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Does such a thing exist? Tasteful Christmas Jumper?

(74 Posts)
70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 21-Oct-15 16:13:27

The shops are slowly filling with the festive supply of Christmas Jumpers .
But I want something a bit less lairy, no unfestive colours (grey,pink,teal,lime green are not IMHO, Christmassy)

I really want something dark green or red, navy or black with some gold.

Needs to be a finer knit (Hot Flushes) and suitable for my age (49) and not too ££ because at the end of the day, it's a Christmas Jumper not couture.

So...............does it exist?

AnotherEmma Wed 21-Oct-15 16:17:25

Nope! You could get tasteful or cheap, but not both. The tasteful ones I've seen are too expensive to wear for just a few days a year. If you don't mind forking out though, John Lewis have some nice ones.

squoosh Wed 21-Oct-15 16:30:15

Well it's blue with some gold!

AnotherEmma Wed 21-Oct-15 16:31:54

squoosh grin

starsinyourpies Wed 21-Oct-15 16:32:53

But pricey and it is grey but I like this one:

RiverTam Wed 21-Oct-15 16:39:52

That's not a Christmas jumper though, is it?

GreenSand Wed 21-Oct-15 16:45:12

I got one last year from Asda which was a bit like this, but lots of small snowflakes. They did a red one too, iirc. Might be worth keeping an eye out?

Greengardenpixie Wed 21-Oct-15 16:48:36

What about a fairisle one or kind of icelandic traditional pattern. I really like them. You may get a nice on from Joules?|NAVYFOX

squoosh Wed 21-Oct-15 16:49:34

Traditional Sarah Lund style jumpers cost ££££

squoosh Wed 21-Oct-15 16:54:49

Honestly I think cheap and cheerful is the way to go with a one time wear only jumper.

starsinyourpies Wed 21-Oct-15 16:56:57

Rivertam I think fair isle is subtly Christmassey! Would be better with snowflakes.

scatterthenuns Wed 21-Oct-15 16:58:12

I like these, they are all quite subtle:

jimmybim Wed 21-Oct-15 17:03:05

black and gold

Pooseyfrumpture Wed 21-Oct-15 17:03:40 - what about a dress? Google Christmas swing dress.

Or Matalan had some nicer jumpers, just not in stock earlier this week.

MrsCampbellBlack Wed 21-Oct-15 17:04:06

Boden have some reasonable ones in the johnnie B range

MrsCampbellBlack Wed 21-Oct-15 17:05:22

this is passable

thunderbird69 Wed 21-Oct-15 17:13:52

this one Only £10

or this Only £5

Autumn2014 Wed 21-Oct-15 17:17:29

I got a scandi style jumper from asda last year. It was subtle and cheap. mostly Red, with white and a touch of gold thread in the pattern. They always have loads of styles but I'm crap at links on my phone.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 21-Oct-15 18:25:21

I've looked at the links thanks
The blue one with the Christmas Puddings <<ahem>> No! blush

I've scoured John Lewis, H&M, New Look, Primark, Tesco, Sainsburys, George,Matalan,M&S.
They won't have the whole range in yet so there's still time.

I liked the Snowflake one but it's cream (so impossible to keep clean)
They had a red one with Merry Christmas written in the style of fairylights that was pretty.
But I'm looking for a bit more subtle .

I've had Fairisle ones, more December than Christmas.

thanks (Keeps on searching, Mmmmmmmm)

Cherrypie32 Wed 21-Oct-15 18:52:00

I think this Next candy cane one is quite subtle

ThatsHowYouGetAnts Wed 21-Oct-15 20:21:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

pourmeanotherglass Wed 21-Oct-15 20:27:19

I like the Next one.

Talisin Wed 21-Oct-15 20:33:01

This one from Monsoon looks nice. It's not especially cheap but they usually do a discount coming up to Christmas.

mimiasovitch Thu 22-Oct-15 08:53:44

I had a couple of fine knit, not too bonkers jumpers from asda last year. I'm pretty busty, so I really didn't want a massive picture emphasising my frontage, and j had a lot of compliments on them. I'd definitely look there again.

PrimalLass Thu 22-Oct-15 09:24:26

I got something like this last year:

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