It’s National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
Whether you’re trying to win an ugly Christmas sweater day at work or just looking for a fun holiday party idea, we’ve got you covered. You don’t have to be crafty or artistic to make yourself an ugly sweater that will impress everyone at your office party. Here is how to get something that stands out from the rest.
One of the most demanding trends in the past few years is wearing an ugly Christmas sweater to a holiday party.
The tendency has been around for years, but it’s only recently that ugly Christmas sweaters have become a staple of any holiday party. The funny, over-the-top designs are popular with young and old alike; they’re fun to make and wear. You can find them in stores, buy one online, or even create your design. Even if you’re not into crafting, plenty of people would be happy to make you one as a gift.
Whether it’s making fun of the holidays or suddenly celebrating them, wearing an ugly Christmas sweater lets people know that you’re having fun during this time of year—even if others aren’t.
Before you sign up for ugly sweater day at work, consider what type of ugly will win the day.
Think about the event itself. There are many ugly Christmas sweaters; each has its style, so make sure your shirt fits the theme. For example, if everyone else is wearing something that looks like it came out of Santa’s workshop, then yours needs to be something different—like maybe a zombie reindeer or an army-style sweater with guns. Just don’t wear anything too revealing.
For something hideous, look into vintage Christmas sweaters that are sure to be one of a kind.
When you’re looking to get the most out of your ugly Christmas sweater day, keeping a few things in mind is essential. First, you want your sweater to be tacky and funny—but not so much. The great way to do that is by looking for a vintage sweater with some good old-fashioned class. A little polka dot here or there is always good for an extra dash of kitsch (though make sure they aren’t too big), but if you want something unique, look for something with an interesting pattern or color scheme. A unique style will also help set yours apart from the rest of the pack. Finally, don’t forget about sizing: try not to go too long or short; remember what fit works best on your body type before choosing one online.
Another option is to make your sweater using decorations, craft supplies, and some lights.
For the less crafty or those strapped for cash, a quick and easy alternative is to buy a cheap sweater from a thrift or second-hand clothing store. If you’re going this route, make sure you find something with enough room to add some decorations. A way of doing this is by using decorations like Christmas lights and tinsel as well as glue (to help hold them in place) and sewing them into the sweater yourself if you have access to one.
Winning an ugly Christmas sweater day doesn’t have to be complicated – here’s how to do it.
If you’re looking for a Christmas sweater that’s already ugly enough to wear on holiday, then you’ve got a few options. First, check out stores like Target, Walmart, and Kohls’s. These big-box retailers usually carry discounted sweaters that are pretty hideous in their own right.
Second, buy an ugly sweater off eBay or Etsy. Some endless vendors sell ugly holiday sweaters online—and they don’t come cheap. Thirdly… make your own ugly Christmas sweater. It may sound daunting, but it’s pretty simple: follow these steps:
- Go to Goodwill (or another thrift store) and find an old piece of clothing that fits you well but isn’t unique or valuable.
- Cut up a said piece of clothing into pieces using scissors or another sharp object;
- Sew back together using regular thread and needle; Wear proudly on Ugly Christmas Sweater Day.
Happy Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!
We sure hope you have a great Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Don’t forget to share your ugly sweaters with us!