19 Christmas Sweaters That Are Anything But Ugly
While there's a time and a place for ugly Christmas sweaters, at most gatherings this time of year, we usually prefer a subtler approach to our holiday spirit. For seasonal soirees that don't require costumes or formalwear, like office gift exchanges, school events, and friendly get-togethers, we're turning instead to cute holiday sweaters. A single color, wintry print, or fun texture are all you need to dress the part — no bells, whistles, or embroidery required! These sweaters are festive enough for all your winter celebrations (and beyond).
En Saison Plaid Knit ($88)
This time of year, a pretty plaid is all you need to feel dressed up.
Open Edit Wrap Sweater ($59)
You can't go wrong with a cozy, curve hugging wrap sweater to pair with denim jeans and silky skirts alike.
Mango Textured Sweater ($50)
Try a tinsel sweater, because you are the gift this season.
Bring on the cheer with a cashmere sweater in a bright holiday hue.
Pointelle detailing balances out this beautiful but bold red knit.
Old Navy Cozy Crew-Neck ($45)
Cheetah print makes everything more glam, including the holidays.
When in doubt, a creamy, dreamy cable knit sweater will look polished against jewel tones and winter whites.
Reformation Glenna Cashmere ($198)
This slim-fitting, bustier-style knit is just as comfy and cozy as an oversized sweater, but a little more shapely.
Musier Paris Clara Cardigan ($110)
Should it be appropriate for the occasion, this little knit number will bring the heat.
Kelly green is one of the trendiest colors of the moment, meaning you can wear this gorgeous cardigan long after the holidays.
This classic, cable-knit crewneck will complement gold jewelry and accessories during the holidays, yet be wearable for everyday occasions, too.
In a festive setting, this color palette will look the part, but is surely cooler than any traditional holiday print.
A hint of metallic thread makes rich colors all the more fun for the holidays.
Madewell Ruffle Neck ($88)
Balance a pair of printed pants or a plaid coat with the feminine detailing of this classic black sweater.
This elegant neckline will be a stunning complement to anything from leather pants to a simple pair of jeans.
Now's your chance to try the quaint collar trend.
This time of year, a bright red sweater will instantly put you in the holiday spirit.
You'll be the life of the party in this fun, sparkly cardigan set.
H&M Bouclé Sweater ($25)
Snuggle up in a super-soft, fuzzy knit for simplified holiday dressing.
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Lauren is a marketing professional, writer, and the founder of The Eye & The Edit, a weekly style and shopping newsletter. She recently found a home in New York City, where she enjoys endless people-watching and outfit inspiration. There, she can usually be found shopping in Soho, digging through vintage stores in Brooklyn, or trying a new coffee shop or natural wine bar.