Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Christmas Jumpers - Hit or Miss?

Love them or hate them, the popularity of Christmas jumpers does not seem to be waining! And just like when I was a child in the 1980s, it seems that when it comes to a festive knit, the uglier the better!

Somehow over the last few years, there has been a huge resurgence in the Santa, snowman, reindeer, penguin or Christmas tree emblazoned sweaters with a whole host of extras like 3D noses, glittery antlers, jingling bells and even real lights!

The Cosby Show was probably one of the first places these crazy jumpers appeared, as Cliff Huxtable was renowned for his loud, clashing and down right cringy knits.  Not forgetting Chevy Chase  in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, the 1980s loved these iconic sweaters!

But it wasn't until 2001 that they started to grow in popularity once again. Personally, I think you can either thank (or blame depending how you look at it!) Colin Firth in Bridget Jones' Diary for our reignighted love of the ugly Christmas knit! It was around this time that "Ugly Sweater Parties" became a bit of a phenomenon and the love has gown every year since.

We now have charities such as Barnados and Save The Children that hold Christmas Jumper days every December where participants wear a Christmas jumper to work and make a donation in return. It's a fantastic idea that has taken off all over the country and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon.

Here at My Vintage, we have everything from original 1980s vintage Christmas jumpers dripping with beads, sequins and glitter - to our latest take on the trend which are these adorable Christmas print swing dresses/tunic tops. From Father Christmas print to penguins and snowmen, these are a really girly and comfortable alternative to those thick and scratchy jumpers!

Whatever your chosen Christmas wear, we are bound to have it in our Darwen shop or on our website www.myvintage.co.uk - ho ho hope to see you soon!

Over and out!
Em x

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