History of the Trend: Holiday Sweaters
Written by Rachel – Butler University
There are some holiday traditions that will always remain. Cookie baking with your grandma. Watching old movies with your family on a winter’s night. Caroling with friends from your residence hall. The list goes on, but there is one more recent, “trendy” tradition that holds a special, yet silly, place in my heart. I’m talking about the Ugly Sweater Party.
This event gives us college kids just one more reason to be goofy around finals, head off to Goodwill or Value World, and pick up the gaudiest, shiniest, most awesome sweater we can get. My sweater from last year was sky blue and covered in penguins having a snowball fight – priceless!
Planning for this year’s soiree got me thinking, “How did this all start?” Did someone just decide one day that two reindeer frolicking through the snow on an oversized sweater would be the ultimate fashion statement? I didn’t know, but was ready to find out. Read on to learn more about the history of the holiday sweater.
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This trend may come but once a year, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give it its proper due. Here are three reasons to love your holiday sweater and all the festivities surrounding it:The thrill of the hunt. There’s a certain exhilaration that comes with the purchase of a holiday sweater. Sure, there’s the obvious fashion element, but before you reach that point, there’s the mad dash to the store, a quick survey of available items, and the lightning-fast grab of the perfect garment. Bonus points if you can get the cheapest sweater with the most bling. Also, remember to look through the entire stock, as there are always hidden gems that make the search (and eventual victory) even better!The conversation kick starter. Here’s an easy way to make new friends: Wearing your holiday sweater out and about on a regular day gives you a multitude of benefits. Not only are you festively dressed and toasty warm, but you’ll have a quick conversation piece for anyone you happen to meet!Instant holiday cheer. Feeling blue? Despite popular belief, this is not always the happiest time of year. While there are plenty of ways to get you out of your funk, I find that dressing up a little always makes me feel better. To that end, get together with some friends and watch some of your favorite movies in your holiday sweaters. You’ll be laughing in no time!
Have you worn a holiday sweater? What do you think of this trend? What’s the most horrendous/cute/sparkly/hilarious sweater you’ve ever seen? Got any great stories featuring a holiday sweater? Leave a comment and let’s chat!Posted on on December 22, 2011 / Filed Under: Trends / Tags: Christmas, Fashion History, History of the Trend, Holidays, Sweaters, tacky sweater, winter fashion
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