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The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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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  1. 58
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    Skorts

    12
    added by: LanaYoshii
  2. 57
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    Nose Piercing

    18
    added by: ChantelleSilveira
  3. 56
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    French Manicure/ Pedicure

    20
  4. 55
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    blue mascara

    21
    added by: persongee
  5. 54
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    27
    added by: PatrickMcCarley
  6. 53
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    Stonewashed Denim

    27
    added by: MadameLil
  7. 52
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    Crop Tops

    27
  8. 51
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    Jorts

    28
    added by: HoserUSC
  9. 50
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    Platform Shoes

    29
    added by: MadameLil
  10. 49
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    Shirtwaists

    30
    added by: MadameLil
  11. 48
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    Neon

    30
  12. 47
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    Beehive Hair

    30
    added by: MadameLil
  13. 46
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    Army trousers

    30
    added by: Roadahead 010812
  14. 45
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    Hobble Skirts

    32
    added by: MadameLil
  15. 44
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    Sandals (with or without socks)

    32
    added by: Roadahead 010812
  16. 43
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    Light Coloured Lipstick

    32
    added by: Roadahead 010812
  17. 42
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    Giant High-Waist Belts

    33
  18. 41
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    Annie Hall Look

    34
    added by: MadameLil
  19. 40
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    Picture Hats

    35
    added by: MadameLil
  20. 39
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    Big Hair

    37
  21. 38
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    Bustles

    37
  22. 37
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    Nose Rings

    37
    added by: ChantelleSilveira
  23. 36
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    Zubaz

    38
    added by: hellodalai
  24. 35
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    Crinoline Cages

    38
  25. 34
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    White Patent Leather Shoes

    38
  26. 33
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    Fox Stoles

    39
  27. 32
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    Bike Shorts

    39
    added by: MadameLil
  28. 31
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    Stirrup Pants

    40
  29. 30
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    Manscaping

    42
    added by: Dismalhead
  30. 29
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    Nerd Glasses

    42
    added by: birdiejay23
  31. 28
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    Rhinestones

    42
    added by: MadameLil
  32. 27
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    Corsets

    42
  33. 26
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    Down 375

    Bell-bottoms

    43
  34. 25
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    Legwarmers

    43
  35. 24
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    Jeggings

    43
  36. 23
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    Bib Overalls

    44
  37. 22
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    Cuban Heeled Men's Shoes

    45
  38. 21
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    Fur

    48
    added by: Roadahead 010812
  39. 20
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    Underwear as Outerwear

    52
  40. 19
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    Skinny Jeans On Men

    53
    added by: birdiejay23
  41. 18
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    Fanny Packs

    54
  42. 17
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    Uggs

    54
  43. 16
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    Jumpsuits

    56
  44. 15
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    Trucker Hats

    57
  45. 14
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    Powdered Wigs

    58
  46. 13
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    Shutter Shades

    58
  47. 12
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    Popped Collars

    61
  48. 11
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    Flat Brimmed Hats

    62
    added by: ChrisRubin
  49. 10
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    Mom Jeans

    66
  50. 9
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    Shoulder Pads

    67
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