“Ugly” Holiday Sweaters That Are Hardly Awful

By  December 13, 2012

We can only hope the gift from Aunt Mildred sitting under the tree is one of these holiday sweaters rather than the usual red and green pom pom encrusted wonder the sweet lady finds so endearing. Making the leap from tacky to tempting, these knits have us feeling merry rather than mortified. Surprise everyone at this weekend’s Ugly Sweater Party with your cute cardigan or don one for an especially festive Christmas brunch on the 25th. In fact, why not sport a different one for the rest of the month? It’s one sure way to spread that holiday cheer for all to hear (err, see).

by row, from left to right
1. Free People Vintage Holiday Sweater, available at Free People for $298
2. Markus Lupfer Santa Claus Sequin Embellished Wool Sweater, available at Net-A-Porter for $400
3. Green Batwing Long Sleeve Deer Embroidery Sweater, available at She Inside for $32.10
4. Can’t Catch Me Sweater, available at Modcloth for $89.99
5. Vintage Snowflakes and Skiers Sweater, available at Etsy for $28
6. Knitted Christmas Polar Bear Jumper, available at Topshop for $100
7. Mason by Michelle Mason Reindeer-intarsia Wool and Cashmere Blend Sweater, available at Net-A-Porter for $368
8. Stella McCartney Polar Bear Intarsia Wool and Alpaca-Blend Sweater, available at The Outnet for $458