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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. 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

2
4,673 1,656
Grills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Grills

3
3,958 1,856
Rat Tails is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Rat Tails

4
3,070 1,086
Inflated Lips is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Inflated Lips

5
3,379 2,159
Face Piercings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Face Piercings

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3,207 1,920
Hammer Pants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Hammer Pants

7
3,482 2,032
Mullets is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mullets

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3,069 2,149
Skinny Jeans On Men is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
birdiejay23 added Skinny Jeans On Men

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3,054 2,195
Crocs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crocs

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2,604 2,060
Flat Brimmed Hats is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
ChrisRubin added Flat Brimmed Hats

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2,497 1,947
Popped Collars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Popped Collars

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2,265 2,031
Powdered Wigs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Powdered Wigs

13
2,567 1,895
Shoulder Pads is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shoulder Pads

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2,333 1,238
Ear Gauging is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
BraumStewart added Ear Gauging

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2,372 2,069
Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fanny Packs

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2,690 1,699
Shutter Shades is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shutter Shades

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2,381 1,955
Mom Jeans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mom Jeans

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2,163 1,826
Jumpsuits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Jumpsuits

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2,213 2,198
Uggs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Uggs

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2,138 1,914
Trucker Hats is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Trucker Hats

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1,960 2,072
Fur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fur

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Caps On Sideways is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
RobLein added Caps On Sideways

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1,527 1,946
Nerd Glasses is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
birdiejay23 added Nerd Glasses

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2,132 1,734
Underwear as Outerwear is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Underwear as Outerwear

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1,647 1,511
Cuban Heeled Men's Shoes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Cuban Heeled Men's Shoes

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1,263 1,054
Yeti Boots is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Yeti Boots

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1,317 427
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mollevangsvagen added Ronaldo's haircut from 2002

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1,488 1,863
Manscaping is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Manscaping

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1,567 1,133
Zubaz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
hellodalai added Zubaz

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1,589 1,387
Bike Shorts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Bike Shorts

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1,109 1,006
Zoot Suits is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Zoot Suits

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1,619 1,784
Bell-bottoms is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bell-bottoms

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1,337 2,256
Colored Hair is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
AndiCreed added Colored Hair

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1,356 635
Neck/face Tattoos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Danny Marks added Neck/face Tattoos

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1,168 478
High Heel Sneakers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Maria Pa added High Heel Sneakers

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1,548 1,349
Fox Stoles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fox Stoles

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1,561 1,811
Nose Rings is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
chantellebelle added Nose Rings

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932 394
Leaving Stickers On Hats is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Ricky Lynk Jr. added Leaving Stickers On Hats Is it to make you look fresh? The best is the old crusty ones that that stickers still hanging on to. Always Take top side and bottom side stickers OFF!!!

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1,217 827
Jnco Wideleg Pants is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
PeqPit added Jnco Wideleg Pants

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1,344 1,806
Corsets is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Corsets

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1,385 1,602
Bib Overalls is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bib Overalls

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1,407 1,270
Crinoline Cages is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crinoline Cages

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1,135 1,671
Legwarmers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Legwarmers

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1,296 1,298
Bustles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bustles

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1,227 1,446
Rhinestones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Rhinestones

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1,222 1,513
Stirrup Pants is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Stirrup Pants

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870 425
Harem Pants is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Maria Pa added Harem Pants

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1,205 1,874
Jeggings is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Jeggings

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1,209 1,166
Picture Hats is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Picture Hats

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829 480
Heroin Chic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mollevangsvagen added Heroin Chic