While once the attire only worn at family gatherings by that relative (you know the one—we all have one)—ugly sweaters have come a long way. In fact, they’re so popular that entire parties are themed around wearing the loudest, gaudiest and craziest patterned ones you can find! Looking to really stand out at your next ugly sweater soiree? Get inspired by our over-the-top picks!
Be the star of your gathering with this ridiculous (and by that we mean amazing) acrylic cardigan. Actual ornaments dangle on the front, while real tinsel wraps from front to back. Despite all the trimmings, we love that this over-the-top choice is machine washable!
Sidefeel Women’s Christmas Reindeer Geometric Open Front Long Sleeve Cardigan
If you don’t want to fully commit to your gathering’s ugly sweater theme, you can still be festive in this open-front cardigan that’s lightweight, knit and reindeer-themed. Slip it on over your clothes at the start of the party—then the moment you leave, slip it off so you can resume wearing your regularly scheduled attire.
Blizzard Bay Women’s Ugly Christmas Nutcracker Sweater
Who says that pull-over sweaters have all the fun? If you want to be sexier and even show some leg, an equally festive dress is your best bet for the ugly sweater party circuit. Pair this Nutcracker-inspired number, which even has fun pom-poms on the shoulders and tiny bells hanging from the hem, with tights or leggings. And if comfort is key, add some flat boots and you’re ready to party all night long!