11/06/2012 10:29 am ET Updated Nov 06, 2012

11 Cheeky, Yet Cute Novelty Sweaters To Get You Through This Winter (PHOTOS)

Because dressing like a grown-up is soooo totally lame.

One of the first items I ever gave my husband was a T-shirt from Urban Outfitters emblazoned with the words "Pig Roast" and a picture of a fat, happy ham. This was 2002 and ironic tees and novelty sweaters were all the rage. Ask anyone if they remember the trend and I assure you they'll smile as they reminisce about having shirts that said "Ciao, Roma!" that they wished had been purchased in Italy in the '70s rather than at H&M on Broadway.

It's a good thing my husband kept his pig shirt because cheeky prints and animal motifs are back in style. In the past few years, we've seen tops with rottweilers from Givenchy, jungle cats from Kenzo, and most recently, Madewell and J.Crew are both selling sweaters that harken back to the days of yore. Whether they're depicting sweet owls or bespectacled Parisian ladies, the tongue-in-cheek sweaters have us smiling. Though the knitwear may remind you of youthful styles, paired with leather pants or a pencil skirt this trend is anything but tween. Here, 10 novelty knits to cheer you up this winter.

Novelty Sweaters

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