Christmas gifts of the day: Tasteful Christmas jumpers

Tasteful Christmas jumpers | H is for Home

Festive fashion has got a bad rep, but it doesn’t need to be like that. There are lots of lovely Christmas jumpers out there to be had – you simply need to wade through some of the itchy, scratchy, tasteless fancy dress stuff.

Be gone Christmas jumpers with garish prints, flashing Rudolph noses, tinny carol music and tinsel trim. You’ll look forward to bringing these ones out of your woollens drawer each year!

  1. Bah Humbug women’s Christmas sweatshirt/jumper: Etsy
  2. Crew neck bauble beaded jumper: Marks and Spencer
  3. Girl’s festive jumper: Boden
  4. ‘Christmas jumpers are so cliché’ organic sweatshirt by Lovetree Design: Notonthehighstreet
  5. Bellfield Christmas jacquard geometric knitted jumper: ASOS
  6. Women’s favorite pullover yolk Fairisle sweater – Merona™: Target

Price Points: Plain white T-shirts

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Trio of plain white- T-shirts

Fashion is one of those areas where price and quality can vary wildly. Shopping in Primark compared to shopping on Bond Street in London.

Plain white T-shirts are a very good item of comparison – I mean, how much differential can there be? Two squarish pieces of white cotton sewn together with holes left for your arms and head. Well, a lot it seems.

M&S fashion is almost universally trusted to be of more than adequate quality. Their £6 T-shirt is made using StayNEW™ technology which reduces bobbling, something that cheap clothes are oft known to do.

Would you be happy to pay £125 for one from Harrods? Granted, this Helmut Lang-designed one contains the “finest cotton and cashmere blend” – but is that really worth an extra £119? Perhaps it is if money is no object.

  1. M&S COLLECTION pure cotton short sleeve T-shirt: £6.00, Marks and Spencer
  2. Vintage wash crewneck tee: £13.95, Gap
  3. Helmut Lang scoop neck T-shirt: £125.00, Harrods