The romper challenges the Christmas jumper

Nothing screams Christmas cheer quite like a Christmas jumper. There are two types of people in the world; the trendy Christmas jumper wearer and those who go all out with flashing bobbles as they embrace the novelty and tacky.

‘Tis the season to be funny after all. With a festive jumper revival in recent years, the options for your Christmas party or the big day itself are endless.

What was once the preserve of “hilarious” uncles everywhere has become a mainstream seasonal staple. Christmas jumpers are notoriously novelty, but there’s a few stylish alternatives that will help you get into the festive spirit without being overtly outlandish.

You’re now just as likely to find one in cashmere with intricate embellishment or a a witty statement, as you are a flashing Rudolph nose – but don’t worry, you can probably find that one on sale somewhere too.

If you’re not in the bah humbug brigade, then you’ll be excited to know that the Christmas jumpers for 2017 are out in the shops. But, among the racks to bright reds and greens is a new festive fashion trend that is trying to replace the ugly Christmas jumper.

Enter, the Christmas romper. From beard baubles and flashing ties to the acclaimed novelty suit, festive fashion can be tricky for men to navigate and this latest creation isn’t making things any easier – especially on the eyes.

A Chicago based company has came up with the genius idea of launching a new line of Christmas themed all-in-ones. These rompers come in a variety of designs from a Santa suit, to an elf, a Christmas tree and even one that comes emblazoned with a glowing menorah just in time for Hanukkah.

Effectively a onesie for adults, each romper features short sleeves, attached shorts, a collar, button top and front pockets. To add insult to injury, they cost £106 each.

Yip stick to the bearded Santa’s and snowman jumpers. They are less expensive, look much better and most of all will keep you a lot warmer while you are waiting for a taxi home after the Christmas party.

So, whether you’re after a classic Christmas print or a quirky novelty design, remember, it isn’t Christmas without the annual Christmas jumper!

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