12 Non-Ugly Sweaters for Your Ugly Holiday Sweater Party
And so it goes: As the holiday season whips around with its jolly cheer—peppermint mochas nipping at your nose— a special e-invite sits in your inbox, awaiting your eager RSVP. "You're invited!" it reads, so crisp and digital on your screen. In a flourish of adjectives and whimsical metaphors, it outlines the evening's festivities—everything from eggnog to Secret Santa to hidden mistletoe. And then there, just a couple lines down, it reads, "Attire: ugly holiday sweater."
Cue the hot sweats. Cue the itchy nervous hives. You're definitely going, but one thing is surely left uncertain: how do you wear an ugly sweater without looking totally ugly?! Dilemma of the century! (Or year at least.) But no need to worry, we've got you covered. From geometric cut-outs to muted cherry motifs, scroll through for 12 of our favorite chic picks that you can rock at that sweater party.
Channel everyone's favorite inanimate object (a cozy blanket) and pair this sweater with a pair of oversized earrings for a touch of glam.
The geometric cut-outs and bright red hue make this sweater a standout in any ugly sweater-donning crowd.
Go full-on showstopper with this and a maxi satin skirt with a high-slit.
Are these cherries or holly berries? Who knows! Conduct a poll at the party. It may just be your best party trick (may being the operative word).
1 Isabel Marant sweater + 1 pair of worn over-the-knee boots = 2 cute to fathom.
You know when sweaters do that thing? That thing with the sleeves where they get all slouchy and bring on major snuggle vibes? Count on Gap to create a sweater that does just that.
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This one's for all the Queen Supremes who wake up in silk sheets and brush their teeth with a 24k gold toothbrush (or at least those who dream of waking up like this). Pair this glittery knit with a statement skirt and get ready to greet your loyal admirers (AKA your friends).
Listen, this sweater paired with your go-to jeans and booties combo? Four letters, one word: done.
A simple, oversized sweater will never betray you.
Polo Ralph Lauren
This neutral colorway and oversized fit opens doors for chic layering. Try it with tailored shorts, sheer tights, and over-the-knee boots.
Reach for a sweater with a vintage vibe like this one.
Rethink the sweater silhouette and opt for one with a waist. The minimalist and monochromatic ring belt on this pullover reminds you that it's all in the details.