Whether you’re participating in a virtual ugly sweater contest for work or simply want to keep the tradition alive at home, chances are you need a good, old fashioned ugly holiday sweater—pandemic or not. Normally, I would advise you to hit your local thrift store and embellish one yourself. But nowadays, that’s no longer a safe bet. However, you can still find a unique piece to give you the ugly sweater edge you’re looking for by shopping online. Here are some great recommendations on where to shop online for an ugly sweater.
I’m a Poshmark addict! I love shopping other people’s closets for cool, interesting, and vintage fashion. But if you’re shopping online for an ugly sweater, Poshmark is good for that, too.
In fact, it was when I was shopping Poshmark for a chunky 1980s sweater that I discovered the abundance of ugly sweaters that exist there. I recommend using Poshmark’s search engine and performing a search for “Christmas sweaters” or “vintage Christmas sweaters.” You’re going to find an abundant treasure and laugh your ass off at the same time, too. The options are extremely ugly.
What I love about shopping Poshmark’s selection of ugly sweaters is that there are so many retro options. These ugly sweaters were designed before ugly sweaters were considered cool, making them authentically ugly. They’re truly collectible pieces.
I’ve been shopping Goodwill’s online auction website forever, yet still so many people have no idea that this wonderful online haven exists! As is the case with Poshmark, do a search for Christmas sweaters at ShopGoodWill.com, but unlike Poshmark, you’re more likely to find ugly Christmas sweaters that were designed to be ugly, including items previously sold as novelties at Target or Old Navy. You’ll also find many items that were formerly someone else’s craft project, so you don’t have to work hard to embellish your ugly sweater yourself. You’ll probably find one ready-made.
Like ShopGoodwill, eBay, as you already know, is an auction site, too. Use the website’s search engine, but specify your search to “ugly sweater,” so that the only ones that pop up are the visually offensive. You’ll be overwhelmed with options, from new pieces to vintage items. I recommend filtering by size and price to make your shopping experience easier.