It’s the party season’s must-have fashion purchase and you can even wear it for charity. Bring on the Christmas jumper!
No one really knows exactly when the Christmas jumper became so cool, but it did. It’s not quantifiable like a catwalk trend, but every winter, the fad for novelty knits just keeps snowballing.
Just about every high street store has rails of novelty sweaters featuring festive slogans, reindeer, snowmen, penguins and Christmas puds.
This year, they’re all singing, all dancing. You’ll find jumpers that light up at the touch of a button, there are sweaters that sing you a Christmas carol on demand, and then there are 3D numbers with squeezable red Rudolph noses or swinging metallic presents on trees.
Save the Children will be hosting a Christmas Jumper Day on December 12 to raise funds for the charity’s vital work throughout the United Kingdom.
A number of festive jumpers have gone on sale in Asda and Pets at Home for men, women, children and even your furry friends.
Tanya Steele, the executive director for fundraising at Save the Children, said: “This year will be our biggest Christmas Jumper Day yet. We had over a million people take part last year and we want to see even more jumpers being worn this year.
“Thanks to our fantastic range and variety of partners, there is a Christmas jumper for every style and personality– including our beloved pooches – so there really aren’t any excuses not to don a festive sweater and help raise millions of pounds to improve the lives of children around the world.”
To embrace this tinsel-season trend completely. Fashion sense should go clean out of the frosty window. In fact, leave it at the wreath-laden door. When it comes to Christmas jumpers, the sillier the better.
Here some of our favourites: