When the Princess of Wales wants to look festive for the holiday season — she usually opts for embellished sweaters, fair isle pullovers and chic cropped cardigans. As most of the time she’s not inclined to wear lots of glittery statement jewels or oversized accessories, she prefers simple gems paired with cozy knits. Modern, minimal and modest, the princess always looks glam but not gaudy for the holiday season.

Here are 12 of Kate Middleton’s Best Holiday Sweater Moments:

1. Really Wild Emerald Green Long Crew Neck Jumper

Appearing festive for a farm visit, the princess looked ready to sit down for a cup of eggnog near a roaring fireplace. Clad in this minty green scalloped neck pullover sweater with a pointelle texture, the princess combined classic holiday colors into a cheerful Christmas ensemble. The mom of three donned a red puffer from Perfect Moment with the cozy green knit for some tree browsing at Peterley Manor Farm in early December 2019. Shop similar at Talbots HERE


2. Brora X Troy Supersoft Lambswool Fair Isle Jumper

For the twinkling train tour of England, Scotland and Wales in December 2020, Princess Kate wore a few seasonal sartorial pieces including this classic sweater. The almond hued knit was made in Scotland with environmentally friendly practices and has a fun and festive folklore design at the yoke. Shop similar at Dillards HERE 


3. Gap Red Cableknit Turtleneck Sweater

Appearing on the princess briefly during a 5 Big Insights campaign video, this chunky knit features cozy cable stitching and a soft ribbed turtleneck. The classic and cheery red sweater is constructed of 100% cotton. Shop similar at Gap HERE



4. Holland Cooper Fairisle Knit Sweater in Cream

With a traditional fairisle print, this decorated yarn blend turtleneck has all the seasonal flair of a timeless Christmas sweater. A high roll neck and gleaming gold buttons give this fireside-friendly and folkloric knit a fun and festive update. Shop similar at Nordstrom HERE


5. Campbell’s of Beauty Nordic Rose Crew Neck Jumper

A supersoft lambswool jumper in a perky pink shade is the perfect sweater to wear for holiday parities like a Secret Santa soiree or seasonal gift exchange. The princess wore this cozy and contemporary lambswool jumper for a visit to the sandy beaches of Scotland in 2021. Shop similar at JCrew HERE


6. Miu Miu Cashmere-Jacquard Cardigan in Red

Proving her princess skills don’t end with tiara wearing and waving, Kate was a festive fashionista and decorating dynamo in this statement cardigan designed with white roses and shimmery pearl buttons. The luxurious and holiday-happy designer sweater also has a removable contrast collar and exposed white cuffs. Shop similar at Nordstrom HERE


7. Polo Ralph Lauren Slim Fit Cashmere Turtleneck in Red

Appearing merry and bright in her slim and streamlined long sleeve cashmere turtleneck from the preppy American designer Ralph Lauren, Kate brought a little seasonal swagger to her pre-holiday Forward Trust event in late October 2021. Shop Kate’s turtleneck on sale HERE


8. Fjallraven Ovik Folk Knit Sweater

In Sweden to kick off a royal tour, the Prince and Princess of Wales took part in a fun hockey event. For the wintery outing, held at a local ice skating rink, Kate wore this patterned sweater inspired by Nordic folklore. Designed by sustainable-minded Swedish brand Fjallraven, the woolen pullover has patterned blue, burgundy and gray colors with a Scandinavian inspired aesthetic. Shop the sweater on Amazon HERE


9. Brora Cashmere Cropped Cardigan

Perfect for winter escapades and holiday parties, this stylish cropped cashmere cardigan appeared on the princess for a Christmas party with Royal British Legion in December 2018. Kate paired the simple 3/4 sleeve black button-front layering piece with a tartan pleated midi skirt by Emilia Wickstead. Shop similar from Old Navy HERE 


10. Temperley London Gold Cordial Sleeved Knit Top

A sweater spun from metallic lurex gold yarn, this metallic pullover has appeared on the princess just once for a visit to Scotland in mid-May 2021. The glamorous gold top is finely ribbed and has slit bell sleeves and a round neckline.  The snazzy gilded sweater would be perfect for a Christmas cocktail party or New Year’s bash. Shop a similar look at Macy’s HERE


11. Self-Portrait Sequin Knit Cardigan

A glistening gold and black cardigan is perfect for celebrating the Christmas season. Princess Kate wore this gold braided trim sweater for a message of dedication to the late Queen Elizabeth II in December 2022. Shop a similar Self-Portrait cardigan HERE and HERE

12. J.Crew Isabel Mahogany Mockneck Sweater

Designed with a supersoft wool yarn blend, the princess was ‘cozy casual’ style goals in this affordable knit from JCrew for a February 2019 meeting. Kate discussed her Chelsea Flower Show exhibit in this burgundy sweater with a ribbed trim and matching sides. The easy and effortless mock neck made two more appearances on the royal during outdoor outings. Shop the sweater at JCrew HERE