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Holidays wouldn’t be the same without dressing up our darling fur-babies and taking a photo for the family seasonal card. (They get treats, the family gets a laugh — we all win.) Every year it comes down to what do we dress them in? Here are jolly outfits ￼￼￼that made our list this year. Perhaps they’ll make your list, too.
1. So ugly they’re cute
Ugly Holiday Sweater parties are all the rage these days. Now your dog can accompany you and wear his own goofy sweater thanks to New York Dog’s Ugly Holiday Sweaters.
Available in sizes XS (for dogs 9 to 11 inches long) to XL (18 to 20 inches).
$14.99 at Worldwise Holiday/Amazon.com
￼2. Simply classic
If you want to do a little something special for the holidays without going overboard, you’ll love the Red Seersucker Bow Tie Dog Collar (for boys) and Red Grid Belle Bow Collar (for girls, above). Available with a gold metal, silver metal, or black plastic buckle. The removable bow tie lets you change up the look with ease.
$46 at Crew LaLa
3. Beary merry
Whether out Christmas caroling or curled up by the fire, your dog will appreciate the warm and cozy double-knit Polar Bear Sweater. Available in sizes XXS (fits dogs 2 to 5 pounds) to XXL (fits dogs 38 to 52 pounds). A button hole on the back lets you easily clip his leash to a harness.
$32 to $42 at The Worthy Dog
4. Dressing it up old school
Give your pup a touch of holiday cheer with these Velcro bandanas from Pampered Pet. The bandanas are available in plenty of sizes from tiny (up to 10 inches) to XXXL (27 to 30 inches). You’ll be laughing all the way with fun holiday designs like the Reindeer and Santa Pup.
$7 to $13 at Pampered Pet Bandanas
5. Dashing all the way
Sometimes you just can’t help yourself. This fun antler headband will brighten up any holiday party. Don’t worry, your dog will forgive you.
$5.99 (small) and $6.99 (large) at Zippy Paws
6. Santa’s little helper
When you’re baking Christmas cookies on a snowy Saturday morning and wrapping gifts late at night, who’s always by your side? Your dog, aka Santa’s helper! This soft cotton creation, available as a dress or T-shirt, is bedazzled with Swarovski crystals.
$57.95 (dress) and $55.95 (T-shirt) at oscarnewman.com
7. Wrap ’em up!
Statement scarves dress up any occasion. These festive holiday scarves come in multiple designs, like the Santa Scarf pictured here. These warm and wonderful accessories are the right fit, too, coming in two sizes: small (fits collar size up to 16 inches) and large (up to 21 inches).
$5.99 to $7.99 at Zippy Paws
8. All dolled up
Special occasions like pictures with Santa or elegant parties call for something extra fancy. Your pooch will deck the halls in style when she wears the Winter Wonderland vest or dress this holiday season. Available in sizes XXS to XL.
$44 at Ruff Ruff Couture
9. Moose on the loose
Could this sweater be any cuter? Your pooch will be toasty warm and look adorably festive in the unisex Moose Lodge Sweater Vest.
$33.95 at oscarnewman.com
10. Hats off
No winter outfit is complete without a hat. This darling toboggan hat has holes for your dog’s ears, an adorable pom pom on top, and chin straps. Available in sizes XXS to L. Comes in red, gray, blue, and pink.
$16 to $18 at The Worthy Dog
11. Holidays in the hood
From the adorable Rudolphesque reindeer (complete with Christmas lights) to the antlers adorning the hood, this sweater is cute as can be. The double-knit Rudy Reindeer Hoodie Sweater is available in sizes XXS (fits dogs 2 to 5 pounds) to L (fits dogs 18 to 28 pounds). A buttonhole on the back lets you easily clip his leash to a harness.
$32 to $40 at The Worthy Dog
Read about more holiday obsessions:
- 8 Stylish Gifts for Dogs and Dog Lovers
- We Love Cookie Cutter Kingdom’s Dog-Shaped Cookie Cutters
- 11 Doggone Crazy Holiday Card Ideas
About the author: Melissa L. Kauffman often goes by Mel to friends and canines alike. She lives in North Carolina with her two forever puppies, Tampa Bay and Justice; two feisty parrots, Deacon and Carlisle; a betta fish named Edgar Allan; and her husband, Scott. Mel is the group editor for Dogster Magazine.
About the author: Jackie Brown is a freelance writer specializing in the pet industry. She lives in Southern California with her husband, son, and adorable Miniature Poodle, Jäger, who is obsessed with fetch and killing all the toys. She is the former editor of Rescue Proud, Dog World, and Puppies 101. Follow her on Twitter or visit her website.