Lushly textured brocade is associated with two things: Hugh Hefner and the holidays.
KATE HUDSON: The Holiday Sweater
PARIS HILTON: The Would-be Ski Bunny
This fur-trimmed hood is too attention-seeking.
STING: The Grandpa Sweater
This look isn
JENNIFER GARNER: The Slouchy Sweater
The typically chic actress may have been battling baby weight at the time, but this oversized sweater is not helping her cause.
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Every year, it's the same – more crimes against fashion are committed in December than ever. Think ugly Christmas sweaters, green and red outfits, Fair Isle explosions, and Santa-inspired dresses.
We tapped two crack stylists to intervene: Elle Werlin, who's worked with Beyoncé and Jessica Szohr, and Sam Spector, a veteran of Mischa Barton and Kristin Cavallari.
The pair have identified the worst holiday outfits, and the celebrities who've succumbed to the temptation. They are also here to offer hope ('tis the season after all!) in the form of fashionista-approved alternatives.
Getting into the holiday spirit is one thing, but these themed ensembles incite more sneer than cheer.