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The Worst Fashion Trends in History 

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Updated May 11, 2020 534k votes 19.7k voters 290.6k views 116 items

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. 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 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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Mullets is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mullets
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Hammer Pants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Hammer Pants
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Ear Gauging is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
BraumStewart added Ear Gauging
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Caps On Sideways is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
RobLein added Caps On Sideways
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Face Piercings is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Face Piercings
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High Heel Sneakers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Maria Pa added High Heel Sneakers
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Shutter Shades is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shutter Shades
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Neck/face Tattoos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Danny Marks added Neck/face Tattoos
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Shoulder Pads is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shoulder Pads
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Skinny Jeans On Men is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
birdiejay23 added Skinny Jeans On Men
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Crocs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crocs
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Leaving Stickers On Hats... is listed (or ranked) 16 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!!!

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Flat Brimmed Hats is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
ChrisRubin added Flat Brimmed Hats
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Popped Collars is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Popped Collars
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Powdered Wigs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Powdered Wigs
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Underwear as Outerwear ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Underwear as Outerwear
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Wearing Two Or More Polo... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MikeCoruscant added Wearing Two Or More Polo Shirts With Popped Collars
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Painted On Eyebrows is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Kate Young added Painted On Eyebrows
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Harem Pants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Maria Pa added Harem Pants
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Emo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mollevangsvagen added
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Heroin Chic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mollevangsvagen added