Fashions come, fashions go. Many fabulous styles, colors, designs have walked down the runways and into our lives. Some trends have become icons of good taste, classic looks that never go out of style. Think little black dress or Chanel’s pearls.
Then there are trends that, from the start, were absolutely awful. The ones that we want to forget, except when we need a good laugh. I turned to Facebook to get people’s answers for this question: What are the worst fashion trends ever?
The response was overwhelming! Everyone had opinions — strong ones.
One consensus was that nobody liked the ’80s. The big hair, those stirrup pants, and hi-top Reebok gym shoes worn with scrunchy socks all got thumbs down. I remember commuting to work in that decade, wearing my suit with those gym shoes and socks. Not a great look, no matter how practical.
The other ’80s look many people despised were the huge shoulder pads. They were attached to every garment. You would wear your blouse with pads, top it with a blazer sporting more pads, then put on your coat, which of course had its own substantial shoulder pads. We looked like Chicago Bears. In fact, our super-padded shoulders were probably bigger than theirs. Yikes!
Other comments I received covered 2000 until now.
Many of us are very tired of guys wearing their jeans and pants loose and low to show off their underwear. This “fashion” means they have to walk with their legs apart to keep their jeans up, which sometimes doesn’t work. Just pull them up, please! Or use a belt or buy pants to fit…
It may have been a fleeting fancy, but some girls have also had issues with clothing and gravity. Many of us simply can’t understand what the heck is going on with those shortie shorts. The ones hiked up so high they show the wearer’s butt cheeks. Seriously ladies, the look is not attractive at all and I can’t think of anywhere it’s appropriate!
Crocs, pleated pants, mom jeans, neon, cargo pants, gauchos, man buns, parachute pants, rail thin models, low rise jeans, heavy blue makeup, pajamas for daytime, and the infamous mullet hairdo also made the Trends-We’re-Glad-To-See-Gone list.