Looking for an epic sweater for the holidays? Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place for holiday apparel! We’ve got you covered with the world’s most popular ugly Christmas sweaters. Each and every one of our ugly Xmas sweaters is created with premium materials and a comfortable fit. Featuring hundreds of styles and designs, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect ugly Christmas sweater for all of your holiday festivities! Whether you’re looking to be the life of the party or just want to spread a little Christmas cheer, these ugly sweaters will be your best holiday purchase yet. So be prepared to get some coal in your stocking this holiday season, because with our ugly Christmas sweaters there’s no denying you’re on the naughty list.
Whether the holiday season is right around the corner or you wish it would get here faster, it’s never a bad time to start planning your winter wardrobe. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place for holiday apparel! Maybe you’re in the market for an ugly Christmas sweater. Or perhaps, you suddenly realized you can’t live without one of our epic Christmas onesies. Either way we’ve got you covered for your holiday festivities!
Origin & Trend of the Ugly Christmas Sweater
You might be thinking well how did this ugly Christmas sweater trend start? The fact is that ugly sweaters have been around for as long as the art of knitting. But it wasn’t until the eighties, that the truly eye-wrenching designs became purposeful. From The Cosby Show to National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, these tacky pieces of apparel began to catch the viewer’s interest. With the American love of all things ironic, wearing ugly Christmas sweaters as an anti-fashion statement became something of a holiday tradition.
Interest in these tacky clothes died down briefly, but came roaring back in 2001, when some dudes in Canada threw the first official ugly sweater party. As a result of that one party, the ugly Christmas sweater craze has created a multi-million dollar industry, for which we at Tipsy Elves, are eternally grateful. We’re proud to deliver holiday cheer right to your doorstep in wearable form! Creating lasting memories and fun times for years to come!
Today, ugly sweater parties are often thrown as charity events, office parties, and general excuses to come together and carouse under the mistletoe without worrying about having to wear fancy dresses and suits. The original ugly Christmas sweater party is still going on in Canada each year, and the trend has now spread to the U.S., the U.K., and far beyond. December 19th has been declared National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day here in America, and everyone is looking for ways to win the coveted prize at an ugly sweater contest—even if the prize is just bragging rights and a stale popcorn ball.
Over time, the competition has become so fierce that it takes nothing less than a hideous masterpiece to claim the top spot. Fortunately, our Tipsy Elves design team has been up to the challenge of consistently delivering over-the-top pieces for our customers.
Types of Ugly Christmas Sweaters
So, who wears ugly Christmas sweaters anyways? Everyone! Of course, some of our sweaters are more suitable for those over the age of 18, but most of the designs you’ll find are sure to have your friends and family of all generations laughing. When it comes to the sweater world everyone defines ugly in a different way, so here’s a look at some of the different sweater categories we offer.
Tacky: This is definitely a popular option for ugly Christmas sweaters. Tacky Christmas sweaters usually combine a range of garish colors with over-the-top holiday cheer. Think X-mas trees covered in pompoms and tinsel or a drunken mall Santa, who has fallen asleep with a lit cigarette in his mitten.
Distasteful: References to yellow snow are common for this theme. So is Santa’s request that you send NOODS (showing off his Olympic level figure skating skills in the process). Also, St. Nick has been known to imitate celebrities by showing off his whale tail or breaking the internet with a glass of milk.
Hilarious: A Santa mermaid mashup? Bring it on! How about a romantic sasquatch? We’ve even got a nutcracker with his pecans in a vice, because that’s some winning home movie comedy right there.
Blasphemous: From busting common myths about the jolly old elf himself to celebrating the birthday boy with a half-naked Santa busting out of a cake, there aren’t a lot of lines we refuse to cross when it comes to making ugly Christmas sweaters (Hanukkah isn’t safe either!)
Naughty: Humping reindeer put us on the map, but we think Santa posing with mistletoe fastened to his groin is what will be seared into your brain forever. May you have sweet dreams filled with images of our naughty Christmas sweaters!
Corny: From an actual cornhole game to a sparkly Christmas unicorn, we really go all out to design an ugly Christmas sweater for every taste. We know that all our customers want to be the center of attention—even if it’s only for one magical night. Bonus corny points if you buy matching Christmas sweaters for you and a significant other.
