Ugly Christmas Sweater

And so it’s almost Christmas….

Did you treat yourself to some fab new Wingz on Black Friday? I do hope so, it was a great offer and not one that we do very often.

Meanwhile, the Christmas parties have been in full swing for a while yet so I’m guessing you’ve got your frock…but what about your Christmas jumper?

My first experience of the Christmas Jumper phenomenon was in about 1989. This delightful example of festive fashion was purchased from Ipswich market in either 1988 or 1989 and I think it would be perfectly acceptable now in an ironic ‘well it is vintage’ kind of way.

Celebs like Kanye West, Cheryl Cole, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Snoop Dogg have all been seen wearing their Christmas jumpers with pride in recent years, since Mark Darcy rocked his roll neck reindeer effort in 2001. Even Colin Firth couldn’t make a reindeer jumper look sexy.

Mark Darcy
Since then, the Christmas jumper has been on the up, and its little sister, the Christmas tank top, has got in on the act. Let’s face it, even the word tank top conjures up cringey images, so add a naff Christmas theme to it and the possibilities for ritual humiliation by fashion are endless.

Of course, it’s far too cold to wear the tank top with bare arms, but if you want to add a little touch of individuality and keep your arms warm at the same time, if you dare to wear the seasonal tank top (I particularly like the one with the cats on, a cute cat just seems to add a certain something to an item of clothing) you can always wear some Wingz underneath. We can’t pretend that even the most on-trend pair of Wingz will rescue your reputation if you get caught on camera in a really bad jumper, but every little helps, right?

We’d LOVE it if you would share some of your best Christmas jumper pics with us, either here, on the Facebook page or via Twitter. I’ll start….



What WAS I wearing?