The "ugly" trend in recent years has seen something of a resurgence - with everything from mum jeans to the ugly sandal dominating the global fashion scene, especially while in lockdown. We've also seen the "grandpa trouser" become 2020's up-and-coming trend, thanks to its relaxed, loose-fitting shape that was not only perfect to WFH home in, but its versatility will make them a regular staple back in the office.
So when it comes to style, "ugly" does not mean a trend is off the table. In fact, it appears the contrary is true. And while this latest must-have buy isn't quite as ugly as the ones previously mentioned, it does fall into the same category.
It also takes inspiration from your dad's closet (again). The dad inspired knit is really rather classic, with a zip that stops halfway or reaches all the way down. Remember those?
From Instagram's biggest It-girls to Hollywood heavyweights like Bella Hadid, everyone seems to be giving the dad jumper their own spin. Even better, it's the perfect addition to our winter wardrobes now that the temperature has officially dropped.
Shop the trend below:
ACNE STUDIOS Appliquéd cotton-jersey sweatshirt, $490; net-a-porter.com
The Row Molly zip-neck wool-blend sweater, $3,323; matchesfashion.com
Zara Knit zip-up sweatshirt, $49.95; zara.com/au
Patagonia Women's Los Gatos 1/4 Zip, $149.95; patagonia.com.au
Proenza Schouler White Label Ribbed wool sweater, $426.88; net-a-porter.com
NANUSHKA Eria cable-knit sweater, $395; mytheresa.com