Get festive this holiday season with an Ugly Christmas Sweater party! Want to win best ugly holiday sweater? Here are some festive, funny, traditional and cute ugly Christmas sweaters to buy and wear now – with lots of outfit photos!
Thank you to Amazon Fashion for sponsoring this fun holiday project!
Ugly Holiday Sweater Outfit Details:
Marc Fisher (similar suede version)
Fossil Black Satchel (also comes in brown)
Theory Coat (old, similar here)
Ugly Christmas Sweater Ideas
I love the countdown to the holidays. There’s something about jolly Christmas carols on repeat, getting dressed up for party after party and epic holiday feasts that I just can’t get enough of! This year, I thought it would be fun to do an Instagram story series on my account (@shershegoes) – 12 Days of Ugly Christmas Sweaters.
Each day for 12 straight days, I wore a different Christmas sweater. At first I thought man, “how many ugly sweaters can I possibly buy?” but it was actually quite hard limiting to just 12! I guess ‘ugly christmas sweater’ parties are a mainstream thing now because there are SO many holiday sweaters on the market. I guess that I found funny ugly christmas sweaters, cute ugly christmas sweaters and of course, truly ugly ugly christmas sweaters! With the new movies coming out, I also made sure to grab a Star Wars ugly holiday sweater and Minion themed Christmas sweater to wear when we go watch the films!
Anyway, this massive post will be dedicated entirely to Ugly Christmas Sweaters – where to buy them, some outfit photos for suggestions on how to wear them and lots of shoppable ugly christmas sweaters according to theme!
Where to Buy Ugly Christmas Sweaters
Ugly Christmas Sweaters are sold everywhere but I think the best place to buy them is on Amazon. Amazon has the largest selection and I find the customer reviews to be quite helpful to gauge fit and sizing. If you have prime, the best part is shipping is just 2 days (some of these sweaters actually shipped in 1 day) and many sellers also offer free returns if in any case you don’t like the fit or look.
Here are some sellers on Amazon that sell the best ugly christmas sweaters:
- Blizzard Bay for cute ugly christmas sweaters, like character reindeer, penguins, etc
- Christmas Ugly Sweater Co for traditional sweaters, with snowmen, santas, etc
- Faux Real for ugly christmas sweater shirts – these look like sweaters but are printed shirts
- Hybrid Apparel for pop culture themed ugly christmas sweaters (Star Wars, Despicable Me, Disney etc)
Or you can browse all holiday sweaters available on Amazon here!
12 Best Ugly Christmas Sweater Ideas: Outfit Photos
For my 12 days of
Christmas Ugly Holiday Sweaters project, I tried to select a mix of Christmas sweaters, from the very traditional knit pattern Christmas sweaters to festive sweaters with elves, Santa, reindeer and snowmen, to some popular ‘pop-culture-y’ sweaters.. and some truly ugly ugly Christmas sweaters.
I think it’s nice to be able to wear clothing long after just the Ugly Christmas Sweater party so for most of these looks, I styled them in more classic everyday outfits to show how you can get the most wear out of a seasonal item!
Let me know what you think!
Fit review: Size up for this sweater – it’s designed for Juniors and has a unique high-low hemline where its belly-grazing in front and longer in the back. I’m wearing a size Medium for reference. I paired it with high-waisted button-up black jeans, my well worn brown suede boots and a brown crossbody bag.
This white Christmas sweater has a cute argyle pattern and I love the little elves on a ladder decorating the christmas tree. With 60% cotton and 40% acrylic, its quite comfortable to wear all day and I think it would be one of those ugly christmas sweaters you can wear all season long because it’s a bit more “normal” looking! I also appreciate the green bands on the sleeves and hem. The back is entirely white.
Fit review: This bright blue holiday sweater fits true to size and has a cute slogan on the front “chillin with my snowmies”. The best part is each of the three snowmen heads have clear plastic slots so you can even add in pictures and bring the sweater to life! If you’re looking for a funny ugly Christmas sweater, this one is it.
Fit review: This was a men’s sweater but I liked the all over miniature Mickey Mouse print. Because it fits slightly over-sized, I paired it with a skirt and thigh high boots for a more casual sweater dress look. It’s super comfy and I love the festive green color!
Fit review: For all the Star Wars fans out there, this Christmas sweater is for you! I opted for the R2D2 holiday character but there are lots of Star Wars Christmas sweaters from Hybrid Apparel to choose from. The navy sweater is slim fitting, made from a thin cotton/polyester knit and plays music! Yup, this is one of those extra festive ugly holiday sweaters that plays music.
I wore it while shopping and accidentally pressed against the counter while the check out girl was scanning my items. She thought the R2D2 noise was her scanner ha!
Fit review: Clearly we can’t wait for the new movie so I picked up not one, but TWO ugly Christmas sweaters with Star Wars characters! This thick knit has a cute fair isle type print with little Darth Vader heads all over. I love how it looks traditionally Christmas-y from far away. This sweater is a mens ugly christmas sweater so even the small fits slightly oversized, but if you like plush, cozy sweaters as much as I do, this holiday knit is one to pick up!
Fit review: This ultra festive Despicable Me sweater is super cheesy but also quite cute! I love the zig zag holiday pattern and red & green color scheme. It’s a thinner knit with a minion front and center and makes for a colorful, cheery addition to any ugly Christmas sweater party.
Fit review: Are you entering an ugly sweater party contest? If so and you want to win, then pick up this truly ugly, ugly Christmas sweater! It’s a faux, “sweater shirt” aka a printed sweater on a long sleeve polyester shirt. The printed fair isle pattern does look quite real and even has a fun v-neck with a faux white tee peeking through.
Fit review: This sweater reminds me of those vintage ugly christmas sweaters my aunts would wear. It’s a touch oversized, and made from a comfy knit that feels perfectly worn in. If you’re looking for the perfect light up ugly christmas sweater, you have to pick this one up! The wiring for the lights are separated from the sweater with a fabric lining, so you won’t get scratched. Tuck the light switch in your pocket and light up wherever! I blended in to Times Square well enough :)
Fit review: This ugly Christmas sweater is pretty similar to the Snowmies one! Same beautiful blue color but this holiday knit is slightly more low key. It’s got a soft, velvet textured snow scene and would look great on all winter long!
Fit review: For all the girls wanting cute ugly Christmas sweaters, this is the sweater to buy now. I love the fuzzy white sleeves, wide open neck collar and cute ‘Let It Snow’ lettering. It has a slightly boxier fit but pair it with a skirt and some over the knee boots, and you’re good to go!
Fit review: This is a really cute ugly Christmas sweater with Minnie Mouse on the front and a snowflake print all over – even on the back! I love when sweaters look as good on the back as the front so this black holiday sweater is a cut above the rest. It’s made from a sweatshirt like material so quite comfortable to wear without any itch. As a bonus? It lights up!
Fit review: I thought this striped sleeve sweater looked so elf like and glittery sequins added such a fun touch. The front reads “Me, My Elf and I” and is guaranteed to make all your friends laugh. A little glam, a tad ugly and a lot of cozy – this is a unique ugly Christmas sweater for women!
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