Ugly is the New Cute

Were you invited to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party this year? If you haven’t heard, ugly is the new cute. What started as an ironic hipster trend, with young folks mocking the tacky tastes of their sweater-wearing elders, has come full circle. Now, manufacturers are intentionally making and selling ugly Christmas sweaters and ugly sweater DIY kits to meet the demand for over-the-Ugly Sweater top holiday horrors.

These parties have become so popular, dedicated an entire article to the history of this relatively new tradition. Even the Royal Family – yes, the Queen and Prince Charles and that whole lot – have embraced the ugly Christmas sweater phenomenon. I couldn’t believe it when the photo popped up on my Facebook feed. Seriously, you have to see this – even the royal pet Corgis are wearing ugly sweaters!

Come to find out, it’s the wax figures of the Royal Family at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, but the Royal Family did at least give their permission for the museum to dress their waxed selves in the sweaters. It’s all part of a fundraiser called Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day (the Brits call sweaters ‘jumpers’ – go figure!).

No matter what you call them – sweaters, jumpers, pullovers, cardigans – you have to admit that they’re fun. Just remember, that you should always party responsibly this holiday season, even if you’re wearing a cute ugly sweater. A line like this will only work on the cops if you’re under the age of two!Ugly Sweater


Happy Monday,