We all know them; we see them all around, mostly on our parents, grandparents or that one uncle who dresses like Bill Cosby. I'm talking, of course, about possibly one of the hardest fashion items to pull off – the Christmas sweater.
Many of us know the struggle of getting one as a gift, putting on a fake smile and pretending like it isn't quite literally the ugliest thing you've ever laid eyes on. We store them away in the darkest corner of our closets and set them free once a year when grandma comes for a
The Christmas sweater was born in the 1950s as a piece of clothing known as "Jingle Bell Sweaters". As Christmas was becoming more commercially driven, these sweaters pioneered the ugly Christmas sweater.
As the sweater started appearing in shows such as "The Cosby Show" and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" in the 1980s, its popularity soared high.
The festive sweaters prevalence faded in the 1990s. However, it's been making a huge comeback (the number of Google searches for ugly Christmas sweaters has doubled since 2014) and many fashion houses have been giving their own interpretations to the trend these past few years.
Even though their name is quite promising, do they have to be THAT bad?
So Now let's talk about how to wear it
Idea Look for Her
Ugly sweater; Whoopi Goldberg's / Turtel neck; Diesel / Jeans; Public school / Boots; Kenneth Cole
Idea Look for Him
Ugly sweater; Whoopi Goldberg's / Pants; VIVIENNE WESTWOOD / Shoes; Gucci
Now jingle bell yourself good, like really good.