Fun Christmas Sweaters That Are Not Ugly

sparkly sweater selfie
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sparkly sweater selfie
via @weartwinset

It’s that season again, you know the one, the one where you get the annual office invite to ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater Party’. For some of us it’s one of the best days of the season, for others it can be a bit cringe-worthy. Love Ugly Christmas Sweater Party or hate it, most of us would really rather not spend money on something that’s ugly and only worn once.

Christmas sweaters grow in popularity every year, and It’s always fun to see which college will come in wearing the wackiest one. However, not everyone likes a funny or ugly Christmas sweater, and you shouldn’t have to feel like a Grinch and skip wearing one altogether. We decided to round-up five styles of Christmas sweater that are not ugly, and can even be worn more than once.

The Nordic Sweater

The modern Christmas tree has its origins in Scandinavia and minimalist ‘Scandi style’ is effortlessly fashionable, so it’s no surprise the Nordics inspire stylishly simple Christmas sweaters. These sweaters typically feature trim in a classic, traditional Christmas print and come in traditional festive colors, a great choice for traditionalists.

christmas sweater

$44 $79 tommy hilfiger

christmas sweater

$62 $127 fila

christmas sweater

$34 h&m



The Oversized Sweater

If you’re ready to grab a cup of cocoa and cozy up by the fire than an oversized sweater is the perfect solution. Choose from longer sweater dress styles or oversized and slouchy 90’s styles that can be worn off the shoulder. Oversized styles are great paired with leggings, jeans or tights, and they are so comfortable you might just want to hibernate in them until the end of winter.

christmas sweater

$69 zara

christmas sweater

$34 h&m

christmas sweater

$65 modcloth



The Sparkly Sweater

Transform a boring sweater into a statement piece that’s ready for a night on the town. It’s easy to look festive when you’re covered in sequins or a rich mix of metallics so if you’re in a party mood try out a sparkly sweater style with sequins, glitter or baubles. These sparkly styles will give you the disco vibes you need to dance your way through Christmas and into New Year’s Eve.

sparkly Christmas sweater

$24 $60 boohoo

sparkly Christmas sweater

$119 halogen

sparkly Christmas sweater

$349 ted baker


The Cute Sweater

If you want to go for the cute factor, there are plenty of sweaters with pretty motifs available, and it will come as no surprise that many of them feature adorable animal prints. Trendy pom poms or fabrics with fuzzy textures are also festive features that look cute-as-a-button without being tacky. Go back to nature with these knits.

christmas sweater

$69 sugarhill

christmas sweater

$77 $130 boden

christmas sweater

$59 modcloth


The Funny Sweater

Just because they’re not ugly, doesn’t mean these Christmas sweaters can’t still be funny. If you like to make a statement and get some laughs on Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, then these tongue ‘n’ cheek designs are just what you’re looking for. Try one of thee punny sweaters on for size, and you’ll be first in line for the office ‘best dressed’ title.

funny Christmas sweater

$24 h&m

funny Christmas sweater

$12 $32 plt

funny Christmas sweater

$27 target


Whether you choose jolly pom poms, cozy prints or full-on sequins there are Christmas sweaters out there that aren’t ugly, and some are downright chic. Christmas Eve is just around the corner, and it’s not Christmas without a Christmas sweater. Get shopping now, or Santa (or your mail carrier) may not arrive in time.

Feature image by @wearetwinset

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