10 Of The ‘Worst’ Fashion Trends, Rated

Some terrible trends are worth the flak they get, but others are unfairly criticized. To separate out the truly terrible from the merely tacky, we’ve completed ten of the “worst” fashion trends, and rated them for how bad they actually are!

1. Strapless Dresses: You know, a lot of people say that God doesn’t make mistakes, but they’re clearly ignoring dresses that necessitate wearing strapless bras. Not convinced? Remember when you’d wear one of these to a party, and you had to spend half the evening surreptitiously pulling it up so that you didn’t accidentally pull a Janet Jackson? 2/8, and I’m being nice here.

2. Bell Bottoms: Look, I know they’re a nice look! I know they’re a cool throwback to the ’70s and disco culture, both of which are objectively good things! But don’t come crying to me when your pant leg catches in your bike chain and you’re flung halfway across the street. 5/8


3. UGGs: Yeah, yeah, whatever, everyone and their mother has made fun of UGG boots by now.  Yadda ugly salt stains, blah blah not waterproof, something about how “basic” they are. Honestly, I think we should just give up as a society and move on to oppressing white teenage boys for wearing those crappy ADIDAS sandals all winter. 2/8

4. Prominent Logos: As loathe as I am to say that a trend has no redeeming value, functioning as a human billboard for whatever soulless corporation made your t-shirt out of some misplaced sense of brand loyalty is a thoroughly terrible trend. 0/8

5. The Cold Shoulder Shirt: Look, it’s a great look, I love it, I’ve worn it myself. But why did we all collectively decide to wear clothing that advertises how uncomfortable it is? 3/8

6. Denim on denim: You fools. You absolute goddamn cowards. 9/8

7. Leggings as pants: You know what? I’m not a big fan of this trend, and I don’t think it’s comfortable. But so many stuffy ancient male columnists hate it that I can practically hear a whiny “they’re not reaaaaaaal pants” every time I walk past a graveyard, so I’m obliged to like it just on principle. 5/8

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8. Flame print: People give the flame print a bad rap for being “tacky” and “silly” and “looking like a 1980’s trucker decal” but listen.  People wearing flame-print pants are living their tacky, tacky truth, and I gotta applaud them for it. 5/8.

9. Harem pants: When did we as a society become afraid to have fun? 7/8, and I’ll fight you on that.


10Anything with “Triggered,” “Babe,” or “Female Body Inspector” on it: 1/8, and I hope you fall down a manhole.

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