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Sweater season is finally here. Luckily, this important shift in fashion coincides with the holiday season. So, not only is everyone looking for ways to dress festively (and comfortably), but they’re looking for the best ugly Christmas sweaters to wear to every festive soiree.
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An ugly Christmas sweater is the epitome of a win-win. You can wear it to office parties and family gatherings. much attention. It’s the best of both worlds. However, finding an ugly sweater that can do all of that (and more) is no easy task.
From over-the-top selections to subtle statement-making, we’ve rounded up 15 of the best Ugly Christmas sweaters to make a staple in your closet this season and the next.
1. If you want to stand out, wear a sweater with tinsel.
Tipsy Elves Men’s Gaudi Garland Ugly Christmas Sweater is not for the faint of heart. This green sweater is adorned with yards of green tinsel and Christmas ornaments to add texture and interest to your most festive holiday outfits. We believe this sweater is everything a holiday sweater should be. love to be Shop styles in men’s sizes from XS to 5XL.
$65 at Tipsy Elves
2. For those who like a twist on the classics: Festive Fair Isle
Are you ready to look ugly this Christmas? It can be a lot of pressure. Relax in Old Navy’s Cozy Matching Fair Isle Sweater for Men, available in his six holiday-ready patterns in men’s sizes XS to XXXXL. Best place? Some of these sweaters come in versions for women, children, and even pet sizes, so everyone can enjoy a memorable holiday.
$55 at Old Navy
3. For the Most Festive Women: A Passionate Choice
Step up your greeting card game this year by choosing one of eight Tipsy Elf Sequin Ugly Christmas sweaters for women. Available in women’s sizes from her XS to 5XL, this crew neck choice is literally bright and, according to over 2,500 reviewers, so cute it doesn’t look ugly.
Starting at $39 at Amazon
4. For the Out-of-the-box: An Unexpected Approach
Why wear one ugly Christmas sweater design when you can wear four? Get on trend with the Card Christmas Sweater. Shop styles in women’s sizes S to XXL.
$60 in Berg
5. For guys who want to show off their humor: A fun family-friendly find
Show off your funny side this year with the help of the Tipsy Elf Fun Classic Ugly Christmas Sweater, available in 19 patterns and phrases. Men’s sizes range from XXS to 5XL. Choose a beer pong-inspired sweater and matching Velcro balls to keep the party going all night long, or wear something that says “Big Gift Energy.”
According to over 5,000 reviewers, these festive sweater designs are fun and stylish, but can also be cheeky and push the envelope.
$50 at Amazon
6. For the eccentric dresser: over-choosing
If you need a sweater that will win the ugly sweater contest, look no further than the Red Tacky Ugly Hilarious Funny Christmas Tree Xmas Party Sweater, which reviewers claim won the gold medal. , a tree with functioning lights, and other festive beads and decorations. Available in men’s and women’s sizes from XS to 5XL, this sweater will make you want to repeat it.
From $65 on Etsy
7. A sweater vest for vintage lovers
This vintage-inspired sweater vest might remind you of what your elementary school teacher wears in December. We love our Pouffe Holiday Fair Isle Vest. This is a great option if it’s not the winter wonderland you’re celebrating this year. Buy a women’s S-L size vest.
$15 at Marshall
8. Wear a light sweater if you’re always hot
This season, step into the incredibly soft Jouica Women’s Casual Lightweight V-Neck Batwing Sleeve Knit Top Loose Pullover Sweater to keep from overheating at every celebration. The loose fit and V-neck style offer breathability, and it comes in 27 patterns and colors, 4 of which are specially designed for the holiday season. Available in her XS to 3XL sizes for women, over 6,000 reviewers claim it’s “infinitely versatile” and “the perfect holiday sweater.”
$35 at Amazon
9. For couples who like to coordinate: Matching Christmas sweaters
Can’t decide what to wear? If you have a significant other, this BOGO Couple Christmas Sweater Set Funny Christmas Sweatshirt is the answer to all your holiday conundrums. It features two sweatshirts (green and red), each emphasizing a catchy phrase, and comes in sizes XS to 3XL, allowing you to mix and match sizes.
$49 on Etsy
10. For those who want to sparkle: Bold choices
Who said tinsel had to be reserved for trees? The Joyland Women’s Tinsel Sweater sets the festive mood with a variety of holiday logos, ornaments, and multicolored tinsel strands. Shop two styles in women’s sizes S to XXL.
$60 in Berg
11. For those who can’t get enough pastels: Ugly Christmas treats
For a nice update on your Christmas staple, try Forever 21’s Fair Isle Christmas Sweater. Snowmen, gingerbread cookies, and snowflakes are designed on a pink background. This Instagram-ready style is available in women’s sizes from XS to XL.
$35 At Forever 21
12. For when ‘Ugly’ gets too obsessed: The glamorous red Fair Isle
If you’re looking for a sweater that reads Christmas without being ugly, consider this elegant and vibrant Fair Isle sweater from Lucky Brand. Paired with a stylish beanie, it looks completely modern. Shop this cozy style in women’s sizes from XS to 2XL.
$99 At Lucky Brand
13. When a sweater just isn’t enough, this sweater dress
Looking for a one-and-done style? Try the plus size Bone Famous Gnome Sweater Dress for juniors featuring the classic Fair Isle pattern in red, green and black. But the crowning glory of this sweater dress has to be the gnome’s face on the front, complete with a tinsel beard adorned with ornaments. I do not understand. Shop his 1X to 3X in women’s plus sizes in this style.
$21 at Coles
14. For animal lovers: Christmas sweaters with holiday creatures
Kohl’s Big & Tall Holiday Sweaters are available in 15 outrageous designs and are sure to get some laughs at the company’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest. From a giraffe sharing a candy cane to a llama dressed as an elf to her T-Rex dancing by the Christmas tree, this sweater line is classic and silly, and you’ll have a good time here. Shop styles in men’s tall sizes L to 4XB.
$35 at Coles
15. For furry friends: Ugly dog-sized Christmas sweaters
One thing’s for sure, you don’t want to forget to score an ugly Christmas sweater for your four-legged friend.Chewy’s Frisco Christmas Tree Dog & Cat Ugly Sweater is suitable for both dogs and cats. Available in sizes XS to XXXL. This green embellished sweater slips seamlessly over your pet’s head without the use of hook-and-loop fasteners or pesky buttons. Additionally, the belly is designed and cut slightly higher for easier access when you need to use the bathroom.
Chewy for $15
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