It appears that this Christmas has seen a revival in ‘Ugly Sweaters‘ or ‘Ugly Jumpers‘ that are knitted and have Christmas overtones. Garish in colour and design, they feature the typical ‘Christmas colours’ of green/red/white and can feature snowflake patterns, snowmen, reindeer, Christmas trees, and many other festive styles suitable for the season.
- Most designs are created in vintage style with references to the 1980s.
Interestingly, I was walking through the city yesterday and noticed in a jewellers window, a set of Barbie dolls dressed in traditional 1960s clothes in one window, and in another, in their ever-so-fashionable ‘Ugly Christmas Sweaters’ which this year are so ‘on trend.’
The U.K. charity Save the Children runs an annual Christmas Jumper Day each year in December using the slogan “Make the world better with a sweater“. It encourages people to raise money for the charity by wearing their Christmas jumpers on a specific day.
- Other names include UglyChristmasSweater, ButtUglySweaters, Tipsy Elves and MyUglyChristmasSweater.
Above: 1960s Barbie, Midge, Ken and some of their friends from the Mattel range prepare themselves for some yuletide singsong – for, as the world can see, they are: ‘Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time‘.
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