5 Ways to Rock an Ugly Christmas Sweater

In recent years people have decided to stop laughing at ugly Christmas sweaters and start embracing them. It has become a national phenomenon to throw annual parties where friends get together and hope that their sweaters are uglier, tackier and more outrageous than the others. But let’s be honest: nobody actually wants to look ugly in her ugly Christmas sweater. It can seem like quite the challenge to look cute with one of those sweaters, especially the one with the built in battery pack, but never say never. Try these looks to stay festive and avoid total tackiness.  

1. Wear That XXL Sweater as a Dress

Bow: Etsy, $6;

Sweater: Rusty Zipper, $59;

Thigh-high socks: K. Bell, $14

Sometimes you find the perfect ugly Christmas sweater… and it’s 10 sizes too big.  Don’t deny that sweater its chance to give you a super cute Christmas party outfit!  An oversized sweater makes for the perfect Christmas dress. Make sure it’s long enough and you can pair it with some wavy thigh high socks or a simple pair of black opaque tights to complete the look. When visiting your grandma, attending a family party or even a Christmas party with your friends, put your hair half-up with a red ribbon or a red bow and impress everyone.

2. Wear it With a Skirt or Layer it Over a Dress

Sweater: ASOS, $63.52;

Skirt: Guess, $79;

Necklace: Swell, $19.50;

Ponytail holder cuff: Nordstrom, $22

Don’t limit yourself to pairing sweaters with jeans. Dress up your style by layering a sweater over a dress or skirt. A leather pleated skirt or a dress with a pleated skirt gives an ugly sweater some flair and dresses it up for a fancier event. We think pulling your hair back into a sleek ponytail would look perfect with this outfit! And don’t forget accessories to pull it all together.  Add some black suede heels and a great statement necklace for the total transformation!