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The Worst Fashion Trends in History

List Rules
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. These are not fashion trends deserving of a comeback. 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
    1

    Sagging Pants

  • Inflated Lips
    2

    Inflated Lips

  • Grills
    3

    Grills

  • Rat Tails
    4

    Rat Tails

  • Hammer Pants
    5

    Hammer Pants

  • Mullets
    6

    Mullets

  • Ear Gauging
    7

    Ear Gauging

  • Caps On Sideways
    8

    Caps On Sideways

  • High Heel Sneakers
    9

    High Heel Sneakers

  • Wearing Two Or More Polo Shirts With Popped Collars
    10

    Wearing Two Or More Polo Shirts With Popped Collars

  • Face Piercings
    11

    Face Piercings

  • Shutter Shades
    12

    Shutter Shades

  • Male Rompers
    13

    Male Rompers

  • Neck/face Tattoos
    15

    Neck/face Tattoos

  • Shoulder Pads
    16

    Shoulder Pads

  • Skinny Jeans On Men
    17

    Skinny Jeans On Men

  • Jnco Wideleg Pants
    18

    Jnco Wideleg Pants

  • Crocs
    19

    Crocs

  • Popped Collars
    20

    Popped Collars

  • Painted On Eyebrows
    21

    Painted On Eyebrows

  • Powdered Wigs
    22

    Powdered Wigs

  • Fox Stoles
    23

    Fox Stoles

  • Zubaz
    25

    Zubaz