- Celebrities like Bella Hadid, Jennifer Garner, and even Beyonce have worn ugly Christmas sweaters over the years.
- The ugly-funny-cute trend has been a favorite of many holiday lovers.
- Some of the most memorable ugly Christmas sweaters included ones that looked like a tree or were tributes to holiday-themed movies like Home Alone.
If you ask us, it’s only acceptable to wear an ugly outfit around Christmastime. In fact, it’s encouraged. Ugly sweater season is here, and stars like it Bella Hadid, Jennifer Garnerand even Beyonce have got the look down pat. Their festive fashion choices are some of our favorites, and we always love horrible holiday getups! From obnoxious colors, to overstated embellishment, we’re looking at all of our favorite ugly Christmas sweaters from the past several years!
Jennifer joyfully rocked a Christmas-themed sweater vest as she spread holiday cheer in Brentwood on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. The mom of three was actually leaving an office building, so whoever she was meeting with likely left their get together with a huge smile on their face because, well… just look at her sweater vest! It’s so festive, and we love it.
Meghan Trainor took to her Instagram to share a cute video that featured Chris Olsen and promoted the a capella version of her song “Made You Look” in Dec. 2022. She wore a red, black and green ugly Christmas sweater that featured snowflakes, reindeer faces, and Christmas trees, and Chris wore a red, white, and tan ugly Christmas sweater that had a sad gingerbread man face on the front with the words , “OH SNAP.” “CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY! MADE YOU LOOK (A CAPPELLA) COMING TO YOU FRIDAY 12/9 🎁 🎅 🎄,” Meghan wrote in the caption.
Gwen Stefani is at the top of our leader board for the most festive head-to-toe outfit we’ve laid eyes on! The former No Doubt The frontrunner was spotted wearing cat-themed holiday overalls while heading into a studio in Santa Monica on December 9, 2020. Gwen, who paired the unique look with gold metallic boots, was all smiles as she waved to nearby paparazzi.
You would never associate the word “ugly” with supermodel Bella but that became the case in the form of a sweater which she was seen rocking while heading to a holiday party with her older sister. Gigi Hadid in December 2019. Bella did her best to keep a low profile in her multi-colored top and oversized black pants and shoes that were nothing short of understated. Gigi, on the other hand, sported a green jacket over a red and white t-shirt, faded jeans and red shoes. Trust the Hadid sisters to make colorful sweaters look chic!
The one and only Beyonce also made the trend look fashionable when she dressed up as a literal Christmas tree! She was spotted leaving her Ultimate Office Christmas Party dressed to the nines in a holiday-inspired getup. She resembled a tree with a tartan shawl wrapped around her body which was adorned with ornaments and lights! Meanwhile, Modern Family Star Ariel Winter looked pretty in pink when she rocked a Santa Baby sweater for a shopping trip at Bloomingdales. Ariel was spotted at the mall after her Hot Yoga class, and bought a new juicer along with other gifts!
Kevin Hart took to Instagram in Dec. 2019 to share a photo of him posing in an ugly Christmas sweater that was made to look like a Christmas tree. It was green and had attached garland and red ball ornaments as well as white snowflake prints. He paired it with black pants and red, black, and white sneakers. His wife Eniko Hart, was also in the photo in her own matching outfit. “#Harts #CompanyHolidayParty #HartBeatProductions #LaughOutLoud #StraightFromTheHart #PlasticCupBoyz @Onnigroup
@StayingLevel,” he captioned the epic pic.
Hugh Jackman took to Instagram in Dec. 2019 to share photos of him and fellow actors Ryan Reynolds happily posing while he wore an ugly Christmas sweater. It was red, green, and gold and was made to look like a wrapped present. Ryan didn’t opt for a sweater and instead wore a black button-down top. “I can’t believe I agreed to wear the matching underwear too. #thesweaterreturns,” Hugh joked in the caption.
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) December 13, 2019
Ozzy Osbourne took to Twitter in Dec. 2019 to share a photo of him posing with his hands in rock symbols as he wore an ugly Christmas sweater. It was black, green, white, and red and featured a pattern from the horror-Christmas movie Gremlins. Gizmo could be seen smiling on the front with a red nose ala Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer. The rocker promoted a Spotify holiday playlist in the caption.
Mindy Kaling rocked her ugly Christmas sweater while posing in front of a door in Dec. 2018. In the Instagram photo, she wore the red sweater, which included red garland, checkered ribbons, and green ornament balls, along with a red and white Santa hat as she smiled for the camera. “You can never be overly decorated for the holidays,” she wrote in the caption along with a Christmas tree emoji.
David Beckham also enjoys a good ugly Christmas sweater for the holidays! The soccer champ took to Instagram in Nov. 2017 to share a photo of himself donning a white, red, and black sweater that had a graphic on the front along with the words, “LET IT SNOW.” He added black jeans, tan boots, and a red knit cap to the look. “It’s official it’s December… Let it snow Let it snow Let it snow ❄️,” he captioned it.
Gwen also got into the holiday spirit when she was seen in a blue and white version holiday sweater while doing some major food shopping with her husband. Blake Shelton in December 2017. The couple were spotted in great spirits while leaving a Los Angeles supermarket with a cart filled with goodies in preparation for the holidays. So the question is: who wore the ugliest sweater of all? Click through the gallery below and decide for yourself!
Sarah Michelle Gellar & Lance Bass
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Lance Bass gave fans a photo to cherish in Dec. 2015. It featured them posing and smiling while wearing ugly Christmas sweaters. Hers was red, green, and white, and featured a sloth on it, and his was a striped vest that featured a green Christmas tree with attached ornaments and candy cane designs. @lancebass I think we might win the #uglysweater couple contest (is there one?) I ❤️ #sloths,” Sarah captioned the Instagram post.
Olly Murs, Niall Horan, Demi Lovato, & Sam Smith
— Olly Murs (@ollymurs) December 14, 2014
Olly Murs took to Twitter in Dec. 2014 to share an iconic photo that showed him sharing a giant stretched out ugly Christmas sweater with some great fellow artists. They are included Niall Horan, Demi Lovatoand Sam Smith. The sweater was red, light blue, and white and featured four separate holes for them to fit their heads through as well as gingerbread men, ornament, and snowflake designs. Niall and Sam, who were bookending the sweater, held a thumbs up for the camera. “Check out this tasty #festive4way,” Olly captioned the snapshot.
— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) December 21, 2013
Kelly Clarkson took to Twitter in Dec. 2013 to share a photo of her epic ugly Christmas sweater. It was red and featured white and green garland as well as prints of white snowmen, candy canes, and multi-colored bows. She revealed Ellen DeGeneres gave it to her, in the caption. Thank u @TheEllenShow 4 my ugly Christmas sweater! My dogs r tailing me because the popcorn keeps falling off ha!” read it.
Check out the gallery above to see more celebs in their ugly Christmas sweaters!
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