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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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3,849 1,267
Sagging Pants is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Sagging Pants

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3,216 1,151
Grills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Grills

3
2,618 1,304
Rat Tails is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Rat Tails

4
2,309 1,408
Face Piercings is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Face Piercings

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1,685 618
Inflated Lips is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Inflated Lips

6
2,172 1,323
Hammer Pants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Hammer Pants

7
2,016 1,323
Skinny Jeans On Men is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
birdiejay23 added Skinny Jeans On Men

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2,289 1,444
Mullets is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mullets

9
1,732 1,380
Flat Brimmed Hats is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
ChrisRubin added Flat Brimmed Hats

10
2,081 1,521
Crocs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crocs

11
1,607 1,383
Popped Collars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Popped Collars

12
1,474 1,438
Powdered Wigs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Powdered Wigs

13
1,290 649
Ear Gauging is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
BraumStewart added Ear Gauging

14
1,699 1,349
Shoulder Pads is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shoulder Pads

15
1,616 1,407
Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fanny Packs

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1,642 1,347
Mom Jeans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mom Jeans

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1,758 1,210
Shutter Shades is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shutter Shades

18
1,428 1,271
Jumpsuits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Jumpsuits

19
1,498 1,525
Uggs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Uggs

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1,034 1,225
Nerd Glasses is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
birdiejay23 added Nerd Glasses

21
1,466 1,302
Trucker Hats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Trucker Hats

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1,321 1,484
Fur is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fur

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906 438
Caps On Sideways is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
RobLein added Caps On Sideways

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1,432 1,232
Underwear as Outerwear is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Underwear as Outerwear

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1,060 1,050
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
1,039 1,243
Manscaping is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Manscaping

27
647 577
Yeti Boots is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Yeti Boots

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1,023 753
Zubaz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
hellodalai added Zubaz

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414 105
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mollevangsvagen added Ronaldo's haircut from 2002

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950 1,488
Colored Hair is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
AndiCreed added Colored Hair

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1,082 1,253
Bell-bottoms is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bell-bottoms

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1,123 1,172
Nose Rings is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
chantellebelle added Nose Rings

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594 554
Zoot Suits is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Zoot Suits

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1,022 958
Bike Shorts is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Bike Shorts

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556 253
Neck/face Tattoos is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Danny Marks added Neck/face Tattoos

36
948 1,251
Corsets is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Corsets

37
637 454
Jnco Wideleg Pants is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
PeqPit added Jnco Wideleg Pants

38
1,011 969
Fox Stoles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fox Stoles

39
950 899
Crinoline Cages is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crinoline Cages

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966 1,101
Bib Overalls is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bib Overalls

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884 916
Bustles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bustles

42
847 992
Rhinestones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Rhinestones

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309 143
Social Justice Warriors is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mollevangsvagen added Social Justice Warriors

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771 884
Annie Hall Look is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Annie Hall Look

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865 1,324
Jeggings is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Jeggings

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812 1,058
Stirrup Pants is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Stirrup Pants

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740 1,205
Legwarmers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Legwarmers

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890 869
White Patent Leather Shoes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
White Patent Leather Shoes

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695 1,115
Sandals (with or without socks... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Sandals (with or without socks)

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832 819
Picture Hats is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Picture Hats