The finest sweaters in the movies

Sweaters and jumpers are the perfect addition to our winter wardrobes, providing us with a feeling of cosiness and comfort. Available in a vast array of styles and shapes, some – such as Aran knits – have become iconic and famous wardrobe staple pieces.

When worn by characters in movies, clothing choices can give the viewer a real glimpse of who the character is and make their personality shine.

Famous movie sweaters


The style icon cut-off sweater from Flashdance earned its famous reputation for catapulting athleisure and dancewear into the height of fashion. Alex pulled off some extremely memorable dance moves wearing the famous sweater, showcasing both her talent and how sweaters can be both practical and stylish.

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The Pendleton sweater worn by Jeff in The Big Lebowski is an expensive and statement piece, despite Jeff having no money. This indicates that his character was probably wearing hand-me-downs or pieces from a time when poverty was no issue. It also showcases the ability of a high-quality knit to remain in good condition year after year.


The Weasley home-made initialled sweater gifted to both Ron and Harry for Christmas in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a true symbol of love and friendship. Representing both belonging and acceptance, it also emphasises how knitwear makes for a great and meaningful gift.


No wardrobe is complete without a stylish and classical Aran knit. The womens Aran sweater was perhaps made famous in the 1960 movie Let’s Make Love, in which Marilyn Munroe immaculately showcased a purple version. Aran sweaters are steeped in heritage and tradition.

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An Aran sweater is the perfect gift for those who seek comfort, style and all the practical properties of high-quality knitwear, such as temperature regulation and moisture wicking. You will find a range of Aran sweaters in stores such as Shop Aran.

Whatever your style and whatever statement you are trying to make with your clothing choices, you can be sure that you will always be warm, cosy and stylish in high-quality knitwear.

Joseph Brown

Joseph Brown