Political: There’s nothing uglier than politics, so why not celebrate what keeps us divided every four years with some presidential posturing? Make X-mas great again with these ugly Christmas sweaters.
Alcohol: From angels toasting each other with beer bongs, to a sweater with a built-in bottle opener, it’s all about having an 80-proof cup of cheer at your holiday party this year.
Cats: Why is this its own category of ugly Christmas sweater? People seem to love their cats, and we’ve learned that people also like wearing cats.
Just…No: Even we have to admit, that things get out of hand in our design workshop. We sincerely apologize for that one sweater that is so ugly, it makes you take out your contact lenses and throw them in the trash can and then have to get an Uber home because you can’t see. You know which sweater we’re talking about.
One thing is for certain, there’s something for everyone in this collection. And you should check back throughout the year for more sweaters and holiday gear, because it’s never too early to start planning how to make the season ugly!
What to Wear with Our Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Men
Don’t miss out on the swants and trousers that we’ve constructed to take these ugly holiday sweaters to the next level. The chinos in vivid red or green add a dressed-up look for when you want to make a sophisticated impression. Our sweater pants are ideal for when it’s clear that you’ve totally given up on trying to be professional and are just dialing it in for Casual Friday. Some of our favorite accessories for guys include the holiday toboggans and our fanny packs with attached beer koozies.
What to Wear with Our Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Women
For the ladies, we’ve got a wide range of holiday leggings that go great with our tacky sweaters. Dress up your Christmas sweater and legging duo with a pair of black heels, or go for a more casual look with some tennis shoes. If you’re going extra casual, feel free to wear our comfy Christmas sweaters with your favorite blue jeans, skirt, or a pair of baggy sweat pants. Just don’t miss the one essential accessory for this holiday season—a wine sweater wrapped around a bottle of your favorite vintage Chardonnay.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any other questions? Below, we’ve provided answers to some of the burning questions that Tipsy Elves customers often ask about our funny Christmas sweaters. If you’re looking for more specific information or your question is not listed below, feel free to give us a call at 877-578-0702 or contact us at [email protected] .
What sizes do you carry?
Our sweaters run true to size and are available in a range of sizes from XS to XXL, for both men and women styles. Here’s our size chart to take the guesswork out of your purchase. If you are super tiny (like us elves), you can always check out our kid’s section for a range of smaller sized sweaters. Of course, you won’t find the full range of debauched and blasphemous sweaters in these smaller sizes.
How well do these sweaters fit?
Tipsy Elves sweaters are designed with a modern fit to slim your figure and draw compliments from those nearby. However, after a fourth helping of holiday ham, they may fit more snugly. We encourage you to embrace this curve-hugging look or simply buy a size up if you want to make the most of the feasting season.
Aren’t you afraid these sweaters might offend someone?
We know our humor can be polarizing (or North Polarizing as we like to call it). But that’s just part of the fun. You’ll find out who your friends are and who you can cut from your holiday shopping list by how they respond to your funny holiday sweater.
Where can you ship these ugly Christmas sweaters?
Here at Tipsy Elves we can ship internationally to satisfy the worldwide craving for tacky, funny, and obnoxious holiday apparel. It’s our way of making the world a better place.
What does Tipsy Elves really do to make the world a better place?
In addition to bringing smiles to the faces of Christmas party-goers, we make it our mission to bring holiday warmth to families in the U.S. Through our Sweaters4Sweaters program, we donate brand new hoodies to kids in need. Know a charity that could help us distribute even more sweaters? Give us a shout at [email protected]
I’m not a sweater person. What else should I wear to an ugly sweater party?
Even though our ugly Christmas sweaters are epic, you can always shop from a wide variety of holiday related apparel on our website. We highly recommend our sweater dresses for the ladies and our epic Christmas suits for the guys. Because we’re all about breaking the rules in style!
To wrap up, we’re glad you’ve come to the #1 place to find holiday apparel that suits your fun sense of fashion. Feel free to browse our epic clothing, check our sales section and sign up for our newsletter to get special deals! That last step is important, because once you start shopping for ugly Christmas sweaters, you won’t be able to stop!