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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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3,891 1,268
Sagging Pants is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Sagging Pants

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2
3,248 1,154
Grills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Grills

3
2,642 1,312
Rat Tails is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Rat Tails

4
2,330 1,415
Face Piercings is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Face Piercings

5
1,714 621
Inflated Lips is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Inflated Lips

6
2,196 1,330
Hammer Pants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Hammer Pants

7
2,035 1,331
Skinny Jeans On Men is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
birdiejay23 added Skinny Jeans On Men

8
2,310 1,453
Mullets is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mullets

9
1,748 1,388
Flat Brimmed Hats is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
ChrisRubin added Flat Brimmed Hats

10
2,102 1,531
Crocs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crocs

11
1,620 1,388
Popped Collars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Popped Collars

12
1,487 1,446
Powdered Wigs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Powdered Wigs

13
1,310 655
Ear Gauging is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
BraumStewart added Ear Gauging

14
1,715 1,353
Shoulder Pads is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shoulder Pads

15
1,631 1,411
Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fanny Packs

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1,655 1,352
Mom Jeans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mom Jeans

17
1,774 1,214
Shutter Shades is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shutter Shades

18
1,440 1,274
Jumpsuits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Jumpsuits

19
1,510 1,534
Uggs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Uggs

20
1,039 1,235
Nerd Glasses is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
birdiejay23 added Nerd Glasses

21
1,475 1,309
Trucker Hats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Trucker Hats

22
1,334 1,487
Fur is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fur

23
929 438
Caps On Sideways is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
RobLein added Caps On Sideways

24
1,448 1,235
Underwear as Outerwear is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Underwear as Outerwear

25
1,068 1,055
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
1,047 1,250
Manscaping is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Manscaping

27
659 581
Yeti Boots is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Yeti Boots

28
1,033 757
Zubaz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
hellodalai added Zubaz

29
433 108
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mollevangsvagen added Ronaldo's haircut from 2002

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1,092 1,261
Bell-bottoms is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bell-bottoms

31
954 1,506
Colored Hair is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
AndiCreed added Colored Hair

32
1,132 1,180
Nose Rings is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
chantellebelle added Nose Rings

33
603 560
Zoot Suits is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Zoot Suits

34
1,033 962
Bike Shorts is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Bike Shorts

35
577 256
Neck/face Tattoos is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Danny Marks added Neck/face Tattoos

36
645 457
Jnco Wideleg Pants is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
PeqPit added Jnco Wideleg Pants

37
957 1,258
Corsets is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Corsets

38
1,019 974
Fox Stoles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fox Stoles

39
961 902
Crinoline Cages is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crinoline Cages

40
973 1,106
Bib Overalls is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bib Overalls

41
889 923
Bustles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bustles

42
853 997
Rhinestones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Rhinestones

43
322 149
Social Justice Warriors is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mollevangsvagen added Social Justice Warriors

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777 888
Annie Hall Look is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Annie Hall Look

45
867 1,335
Jeggings is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Jeggings

46
819 1,064
Stirrup Pants is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Stirrup Pants

47
746 1,209
Legwarmers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Legwarmers

48
898 871
White Patent Leather Shoes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
White Patent Leather Shoes

49
697 1,121
Sandals (with or without socks... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Sandals (with or without socks)

50
297 149
Heroin Chic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mollevangsvagen added Heroin Chic