How to Style Ugly Holiday Sweaters—Our Stylists Weigh In!

Styling Ugly Sweaters

Ugly holiday sweaters are to the holiday season as marshmallows are to hot peppermint cooca: One’s just not complete without the other. (Overstatement? We think not.) Of course, these delightfully tacky knits often get a bad wrap for, well, being so tacky.

Obviously, there’s a time and place to wear your “bah-hum-pug” sweater or Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer top. But who’s to say you can’t turn your ugly holiday sweater into a woah-worthy ensemble? We asked our stylists for their best tips on how to turn those comically hideous holiday sweater into a fashion forward ensemble, and their suggestions are genius.

“Making an ugly Christmas sweater look fashionable can definitely be challenging. Try getting an oversized sweater (making it a sweater-dress) and pair it with black leggings and over-the-knee boots. Finish your look off with a fun hair accessory like a bow.”Brittany

“Keep your ugly Christmas sweater casual and comfortable during the holidays by front-tucking it into a pair of slim fitting distressed denim and some stylish slip-on sneakers!”Blaine

“Have an ugly Christmas sweater party to go to, but still want your sweater reflect your great fashion sense? Try pairing it with a pair of leather-look skinny jeans and a metallic stiletto.”Eric

“Nothing says holidays like a little sparkle! Pair your ugly Christmas sweater with a sequin skirt or metallic legging to give your outfit some shine.”Katrina 

“To dress up your ugly Christmas sweater, pair it with a fun black suede mini skirt, tights  and some heeled booties!”—Kristy

“Make your once-a-year ugly Christmas sweater edgy and fun. Punk it up with some faux leather pants or skirt and accessorize it with a fun choker.”—Meghan

We hope these expert tips bring some cheer to styling your ugly holiday sweaters each and every holiday season!

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