Updated: Feb 23, 2018 3:31 pm
It wouldn’t be the holidays without a novelty ugly Christmas sweater, but Christmas sweaters for women that are stylish and worth wearing to a party can be hard to come by. Although we can fully expect to see this season's collection coated in glitter, hemmed with Santa fringe on the sleeves, or even lit up with Rudolph’s red nose on the front, tasteful Christmas sweater designs can be found — ones you’ll actually want to wear. To save you some digging, we’ve compiled our top 19 Christmas jumpers you’ll actually look forward to rocking this holiday season.
What type of Christmas sweater should I wear?
If you're staring into your closet and not sure how you're going to pick out the best Christmas pullover, cardigan, or dress for your dinner party or gift exchange, we can help. Follow our chart below then shop our picks for the best women's Christmas sweaters below!
1. Forest Green Turtleneck Cable Knit Tunic
In a deep, Christmas-tree green, this stylish knit can actually be worn year-round without raising eyebrows. It’s a lovely hue for any holiday event and a nice alternative to the brash kelly green that’s so often associated with Christmas.
Style with: This turtleneck tunic is perfect paired with leggings and riding boots or dressed up with sparkly tights and a nice jacket.
Where to buy: $25.00-$39.99, Amazon
2. Navy Cashmere Knitted Shawl
This cashmere cape comes in a wintery blue and keeps you warm whether you’re taking family photos outside or walking from the car to the party. Not only is it comfy, this cape's classic silhouette is flattering for every body shape as it drapes over curves without clinging or gathering in weird places.
Style with: Tighter-fitting bottom pieces balance out this flowy sweater. Try a pair of warm wool leggings and a long sleeve turtleneck.
Where to buy: $24.99, Amazon
3. Light Blue Color Block Sweater
The mix of simple white, icy blue, and light gray in this sweater is a stunning way to style classic wintery hues. This mock turtleneck piece is perfect for layering or wearing by itself on a day when the weather isn't too chilly. The colorblocking is a nice way to update the traditional monochromatic winter sweater.
Style with: You'll definitely want to show off the sleeves on this jumper, so a down vest would be a great addition. If the weather is colder, a down jacket will do, because that icy blue is lovely enough in itself.
Where to buy: $21.99, Amazon
4. Dazzling Gray Pullover Sweater
There is no need for a statement necklace with this pretty pullover. Silver and pearl embellishments on this 100% cotton sweater frame your neckline. Bling and dazzling details are an impeccable touch during the holidays. You’ll be shining as brightly as the Christmas tree!
Style with: For an elegant ensemble, tuck this sweater into a flowy, forest-green, ankle-length skirt. With little effort you're ready for any holiday dinner.
Where to buy: $29, Amazon
5. Maroon Plaid Knitted Cape
How could you not want to wear a knitted cape out caroling this year? Plaid is not a seasonal trend, but it looks particularly pretty at Christmas. This soft piece is sleeveless, so it will no doubt stand out from other Christmas sweaters. The cape itself is thick and warm, perfect for wintertime outings.
Style with: You can't go wrong pairing this Christmas poncho with a white long sleeve top and classic riding boots.
Where to buy: $6.30-$13.90, Amazon
6. Deep Red Ribbed Cardigan
This ribbed cardigan is easily going to become your go-to slimming and festive holiday piece. In a mulled wine red, it’s very wearable for the holidays and beyond. The fabric is a viscose-nylon blend and feels soft to the touch. This allows it to stretch comfortably without feeling tight.
Style with: Pairing this sweater with a sequined shirt underneath or a few sparkly layered necklaces will make you party-ready in no time.
Where to buy: $39.99, Amazon
7. Cream Puff Sleeve Ribbed Sweater
Puff sleeves are making a comeback this season. A soft, V-neck pullover may be comfortable, but it also doubles as a wardrobe staple. The material’s subtle ribbing and whimsical sleeve detail distinguishes it from an everyday piece.
Style with: Tuck this into a pair of high-waisted jeans or tight trousers. Let the sleeves do the talking by keeping everything else sleek and fitted.
Where to buy: $19.99-$25.99, Amazon
8. Criss-Cross Back Chunky Knit Sweater
This criss-cross back chunky knit sweater is just the wow you’re looking for. If the beautifully rich red doesn't catch people's eye, the fashionable surprise on the back definitely will: Just imagine the entrance you'll make at this year's holiday party when you take off your coat!
Style with: If you know you're going to a warm house or celebrating Christmas somewhere with warmer weather, keep it simple with a pair of jeans. If you're headed somewhere chilly, layer a lace top underneath for some extra protection against the cold and a pair of straight cut wool trousers.
Where to buy: $15.85, Amazon
9. Button-Up Gray and White Cardigan
We love that this cardigan looks a bit like a blizzard. It's perfect for the winter, but it's also a great closet staple for slipping over any outfit in the fall, too. Its fitted style flatters all body types and hugs your curves in all the right places.
