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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
6,552 2,028
Sagging Pants is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Sagging Pants

2
5,607 1,891
Grills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Grills

3
4,820 2,093
Rat Tails is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Rat Tails

4
3,949 1,287
Inflated Lips is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Coolza added Inflated Lips

5
4,172 2,314
Mullets is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mullets

6
3,828 2,192
Hammer Pants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Hammer Pants

7
4,039 2,519
Face Piercings is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Dismalhead added Face Piercings

8
3,681 2,567
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
3,645 2,563
Crocs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Crocs

10
3,083 2,431
Flat Brimmed Hats is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
ChrisRubin added Flat Brimmed Hats

11
2,978 2,263
Popped Collars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Popped Collars

12
2,773 2,335
Powdered Wigs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Powdered Wigs

13
3,051 1,497
Ear Gauging is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
BraumStewart added Ear Gauging

14
3,239 1,952
Shutter Shades is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shutter Shades

15
3,058 2,201
Shoulder Pads is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Shoulder Pads

16
2,805 2,435
Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fanny Packs

17
2,824 2,291
Mom Jeans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Mom Jeans

18
2,577 2,158
Jumpsuits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Jumpsuits

19
2,628 2,584
Uggs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Uggs

20
2,452 1,063
Caps On Sideways is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
RobLein added Caps On Sideways

21
2,353 2,461
Fur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Fur

22
2,517 2,232
Trucker Hats is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Trucker Hats

23
1,810 2,351
Nerd Glasses is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
birdiejay23 added Nerd Glasses

24
2,586 2,002
Underwear as Outerwear is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Underwear as Outerwear

25
1,968 1,774
Cuban Heeled Men's Shoes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Fashion Trends in History
Cuban Heeled Men's Shoes