Beauty Blog: Fabulously festive in novelty pullovers


Our beauty blogger Catherine McCurry looks at Christmas jumpers…

IT’S amazing how people embrace trendy clothes that they would never have been caught dead in and most recently this is seen in the novelty festive jumpers.

They have become a fashion statement over the past few Christmases with the vast majority of high street shops stocking the festive patterned knit ware.

Big stores like Topshop, River Island and Marks and Spencers have an impressive range of the jumpers – M & S also stock kids’ novelty jumpers – a great idea for a Christmas outfit or gift.

Why not get the whole family involved and embrace the novelty look.

The jumpers are usually decorated with Father Christmas, Rudolph, snowmen or a mince pie – and basically the more hideous a jumper, well, the better.

And as Christmas draws closer and the work-dos kick off, these festive knits have become the fashion must-have.

Just like socks and pajamas, these jumpers could be the guaranteed gift under the tree.

Celebrities like David Beckham, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber and Cheryl Cole have all been sporting their favorite festive number.

So if anyone had any doubt over stepping out in a novelty jumper, fear not as these style-setters have given their seal of approval.

This Friday is Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day and is great way for families and work places to raise money for the charity as well as getting into the festive spirit. It’s easy to register and simply donated £1 to the cause.

A host of designers have created a one-off festive winter warmer for Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. Some of fashion’s top designers are backing the campaign including Paul Smith, Matthew Williamson, Alexander McQueen, Vivenne Westwood, and Burberry.

To take part in the lowest unique bid charity auction until the end of December visit

There is a stand at Belfast Continental Market called Ugly Christmas Jumpers which sell sweaters from £14.95 and include LED light up jumpers and do sizes up to XXXL.

They also sell some festive feelines for all cat lovers. Definitely worth a visit if you’re up over the coming weeks.

If you or you know someone who can sew then it’s a perfect way to creating your bespoke embroidered pullover.

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