The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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List Criteria: Add and upvote the worst fashion trends. Clothes, hairstyles or body modifications that are generally bad for society.

These are the fugliest, most horrendous, worst fashion trends in history. Rank and vote on the worst fashion disasters of all time, by their awfulness, and add any fashion abominations that are missing. We don't know why these things were popular, and we never will. Looking back, all we can do is burn the photos and pretend it never happened.

Terrible trends like those on this list sweep through a population like an infection, perming hair and ruining school photos... only to burn themselves out as people slowly come to their senses and realize they are actually wearing a denim unitard in public. The worst fashion trends in history are just as memorable - if not more - than the best fashion trends. Behold! The ugliest things people have put on their bodies, all in the name of fashion.

What are the worst fashion trends? Check out these historical fashion disasters and once you finally stop laughing, vote for the ugliest! This list also includes the dumbest fashion trends of the 20th century so you just may see some that you wore back in the day.
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    Sagging Pants is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


    Sagging Pants

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    Grills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


    Grills

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    Foot binding in China is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


    Foot binding in China

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    Rat Tails is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


    Rat Tails

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    Face Piercings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Face Piercings

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    Hammer Pants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


    Hammer Pants

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    Skinny Jeans On Men is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Skinny Jeans On Men

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    Mullets is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


    Mullets

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    Inflated Lips is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Inflated Lips

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    Flat Brimmed Hats is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Flat Brimmed Hats

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    Crocs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


    Crocs

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    Popped Collars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


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    Powdered Wigs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


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    Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


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    Shutter Shades is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


    Shutter Shades

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    Mom Jeans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


    Mom Jeans

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    Ear Gauging is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Ear Gauging

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    Shoulder Pads is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


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    Jumpsuits is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


    Jumpsuits

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    Nerd Glasses is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Trucker Hats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


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    Uggs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


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    Fur is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Fur

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    Underwear as Outerwear is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


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    Manscaping is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Manscaping

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    Cuban Heeled Men's Shoes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


    Cuban Heeled Men's Shoes

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    Zubaz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Zubaz

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    Caps On Sideways is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Caps On Sideways

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    Yeti Boots is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Yeti Boots

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    Nose Rings is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Nose Rings

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    Colored Hair is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Colored Hair

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    Bell-bottoms is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


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    Bike Shorts is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Bike Shorts

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    Zoot Suits is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Rhinestones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Rhinestones

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    Crinoline Cages is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


    Crinoline Cages

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    Bustles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


    Bustles

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    Fox Stoles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


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    Corsets is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


    Corsets

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    Bib Overalls is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


    Bib Overalls

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    White Patent Leather Shoes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


    White Patent Leather Shoes

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    Picture Hats is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Picture Hats

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    Jeggings is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


    Jeggings

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    Stirrup Pants is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


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    Annie Hall Look is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Annie Hall Look

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    Sandals (with or without socks... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Sandals (with or without socks)

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    Jnco Wideleg Pants is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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    Jnco Wideleg Pants

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    Legwarmers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


    Legwarmers

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    Giant High-Waist Belts is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History


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