Ugly sweaters are the new cool sweaters. They have become the unofficial, horribly wonderful holiday uniform of choice. You know you need one. Or two.
Ugly sweaters are the new cool sweaters. They have become the unofficial, horribly wonderful holiday uniform of choice.
With a continued growing number of ugly sweater parties and contests, it seems everyone needs to own one these days.
But scouring thrift stores for these spectacular gems can take hours. Days. Lucky for those of you who want to dress ridiculously but don’t have time to sweater-hunt, several businesses have done the curation for you.
Here are the best-worst, unique ugly sweaters that you can buy with an effortless click of the mouse for this holiday season.
1. Doctor Who holiday attire: When an ugly sweater takes a turn for the Doctor Who, it does a full 180 and becomes cool again, almost non-ironically. At first glance, these gaudy blue and white sweaters look like your standard Savers’ rejects. But look closer and see that famous Doctor Who telephone booth, and let the glory of these scores transport you into another world. Doctor Who Holiday Fleece, $49.99, Thinkgeek.com.
2. BYO (build your own) trainwreck: Want a completely original ugly sweater? Kohl’s has the solution: a build-your-own ugly sweater kit. This comes with a plain sweater and all of the adornments, embellishments and googly, jingly things that you could possibly never want to want: pom poms, bows, bells, reindeer, snowflakes, pipe cleaners, fringe, stencils, oh yes. Let your sugarplum nightmares become your reality. Ugly Christmas Sweater Kit, $24.99, Kohls.com.
3. 3-D un-fashion: Don’t be satisfied with a regular, knitted holiday sweater when you can sport a 3-D one, like this American Rag get-up from Macy’s.
What’s going on here? It appears like a poorly constructed reindeer wearing sunglasses and a moustache, with a real, floppy, striped scarf attached. Add to that every pattern possible and the bold proclamation, “Born2ride,” and you’ve got any ugly sweater competition in the bag. American Rag Born 2 Ride Holiday Sweater, on sale $39.99, Macys.com.