Here it is, mid-January already, and chances are that the majority of us Colourlovers attended at least one ugly sweater party during the recent December holiday season. Besides being a silly and fun way of dressing up in ridiculously wacky (and in most cases, super tacky!) attire, these festivities are also filled with, you guessed it, a dazzling array of rainbow hues (albeit housed in hideous threads!) We've gathered some of our favorite ugly sweater samples, alongside our created palettes which they inspired, for your viewing pleasure (and benign ridicule?). Feel free to jump in with photos and palettes of your own--we'll make a party out of it :)
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We weren't quite sure what to make of this feline-infused affair. But regardless of whether it's your particular taste, you have to admit it's versatile and vivid color palette is the cat's meow!
We have to believe that good-natured President Obama would be a good sport about being featured (donning bedazzled Christmas bulb earrings and all) on this holiday-inspired ugly sweater. From its crimson tinsel to its 3-D lime and green poinsettia petals, this sweater displaying the departing POTUS--complete with his shiny, dangling jewelry--is nothing short of spectacular.
POM POM PALOOZA
Remember high school football games? Back in the day, when cheerleaders shouted their rhyming words of encouragement while dancing up a storm and shaking their colorful pom poms with all the fervor of a thousand furies? We do too! This ugly sweater definitely takes us back, offering a oh-so-bright and colorful nod to nostalgia, and all things adolescence.
With wintry weather comes cold and frigid temperatures, low degrees which leave apparently even reindeer noses rosy and red in the chill. This ugly sweater, featuring who we can only assume is the most famous reindeer of them all, has Rudolph's nose rivaling any circus clown's fire engine-inspired schnoz, and not to mention, he's surrounded by a sea of blue, and polk dots to boot!
BOA-D TO THE BONE
Gold, sparkling tinsel. Neon pink feathers. Need we say more? Here is one ugly sweater that is no slouch when it comes to going all out in adornment! Let's just say, especially when taking a gander at its bubblegum hue-larious color, this sweater just tickles us pink!
HO HO HODGEPODGE
Merriam Webster defines the word "hodgepodge" as being "a confused mixture of several different things," which is exactly why our chosen moniker for the mayhem that scarcely contained in this ugly sweater is nothing short of sheer perfection. From its jolly bright red ribbons and bows to the bearded Santas swinging from its sleeves, and even right down to the edible candy canes careening their crooked necks down the collar and torso, this quirky Christmas sweater is one Ho Ho Hodgepodge that has us smiling from ear to ear.
While the mention of "Tinsel Town" may initially make most think of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood with its iconic bright lights and film-worthy cameras, our December-inspired ugly sweater raises a no-less-equal amount of hoopla in its own rite! Can we say sparkle?!
BLUE CHRISTMAS BLING
Wearing this snazzy, colorful number, the ONLY thing blue about you will be your holiday attire. Maybe a bit over the top, you ask? Nah!
The iconic and beloved Bing Crosby stars in one of our all-time favorite Christmas films--one we watch every year as a family tradition in fact! And while good ole' Bing's film pays tribute to a White (snow-filled) Christmas, this ugly sweater--infused with vivid burgundy, cherry red, gold, and green tones--inspires a spinoff name that is decidedly more colorful, and fun!
And before you go figuring all ugly sweaters have to be Christmas-themed, behold the eh, beauty (?) of this color-bedecked gem! Although the colors are bright and indeed merry (who can gaze at such neon splendor and not at least crack an amused smile?), this decidedly Halloween-inspired creation, while not quite beautiful in the conventional sense, could indeed be dubbed "Boo-tifull!"