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The complete holiday sweater guide

Say “Fleece Navidad” with every piece of knitwear on a scale from tacky to tasteful.



Nothing says Ugly Sweater Party like a stitched-on snowman decal. Your best bet is to raid the local thrift store for this one—and keep the sizing generous, for maximum turkey consumption.
Put Me On Consignment 1526 Queen Street


For a (slightly) less obnoxious look, opt for a print like plaid in a colour like blue. Great for Hanukkah or as a nod to the icy queen that is Halifax winter.
Brilliant Clothing Boutique 1539 Birmingham Street


Keep it casually elegant with a plain, creme turtleneck—the perfect middle ground for an office party or Christmas dinner. You'll look cool and your neck will be SO WARM.
Sweet Pea Boutique 1542 Queen Street


Step up your holiday game with a sweater that doubles as a dress and will get you from point A to point B (family dinner to Christmadome) warmly. Sweater on fleek, and other atrocious word trends.
Biscuit General Store 1661 Argyle Street


Sparkly beadwork is a double-edged sword. It says "I am sophisticated, but I am here to party." Strategically placed sequins can make or break a holiday sweater, so stick to a shoulder or sleeve embellishment. Anything in the shape of an animal or ornament and you risk being tossed back to the ugly category.
Envy Clothing 5657 Spring Garden Road

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