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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
5,746 1,892
Sagging Pants is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Sagging Pants

2
4,914 1,728
Grills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Grills

3
4,180 1,923
Rat Tails is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Rat Tails

4
3,287 1,152
Inflated Lips is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Inflated Lips

5
3,368 2,001
Hammer Pants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Hammer Pants

6
3,660 2,118
Mullets is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mullets

7
3,545 2,259
Face Piercings is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Face Piercings

8
3,202 2,269
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
3,189 2,298
Crocs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crocs

10
2,715 2,162
Flat Brimmed Hats is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
ChrisRubin added Flat Brimmed Hats

11
2,618 2,032
Popped Collars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Popped Collars

12
2,401 2,109
Powdered Wigs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Powdered Wigs

13
2,509 1,306
Ear Gauging is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
BraumStewart added Ear Gauging

14
2,702 1,972
Shoulder Pads is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shoulder Pads

15
2,841 1,767
Shutter Shades is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shutter Shades

16
2,490 2,168
Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fanny Packs

17
2,487 2,042
Mom Jeans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mom Jeans

18
2,271 1,921
Jumpsuits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Jumpsuits

19
2,334 2,286
Uggs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Uggs

20
2,008 913
Caps On Sideways is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
RobLein added Caps On Sideways

21
2,250 2,003
Trucker Hats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Trucker Hats

22
2,066 2,177
Fur is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fur

23
1,603 2,056
Nerd Glasses is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
birdiejay23 added Nerd Glasses

24
2,243 1,812
Underwear as Outerwear is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Underwear as Outerwear

25
1,730 1,585
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
1,365 1,122
Yeti Boots is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Yeti Boots

27
1,558 1,953
Manscaping is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Manscaping

28
1,461 473
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mollevangsvagen added

29
1,639 1,188
Zubaz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
hellodalai added Zubaz

30
1,302 532
High Heel Sneakers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Maria Pa added High Heel Sneakers

31
1,191 1,071
Zoot Suits is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Zoot Suits

32
1,673 1,455
Bike Shorts is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Bike Shorts

33
1,712 1,860
Bell-bottoms is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bell-bottoms

34
1,484 693
Neck/face Tattoos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Danny Marks added Neck/face Tattoos

35
1,393 2,382
Colored Hair is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
AndiCreed added Colored Hair

36
1,638 1,408
Fox Stoles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fox Stoles

37
1,634 1,908
Nose Rings is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
chantellebelle added Nose Rings

38
1,045 443
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
1,304 878
Jnco Wideleg Pants is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
PeqPit added Jnco Wideleg Pants

40
1,483 1,325
Crinoline Cages is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crinoline Cages

41
1,452 1,675
Bib Overalls is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bib Overalls

42
1,401 1,894
Corsets is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Corsets

43
1,201 1,744
Legwarmers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Legwarmers

44
1,359 1,354
Bustles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Bustles

45
962 463
Harem Pants is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Maria Pa added Harem Pants

46
1,279 1,514
Rhinestones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Rhinestones

47
1,277 1,584
Stirrup Pants is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Stirrup Pants

48
1,265 1,211
Picture Hats is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
MadameLil added Picture Hats

49
1,244 1,961
Jeggings is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Jeggings

50
905 521
Heroin Chic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mollevangsvagen added