Tis the season for festive holiday gatherings. Throughout the years, there’s one event that has proven itself a staple—the ugly Christmas sweater party! It’s where guests come dressed in their favorite (and also their least favorite) top. You know the kind; the ugly Christmas sweater boasts kitschy knitting and ostentatious trims. For these fetes, the crazier the details, the better. So come Dancer and Prancer, you’re the perfect additions to an oversized cardigan.
The ugly sweater party first started as an excuse to hit the thrift stores or rifle through your parent’s closet. It’s since gotten even more creative, as designers have started to produce contemporary versions of the now-vintage garments. Many have taken the essence of these sweaters and made them even funnier by including imagery that’s popular today. From festive sloths to Yetis with mistletoe, the updated versions bring cozy comfort and are sure to get you noticed at your next ugly sweater party (even if it's a virtual one this year).
Check out some ugly sweater ideas below to bring new meaning to “be there with bells on.”
Looking for ugly sweater ideas? Here are 20 ugly Christmas sweater ideas you can wear to your next holiday party (even if it's a virtual one)!
Santa Mermaid Sweater
Light Up Christmas Sweater
Santa Unicorn Christmas Sweater
Happy Birthday Jesus Sweater
Crazy Cat Lady Christmas Sweater
Golden Girls Christmas Sweater
Kid's Sloth Christmas Sweater
Women's Garland Cardigan
Sledding Buddies Christmas Sweater
Black Cat Ugly Christmas Sweater
Vintage Christmas Cardigan
Politically Correct Holiday Sweater
Bob Ross Happy Little Holiday Sweater
Merry Pugly Christmas
Vintage Cat Sweater
Vintage Wreath Sweater
80s Wool Christmas Cardigan