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Vintage Christmas jumpers 2015

November 22, 2015

The festive season is nearly upon us and it’s the perfect time to wrap up warm and enjoy the comfort of a knitted jumper. Traditional knits are always a must have for the winter season and the reemergence of vintage Christmas jumpers has shown that previous trends and iconic design still influences modern trends in designer collections and high-street fashion.

Vintage Christmas jumpers

Vintage Christmas jumpers have made such an admired comeback in the past few years and wearing the real McCoy of 80’s vintage Christmas jumpers styles is a hugely popular choice for many people.


Retailers and designers have seen their Christmas jumper collections sell out year on year, and they still remain an iconic trend for the winter.

The history of the Christmas jumper

Sometimes described as a garish trend of the 1980s, the Christmas jumper was worn by several TV presenters around the festive period, making them a must have fashion item. The bright, dazzling and outlandish designs made them a statement feature during the decade due to the vivacious nature of 80s trends.


During the 90s and into the noughties, the Christmas jumper was seen an ugly sweater knitted by your Nan and deemed an embarrassment to wear. Every child dreaded having to wear the itchy knit to humour the family on Christmas Day.


As vintage clothing became popular during the early noughties, the revival of many trends came to light in designer and high-street collections.


As with many popular trends, vintage Christmas jumpers made an appearance during 2012 and made waves in festive design. Everyone wanted or owned a Christmas jumper and the iconic knitted sweater was seen on many celebrities with designer launching their own inspired lines.

Vintage inspiring modern fashion

With the popularity of vintage Christmas jumpers going from strength to strength, designers decided to lend a hand for charity with each high-end designer fashioning a unique style of their own.


A variety of designs were sold with several names such as Mary Katrantzou, Sibling and Burberry all contributing unique and funky pieces.


Vintage Christmas jumpers have inspired a range of weird and wonderful designs including the traditional Nordic style knit to brash festive character styles. There is so much choice and certainly something for everyone’s taste.

Vintage Christmas jumpers vs Modern Christmas jumpers

There are so many modern festive knitwear examples available, it’s sometimes easy to forget that you can get your very own vintage Christmas jumpers straight out of the 80s. If you are looking for something totally unique, then vintage is the perfect choice for every individual fashionista.


You can choose from a variety of retro styles and if you’re feeling brave, style a vibrant Santa jumper with glittery bobble or try a traditional chunky knit for extra warmth on those chilly days.


When you find your perfect vintage Christmas jumpers, just think about all those fantastic festive seasons it has seen and how many more it will see. Vintage tells a story and helps you celebrate this joyous season in style.


Traditional Nordic Styles
Novelty 80’s Vintage Christmas jumper
Mary Katrantzou Christmas jumper
Modern Christmas jumper styles