Ugly Christmas Sweaters Guide: From Tacky to Trendy for the Holidays

Posted Friday December 7, 2012 3:40 PM GMT

Embellishments, embroidery and a whole lot of knit—"ugly" Christmas sweaters have gone from tacky to trendy for 2012.

A perfect way to show off your holiday spirit, Yuletide yarnwear, a former fashion faux pas, is a seriously fun way to display your festive side.

Gleeful at the thought of trying out a cheeky getup this year? We are, too! What better of a time to go all out? From Jolly Saint Nick, to blinking trees, reindeers and beyond, the options for your celebratory ensemble are endless.

Lauren Conrad donned her own Santa-inspired ensemble recently, wearing a sweater with the words "Ho Ho Ho" for a TV appearance. Never one to make a style misstep, the reality starlet teamed her top with a chic pair of leather leggings, and black pointy-toed pumps. (The girl can do no wrong).

As for where you can nab a similar look for yourself, we first suggest saving some dough and perusing your local thrift shops for witty wares. However, if your secondhand scavenger hunt turns out less than merry, we've gathered a few options that are sure to make you the life of the party — and a fashionable one at that!

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