Winter sparkle: a Fat Face Christmas jumper

Christmas jumper

Have you already adorned your house with festive decorations? Is your Christmas tree up yet? These are questions I’ve been seeing hotly debated on Twitter, facebook, and on people’s blogs. Everyone seems to have a view on when is the right time to bring out the Christmas finery.

As for me, I’m an early Christmas bird. I start getting into the spirit at the end of November. But D isn’t, so in our house we come to some happy medium, and put up the tree somewhere around the first or second week of December.

But a Christmas jumper is purely my own business, so I like to start wearing mine early. (Not too early, mind. I saw a woman in a local shop wearing a red Rudloph sweater IN JUNE, and had to do a double-take. Ok, this is London, where anything goes, but really…???)

Fat Face have a beautiful new range of knitwear, which is festive enough to wear on Christmas Day itself, but stylish enough to last all season (and can even double up as skiwear, for those cosy apres-ski evenings.)

Christmas jumper

The knitwear in Fat Face’s Christmas jumper range varies from novelty prints featuring reindeer and Christmas trees, to Scandi-inspired seasonal designs, with snowflakes or hearts in a range of reds, navy, brown or grey.

Christmas jumper

Although I was tempted by the reindeer jumpers, which are very tasteful compared with a lot on offer at this time of year, I opted for the Fairisle Yoke jumper, in grey marl. I chose a slightly bigger size than usual, as I like my Christmas jumpers to be large and snuggly. The jumper when it arrived was super-soft – a mohair/cotton/wool/nylon mix – perfect for curling up on the sofa, with some mulled wine and a mince pie.

I teamed it with a pair of worn denim super-skinny jeans from Fat Face’s new season denim range. Like the jumper, the jeans are very soft, and have the flexibility of jeggings, but feel more durable.

We have no tree yet to sit beside, so I took my Christmas jumper combo out into the garden for a little spin.

Christmas jumper

Christmas jumper

Christmas jumper

When do you start wearing festive clothes? Do you think Christmas jumpers aren’t just for Christmas?

Collaborative feature. All views are my own.


  • Erica Price
    December 2, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I think that sort of jumper could be worn quite happily all winter. I got hubby a similar (but not nearly as nice) one last year and he wore it for a few months of the year.

  • Sarah Ebner
    December 2, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    You look lovely in these pics – that jumper is great. It’s festive, but not just for Christmas (as they say!). You could wear it all through the winter (and stay warm too!)

  • Ness @ JibberJabberUK
    December 3, 2015 at 12:19 am

    That’s such a nice design. I’ve been looking for one which is more of a winter rather than full on Christmas jumper.

  • Kizzy
    December 3, 2015 at 7:01 am

    There are some lovely Christmas jumpers around this year. I really like this one too.

  • Cass@frugalfamily
    December 3, 2015 at 9:06 am

    I love that jumper – it’s so pretty without being over the top Christmassy 😉

    I wore mine yesterday for work as we had an early Christmas jumper day x

  • Jen
    December 3, 2015 at 11:16 am

    I LOVE that jumper, you look ace in it. We all (we bar the husbeast) have festive clothes and love getting them out

  • Izzie Anderton
    December 3, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    I love your jumper… it’s not too festive and can therefore be worn happily throughout the entire winter season – perfect!

    • Nell
      December 5, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks, Izzie. I agree – I’m sure I’ll be wearing this well into January.

  • Michelle Twin Mum
    December 4, 2015 at 10:38 am

    It really suits you, I just love pale drey jumpers. Mich x

    • Nell
      December 5, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      Thank you x

  • Margaret Gallagher
    December 4, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Love this fabulous winter jumper -no fear of being cold and would be so stylish all winter long -beautiful xx

    • Nell
      December 5, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      Thank you Margaret!

  • Kara
    December 6, 2015 at 8:37 am

    I am not a big fan of Xmas jumpers but I like this as could be worn at any time

  • Ickle Pickle
    December 6, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Love the jumper – very festive but not too over-the-top! Looks great on you too! Kaz x

  • oana79
    December 6, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    I would wear that jumper everywhere, all winter long, it is not the typically funny and slightly ridiculous looking Christmas jumper but rather a classic piece.xx

  • Sonia
    December 7, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Love that jumper, looks really great on you. Fat Face is my fav shop 🙂

  • Mari
    December 7, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Want, want, want! I love Fat Face and will be visiting tomorrow evening whilst the girls are ice skating with their Brownies. I now want to treat myself too

  • Emma
    December 8, 2015 at 10:29 am

    You look great, I LOVE Fat Face!! That jumper is lovely.

  • Charly Dove
    December 11, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Lovely jumper and it suits you too! I have some Fat Face lounge pants that have reindeers on them but I don’t see them as just for Christmas. I’m pretty sure I bought them outside the Christmas period although I might be wrong. The jumper can definitely have another outing!

  • Annie
    December 15, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Ohthats a lovely jumper and exactly the one I would have chosen too – festive without being too in your face – plus you can wear it after Christmas too!
    Which might come in handy with the mean winter they are predicting in the New Year!

    • Nell
      December 15, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      Yikes, I’d missed that winter weather news! I’d better go out and buy me some more jumpers…. 🙂


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