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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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1
5,752 1,892
Sagging Pants is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Sagging Pants

2
4,919 1,728
Grills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Grills

3
4,185 1,923
Rat Tails is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Rat Tails

4
3,290 1,152
Inflated Lips is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Inflated Lips

5
3,370 2,002
Hammer Pants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Hammer Pants

6
3,665 2,119
Mullets is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mullets

7
3,552 2,260
Face Piercings is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Face Piercings

8
3,208 2,271
Skinny Jeans On Men is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
birdiejay23 added Skinny Jeans On Men

9
3,193 2,300
Crocs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crocs

10
2,719 2,162
Flat Brimmed Hats is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
ChrisRubin added Flat Brimmed Hats

11
2,620 2,033
Popped Collars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Popped Collars

12
2,402 2,112
Powdered Wigs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Powdered Wigs

13
2,516 1,307
Ear Gauging is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
BraumStewart added Ear Gauging

14
2,704 1,974
Shoulder Pads is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shoulder Pads

15
2,843 1,768
Shutter Shades is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shutter Shades

16
2,495 2,169
Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fanny Packs

17
2,491 2,042
Mom Jeans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mom Jeans

18
2,273 1,921
Jumpsuits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Jumpsuits

19
2,338 2,286
Uggs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Uggs

20
2,014 913
Caps On Sideways is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
RobLein added Caps On Sideways

21
2,251 2,005
Trucker Hats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Trucker Hats

22
2,066 2,180
Fur is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fur

23
1,606 2,058
Nerd Glasses is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
birdiejay23 added Nerd Glasses

24
2,244 1,814
Underwear as Outerwear is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Underwear as Outerwear

25
1,733 1,586
Cuban Heeled Men's Shoes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Cuban Heeled Men's Shoes

26
1,367 1,123
Yeti Boots is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Yeti Boots

27
1,559 1,954
Manscaping is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Manscaping

28
1,464 474
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mollevangsvagen added

29
1,641 1,189
Zubaz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
hellodalai added Zubaz

30
1,308 533
High Heel Sneakers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Maria Pa added High Heel Sneakers

31
1,193 1,071
Zoot Suits is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Zoot Suits

32
1,674 1,456
Bike Shorts is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Bike Shorts

33
1,713 1,861
Bell-bottoms is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bell-bottoms

34
1,488 695
Neck/face Tattoos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Danny Marks added Neck/face Tattoos

35
1,395 2,384
Colored Hair is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
AndiCreed added Colored Hair

36
1,638 1,410
Fox Stoles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fox Stoles

37
1,636 1,911
Nose Rings is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
chantellebelle added Nose Rings

38
1,047 444
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!!!

39
1,305 879
Jnco Wideleg Pants is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
PeqPit added Jnco Wideleg Pants

40
1,483 1,325
Crinoline Cages is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crinoline Cages

41
1,402 1,894
Corsets is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Corsets

42
1,452 1,675
Bib Overalls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bib Overalls

43
1,201 1,744
Legwarmers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Legwarmers

44
1,359 1,354
Bustles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bustles

45
1,280 1,514
Rhinestones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Rhinestones

46
963 464
Harem Pants is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Maria Pa added Harem Pants

47
1,277 1,586
Stirrup Pants is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Stirrup Pants

48
1,265 1,211
Picture Hats is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Picture Hats

49
1,245 1,962
Jeggings is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Jeggings

50
907 521
Heroin Chic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mollevangsvagen added