The ugly Christmas sweater trend gets a chic update.
It’s that time of year when fashion faux pas are overlooked if not celebrated… when it comes to knitwear, at least. Our pick of sweaters and weatshirts celebrate the spirit of the trend without veering too far into the ‘ugliness’ spectrum. From H&M to Moschino, here’s how you can get the look.
European clothing brand Only celebrates the Gingerbread man (and his lady?) with this sweater from their latest collection. Also seen are a Christmas tree, snowflakes and Santa’s goodie bag. The navy blue number features a patterned knit design with a round neck and ribbed hem. Rs 2,295. At Commercial Street. Details: 25320022.
Nothing says Christmas more than sequins, so this soft knit jumper from H&M is perfect for the season. The fun piece features a Christmas tree in gold and silver when the sequins are stroked upward, and one in shades of green when pushed downward. Rs 1,799. At VR Bengaluru, Whitefield. Details: 46524245.
Fireworks, a volcano and floral embroidery come together in this sweater by Valentino that can be best described as a statement piece. Made from a blend of virgin wool and cashmere, we particularly love the ruffle detail on the sides. Rs 1,38,600 approximately on saksfifthavenue.com.
This sweater from Festified is the epitome of all things festive. Reindeer and Christmas tree motifs take centrestage against an off-white background, while the patterned detailing in black adds to the fun. (Or should we say, tackiness?) Rs 7,130 on amazon.in.
Moschino’s signature teddy bear design comes into play in this bright red number. Made from 100 per cent wool, the sweater has a loose fit, which is in tune with current trends. Best worn with skinny jeans or even a fitted skirt. Rs 37,600 approximately on netaporter.com.
If there’s an ugly sweater competition you’re headed to, we highly recommend you invest in this sweater from Ten Sixty Sherman. If the colours weren’t loud enough, the play on words is sure to make this one a winner. Rs 3,080 on nordstrom.com.
Simple and striking, this sweatshirt from Vero Moda features a reindeer motif crafted from cutdana work (a technique in which stones are cut in a way that they reflect light) in contrasting black. Made from cotton, the distressed grey sweatshirt comes with a ribbed cuff and collar. We suggest you team it with faded blue jeans and white sneakers. Rs 2,995. At Indira Nagar. Details: 42043752.
Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo