How to Make an Ugly Christmas Sweater Sexy

Dress up an ugly Christmas sweater, or an alternative holiday, even more in a matching outfit with fun accessories like these.

They call them ugly Christmas sweaters for a reason but in a way they are so repulsive that they are cute. Have more fun with your holiday sweater by mixing in these skirts, coats, shoes and accessories.

Remember that you can click on the pictures of each product to shop for them in the online store where they are sold.

Merry Maxis and Minis

Maxi skirts with double splits or sheer fabric have that extra coverage but are still revealing. Rich red and green velveteen is a seasonal favorite, as is a gold leaf pattern with a glittery finish.

maxi skirt

Boohoo Reese Velvet Extreme Double Split Maxi Skirt ($20)

sheer maxi skirt

Boohoo Maya Glitter Mesh Baroque Fishtail Sheer Maxi Skirt ($23)


Go the other direction in a mini skirt with a metallic ruby or emerald tone. A high waisted, a line cut is hot this winter.

metallic a line skirt

Forever 21 Kikiriki Metallic A-Line Skirt ($32.99)

metallic a line skirt

House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE Bobbi Skirt ($138)

Wrapping Paper Leggings

Leggings in joyful patterns are reminiscent of wrapping paper.

metallic leggings

American Apparel Metallic Leggings in Gold ($38)

christmas leggings

Kohl’s Juniors’ Plus Size SO® Holiday Leggings ($30)

edgy christmas leggings

Redbubble Edgy Christmas Leggings ($40)

Platform Over the Knee Boots

A pair of thigh high boots in metallic, velvet or glitter is a gift in of itself. Layer them over tights and thigh high stockings. Another option is platform heels with socks.

platform over the knee boots metallic

Aldo Shoes Cherima ($180)

platform over the knee boots velvet

Elegant Footwear Victory Boot (On sale for $54.97)

platform over the knee boots glitter

Madden Girl Fanaticc Over-the-Knee Platform Boot (On sale for $54.97)

Christmas Garter Belts

Hold up Christmas stockings with a red garter belt. This would also look thought provoking while worn with platform boots.

HarnessMeDesigns Sexy Red Garter Belt ($18.75)

red bow garter straps

Gorgeous Garter Straps Red Garter Straps ($24.99)

Icy Statement Earrings

Waterfall-like, rhinestone chandelier earrings are appearing in designer lines this time of the year. Since they are made out of the same materials these versions make more sense than the $500 ones.

rhinestone earrings

Express Crossover Rhinestone Fringe Drop Earrings ($29.90)

waterfall earrings

MANGO Rhinestone Crystal Earrings ($29.99)

chandelier earrings

NA-KD Big Ice Rhinestone Earring ($35.59)

Festive Furry Coats

You don’t want to end up like the little match girl so bring a jacket. Stay warm with a coat that has a faux fur collar. The feminine style is super sexy, especially when layered over a bulky sweater.

faux fur coat

BB Dakota Lia Coat in Cherry Red ($130)

faux fur collar coat

New Look Faux Fur Shawl Collar Coat ($87)

belted faux fur coat

River Island Cream Faux Fur Belted Robe Coat ($180)

You can totally click on these pictures to learn more about each product by shopping for it in the online store. Or just use them to gather inspiration for the holiday party circuit.

Pictured at the top are the Tipsy Elves Christmas Present Sweater ($65), Ragstock Light Up Seals Clubbing Sweater ($29.99) and Holiday Crush Chanukah ‘Oy Get Lit’ Sweater ($49.95).

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