As the weather gets colder, fashion enthusiast have their hearts set on unique looks. Sweaters are the go to for winter, but which ones are the most popular?
I'll give you a hint; people in the 80's loved them, and so will you! It's the classic Ugly Winter Sweater! Not all of us have the luxury of looking through our parents closets and digging up this tacky gem.
With that said, here are the essentials of what makes a sweater an “Ugly” Christmas Sweater. The trend consists of a variety of Nordic patterns mixed with cheesy Christmas Icons like Elves, Santa, and even Christmas ornaments. These sweaters are ugly for a reason.
The best ones come with 3-D embellishments like bells or tassels. The knitted ones with shoulder pads add a vintage aesthetic. The pads might be a bit too UGLEY, so stick with a more modern silhouette.
The cuts are not flattering, so the bulkier the sweater the better. The versatility for this trend is endless too.
Pair your sweater with a nice pair of leggings with a similar Christmas pattern, or even better, corduroy pants. The colors for this trend vary depending on the target market.
For juniors wear, ugly Christmas sweaters come in lighter tones.
For adults the colors are more green, brown, gray, and classic white. Usually you want to stick with the most muddy looking natural tones. Red with white snow flakes are a constant for this look, and Christmas tree patterns are the most popular.
Now what occasion would call for an Ugly Christmas Sweater?
December 12, 2014 will be National Ugly Christmas sweater day.
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