MISSOULA- It's the season for ugly sweater Christmas parties and reporter Alex Schwier headed out to find the worst of worst in Missoula's Christmas sweaters.
Forget naughty or nice, this season is all about being ugly. "You haven't lived until you've done an ugly sweater Christmas party," Brian Wiggins told us.
Ugly sweater parties have become quite the trend and some trend setters are emerging according to Wiggins.
"You can't just leave it at the basics, you have to cut the sleeves, put some lights on, accessorize a bit."
Max Gilliam rents ugly sweaters in his downtown costume store and he says although the sweaters are ugly, "you know the designer had to be designing in a room that didn't have any lights."
But Gillian added that not everyone may agree with sentiment. "You have to be cautious when your talking about ugly sweaters because the person you say it to might have three in their closet."
Alex ended up having the exact opposite problem, what she thought was an ugly sweater found in her closet ended up being quite fashionable.
Alex: "What about something like this?"
Max: "No, that is an everyday sweater."
Alex Schwier: "So I don't fit in "Christmasly" at all?"
Max: "No not at all. Your colors are all wrong."
Max had some ideas to help Alex with her fashion mishap- a cardigan. But you'll have to wait until Friday to see what Max found for the Montana this Morning crew.