10 Stylish Takes on the Ugly Holiday Sweater

This season, the ugly holiday sweater goes "haute" with stylish new iterations by some of our favorite brands.

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J.Crew
Everyone's mother—at one time or another—draped them in a hideous holiday sweater, likely embroidered with reindeers, snowflakes, santa...or some combination of all three. This season, the classic holiday sweater is going "haute" with stylish new iterations from some of our favorite brands. J.Crew's graphic bow-topped sweater feels festive without crossing the line into cheesy territory. $98 at J.Crew.
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Opening Ceremony
Classic tartan gets a luxe new look with KTZ's hand-woven red and black wool sweater, which would pair perfectly with a swishy pleated skirt or one an on-trend pair of cropped culottes. $580 at Opening Ceremony.
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Net-a-Porter
You'll feel merry indeed clad in Lot78's cheery "Ho Ho Ho" sweater, which comes in a slanty Dr.Seuss typeface. href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/338504" target="_blank">$325 at Net-a-Porter.
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Madewell
Ah, the fabled forest Jackalope: with deer antlers attached to a fuzzy bunny body, this winter creature is a rare sighting indeed. $88 at Madewell.
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Net-a-Porter
Leave it to Michelle Mason to make a reindeer sweater feel avant garde rendered in crisp black, white, red and grey. $368 at Net-a-Porter.
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Net-a-Porter
Moschino offers a playful take on the classic Rudolph sweater by rendering it as a giant peanut with pom-pom details at the antlers and nose. $695 at Moschino.
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Shopbop
Phillip Lim looked to the 1980's for holiday inspiration with a series of color-blocked sequin sweaters that combine yule-tide cheer with Studio 54 glam. $995 at Shopbop.com.
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Net-a-Porter
If Rudolph doesn't do it for you, consider Tibi's ruby red seafood sweater, which bucks tradition with a giant lobster graphic. $355 at Net-a-Porter
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Opening Ceremony
For a sexy twist on Christmas tree sweaters, Tsumori Chisato added a sheer silk panel to a simple Balsam Fir cut-out. $780 at Opening Ceremony.
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Topshop
If you prefer more menacing winter woodland creatures, we recommend trying Topshop's woven critter sweater, which features a fluffy embroidered wolf face. $100 at Topshop.
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