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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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5,664 1,878
Sagging Pants is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Sagging Pants

2
4,839 1,712
Grills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Grills

3
4,116 1,911
Rat Tails is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Rat Tails

4
3,214 1,138
Inflated Lips is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Inflated Lips

5
3,321 1,982
Hammer Pants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Hammer Pants

6
3,610 2,099
Mullets is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mullets

7
3,495 2,239
Face Piercings is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Face Piercings

8
3,164 2,235
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
3,157 2,269
Crocs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crocs

10
2,682 2,140
Flat Brimmed Hats is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
ChrisRubin added Flat Brimmed Hats

11
2,578 2,020
Popped Collars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Popped Collars

12
2,358 2,090
Powdered Wigs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Powdered Wigs

13
2,460 1,287
Ear Gauging is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
BraumStewart added Ear Gauging

14
2,660 1,954
Shoulder Pads is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shoulder Pads

15
2,794 1,750
Shutter Shades is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shutter Shades

16
2,460 2,139
Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fanny Packs

17
2,460 2,017
Mom Jeans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mom Jeans

18
2,241 1,896
Jumpsuits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Jumpsuits

19
2,299 2,262
Uggs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Uggs

20
2,221 1,980
Trucker Hats is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Trucker Hats

21
1,954 904
Caps On Sideways is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
RobLein added Caps On Sideways

22
2,035 2,151
Fur is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fur

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1,586 2,019
Nerd Glasses is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
birdiejay23 added Nerd Glasses

24
2,211 1,790
Underwear as Outerwear is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Underwear as Outerwear

25
1,707 1,571
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
1,333 1,112
Yeti Boots is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Yeti Boots

27
1,535 1,930
Manscaping is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Manscaping

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1,414 465
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mollevangsvagen added Ronaldo's haircut from 2002

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1,621 1,175
Zubaz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
hellodalai added Zubaz

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1,262 520
High Heel Sneakers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Maria Pa added High Heel Sneakers

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1,166 1,056
Zoot Suits is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Zoot Suits

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1,650 1,441
Bike Shorts is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Bike Shorts

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1,686 1,842
Bell-bottoms is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bell-bottoms

34
1,380 2,346
Colored Hair is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
AndiCreed added Colored Hair

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1,444 680
Neck/face Tattoos is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Danny Marks added Neck/face Tattoos

36
1,611 1,396
Fox Stoles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fox Stoles

37
1,618 1,877
Nose Rings is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
chantellebelle added Nose Rings

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1,008 435
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!!!

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1,280 868
Jnco Wideleg Pants is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
PeqPit added Jnco Wideleg Pants

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1,386 1,869
Corsets is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Corsets

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1,430 1,654
Bib Overalls is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bib Overalls

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1,458 1,311
Crinoline Cages is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crinoline Cages

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1,180 1,726
Legwarmers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Legwarmers

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1,338 1,339
Bustles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bustles

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1,262 1,496
Rhinestones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Rhinestones

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1,264 1,568
Stirrup Pants is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Stirrup Pants

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933 458
Harem Pants is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Maria Pa added Harem Pants

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1,247 1,201
Picture Hats is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Picture Hats

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1,236 1,936
Jeggings is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Jeggings

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1,030 1,632
Sandals (with or without socks... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Sandals (with or without socks)