They say that everything comes back into style eventually. High-waisted jeans and skin-tight miniskirts are among the most recent fashion trends to fall into this category (and, frankly, are styles that I wish would have stayed in the past). In most cases, people try to revive old styles because they are seen as ”retro” and “vintage,” two traits essential to the all-too-sought-after “hipster” image. There is, however, an exception to this rule. One trend comes to mind that has actually been revived for its tackiness: the ugly Christmas sweater.
Recently, the halls of Wilton High School have been overtaken by holiday spirit. The parking lot is full of cars decorated with wreaths and garland, people are constantly singing Christmas carols, and ugly Christmas sweaters are the style of choice. This is the one case in which it’s not only accepted, but also encouraged, to wear the most hideous articles of clothing possible. Christmas trees, snowmen, and reindeer are among the most common images adorning the torsos of boys and girls alike. The most envied of all sweaters are those with built-in battery powered lights — that’s how you know someone spent big bucks in a bidding war on eBay.