Worst Trends In Fashion History

Posted by Perlis

Mar 13, 2015 10:56:19 AM


As we move toward Fashion Week New Orleans, and what the potential future of fashion could look like, it humors us to reflect on some of the worst predictions in fashion history.

Clothes and fashion trends go in and out of style all the time. Some of it sticks and is in it for the long haul. But, at the same time, some of it is just awful, a true head scratcher as to why it was even introduced in the first place! Yes, for every successful fashion trend, there's either a prediction or a trend that is equally as embarrassing. This article is dedicated to the latter. So with that being said, let's take a walk down memory lane and look back on some of the worst fashion predictions and fashion trends of all time.

Worst Fashion Predictions/Trends of All Time

  • Corsets: We're going all the way back to the 16th century with this one. Corsets make this list because they weren't necessarily unsightly on women who wore them, but they were absolutely terrible for them from a health perspective. Corsets were designed to be tightened, making breathing difficult and wreaking havoc on internal organs. 
  • Sci-Fi dresses: Blame this on Star Wars, Star Trek - whatever - but Sci-fi dresses, which were often made from metal, were supposed to actually be a "thing" at one time as Americans swooned over the science fiction genre. Needless to say, this is one trend that did not catch on.
  • Disco suits: These were the big thing after movies like Saturday Night Fever wowed moviegoers. Thankfully, they were only the “it” thing for about a hot minute, as despite numerous predictions that disco was here to stay, the fashion didn't make it out of the 80s. 
  • Trucker hats: Blame actor Ashton Kutcher for this one, as he made this part of his style years ago. It caught on, so much so that retailers began selling similar hats. You can still catch someone wearing a trucker hat from time to time, but thankfully, it appears that this trend is dying out.
  • Bell bottoms: Hipsters began wearing these flowing pants at the height of their movement in the late 1960s, and all indications seemed that as hippies grew in number, these would too. For the most part, their movement died out, although it is making somewhat of a modern day comeback. Thankfully, most of today's hipsters have left the bell bottoms where they belong - in the past.
  • Platform shoes: Another casualty - and travesty - of the disco era, these shoes were bold, loud and popular, at least for a little while. They too died out over time, although many people will still resurrect them on nights like Halloween, or costume parties.

These are just a sampling of the fashion trends over the years that have come and gone. Take a close look around the next time you're at a populated venue to see what people are wearing. What's going to be the next trend to come and go, just as the ones on this list have?

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