strand of pearls for your holiday party? A sweater covered in them.
bryony and co.
Ochre accents take this cropped reindeer-printed sweater from standard holiday fare to surprisingly chic daywear.
Fair Isle Roll Neck Sweater
The mix of colors makes this high-necked sweater a good match for any holiday celebration.
Crystal Embellished Sweatshirt
Why deck the tree in beautiful baubles when you could decorate your sweater instead with these festive crystal details.
Reindeer Christmas Sweater
Traditionalists will love these red and white leaping reindeer.
Textured Sweater in Ivory
With the dainty knit details of this
Supima Cotton Fair Isle Cardigan
Afraid of pattern overload? Opt for a layering sweater like this snowflake-emblazoned cardigan.
Ted Baker London
Cardigan in Argyle Pattern
All the colors of Christmas make an appearance in this elegant argyle cardigan.
Scandinavian Knit Sleeve Sweatshirt
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.
Checked Short Sleeve Cardigan
Turn your favorite black dress into a holiday party star with this simple red and
Sequined Open-knit Sweater
Red and green get lots of holiday love, but don't forget the other great Christmas color duo—white and gold.
Crew Neck Sweater
Fulfill your dream of starring in the Dance of the Candy Canes (minus the ballet shoes and ) with this bold, striped sweater.
Striped Chenille Sweater
It's all about texture with this burgundy, pink, and cream chenille sweater.
Colorblock Christmas Sweater
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
Take a fashion cue from Princess Diana's playbook and opt for a ruffled collar this holiday season.
Reindeer Snowflake Christmas Pullover
Throw on your coziest leggings and curl up by the fire in this extra-long reindeer sweater.
Forget reindeer, this year your sweater should be adorned with the real hero of your holiday—your pup.
Embellished Cable-knit Sweater
A cascade of sequins down the center add an eye-catching snowy effect to this comfy cable-knit sweater.
Treasure Turtleneck Sweater
Glittering accents worked into the pattern of this turtleneck sweater shine like new-fallen snow.
Embellished Two-tone Sweater
The shimmering metallic gold accents on this two-toned green sweater make us think of tinsel on a Christmas tree.
Embellished Mock-Neck Sweater
Who needs a tree when you've got your own glittering Christmas ornaments right on your sweater.
Jacquard Wool Blend Sweater
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.