There are so many reasons why Christmastime is special. From that warm and fuzzy feeling you get picking out a tree to baking cookies with family while your favorite Christmas songs play in the background, there are things big and small that make the Christmas season, well, Christmassy. And getting dressed up for the occasion is one of the little things that we do to make it what it is. Regardless of your Christmas plans, be it having a festive dinner with extended family or lounging with a small group of friends while you unwrap Secret Santa gifts, it’s nice to wear something special for this special occasion.
That’s where cashmere sweaters come in. It’s no secret that Christmas sweaters are an essential part of your holiday wardrobe, and opting for luxurious cashmere is an oh-so-effective yet straightforward (and comfy!) way to elevate any Christmas look. Read one of our five favorite cashmere sweaters for Christmas and for some tips on how to style them.
First up on our list is a classic option for completing any Christmas outfit. A button-front cashmere cardigan is a perfect choice for any holiday plans you may have. This is also one of the most universally-flattering and versatile styles of women’s cashmere sweaters. Opt for a cashmere cardigan in a festive red or forest green shade or a lovely ivory hue, and wear it as a layer over a dress, jumpsuit, or with a blouse and pants depending on how dressy are your Christmas plans.
There’s something inherently polished looking about a funnel neck sweater, so opting for a cashmere version of this style is a win-win. For a Christmas top that’s as comfy as it is stylish, go with a cashmere funnel neck sweater in a pearl gray heather shade. This sweater pairs perfectly with dress pants, corduroy pants, or crushed velvet leggings and booties. This neckline looks great with dangling earrings, so complete this look with elegant drop earrings or fun and festive Christmas-themed earrings, like mini mistletoes or chandelier style snowflakes.
To look your absolute best (trust us, you always do!) while also having a Christmas that’s peak comfy-cozy, look no further than a cashmere turtleneck. Opt for a turtleneck sweater in ivory or a festive red shade and pair this oh-so-soft top with a plaid A-line skirt and fun shimmery tights or dress pants. Opt for a pair of dress pants that’s Christmassy but versatile enough for everyday wear, go for a pair of high-rise velvet houndstooth ankle pants. Complete this look with slingbacks, ballet flats, simple earrings, and a red lip if you plan on rocking makeup.
For another classic Christmas sweater option, go with a cashmere cable knit sweater. The cable knit design is as cozy as it is stylish, so it’s perfect for any of your Christmas plans. Opt for a cashmere cable knit sweater in a pretty shade of ivory with a simple crew neck. This style of neckline makes it easy to wear your favorite holiday-themed necklace or fancy statement necklace.
Pair this sweater with crushed velvet leggings in a holiday-ready shade like burgundy or moss green. Since ivory is such a versatile shade, you can also rock this sweater with a trendy leopard print midi skirt or a pleated corduroy thigh-length skirt and knee-high boots.
The final sweater on our list of cashmere sweaters for Christmas might just be one of the comfiest. A cashmere oversized V-neck tunic sweater will feel as cozy as wearing your go-to PJs but will instantly make any outfit you have on feel dressy enough for a special occasion. Opt for a pearl heather gray, flattering red, or a classic black or navy hue.
The tunic length looks great with skinny pants, like black skinny jeans or leggings, or print leggings like classic plaid. You can definitely wear this sweater as-is or layer it over a women's oxford shirt if you want the added style points of a collar peeking out.
As if we didn’t already have enough reasons to wish Christmas would last forever, these cashmere sweaters will feel as lovely as they look. The good news is that while these sweaters can be easily dressed up for any of your Christmas plans, they can also be worked into your everyday outfit rotation too. It’s never a wrong time to treat yourself to the luxury of cloudlike cashmere, and these tops will instantly elevate any holiday outfit you have in mind.