It’s the time to pull out those stylish Christmas Jumpers, as ‘tis the season to be jolly. What became popular during the 1980s when famous television hosts such as Gyles Brandreth and Timmy Mallett began wearing them during the Christmas holidays, is now a must for Christmas. Might it be a knitted jumper, or an extravagant embellished one, Jumpers now come in all styles and sizes. So all you fashionistas out there, we put together a list of fashionable Christmas jumpers you can find and where you should wear them. 

Stylish Christmas Jumpers Around The World

So here we go with the list of our favorite stylish Christmas jumpers. We have even thrown in some fashion tips and insights that might help you style and match the jumper a bit better. 

Grandma’s Knitted Jumper/ Chunky Fair Isle Knitted Jumper – Nuremberg, Germany

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Visit the festive German Christmas market and stay for the childhood nostalgia of freshly baked gingerbread and the sweet smell of mulled wine. This is a place where Christmas shopping never seems anything less than enchanting. This is why you should dust out those old jumpers that your grandma knit for you. Yes the one with the little snowflakes or even the extravagant reindeer, because nothing can beat the feeling of reliving your childhood once again in an old jumper made of love. You could always elevate the jumper with a statement belt or even a cute cross-body bag.

Slogan Stylish Christmas Jumpers – Dublin, Ireland

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This is for the ones who want to have a very merry Christmas the Irish way. What’s better than an authentic Irish pub crawl? There is no better way to stay warm on a cold Christmas night than joining some locals for black pudding and a few pints of stout. The city has enough cozy bars to last you through New Year’s. Why not do the 12 pubs of Christmas challenge in a color-printed jumper with a funny little slogan to get many LOLs? Nothing works better as an icebreaker than a little bit of funny slogan jumper to start a conversation. Pair these jumpers with novelty boots or shoes or even sport some neck or hair accessories like chains, antlers, or reindeer ears. 

Knit Ugly Christmas Sweaters/Jumpers- Krampus Style- Salzburg and Oberndorf, Austria

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This is for those who love to scare others. Where Christmas is celebrated amidst the Baroque architecture and filled with joyful Christmas markets, this one tradition is an Ugly jumpers’ heaven. Wear your Ugly Christmas sweaters for women with a statement pants to the traditional Krampus run that takes place in Salzburg, where wild jangling of bells, shaggy pelts, and curved horns all come together to run down the street in terrifying ugly masks, to punish those who misbehave during Christmas. So even though you might be on the nice list, for this one amazing Christmas tradition, maybe you will want to be naughty.  

Embellished Christmas Jumpers – Paris, France

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Decked-out window displays, lights that glimmer like diamonds, the beautiful and gorgeous Champs-Elysees, and of course the glittering Eiffel Tower. Paris speaks of luxury and elegance. Christmas markets at Les Halles or a walk down the Seine River, an embellished Christmas jumper is what the city needs. Pair it with a cute mini shirt or even some plain black pants, and I can guarantee that you are prone to catch some attention as you sparkle in the city of lights and luxury.

Cocktail Bardot Jumpers – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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December in Rio? Yes, enjoy the Icy Caipirinha on the beach, while basking in the sun. Enjoy the fetial de Presepios (crib festival) ending the evening at the Rodrigo Freitas- either riding a bike or walking around the lagoon while you see the world’s largest floating tree. The best Jumper for sunny Rio is, of course, the fashionable yet fun Cocktail Bardot. Off-shoulder and generally made of thin material, you can enjoy the sun, sand, and beach without having to sweat out. Also, ladies, you can get a longer and larger Bardot Jumper that can become an elegant festive dress

Flashing Light-Up Jumpers – Tokyo, Japan

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The city turns the voltage up every Christmas with its winter illuminations. With almost 100,000 twinkly blue and silver lights in Tokyo midtown and a massive Baccarat crystal chandelier at Yebisu Garden Place. So, why not wear the flashy light-up Jumper that brings the depiction scene to life? Might it be the one that lights up Rudolf’s red nose or the Christmas tree, wear the jumper with black tights and heeled boots to give you an elevated look. 

Cropped Stylish Christmas Jumpers – Bondi Beach, Australia 

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Why not spend this Christmas Aussie Style?  Enjoy the beach. Sun, Sand and Surf- filled with beach parties and fairy lights. While everyone checks out everyone, why not have all eyes on you? Sport a cropped Christmas jumper with fun blue or jean shorts and some thongs (beach slippers). Maybe even accessorize with some fun beach totes or a straw hat. Sun, Sand, and Surf – definitely a fun way to celebrate Christmas down under.  

Oversized Funky Christmas Jumpers – New York City, USA

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Yes, what is Christmas without visiting the Big Apple? Light dusting snow, ice skating in central park, watching the lighting of the giant Christmas tree at Rockefeller center, and of course the Broadway production of the Nutcracker. So a perfect fit for the big city has to be an oversized Christmas Jumper. Might it be embellished or knit, you can pair this oversized Jumper with a pair of tights and some comfy boots. Complete the look with winter accessories like a beanie or even a beret. 

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Please make sure to either swap, buy second-hand, or re-wear rather than buy a new one as 95% of these stylish Christmas jumpers are made using plastic, and two-fifths of them are worn only once as per the environmental charity Hubbub report. 

Even though there are many more different types of stylish Christmas jumpers that you can sport this festive season, let us know below what type of jumper you will be donning. And if we have missed a few other types, don’t forget to mention them below. So, until next time, have a jolly festive period and work with those festive jumper people!!

When did Xmas jumpers start?

No one really knows who invented the Christmas jumper, however, it has a long history that dates back to the 19th century.

Which country did Christmas jumpers originate from?

Christmas jumpers can be traced back to Iceland and Scandinavia where they were knitted by hand to keep people warm during the winters.

Why do the English call sweaters jumpers?

There is no difference between sweaters and jumpers, they are both the same. Jumpers got their name from the dialect jump or jup, which means a man’s short coat or a woman’s tunic.


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