Festive Folks Are Painting Their Nails with “Ugly Christmas Sweaters” This Holiday Season

A post shared by Erica (@nailsbyerica_x3) on

During the holidays, there’s one thing you can count on—ugly sweaters. Once a shameful part of your closet, these garish garments are now a celebrated part of your winter wardrobe. The trend has been thriving for years thanks to themed parties and office dress-up contests. But if you’re looking for another way to rock this holiday staple, try taking the sweater off and wearing this nail art trend instead.

Called “ugly sweater nails,” the name says it all—your nails are adorned with the types of motifs you’d find on one of these over-the-top jumpers. Some wearers take a rather subtle approach to the style and rock tasteful snowflake patterns or red-and-green argyles. Others fully lean into the idea of an ugly sweater and cloak their nails in reindeer portraits and bauble-like jewels. This is our favorite iteration of the trend–it doesn’t take itself too seriously and best captures the gaudy essence of this cherished Yuletide tradition.

With a couple of weeks left in the holiday season, there’s plenty of time to get your nails done. Check out some ugly Christmas sweater nail art inspiration, below.

Ugly Christmas sweater nail art is a festive way to celebrate the holiday season.

Ugly sweater nails offer 10 opportunities to wear this Yuletide tradition—you can go subtle or over-the-top with the designs.

Christmas sweater nails!

A post shared by Raechel Ferguson (@raechelsnails) on

Feeling festive! #HolidayNails #ChristmasSweaterNails #NailArt

A post shared by Jessica Cameron (@pylori23) on

And best of all, you don't have to wear an itchy sweater!

h/t: [Mashable]

Related Articles:

Woman Recreates Famous Paintings as Fabulous Hand-Crafted Nail Art

Festive NYC Restaurant Decks Their Halls with $60,000 Worth of Christmas Decor

Mens' Facial Hair Gets Festive in “12 Beards of Christmas”

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
Become a
My Modern Met Member
As a member, you'll join us in our effort to support the arts.
Become a Member
Explore member benefits

Sponsored Content