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.