Nobody knows when ugly Christmas sweaters became the rage at a Christmas party or even when holiday season party hosts began running ugly sweater contests. However, one thing is for sure: tacky Christmas sweaters have become as common of a sight during the holiday season as mistletoe and white elephant gift exchanges.
But one question emerges from the ugly Christmas sweater phenomenon: what is the formula for creating winning tacky sweaters for this holiday season?
Ideas for Ugly Holiday Season Sweaters
Many fashion experts believe the original design was created to sell Christmas sweaters for men. Eventually, the concept of wearing something that sticks out at a Christmas party caught fashion fire among female consumers as well.
It all boils down to using one or more design elements to produce tacky Christmas sweaters during the holiday season, whether it’s to an office party or a get together with family and friends.
At Least 3 Loud Colors
When wearing an ugly Christmas sweater, you need to display at least three colors that not only clash, but also scream “ugly.”Christmas is a time when bright colors dominate the fashion world. Make more the merrier work for you by wearing a tacky Christmas sweater that is covered in blended bright red, green, and yellow.
Make it 3D
If you want a sweater that stands out, make sure it literally stands out in 3D. If you have Rudolph on your sweater, make sure Rudolph’s nose is 3D by gluing on a red pom-pom. Glue small gift-wrapped packages to the sweater or attach ornaments to it for extra impact. Bows, ribbons, and literally anything you can imagine can work to add this extra dimension to your sweater.
Unexpected Ugly Christmas Sweaters
If you want heads to turn towards a tacky Christmas sweater, take a classic Christmas idea and provide a twist. Take tacky to the next level by presenting upside down fir trees, a T-Rex with a Santa hat, or a Christmas scene that would make the Griswalds proud.
3 Perfect Fabric Canvases for an Ugly Christmas Sweater
Bulk retailers have a seemingly infinite number of sweaters. The question is which sweater fabrics make the best canvas for creating the perfect ugly holiday sweater.
Designed with a versatile fabric containing a blend of super soft cotton and long-lasting polyester, the Jerzees 562MR NuBlend Crewneck Sweatshirt provides the perfect surface for creating a tacky Christmas sweater. Wear the pill-resistant fleece sweater to a Christmas party to establish the new fashion tone for the holiday season.
Set-in sleeves, as well as and a heavy rib knit cuffs and waistband elevate the fashion elements for the ultimate tacky Christmas sweater, the Champion S600 Double Dry Eco Crewneck Sweatshirt. Designed partly from recycled plastic bottles, the crewneck sweatshirt’s fabric prevents colors from bleeding, which makes the sweatshirt perfect for creating an ugly multiple color design that turns heads at the next holiday season party.
Nothing says “let’s create an enduring ugly sweater that never shrinks” by offering the Gildan 12000 DryBlend Crewneck Sweatshirt. Preshrunk cotton and polyester fabric are quarter-turned to eliminate the unsightly center crease. The smooth fabric delivers moisture-wicking technology that quickly eliminates the perspiration that forms from standing too close to blazing hot Christmas tree lights for an extended period.