6 Ugly Holiday Sweaters So Hideous They're Actually Chic
We’ve all been there: once the holiday season rolls around, the floodgates open and the ugly sweater party invites come hurdling through. In the interest of keeping things as un-basic as possible, a few select cultural icons (hi, Beyoncé) have taken it upon themselves to take the unofficial tradition to the next level by designing cool shit and (at times) keeping things philanthropic while they’re at it. Read on for our fave non-ugly ugly holiday sweaters created for the benefit of mankind.
2 Chainz – Dabbing Santa
Atlanta’s very own collaborated with his team of 70 to think of a concept for holiday sweaters and came up with this dabbing Santa magic. Our only question is why this hasn’t been done sooner. To date, the merch line raised about $2 million, a portion of which was donated to the community via his TRU Foundation.
Nas’s Kneeling Santa Sweater will definitely keep you feeling warm and fuzzy for dashing through snow and other festive activities (such as ugly sweater parties). The Kaepernick-inspired design are part of your boy’s HSTRY campaign, which donates a percentage of sales to the Center for Court Innovation, a criminal justice research and reform program aiming to improve the justice system.
Tis’ the season to launch a seasonal sweater collection at Lord and Taylor, according to Whoopi. Choose from mid-cancan reindeers, horrifying gingerbread men, a questionable Hanukkah octopus, and more.
Gucci Mane is spreading Christmas joy with cool ugly garb that reads ‘Return of the East Atlanta Santa’ and ‘St. Brickulous,’ obviously. Get on Gucci time and stunt all over those other sad, boring ugly sweaters.
Queen Bey skipped the traditional Christmas cover album this year and dropped a line of holiday merch instead. While not technically of the knit variety, the ever-punny ‘I Sleigh All Day’ hoodie is essential to the defiant ugly sweater party attendee and makes just the right statement. The seasonal collection also includes “Formation” themed pajamas and wrapping paper, so stock up while supplies last.
It might not be an actual sweater, but it’s perfect for the sweat-prone partygoer. Stuff a friend or loved one’s stocking with Lil Uzi Vert Limited Edition Christmas Tee to show them you truly care. With just 300 available on the Warner Music Store, the exclusivity alone is enough to make any ugly sweater party guest feel special.
Images courtesy of 2 Chainz Shop, HSTRY CLOTHING, The Columbus Dispatch, Warner Music Store, and Beyonce.com
Stay tuned to Milk for more holiday style advice.