PHOTOS: The 25 Most Infamous, Horrific And Tackiest Trends Ever
Scrunchies: In the 1990s nearly ever woman had a collection of these oversized hair ties, often rocking several at a time in shockinglyneon hues.
MC Hammer Pants: Inspired by the legendary hip hop artist, these saggy pants that bunched up at the ankles became an overnight sensation.
Fanny Packs: Just about everyone was rocking one of these sensible but sinfully tacky but bags in the 1980s, often in neon hues.
Pinned Pants: As if pegged pants weren’t bad enough, some people took the 1980s trend to the extreme and used safety pins to rid themselves of any flare.
Crocs With Socks
Tevas, Aquasocks And Crocs: Basically, rubber footwear has always been bad. Tevas and Aquasocks made their mark in the early 1990s, while Crocs started haunting the world in the 2000s. All of these footwear faux pas were made even worse when paired with socks.
UGGS… With Everything: It was fine when furry boots started emerging in beach towns and mountain resorts in the 2000s, but when they popped up in da clubs, worn with mini skirts and dresses (think Paris Hilton, TaraReid and Nicole Richie!) things got bad.
Tipped Hair … On Men: There was a brief moment in time when men, even Brad Pitt and Bradley Cooper, were getting highlights and tipped ends.
New Kids On The Block
Vests On Men: This look started in the 1980s and was prevalent with boy band members. It was made worse when nothing was worn underneath the vest.
Cutoffs On Men: Another awful 1980s trend, along with overly shredded denim.
T-Shirt Rings: These accessories were coveted by teenage girls everywhere, who showed off their belly by tying the side of their top up with these plastic rings.
Wearing Multiple Swatch Watches On One Wrist: The watch brand really lucked out when this trend took off, sending young girls around the world to the mall to stock up on the trendy timepieces.
Ed Hardy T-shirt and Von Dutch Hat
Anything Ed Hardy Or Von Dutch: The 2000s were contaminated with the epitome of douchery, when people all over the world dropped hundreds of dollars on awful t-shirts and trucker hats emblazoned with the Los Angeles based lines.
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Trucker Hats: Another 2000s trend that was overindulged by men and women around the world, including celebrities like Britney Spears, Ashton Kutcher and Paris Hilton.
Mullets: This infamous hairdo, which debuted in the 1960s and 1970s, also had an intense moment in the 1980s.
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Perms: Hair salons made massive amounts of money, as girls flocked to the salon to achieve the tight curls with chemical treatments.
Designer Track Suits: Women around the world spent hundred of dollars on velour track suits in the 2000s, thanks to stars like Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Simpson. They even wore them with high heels to nightclubs. Years later, Paris Hilton refuses to retire hers.
Acid Washed Jeans
Overly Shredded, Acid Washed Denim: The 1980s were all about excess, so when it came to denim, the more acid washed and ripped up, the better.
Skinny Jeans On Men: Thank the hipsters of the 2000s for this one! Women weren’t the only ones showing off their skinny legs in skintight denim.
Overalls On Adults, With One Strap Up And One Strap Down: Overalls on adults are bad enough, unless you farm for a living, but during the 1980s and 1990s the overall trend took off, and it wasn’t pretty.
Curled Nails: The 1980s were all about acrylics, but these extreme claws were not only really ridiculous looking, but prevented women from doing absolutely anything.
Skunk Hair: A trend in the early 2000s, women couldn’t settle on black or blonde locks so they incorporated both.
Cornrows: The urban hairstyle was adopted by men and women around the world in the early 2000s, with even soccer stud David Beckham indulging in it.
Tanning Bed Tans: During the 1980s and 1990s tanning bed became all the rage, with women rocking orange tinted skin – and then paying for all the hours in the salon later on when the dangers of UV rays were revealed.
Layered Socks: In the 1980s and 1990s it was cool to layer and stack brightly hued socks. How did we manage to even fit our shoes on?
Wife Beaters Tanks, As Outerwear: These ribbed tank tops were used as undershirts for years, but in the early 2000s men and women started wearing them as tanks, and things got really ugly.