Photos by Michael T. Regan
You don't have to wear that felt applique Santa monstrosity just because it's That Time of Year. Same goes for the dreidel sweater and BeDazzled nativity pullover. Here are some holiday options that won't find your ass cropped out of group photos.
It's hard being a dude at Christmas. You have to act festive, or you look like The Anti-Mirth. Be thankful for Penguin. The mild Adirondack styling, subtle orange snowflake motif and super-huggable knit of this sweater make it a girlfriend-, buddy- and mom-pleasing pick. ($89, at Lost + Found, 133 N. Third St., 215-928-1311)
If little girls are made of sugar and spice, this cupcake sweater from Jesse Walker is practically edible. Made of the softest, squishiest pink yarn, the tiny treat of a pullover will satisfy even the daintiest sugar plum fairy. ($110, at Born Yesterday, 1901 Walnut St., 215-568-6556)
Ladies, it's time to channel your ancestors. Not the nylon pantsuit-sportin' blue hair you know and love, but grams 60 years ago, when she was slinking around the typing pool in T-straps and seamed stockings. This vintage cardigan is festive in color, dressy in its embellishment and perfect with a camisole and pencil skirt. ($150, at Mod-Girl, Antiquarian's Delight, 615 S. Sixth St., 215-413-0434)