16 Of The Most Hideous Fashion Trends That We Once Thought Were Cool

Posted by Missy aka Tizzy in Fashion On 2nd January 2018

Over the years, we have seen tons of fashion trends come and go. We have even seen a lot of trends from our past come back into current fashion. Then, of course, there are those trends that we still find it hard to believe that we wore them. Most of these are so horrible that we are pretty sure they will never make a comeback, but you never know.



Thankfully, this is a trend that is slowly fading away. We have several rap artists to thank for this trend, but we will not list them. We are finding it hard to even imagine why anyone would even want to wear a grill. They look utterly ridiculous and uncomfortable.


Baggy Jeans

While this trend is not nearly as popular as it used to be, we still see a lot of people, especially in urban areas, rocking this look. Personally, we do not see the appeal of walking around with your underwear showing and having to hold your belt when you have to run.


Doubled-up polo shirts

This was a thing? It is one thing to pair your polo shirt with a nice sweater, but to wear them in layers seems to be uncomfortable. But, it happened, and all we can do is be thankful that this trend is over.


The popped collar

We are so thankful this trend passed. It was fairly embarrassing to find that half your collar had folded back down, and you failed to realize it.



While we have to admit that these were probably the most comfortable shoes ever made, they are absolutely hideous to look at. Nothing says "I'm heading to Walmart" like a pair of well-worn crocs.


Rat tails and mullets

There have been some pretty awful popular hairstyles in the past, but mullets and rat tails have to be the worst out of them all. We don't think we could ever forgive the people who made these popular.


Shutter shades

For some reason, some us really had our hearts set on wearing these glasses. Looking back, it makes us wonder what was even the point. They offer no UV protection, and they were hard to see out of.

Bell Bottoms

Bell bottoms are one of those kinds of trends that make subtle comebacks every now and then. We just hope that they have finally been retired to the past for good. Do you have any idea how hard it is to wear a great pair of boots with these pants?


Flame bowling shirts

As if bowling shirts were not bad enough on their own, we all knew that one guy who rocked his flaming bowling shirt every chance he got. If you still own one of these, we highly recommend throwing it to the flames where it truly belongs.


This is another old trend that recent generations have only heard of because cousin Eddie wears one in 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'. Save yourself the embarrassment — just wear a full-length shirt.


Gaucho pants

As a child, my mother used to dress me in these, and I am honestly, to this day, not over it. What really sucked about these pants is that you could never find a pair of shoes that really looked good with them.

Velour tracksuits

I will have to admit that I really loved my velour tracksuits. They were super warm and cozy not to mention incredibly comfortable to wear. However, the trend was killed when retirees in Florida started wearing them on the golf course.


Platform sandals

These were probably the most impractical shoes ever made. We wonder if the original creators of these shoes every tried to walk in them and managed to not break their ankles. Sure they are cute, and you get a little extra height, but the downsides far outweigh the upsides.

JNCO jeans

If you were not a goth or a skater, then you probably know nothing about these jeans. For those who have owned a pair or two in the past, you are surely reminiscing about them right now. What was there not to love? They were super comfy, had huge pockets, and made a fun swishing sound when you walked.


Overly thin eyebrows

Overly thin eyebrows came into fashion in the early 2000's. Now, we see the trend of super thick eyebrows. It makes us wonder if there will ever be a happy medium between the two styles coming anytime soon.


The name really says it all...ugg. These boots, that felt like warm cozy slippers, should have been something that stayed in the slipper aisle instead of becoming a trendy outerwear style.

What are some of the fashion trends from the past that you hope will never make a comeback?