When ugly holiday sweaters first started becoming popular, everyone was wearing them as a joke, but over the years, ugly sweaters have earned their place as a holiday staple, rather than something people wear to be ironic. There is no stronger evidence for this phenomenon than the recent upswing of celebrities wearing ugly holiday sweaters. Even Beyonce wore an ugly holiday sweater. BEYONCE.
The only thing I'd like to call out, is that as ugly holiday sweaters become more widespread, they are becoming more and more stylish. Like some of them are actually pretty cute. For example, Lauren Conrad wore a Dr. Seuss-inspired holiday sweater that said "Ho! Ho! Ho!" along with a pair of leather leggings and I couldn't even include it in this roundup because I deemed it "too cute" (as if I am the decider when it comes to what is considered an ugly holiday sweater. Spoiler alert: I'm not).
From concerts to exclusive parties, celebs have been spotted wearing ugly holiday sweaters out and about, because 'tis the season to be festive. Luckily, they all love sharing selfies, so we get to indulge in some pretty great celebrity ugly sweater photos. Enjoy!
1. Wiz Khalifa
It's kind of weird seeing Wiz Khalifa look all cuddly, but I like it.
2. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato wore a cropped version of the classic ugly holiday sweater while performing at Jingle Ball.
3. Meghan Trainor
Meghan Trainor will raise your holiday sweater, and take it one step further: The ugly holiday sweater dress.
4. Miley Cyrus
No one's surprised that Cyrus wore an ugly Christmas sweater, but if you look closely, it's the same sweater as Wiz Khalifa.
5. Stella Maxwell & Lily Rose Depp
The model pals threw their heads back in laughter when they realized how great they look in ugly sweaters.
6. Hailee Steinfeld
Steinfeld hugged her gal pal while wearing an ugly holiday sweater.
7. Snoop Dogg
Turns out Snoop Dogg has a whole line of ugly holiday sweaters... Who knew?
8. John Mayer
Upon further inspection, I'm not convinced this is an ugly holiday sweater, but rather just an ugly sweater worn to a holiday event. Mayer even sat with Santa.
9. Olly Murs
Not quite as great as the ugly sweater Murs shared with his friends Demi Lovato, Niall Horan and Sam Smith last year.
10. Kate Hudson
Okay, fine, Kate Hudson's penguin sweater is actually kind of cute.
11. 2 Chainz
2 Chainz joined the Good Morning America crew for an ugly sweater showdown... I think they were all winners.