What NOT to Wear: Ugly & Ridiculous Christmas Sweaters

We normally bring you all the season’s must-haves. However, this time we’re showing you what NOT to wear this holiday season!

As part of the first annual “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer Festival”, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership held a contest to find “The Ugliest Sweater in NYC”. We’re all guilty of having some ridiculous-looking hand-me-down or perhaps some gift from older relatives that we’re somehow forced into wearing for the holidays. Some of those unfortunate souls did come out for the small gathering and proudly paraded their hidden gems — or trash, but it depends on how you see it really.

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In all fairness to the participants, they really did wear horrendous holiday sweaters but it’s not like we haven’t seen much worse.

But just to give you a rundown, here are some of the participants of the “Ugliest Sweater” contest held in Gramercy Park just last week. We’re leaving it up to you to decide who brought their A-game on when it comes to exposing and flaunting their Christmas sweaters. Indeed, beauty is in the eye of the beholder so we’re assuming that the same goes for all things that look ugly and horrendous as well.

Check them all out and remember that these photos should serve as reminders of what NOT to wear for the holiday season!

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