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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
6,260 1,977
Sagging Pants is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Sagging Pants

2
5,354 1,829
Grills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Grills

3
4,574 2,032
Rat Tails is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Rat Tails

4
3,691 1,242
Inflated Lips is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Inflated Lips

5
3,981 2,248
Mullets is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mullets

6
3,651 2,133
Hammer Pants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Hammer Pants

7
3,852 2,441
Face Piercings is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Face Piercings

8
3,504 2,464
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
3,480 2,478
Crocs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crocs

10
2,934 2,350
Flat Brimmed Hats is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
ChrisRubin added Flat Brimmed Hats

11
2,841 2,193
Popped Collars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Popped Collars

12
2,640 2,252
Powdered Wigs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Powdered Wigs

13
2,856 1,427
Ear Gauging is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
BraumStewart added Ear Gauging

14
2,926 2,120
Shoulder Pads is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shoulder Pads

15
3,091 1,890
Shutter Shades is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shutter Shades

16
2,675 2,345
Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fanny Packs

17
2,701 2,203
Mom Jeans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mom Jeans

18
2,446 2,085
Jumpsuits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Jumpsuits

19
2,496 2,499
Uggs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Uggs

20
2,254 2,352
Fur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fur

21
2,279 1,014
Caps On Sideways is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
RobLein added Caps On Sideways

22
2,407 2,162
Trucker Hats is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Trucker Hats

23
1,710 2,261
Nerd Glasses is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
birdiejay23 added Nerd Glasses

24
2,455 1,943
Underwear as Outerwear is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Underwear as Outerwear

25
1,888 1,705
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
1,514 1,262
Yeti Boots is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Yeti Boots

27
1,690 2,126
Manscaping is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Manscaping

28
1,724 536
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mollevangsvagen added

29
1,570 602
High Heel Sneakers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Maria Pa added High Heel Sneakers

30
1,337 1,177
Zoot Suits is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Zoot Suits

31
1,781 1,296
Zubaz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
hellodalai added Zubaz

32
1,864 2,012
Bell-bottoms is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bell-bottoms

33
1,807 1,582
Bike Shorts is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Bike Shorts

34
1,732 778
Neck/face Tattoos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Danny Marks added Neck/face Tattoos

35
1,810 1,512
Fox Stoles is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fox Stoles

36
1,485 2,617
Colored Hair is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
AndiCreed added Colored Hair

37
1,262 516
Leaving Stickers On Hats is listed (or ranked) 37 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!!!

38
1,755 2,086
Nose Rings is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
chantellebelle added Nose Rings

39
1,476 968
Jnco Wideleg Pants is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
PeqPit added Jnco Wideleg Pants

40
1,628 1,416
Crinoline Cages is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crinoline Cages

41
1,520 2,044
Corsets is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Corsets

42
1,290 1,896
Legwarmers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Legwarmers

43
1,538 1,832
Bib Overalls is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bib Overalls

44
1,487 1,452
Bustles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bustles

45
1,151 534
Harem Pants is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Maria Pa added Harem Pants

46
1,383 1,635
Rhinestones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Rhinestones

47
1,367 1,717
Stirrup Pants is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Stirrup Pants

48
1,372 1,300
Picture Hats is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Picture Hats

49
1,068 597
Heroin Chic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mollevangsvagen added

50
1,122 1,787
Sandals (with or without socks... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Sandals (with or without socks)