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Big Knit Energy: Christmas Jumpers, But Chic

Happy International Christmas Jumper Day!

For those aiming for less of a Mark Darcy vibe. 

December is here, the temperature has dropped and the radio is churning out Christmas tunes exclusively – it’s Christmas jumper time. But if you needed another excuse to get your festive jumper on today (December 13) is Christmas Jumper Day 2019. 

Here at Irish Tatler, we're of the opinion that to truly get into the spirit of the festive season, you need to dress the part. Of course, for some, nothing says December quite like digging out their Christmas-themed Reindeer-emblazoned knitwear with tinsel for antlers and a light-up bulb for a nose... and to those we say, go for it! 

But if you've had your novelty fill for Christmas 2019 and would rather invest in some knitwear that you can sport all winter long – as opposed to just on Friday, 13 December (annual Christmas jumper day) – we've rounded up some chic alternatives to the novelty festive knit. 

By wearing a jumper from our edit below to seemingly never-ending social engagements that require a festive knit (the hilarious irony is a little tired at this stage), people will see that you're no Grinch, but you'll also clearly avoid looking like Mark Darcy (or worse, Bridget)!

It’s time to officially get into the spirit of things, so shop our edit of stylish Christmas jumpers below... 

Jacquard sweater, €49.95, Zara - SHOP 

When Fair Isle goes cool girl! We get real Lucy William's feels off this one...

Fairytale of New York roll neck, €373, Bella Freud - SHOP 

Christmassy, nostalgic but oh-so-subtle. We'd pair this knit with a satin slip skirt and chunky platform sandals.

Cable-knit wool turtleneck sweater, now €251 was €502, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini – SHOP 

Who needs hand-stitched snowflakes when you can just wear this frilled, cable-knit number instead? 

Beaded wool-blend jumper, €79.99, H&M - SHOP 

If sequins aren't your scene, pearls are an equally dressy alternative. 

Roll Neck Relaxed Fit Jumper, €34, M&S - SHOP

Lend some Scandi-ski vibes to your festive wardrobe with this M&S classic. 

Metallic Heart Button Cardigan, €79, & Other Stories – SHOP 

So, technically not a jumper, but undoubtedly festive nonetheless! Pair with denim and some chunky gold jewellery for a minimum effort, maximum impact Christmas. 

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