If I'm honest, the infamous ugly Christmas sweater party is something I wasn't overly familiar with until recently. A most humorous American tradition somewhat lost to Australians (perhaps even the rest of the world?). And rightly so. Us folks residing in the Southern Hemisphere are not privy to those famed white Christmas' as our counterparts on the opposite end. For us, Christmas falls in the midst of summer so sweaters are essentially irrelevant for obvious reasons. Nonetheless an influx of ghastly festively themed t-shirts can always be located without much strain.

Lately I've noted amongst my Facebook peers numerous soirees celebrating this amusing tradition. Hell, I was even invited to one last week! "Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties", who would have thunk it? And while I politely declined due to event collision it still got me searching for a sweater to wear. Even if the temperatures are set to soar to 37°C this weekend. So when it comes to finding that unseemly piece, personally I'd prefer something that I actually wouldn't mind wearing. because it doesn't sit well for me to purchase something solely to use on one occasion. Most of these selections are overly cheesy like the "Bah Humbug" piece, which is actually a DIY or the reindeer knit but #Elfie and "Team Santa" are still very much wearable in the month of December. Dare I say cool even?

-Sxx

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Team Santa t-shirt from Simply Be
#Elfie sweater from eBay
Snowman sweater from Simply Be
Reindeer knit by Jolt
Bah Humbug DIY sweater from Nordstrom



If I'm honest, the infamous ugly Christmas sweater party is something I wasn't overly familiar with until recently. A most humorous American tradition somewhat lost to Australians (perhaps even the rest of the world?). And rightly so. Us folks residing in the Southern Hemisphere are not privy to those famed white Christmas' as our counterparts on the opposite end. For us, Christmas falls in the midst of summer so sweaters are essentially irrelevant for obvious reasons. Nonetheless an influx of ghastly festively themed t-shirts can always be located without much strain.

Lately I've noted amongst my Facebook peers numerous soirees celebrating this amusing tradition. Hell, I was even invited to one last week! "Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties", who would have thunk it? And while I politely declined due to event collision it still got me searching for a sweater to wear. Even if the temperatures are set to soar to 37°C this weekend. So when it comes to finding that unseemly piece, personally I'd prefer something that I actually wouldn't mind wearing. because it doesn't sit well for me to purchase something solely to use on one occasion. Most of these selections are overly cheesy like the "Bah Humbug" piece, which is actually a DIY or the reindeer knit but #Elfie and "Team Santa" are still very much wearable in the month of December. Dare I say cool even?

-Sxx

 CLOCKWISE 
Team Santa t-shirt from Simply Be
#Elfie sweater from eBay
Snowman sweater from Simply Be
Reindeer knit by Jolt
Bah Humbug DIY sweater from Nordstrom



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  1. Love these ugly Christmas sweaters! The snowman and the #elfie one are my favourite.

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  2. Purchasing for a one time use doesn't go down well with me either. These are some pretty ugly sweaters though. I love the #elfie, :)).
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  3. Purchasing for a one time use doesn't go down well with me either. These are some pretty ugly sweaters though. I love the #elfie, :)).
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    1. That's my fave out of the bunch Idu xx

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  5. I love christmas sweaters especially when a reindeer is taking centerpiece! :) xo~ Lena
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  6. I'm quite unsure as to which hemisphere I reside in but I know that White Christmas will never touch lands here -- more like a hail of unapologetic monsoons. I've always enjoyed the ugly sweater tradition, and I'm always on the lookout for sweaters to procure for the occasion regardless of the 30*C weather, because let's be honest, who doesn't love a bizarre, ridiculously loud and brightly coloured sweater?

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    1. I think were on the same side May, though your closer to the prime meridian (I think) xx

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  7. oh i love Christmas and i love Christmas Sweaters!

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  8. Hehehe I think I need the #Elfie one. Soo cute and clever!

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  9. a perfect selection for these holidays

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  10. I love the snowman jumper! :)

    We have some of those glittery, over the top festive tees! We wear them each Christmas eve as we bake cookies and watch movies, it's become a tradition!



