It's that time of year again!

The time when people break out their tackiest, most garish clothes and call it fashion.

That's right, it's ugly Christmas sweater season!

But just because these sweaters are ugly doesn't mean that there aren't rules to wearing them.

Read on for a definitive guide to ugly Christmas sweater etiquette.

DO: Make Sure Your Sweater Is Actually Ugly

This may seem like a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised at how many people try to pass off a "normal" sweater as an ugly one.

Remember, an ugly sweater should be so hideous that it makes babies cry.

If you're not sure if your sweater is ugly enough, err on the side of caution and go with something even uglier.

You can always tone down an ugly sweater by accessorizing it with festive jewelry or a Santa hat. But you can't make a normal sweater ugly. It just doesn't work that way.

DON'T: Wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater to Work

Your workplace is not the place for ugly sweaters.

Save them for parties and other social gatherings where anything goes.

Wearing an ugly Christmas sweater to work will just make you look unprofessional and out of touch with company culture. So, unless your company has an annual ugly Christmas sweater day, leave the sweaters at home when heading to the office.

DO: Choose an Appropriate Sweater for Your Body Type

Not all bodies are created equal, and not all ugly sweaters are created equal either.

Make sure to choose an ugly Christmas sweater that flatters your figure.

Avoid sweaters with horizontal stripes or large graphic prints if you're on the curvy side. And if you're petite, steer clear of oversized sweaters that will overwhelm your frame.

Instead, opt for something that highlights your best assets - whether that's your long legs or slim waistline. With so many options available, there's sure to be an ugly Christmas sweater out there that's perfect for you!

Just make sure to try it on before you buy it.

DON'T: Be Afraid to Get Creative with Your Sweater Style

Once you've found the perfect ugly Christmas sweater, it's time to get creative with your styling!

The sky's the limit when it comes to creative ugly sweaters.

From light-up sweaters to sweaters with photos of your favorite celebrities (bonus points if they're also wearing ugly sweaters), ribbons, bows, and brooches can all be used to embellish your sweater and give it a little extra holiday flair.

And don't forget about makeup! A little red lipstick or green eyeshadow can really help tie your whole look together.

So have fun with it and let your personality shine through!

Don't: Wear a Sweater That's Too Sexy

An ugly Christmas sweater should be just that - ugly. It shouldn't be sexy in any way, shape, or form.

So, leave the sexy Santa sweaters at home and opt for something that's guaranteed to get a few laughs instead.

Don't: Be a Grinch About It

An ugly Christmas sweater party is all about having fun and getting into the holiday spirit.

So, if you're not feeling festive, then maybe an ugly sweater party isn't for you.

There's nothing worse than a party pooper who brings down the mood with a negative attitude. If you can't find it in yourself to get into the holiday spirit, then stay home and watch reruns of A Charlie Brown Christmas instead. Trust us - you'll be glad you did.

Whether you're hosting an ugly Christmas sweater party or attending one as a guest, it's important to know the dos and don'ts of holiday party etiquette.

By following these simple guidelines, you can ensure that everyone has a jolly good time.

Now let's get this party started!

The Ugly Truth About Ugly Christmas Sweaters
It’s that time of year again! Time to break out the eggnog, hang up the mistletoe, and dust off your ugliest Christmas sweater. That’s right, it’s once again time for the annual forced office party or ugly Christmas sweater party with friends where you have to pretend to enjoy yourself

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