The Hindu Business Line

SHOPPING World’s ugliest sweater up for sale online


A diamond-studded Santa sweater dubbed as the world’s “most expensive Ugly Christmas Sweater” is up for sale at a US online apparel store for $30,000.

The bedazzled Christmas sweater has over 24,000 crystals forming an image of Santa Claus riding a unicorn through space as a ringed planet, against a star-spangled background.

“The sweater is made with 24,274 individual­ly placed Swarovski crystals and took 52 hours to create,” according to the website of apparel company Tipsy Elves.

The extravagan­t sweater also comes with a luxury frame so that it may be displayed as a work of art when not being worn. National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day was started in 2011 by ugly Christmas sweater lovers as a way to lighten up the busy holidays and to show off their absurdly ugly sweaters.

The day has grown in popularity and is celebrated worldwide.

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