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    1. That is an awesome tradition Mica xx

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  11. Such a cute and cool selection of sweaters Sonia! Thanks for sharing!;)
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  12. what a lovely post my dear
    amazing sweaters

    with love your AMELY ROSE

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  13. Yes is a big time USA tradition also exchange of bake cookies which I went last night with wearing a ugly sweater. You should start a tradition maybe ugly bikini or tops you maybe will start a cool warm weather tradition.

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    1. Hahaha, not sure about the bikini's but I love the suggestion Jackie xx

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  14. LOVE the Elfie one so cute!
    Have a merry week
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  15. Nice sweaters!

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  16. I'm all about this ugly sweater trend, makes me feel super seasonal!!
    Dani x

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  18. This would be a challenge for me as I also would have to be able to find a choice that I personally wouldn't mind wearing. And it also seems like a waste of money since it would be a one off type of thing though I suppose it could become some sort of tradition.

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  19. Love your post, great content!

    Only ONE MORE MONDAYS till CHRISTMAS!!

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  20. Its so amusing how other buys those sweaters, but once you wear it, its kinda quirky and fun!

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  21. I'm not really into ugy Christmas sweater but I like that "Team Santa" :)

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  22. I never had one!
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  23. I always loved those, geeky ugly sweaters, I always would pair them with heels and lipstick

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  24. These are some lovely "ugly sweaters"!
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  25. These sweaters are perfect! I love them! I love ugly sweater parties, especially when pets are involved. If you think ugly sweaters on humans is funny, you should see them on dogs.

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  26. These are cute! x

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  27. Ah, these are great, and the selfie one isn't that ugly : O

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  28. Love these ugly sweaters, they actually look so fun and festive!

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  29. Wonderful post!!! I am really loving the Wildfox Christmas tree one! Excellent round up :)
    Xoxo Annie
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  30. Great sweaters
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  31. I totally love the whole 'ugly sweater' party idea! I would totally include that on an invite if I were hosting a Christmas in July party when it's actually our Winter! LOL
    I already have two in my collection... I'm sure I could add a few more!

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    1. That is actually a really great idea, though you'd have to buy them in advance for June. I actually don't own any myself. I used to have one that I brought to wear to work when I was working in retail but that is long gone xx

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  32. Great picks, love the green one!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  33. Cool selection, I need a x-mas sweater now!
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  34. You always make me smile Sonia! Here we havent that tradition as well but I love them lol! I think uglier is the sweater and more I like it!XD I just bought one from H&M as u might have seen it on the blog but is very plain, I wish I got the elfie one!:P HUGS! xo

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  35. I personally really like the Christmas sweaters, and I even own 2, which I wear during the whole winter, not only on Christmas. So I wouldn't say they are ugly to me. That party event on Facebook you were invited to sounds awful, I would have declined too!

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    1. That is awesome S. I'd love to see you rockin' them out xx

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  36. You are so right, maybe they apre ugly but i like them and i think i'm wearing one of Those on christmas's eve. Feeling comfy and happy
    have a splendid week
    xxx
    mari
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  37. We actually just had an ugly sweater party last weekend. It was so much fun seeing what everyone found. You've shared some great ones.

    Amy Ann
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  38. Oh, I love these sweaters! So cute, and comfy!
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  39. These are so cute!! Love the reindeer one!! Have a great day and thank you for sharing!

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  40. My favorite is Team Santa!
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  41. I love these kind of sweaters so much! haha


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  42. Haha, these sweaters are cool in strange way;)
    I'm not familiar with this tradition too:)

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  43. Hi darling, how are you today? I love this, another great post.
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  44. Such cute "ugly" sweaters, haha! I'm really loving that #elfie one, so cute! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a wonderful day so far!

    XO,

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  45. Ah how cute is that team santa shirt!? Love your picks amiga!

    xo

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  46. I love it!
    xx

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  47. nice clothes :)
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  48. You're not the only one who is unfamiliar with this tradition, I'm not either, Sonia. My husband jokingly suggested that he might get one for me as a Christmas gift and I shot him my most lethal dagger looks...needless to say, he never mentioned it ever again. LOL!

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    1. Bahahaha! Strangely enough I can picture that conversation xx

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  49. I see ugly Christmas sweaters every where, but I think they are cool. Lovely picks!

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  50. Hahaha, "Ugly Christmas Sweaters"! Haha! My family and me never wear those sweaters on Christmas but I remember those from every Christmas movie I watched. LOL

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