culture 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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1
4,966 1,608
Sagging Pants is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Sagging Pants

2
4,189 1,456
Grills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Grills

3
3,484 1,666
Rat Tails is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Rat Tails

4
2,589 915
Inflated Lips is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Inflated Lips

5
3,010 1,894
Face Piercings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Face Piercings

6
2,840 1,724
Hammer Pants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Hammer Pants

7
3,059 1,836
Mullets is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mullets

8
2,738 1,853
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
2,734 1,958
Crocs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crocs

10
2,314 1,833
Flat Brimmed Hats is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
ChrisRubin added Flat Brimmed Hats

11
2,187 1,757
Popped Collars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Popped Collars

12
1,976 1,833
Powdered Wigs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Powdered Wigs

13
2,001 1,033
Ear Gauging is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
BraumStewart added Ear Gauging

14
2,259 1,699
Shoulder Pads is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shoulder Pads

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15
2,117 1,831
Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fanny Packs

16
2,371 1,529
Shutter Shades is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shutter Shades

17
2,137 1,727
Mom Jeans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mom Jeans

18
1,913 1,628
Jumpsuits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Jumpsuits

19
1,978 1,959
Uggs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Uggs

20
1,899 1,707
Trucker Hats is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Trucker Hats

21
1,540 697
Caps On Sideways is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
RobLein added Caps On Sideways

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22
1,751 1,872
Fur is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fur

23
1,371 1,716
Nerd Glasses is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
birdiejay23 added Nerd Glasses

24
1,904 1,565
Underwear as Outerwear is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Underwear as Outerwear

25
1,469 1,335
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
1,055 896
Yeti Boots is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Yeti Boots

27
1,021 310
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mollevangsvagen added Ronaldo's haircut from 2002

28
1,334 1,661
Manscaping is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Manscaping

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29
1,390 1,004
Zubaz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
hellodalai added Zubaz

30
1,401 1,243
Bike Shorts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Bike Shorts

31
926 852
Zoot Suits is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Zoot Suits

32
1,435 1,610
Bell-bottoms is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bell-bottoms

33
1,189 2,014
Colored Hair is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
AndiCreed added Colored Hair

34
1,088 513
Neck/face Tattoos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Danny Marks added Neck/face Tattoos

35
909 362
High Heel Sneakers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Maria Pa added High Heel Sneakers

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36
1,379 1,214
Fox Stoles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fox Stoles

37
1,413 1,620
Nose Rings is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
chantellebelle added Nose Rings

38
722 280
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
1,247 1,434
Bib Overalls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bib Overalls

40
1,023 700
Jnco Wideleg Pants is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
PeqPit added Jnco Wideleg Pants

41
1,204 1,633
Corsets is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Corsets

42
1,255 1,143
Crinoline Cages is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crinoline Cages

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43
988 1,519
Legwarmers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Legwarmers

44
1,105 1,292
Rhinestones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Rhinestones

45
1,154 1,169
Bustles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bustles

46
1,077 1,366
Stirrup Pants is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Stirrup Pants

47
1,089 1,704
Jeggings is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Jeggings

48
1,085 1,040
Picture Hats is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Picture Hats

49
664 366
Heroin Chic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mollevangsvagen added Heroin Chic

50
672 323
Harem Pants is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Maria Pa added Harem Pants