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The Worst Fashion Trends in History

Updated October 23, 2020 574.7k votes 21.0k voters 299.8k views103 items

List RulesAdd 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 Pants1
    11,709
    3,613

    Sagging Pants

  • Inflated Lips2
    9,685
    2,744

    Inflated Lips

  • Grills3
    10,638
    3,410

    Grills

  • Rat Tails4
    9,216
    3,733

    Rat Tails

  • Hammer Pants5
    7,405
    3,875

    Hammer Pants

  • Mullets6
    8,017
    4,267

    Mullets

  • Ear Gauging7
    7,420
    3,950

    Ear Gauging

  • Caps On Sideways8
    6,401
    2,914

    Caps On Sideways

  • High Heel Sneakers9
    5,757
    2,134

    High Heel Sneakers

  • Neck/face Tattoos10
    5,785
    2,472

    Neck/face Tattoos

  • Face Piercings11
    7,762
    4,756

    Face Piercings

  • Shutter Shades12
    6,301
    3,576

    Shutter Shades

  • Wearing Two Or More Polo Shirts With Popped Collars13
    3,003
    973

    Wearing Two Or More Polo Shirts With Popped Collars

  • Leaving Stickers On Hats14
    4,454
    2,018

    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!!!

  • Shoulder Pads15
    5,946
    4,028

    Shoulder Pads

  • Heroin Chic16
    3,590
    1,853
  • Crocs17
    6,730
    4,766

    Crocs

  • Painted On Eyebrows18
    3,276
    2,004

    Painted On Eyebrows

  • Emo19
    3,573
    2,374
  • Harem Pants20
    3,895
    1,757

    Harem Pants

  • Fox Stoles21
    3,957
    2,666

    Fox Stoles

  • Male Rompers22
    1,382
    387

    Male Rompers

  • Skinny Jeans On Men23
    7,172
    5,273

    Skinny Jeans On Men

  • Popped Collars24
    5,751
    4,190

    Popped Collars

  • Underwear as Outerwear25
    5,027
    3,650

    Underwear as Outerwear