Designer Festive Knits you’ll actually want to wear this Christmas!


When someone says to you ‘Christmas sweaters’, your first reaction is to probably think of an oversized knitted monstrosity created by granny with over long sleeves and a Santa emblazoned on the front. Think again dear readers as our favourite designers have been very good this year and their efforts have been rewarded with some iconic and quirky creations that you’ll covet, not want to cover up. We’ve selected the ones we think you’ll love too:

Meadham Kirchhoff

Maria metallic-embroidered knitted sweater – £945

Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff have got into the festive spirit with this glittering red knitted sweater. The design duo took inspiration from the 1960s gift paper that Benjamin wrapped Edward’s presents in last year, recreating the striking motifs by hand with intricate Zardozi embroidery. Let this beaded piece pop against a black miniskirt and ankle boots.


Merino wool intarsia sweater – £595

Put a little fun into the festive season with Preen’s colorful merino wool intarsia sweater. Slip this winter warmer on with skinny pants and sneakers to bring some holiday cheer to your favorite weekend looks.

Markus Lupfer

Santa Claus sequined merino wool sweater – £270

Sure to raise a smile this festive season, Markus Lupfer’s sequined ‘Santa Claus’ sweater is a typically fabulous design from the London label. We say style this merino wool piece with scarlet jeans to complete a fun and festive look.


Ho! Ho! Ho! knitted sweater – £220

A festive sweater is the most playful way to embrace the holiday spirit, and Lot78’s off-white ‘Ho! Ho! Ho!’ intarsia design is at the top of our wish list. Perfect for the season’s party circuit, we’re giving ours an urban edge with a leather pencil skirt and ankle boots.

Stella McCartney

Reindeer intarsia wool-blend sweater – £695

Festive meets fluorescent with Stella McCartney’s irresistible reindeer-intarsia wool-blend sweater. A must-have for the holiday season, we say team it with dark skinny pants to make the neon-yellow and orange hues pop.

3.1 Phillip Lim

Snowflake-embellished wool-blend sweater – £416

Decorated with antique cabochons that have been painted by hand, 3.1 Phillip Lim’s snowflake-embellished wool-blend sweater is the perfect fusion of cool irreverence and craftsmanship. The holiday-themed motif and off-white and ice-blue hues make this piece perfect for working the festive party circuit. We say wear it with a sequined skirt and tonal heels to complete the look.


Reindeer appliquéd knitted wool sweater – £396

Moschino present a typically playful take on the holiday sweater with this quirky peanut-print design. Cute button eyes, felt antlers and orange pompoms all add up to make the most stylish Rudolf of the season. Knitted in super soft wool, this cozy piece is a fabulously fun design.

Mason by Michelle Mason

Reindeer-intarsia wool and cashmere-blend sweater – £335

Featuring an abstract reindeer intarsia, Mason by Michelle Mason’s wool and cashmere-blend sweater has a touch of festive cheer, while staying just the right side of cool. We can’t wait to wear ours throughout the holiday season, pairing it with fierce animal print for added style points.

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