Style with: This sweater was made for showing off statement tops because you can leave it unbuttoned when you're warm, then easily bundle back up when you're headed out into the cold. Try wearing a sparkly top with dark wash denim and kitten heels.
Where to buy: $29.99-$38.99, Amazon
10. Red Wrap Shawl
This soft and stretchy sweater-shawl hybrid combines the convenience of sleeves on a sweater with the finesse and draping of a shawl. Made of a blend of wool and cotton, this sweater is warm and cozy, perfect for chilly winter nights. Even better, this pullover can be converted into a cardigan!
Style with: A knit headband, wool coat, and calf-high boots are the perfect touches to complete your outfit when wearing this sweater.
Where to buy: $15.99-$27.98, Amazon
11. Wine-Colored Oversize Sweater
Oversize sweaters are purposely made this way so you can rock a stylish outfit without it looking baggy or frumpy. Burgundy is a great shade of red for Christmas parties and dinners if you prefer muted tones over bright colors. You’ll be the coziest one at the hot cocoa bar.
Style with: This is another great jumper for wearing on top of leggings, or you can layer it over a dress for a more casual, boho style.
Where to buy: $22.98, Amazon
12. Cold Shoulder Knitted Sweater
While the thought of a cold-shoulder sweater might not sound appealing during the winter, this stylish one is an exception. Its color fits perfectly in your lineup of holiday party outfits and the cutout shoulders will make you stand out from the rest of the guests donning knits.
Style with: Layer this stylish sweater underneath a long wool jacket and pair with heeled booties for a classy, but understated look.
Where to buy: $16.99, Amazon
13. Red Cashmere Pullover
This is no doubt a splurge piece, but why not treat yourself just in time for the holidays? Whether you are ice skating, gift shopping, or attending a family dinner, you know you can’t go wrong at any holiday affair with a stunning candy apple red sweater that’s 100% cashmere.
Style with: This minimalist pullover can easily be spiced up with some statement jewelry or patterned pants. Because this piece is a high quality basic, you can have fun dressing it up.
Where to buy: $65, Amazon
14. Green Batwing Sweater Dress
Nothing quite captures the holiday spirit like a sweater dress — at least in the fashion sense. We love how soft the material is on this dark green piece and can't get over the unique batwing sleeves. Extra material for an extra-cozy outfit!
Style with: Depending on your height, you might prefer to pair this with some classic skinny jeans, but if the dress feels a little too long, leggings or sparkly tights will also make for the perfect Christmas outfit.
Where to buy: $17.99-$22.99, Amazon
15. Cream Sequin Shoulder Sweater
Don't be afraid of bedazzled tops, because this one will have you outshining the Christmas tree! Pretty sequins line the shoulders of this wintery piece for a subtle yet stunning statement.
Style with: Pair with faux leather leggings or black denim and wear your hair up to show off the gorgeous detailing on the sweater.
Where to buy: $24.75, Ashley Stewart
16. Gray Turtleneck Knitted Poncho
We can’t get over the elegant cut of this knitted poncho. The way it drapes and moves is flattering for everyone and — added bonus — its asymmetrical shape makes your legs look longer! You can wear as is, or wrap a metallic belt around your waist for a different look. The fabric makes this poncho look very high end, but you don’t have to worry about paying a high price.
Style with: Turtlenecks are cold-weather essentials, so why not switch up the way you style them? Wear white jeans to continue the wintery color theme.
Where to buy: $26.99, Amazon
17. Fuzzy Red V-neck Pullover
This soft, oversized sweater is a statement piece in itself. If you prefer simplicity but still want to stand out at the gift exchange, H&M’s red knit is just the ticket. Its fuzzy material is a fun texture to wear out — not to mention cozy and warm.
Style with: Wear this sweater with of black denim or over a glittery cocktail dress. Be careful with white or light wash denim, though, so it doesn't look like you're celebrating Fourth of July instead of Christmas.
Where to buy: $34.99, H&M
18. Black Bejeweled Sweater
A sharkbite hem and deep black color make this sweater flattering for everyone. The small embellishments give it a little sparkle when the right light hits it. All-black may not strike you as Christmassy, but your accessories will help define that. This sweater also won't be tossed in the back of the closet because it's wearable year-round!
Style with: This is where cheesy Christmas accessories can be styled without looking too obnoxious. A blinking Christmas lights necklace or a tinsel hair tie will incorporate some festive details into your ensemble without going as overboard as an ugly Christmas sweater does.
Where to buy: $32.99, Ashley Stewart
19. Lambswool Cowlneck Sweater
This soft, classic sweater is basically two jumpers in one because you can wear it two different ways, depending on the occasion. Style it as an off-the-shoulder piece for a night out with the hubby, or drape it in front as a cowl neck for a cookie decorating party with friends.
Style with: The texture of skinny corduroy pants goes nicely with this sweater. If that's not your style, denim or slacks both work, too. Even a pretty ruffled skirt and tights go well with this stylish sweater.
Where to buy: $19.90, UNIQLO
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