The Ugly Holiday Sweater Goes Haute

Top designers' takes on the conventional holiday sweater.

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Net-a-Porter/Kirna Zabete
Forget raiding the Salvation Army to track down that over-the-top holiday sweater this year, we've found some designer options to best any colorful option you may have once received from an Aunt Marge or Grandma Betty.
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Creatures of Comfort
A Detacher's stripey mint-green cardi with ruffled sleeves is fit for a chic elf. $545 at Creatures of Comfortp
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Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters' simple crewneck is peppermint-perfect with graduated pink and red stripes. $59 at Urban Outfitters
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La Garconne
Alex Wang's chalet-chic sweater is just what we need to cozy up near a crackling fire. $750 at La Garconne.
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Jumelle
Rachel Comey's cozy, waffle-stripe pullover and matching skirt calls for hot cider and a santa hat. $450 at Jumelle
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TopShop
You'll be one stylish snowflake in Topshop's bold, graphic take on the traditional Fair Isle sweater. $100 at Topshop
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Net-a-Porter
It's hard to find something we don't like about Markus Lupfer's cashmere sweater with puppy and kitten pals snuggled in a wreath. $475 at Net-a-Porter
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Net-a-Porter
Skip the wrapping paper and fold Sonia Rykiel's cheerful "bow" sweater beneath the tree -- it's practically pre-packaged. $1120 at Net-a-Porter
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Barneys New York
Rochas' winter-ready pullovers come in a range of geometric patterns and prints. On sale for $479 at Barneys New York.
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Opening Ceremony
Nothing trumps a super-literal holiday scene woven right into the fabric of your sweater. This elaborate creation by Moonchild features two grazing deer on a snowy mountainside. $485 at Opening Ceremony.
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Kirna Zabete
Pick up one of Proenza Schouler's funky patterned cardis for your next holiday fete. $805 at Kirna Zabete.
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Barneys New York
Give your holiday wardrobe an artsy, high-brow vibe with one of JW Anderson's geometric pullovers. On sale for $509 at Barneys New York.
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Net-a-Porter
Phillip Lim's gorgeous reindeer sweater is just the right combination of cheesy and chic. They're already sold out all over the city, but wait for re-orders to start rolling in. $385 at Net-a-Porter.
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Intermix
The drapey, poncho shape on Juliette Jake's Fair Isle sweater makes it perfect for wrapping up on the couch while watching cheesy holiday flicks. $310 at Intermix.
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Shopbop
If you prefer a slightly more subtle snowflake on your holiday sweater, check out RLX's black, boxy-crop pullover. $698 at Shopbop.
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