So before the Christmas Jumper onslaught reigns supreme (Sleigh My Name looks like it’s going to be popular this year) we wanted to do a little ode to the humble jumper. Aside from garishly welcoming in the 12 Pubs of Christmas, the statement jumper serves a multitude of purposes.
It keeps you warm.
No matter how many delicate and beautifully styled layers you put on, nothing competes with the warm embracing hug of a jumper.
It covers a bloated belly.
Very important as we prepare for the marathon eat-and-drink-athon that starts December 1st.
It conveys your personality.
You also use a statement jumper to communicate on your behalf when you’re just not having a good small-talk day. Are you kerazzy? Kitschy and cutesy? Maybe you’re a trail-blazing fashionista? Are you ironic? Are you #onfleek? Are you a diehard 1975/ Nirvana/ Rolling Stones/ Bieber fan?
It hides things.
Secrets. Leftover tissues. Pregnancy. A stained shirt. A hideous bra.
It gives you fashion oomph pronto.
Statement jumper? Check. Heels? Check. Dangly earrings? Check. Bold lip? Check. Honey, you are good to go.
Here’s our top picks:
Bella Freud Logo Print Sweater
Bella Freud’s slogan jumpers are still the trend du jour and we like this one from Brown Thomas – “And God Created…”
Kenzo Tiger Stripe Jumper
Kenzo was key in elevating the humble jumper into an iconic fashion accessory. They also deliver the “state” in “statement”. If you missed out on the Kenzo X HM gold-rush you might need to save up for this one.
Topshop Unique Exhall V Neck Jumper
This Topshop Unique beaut is a little pricey, but a fabulous fusion of statement and practicality. Extra points for leopard print natch. Utterly chic with leather trousers.
Markus Lupfer Natalie Pug Sequin Jumper
Markus Lupfer has always done a strong line in visually-striking jumpers, but a pug is a pug is a pug = #MustHave #PugLove
Miss Selfridge Cat Knitted Jumper
Maybe you’re not into pugs. So here’s a cutesy cat jumper from Miss Selfridge.
V by Very Colour Block Sweat
This is a strong number from V by Very – and an excellent price point too. For the demure fashionista.
Missguided Red with White Pompoms Christmas Jumper
This Missguided Christmas Jumper perfectly demonstrates that you can do Christmas without having to scream GLITZMAS. Fun, but muted. We approve.
Pretty Little Thing Staff Slogan Jumper
This is either brilliantly ironic or a non-ironic way to get backstage access everywhere. Either way, it’s a typical PrettyLittleThing statement.