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The Worst Fashion Trends in History  

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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
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Grills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Grills
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Inflated Lips is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Inflated Lips
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Rat Tails is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Rat Tails
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Skinny Jeans On Men is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
birdiejay23 added Skinny Jeans On Men
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Face Piercings is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Face Piercings
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Mullets is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mullets
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Hammer Pants is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Hammer Pants
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Popped Collars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Popped Collars
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Ear Gauging is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
BraumStewart added Ear Gauging
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Powdered Wigs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Powdered Wigs
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Flat Brimmed Hats is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
ChrisRubin added Flat Brimmed Hats
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Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fanny Packs
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Crocs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crocs
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Caps On Sideways is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
RobLein added Caps On Sideways
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Shoulder Pads is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shoulder Pads
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Shutter Shades is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shutter Shades
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Fur is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fur
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Nerd Glasses is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
birdiejay23 added Nerd Glasses
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Jumpsuits is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Jumpsuits
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Mom Jeans is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mom Jeans
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Trucker Hats is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Trucker Hats
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Yeti Boots is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Yeti Boots
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Underwear as Outerwear is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Underwear as Outerwear
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Cuban Heeled Men's Shoes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Cuban Heeled Men's Shoes