If you have an Ugly Holiday Sweater party coming up, you can take the easy road and turn to off-the-rack options at Target or Amazon or you can grab that tree by its shiny balls and do it old school.We’re talking applique, puffy paint and garland. My friend Brad Brad, pictured above, looked no further than his mother’s closet for this vintage beauty which he made his own with some daring, midriff-baring styling. Here are 25 inspiring photos that you can use to create an Ugly Christmas Sweater that will make you a legend among your friends and co-workers this holiday season.
He’s Watching You. The Christmas sock reindeer is known to attack at any moment.
| “Ribbit” Around The Christmas Tree. Looks like the frog prince turned into a Christmas tree instead this time. Image source: Craftster | Get this sweater from Etsy
Jingle Bells. Here’s a tip for embellishing your ugly sweater, more is always better. | Garland Garment. This CANNOT be comfortable. Image source: Imgur | Image source: Imgur
Cat Man, yes please! How do you like meow? | Christmas Kisses. With a sweater like this, how can any girl resist? Image source: The Daily Green | Image source: The Daily Green
Hottie on Your Heart. Ho ho ho! | Pinkalicious. A nutcracking good time.Image source: My Ugly Christmas Sweater | Image source: The Daily Green
Fringe is in when feeling festive as the ol’ post office! | Madonna Makes an Appearance. It will be hard getting people to look at your face. Image source: Rock Your Ugly Christmas Sweater | Get sweaters like this from My Ugly Christmas Sweater
Speaking of Balls. Who Needs a Tree, When you have dear ol’ dad? | Take an “Elfie”. Looks like this one came straight from Santa’s workshop, and one of his elves escaped with the sweater.Image source: National Geographic | Get this sweater from Etsy
Last-Minute Sweater. When the stores are all sold out of ugly sweaters, just stick a tacky stocking on a sweater you already own. | Christmas Lifesaver. Looks more like a holiday inner tube than a wreath, but the festive lights make up for that. Get this sweater from Etsy | Get this sweater from Etsy
Turtleneck, Light-Up Surprise. You really look like you’re ready to party in this bad boy. | Coolest Candy Cane Family. Create memories your kids will never forget. And if they do forget, you will have photos to remind them. Image source: Rusty Zipper | Image source: Rock Your Ugly Christmas Sweater
Easiest DIY Christmas Sweater. Instead of hanging the wreath on the door, hang it on yourself. | Strange Placement. For the naughty one of the party. Image source: NY Mag | Image source: Beauty Riot
Grandma Gone Wild. Now that’s a Pink Lady. | Naughty Snowman. Yeah, we see what you did there. Image source: Beauty Riot | Get this sweater from Ebay
The Life of the Party. He’s got rows upon rows of Christmas cheer. | All the Sweaters. If you’re wearing an ugly sweater vest, make sure to wear the ugly sweater under it too. You know you’re finished when people stop noticing that you are holding a goat. | Image source: Boredom Travels Findings | Image source: LCCC
Covered in Bows. The only way to complete this outfit is by adding about 10-15 bows to your hair too. | Fringe and Ornaments. The tree doesn’t need ornaments anyway. Image source: Royal Oaks | Image source: My Ugly Christmas Sweater
You know that you’ve reached Ugly Christmas Sweater legend status when your friends ask to borrow your sweater for years to come. Happy Christmas! Hope it’s Ugly!