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The Worst Fashion Trends in History

Updated October 23, 2020 548.8k votes 21.2k voters 301.2k 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
    11,217
    3,441

    Sagging Pants

  • Inflated Lips2
    9,269
    2,597

    Inflated Lips

  • Grills3
    10,188
    3,249

    Grills

  • Rat Tails4
    8,813
    3,569

    Rat Tails

  • Hammer Pants5
    7,107
    3,700

    Hammer Pants

  • Mullets6
    7,673
    4,076

    Mullets

  • Ear Gauging7
    7,073
    3,774

    Ear Gauging

  • High Heel Sneakers8
    5,530
    2,046

    High Heel Sneakers

  • Caps On Sideways9
    6,102
    2,787

    Caps On Sideways

  • Neck/face Tattoos10
    5,553
    2,369

    Neck/face Tattoos

  • Shutter Shades11
    6,044
    3,422

    Shutter Shades

  • Face Piercings12
    7,421
    4,543

    Face Piercings

  • Wearing Two Or More Polo Shirts With Popped Collars13
    2,988
    941

    Wearing Two Or More Polo Shirts With Popped Collars

  • Heroin Chic14
    3,468
    1,766
  • Shoulder Pads15
    5,691
    3,847

    Shoulder Pads

  • Leaving Stickers On Hats16
    4,279
    1,938

    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!!!

  • Crocs17
    6,403
    4,571

    Crocs

  • Harem Pants18
    3,745
    1,686

    Harem Pants

  • Painted On Eyebrows19
    3,158
    1,937

    Painted On Eyebrows

  • Emo20
    3,428
    2,297
  • Male Rompers21
    1,446
    400

    Male Rompers

  • Fox Stoles22
    3,803
    2,555

    Fox Stoles

  • Skinny Jeans On Men23
    6,823
    5,005

    Skinny Jeans On Men

  • Popped Collars24
    5,498
    3,976

    Popped Collars

  • Powdered Wigs25
    5,217
    3,839

    Powdered Wigs