15 "Ugly" Christmas Sweaters That Are Actually Kind Of Cute

There's a fine line between "ugly Christmas sweaters" and an ugly Christmas sweater. You can actually look cute at the themed party—we'll prove it.

Boohoo Cream Tinsel Star Sweater photo

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Boohoo Embellished Tinsel Jumper

Who says your ugly Christmas sweater has to be truly ugly? This sparkly sweater gives you the best of both worlds with tasteful metallic stars and a cozy oversized fit that show off your holiday spirit all while looking cute enough to mix and mingle as you rock around the Christmas tree. ($22, originally $60; boohoo.com)

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Forever 21 Balalalala Christmas Sweater photo

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Forever 21 Balalalala Holiday PJ Sweater

There is some serious holiday cheer on this sweet sheep-faced knit. All bundled up in winter's finest, this little guy is appropriately festive and quite cheeky while singing his favorite Christmas tune. ($23; forever21.com)

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Fendi cable-knit logo sweater photo

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Fendi Roll-Neck Wool-Blend Logo Sweater

Your holiday sweater can't get more luxurious than this Fendi cable knit. Made of an Italian wool and cashmere blend, it's a refreshing alternative to the itchy thrift shop ugly Christmas sweaters we usually resort to. Fendi's contemporary take on a classic winter print also allows you to wear this cozy turtleneck long past the holiday season. ($1,354; matchesfashion.com)

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green Wildfox v-neck holiday sweater photo

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Wildfox Mistletoe Kisses Sweater

We are really into this relaxed Wildfox sweater, perfect for a casual ugly Christmas sweater get-together with a few of your closest friends. Extra long sleeves and cheeky winter sayings lend an effortless feel to this holiday look without trying too hard. ($98; nordstrom.com)

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Topshop glam Fair Isle sweater photo

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Topshop Sequin Yoke Fair Isle Sweater

Red or green not your most flattering color? Opt for something more subtle. A black sweater with chic details like a sequin Fair Isle design will get you through the ugly sweater season in style. This one is perfect for your office Christmas party tucked into an appropriate-length leather skirt. ($75; nordstrom.com)

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Prince Peter camo Bah Humpug sweatshirt photo

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Prince Peter Bah Humpug Camo Pullover

Scrooge in style with the cutest cranky pug front and center of this camo-print pullover. You'll definitely stand out among a sea of classic Fair Isle knits with this non-traditional approach to the ugly Christmas sweater. ($55; nordstrom.com)

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Topshop black and white holiday sweater photo

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Topshop Fa La La La Sweater

Sequins? Check. Pom poms? Check. Classic holiday saying? Check. It's everything and more we could've wanted from a decidedly cool Christmas sweater, with an added bonus of all-night comfort. ($85; nordstrom.com)

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Red and green striped Grinch sweater photo

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Forever 21 Grinch Striped Sweater

As far as graphic sweaters go, this cartoon pullover is just the right amount of cheesiness for any major Grinch fan. Donned with the iconic Dr. Seuss character and candy cane-striped sleeves, it's the perfect mix of cute and cozy that your December social calendar demands. ($35; forever21.com)

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Topshop Fair Isle oversized sweater photo

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Topshop Fluro Fair Isle Sweater

You'll be the shining star of your holiday bar crawl with this neon Fair Isle print, no question. Thrown over leggings or loosely tucked into your favorite vintage-wash jeans, the eye-catching pattern adds an extra wintery touch to this perfectly oversized knit. ($110; nordstrom.com)

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ASOS DESIGN Charity Christmas Sweater for Asos Foundation photo

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ASOS DESIGN Mistletoe Christmas Sweater

We searched high and low for a holiday pullover that we wouldn't be totally ashamed to wear out and, all cheesiness aside, this cheeky mistletoe pullover puts us in a holly jolly spirit without sacrificing any style points. ($35; asos.com)

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So It Is shiny Christmas tree sweater photo

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So It Is Tinsel-Accented Christmas Tree Sweater

Nothing says Christmas quite like a sparkly Christmas tree, especially one with pom pom ornaments and shiny tinsel to top everything off. Simple and somewhat understated (well, for an ugly Christmas sweater that is), this glam sweater has a flattering cropped fit and high neckline so you can maintain your fashion status with a little holiday spirit. ($39; dillards.com)

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green reindeer Christmas sweater photo

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Exlura Reindeer Ugly Christmas Sweater

You can never go wrong with an old-fashioned sweater, complete with a classic reindeer pattern in blue, gray or our personal fave—this jade green. Dress it up with an A-line midi skirt and stylish booties and you're all set for the office festivities. ($27; amazon.com)

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Make + Model Cozy Crew Raglan Sweatshirt photo

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Make + Model Naughty or Nice Sweatshirt

Cozy up next to your fave gal pals in this cozy pullover. Its supersoft material makes it a go-to for a lowkey gift exchange or a Christmas movie marathon with the whole squad. But first you have to decide—are you naughty or nice? ($49; nordstrom.com)

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Joules oatmeal emebllished reindeer sweater photo

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Joules Embellished Reindeer Holiday Sweater

If you're not into glitter and sweaters that light up, then this luxe little number is just for you. This timeless camel round-neck sweater is a refined option for the likes of minimalists everywhere with a simple embellished reindeer that can honestly be worn any other time of the season. ($80; dillards.com)

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Urban Outfitters recycled Fair Isle sweater photo

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Urban Renewal Remade Cropped Fair Isle Sweater

Urban Outfitters wins the ugly sweater game with this reimagined vintage sweater, reworked by hand to fit and flatter the modern woman. A truy classic Fair Isle pattern and a cropped hem will earn you serious sweater envy from everyone at the party. No two sweaters are alike, making it a true one-of-a-kind find. ($49; urbanoutfitters.com)

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