The best time of the year is upon us once more. For some, that can only mean one thing: bright, festive, and maybe not-so-aesthetically-pleasing sweaters. However, this year, we’re saying bye-bye to loud embellishments, Day-Glo colors, and cringe-worthy illustrations and saying hello to bright hues, Fair Isle knits, and just the right amount of sparkle.
This not-entirely-ironic tradition of ugly sweaters has gotten a fashion makeover for the ages — and not a moment too soon. Ahead, shop the best Christmas sweaters that you’ll wear into the new year. There’s not a single Santa in sight.
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We The Free Ski Holiday Swit
Combine snowflake prints with an oversized knit, and you have a thermal designed for post-Christmas days where you can enjoy all the yummy desserts.
Shop We The Free at Free People We The Free Ski Holiday Swit, $, available at Free People
Sézane Domi Jumper
Sézane has crafted an airy, delicate mohair sweater like freshly fallen snow. The dainty ruffles and lace appliqué bring a dreamy flair to holiday dinners.
Shop Sézane Sézane Domi Jumper, $, available at Sézane
Alex Mill Hilde Fair Isle Cardigan
This isn’t your grandma’s cardigan sweater; it’s a modern style from Alex Mill that frequently sells out. The Fair Isle design in navy and thyme green is reminiscent of vintage ski sweaters.
Shop Alex Mill Alex Mill Hilde Fair Isle Cardigan, $, available at Alex Mill
Sleeper Knitted Cardigan in Flame Red
It wouldn’t be the holidays without a bit of drama. Sleeper has rows and rows of whimsical knitted cardigans with its signature feather trimmings and faux-pearl buttons. For a coordinated set, the brand has
metallic pajama sets that double as a captivating party ‘fit.
Shop Sleeper Sleeper Knitted Cardigan in Flame Red, $, available at Sleeper
Pilcro The Alani Cashmere Sequin Mock-Neck Sweater
If you’re not about yuletide prints, this luxurious cashmere knit is available in navy, pink, and red. Now, who’s ready to dazzle the night away?
Shop Pilcro at Anthropologie Pilcro The Alani Sequin Cashmere Mock-Neck Sweater, $, available at Anthropologie
Torrid Pullover Crew Sweater
Christmas tree toppers don’t have anything on you in this starburst crew. It’s versatile enough to style with sequined or satin midi skirts. For something more casual, try
Anthropologie’s best-selling Colette pants.
Shop Torrid Torrid Pullover Crew Sweater, $, available at Torrid
ASTR The Label Embellished Bow Cardigan
The rhinestone-embellished bow brings a necessary amount of festivity and sparkle to your flirty ensembles.
Shop ASTR The Label at Nordstrom ASTR The Label Embellished Bow Cardigan, $, available at Nordstrom
A New Day Crewneck Pullover Sweater
If you’re dreaming of hitting the Alps and resting in pure bliss with hot cocoa, try a red, après ski-inspired sweater to kick-start the mood.
Shop A New Day at Target A New Day Crewneck Pullover Sweater, $, available at Target
Lane Bryant Mock-Neck Fair Isle Sweater
You can never have too many cozy sweaters, especially when Lane Bryant has created a cowl-neck Fair Isle knit in gray and navy.
Shop Lane Bryant Lane Bryant Mock-Neck Fair Isle Sweater, $, available at Lane Bryant
Lovers And Friend Fair Isle Oversized Turtleneck Pullover
Embrace the holidays with a forest green turtleneck decorated with hearts, snowflakes, and everything merry and bright.
Shop Lovers And Friend at Revolve Lovers and Friend Fair Isle Oversized Turtleneck Pullover, $, available at Revolve
Free People Snow Globe Pullover, $, available at Free People
BP. Fair Isle Cardigan, $, available at Nordstrom
Anthropologie Gaia Sweater, $, available at Anthropologie
Madewell Floral Hazelwood Pullover Sweater, $, available at Madewell
H&M Beaded Cable-Knit Sweater, $, available at H&M
Wednesday’s Girl Sweater In Diamond Knit, $, available at ASOS
Columbia Pine Street Jacquard Pullover Sweater, $, available at Backcountry
& Other Stories Floral Embroidery Cable Knit Alpaca Cardigan, $, available at & Other Stories
Eloquii Fairisle Sweater, $, available at Eloquii
Lucky Brand Crew Neck Striped Fairisle Sweater, $, available at Amazon
UO Neve Shawl Collar Cardigan, $, available at Urban Outfitters
Kule The Millie – Multi, $, available at Kule
A New Day Cable Stitch Pullover Sweater, $, available at Target
Farm Rio Colorful Dots Sweater, $, available at Farm Rio
Oak + Fort Jacquard Pullover, $, available at Oak + Fort
Zara Pearl Button Jacket, $, available at Zara
L.L. Bean Classic Ragg Wool Sweater, $, available at L.L. Bean
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