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Top 10 Worst Fashion Trends of The Decade

Updated on February 10, 2014

Looking back from the year 2000 to now, there have been SO many bad fashion trends and mistakes that it was almost impossible to pinpoint just 10. However, I forced myself to select the 10 most atrocious and popular fashion trends of this decade.

While browsing through and you discover you have been or still are a victim of one or more of these fashion DO NOTS, don't be offended! These mistakes can happen to all good people, even for self-proclaimed fashionistas (#2*Cough Cough). Besides, you can always discard your fashion offenders and pretend it all never happened after this day.

So sit back and relax with a bowl of popcorn and get ready to cringe, cry, laugh histerically, gasp and reminisce on the worst fashion trends of the decade!

1. Crocs

Number one is crocs. Oh where oh where to even begin. Let us first recognize that in this day and age of Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, cloning, ipods and self-cleaning robots, creating a fashion-forward shoe should not be so difficult. However, these immensely popular 'shoes' as some would call them, are simply unsightly chunks of rubber with some breathing holes on top.

What is even worse is the image it has projected unto other countires. My French and Asian friends facebooking me with 'Are those Croc things really the latest fashion over there in America?!' to which I responded with 'No. It's a nasty rumor being spread around by fascists hiding out in this country.'

Simply stated: For the sake of this nation's national image and integrity - No More Crocs!

2. Juicy Tracksuits

Juicy Tracksuits are an interesting phenomenon actually. This is how I honestly believe it became popular: A few unlucky women purchased it in thinking of comfort and men noticed. They noticed obviously from staring at the letters on any passerby's butt. The fact that the pants are fairly form fitting and have bold letters jumping off of them, forces people to look. As the male appeal began to grow, the women were just dying to have them. These 'butt' pants were flying off the shelves! What an easy way to grab any man's attention.

Now, focusing on the 'fashion' aspect. These are a major NO. The fact that most women's behinds are not made to be stuffed into some small polyester-spandex pants are just one aspect of why. They are tacky all the way, and no man in search of a classy woman would dare think of you as 'take home to mama material!'


3. Ponchos

This one is completely self-explanatory. In what situation would a poncho be deemed acceptable or even warranted?

Hmm, without being a stereotypical a-hole and saying 'rodeo', there are NONE. Wearing a poncho at the beach? NO. Wearing one to an office meeting? NO. Wearing one to a party? NO.

See, there is no such need to wear a poncho. Just say NO!

4. Celebrity Clothing Lines

For this particular fashion offense, I refer to specific individuals. I appreciate some famous celebs who honestly have a love and knowledge of fashion who want to create their own lines. However, these very select few are now accompanied by every celeb in Hollywood.

Its hard to even name a female celebrity who doesn't have a fashion label. Since when did celebrity, model, actress and singer become synonymous with designer?

5. Iconic Nerd Glasses

This is one of the more recent fashion trends I do not understand. If you truly are a nerd/geek and want to display it, can't you just be yourself and sprout off mathematical algorithms and admit to playing dungeons and dragons? Why are random rappers and actors who probably do not interact with these so called 'nerds' sporting the look?

Its just interesting to wonder what kind of statement they are trying to make.

6. Hobo Chic?

In my mind, there is no argument that the word 'hobo' and 'chic' will never fit together because that would be a contradiction or double negative. (As one who almost became an English major, double negatives are THE ultimate NO in academia.) There is nothing chic about fashion that is trying to represent homelessness. For homeless people, their state of financial being is a serious matter. They do not purposefully want to dress ragged and worn. I feel as if this fashion trend is almost a mockery of those who have no other choice but to wear 'hobo fashions.'

7. Jumpsuits

Why oh why? Jumpsuits are for toddlers only. Jumpsuits are great for parents of babies or little children because its a one piece that is easy to put on and take off without worrying about matching or oufit-picking. Jumpsuits for everyday women and men? No.

In addition, in the haute couture world, jumpsuits have also sprung up. This is a very minuscule exception. These models are about 6'2" and weigh 115 lbs. Obviously if the cut is chic enough they will maybe be able to pull it off. Are we very skinny giants? NO

8. Ed Hardy

Oh, Christian Audigier. In my opinion, Mr. Audigier is a fine designer. However, tattoo patterns everywhere? Please no. What would it even be called? Biker Chic? Tattoo Couture?

What's even worse is that Ed Hardy is now synonymous with Jon Gosselin, which of course in something no one wants to be associated with!

Leave tattoo art for your skin only please.

9. Platform Flipflops

The platform flip flop popped into US mass culture in the 90's, and unfortunately made it through the 2000s. What is there to say about a large wedge of styrofoam block. (Yes, I know, its not actually styrofoam) Is this a necessary fashion item? Why did this even come about? It makes women look very thick and unflattering. It does not give an illusion of height, which is what women assumed.

Lets hope that we do not see a single Platform flipflop in the coming decade!

10. Tights as Pants

Lets get this straight ladies and ladies: Tights are NOT pants. Leggings are also NOT pants for that matter. Tights and leggings are very fashionable and sexy when worn UNDERNEATH pants, dresses and skirts. Once again ladies, when wearing tights, its best NOT to ask a man's opinion on it. They will always tell you that tights are pants.

When wearing tights as pants, everyone can see everything! For those women who love wearing them despite this 100% fact, then more power to you, but consider this: Why not become a stripper who shows off everything? All men are starring at your *parts* in either scenario, and the only difference is, by being a stripper, you can make TONS of money!


Looking back at the 10 biggest fashion atrocities of this decade, we can see our mistakes and learn from them.

I'd love to hear your opinion of the worst fashion trends and disasters of the 2000s!

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      tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

      Quite amusing here ! Nice job young lady !

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Thanks Tony! This was a hub just waiting to happen =)

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks for showing me this information. nice hub. I liked those picture above.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Fun hub! I don't like Crocs, either - they make my feet look huge!

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      What is shocking is people wearing crocs in the dead of winter! Thanks Habee and Prasetio =)

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      Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

      yenajeon i will still be thinking and giggling about this one for many days to come. . great job! And thanks for making me seriously crack up . . you hit the nail on the head in every category!!!

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      anonymousgirl 7 years ago

      I laughed so hard on this article. It kinda makes me want tojoin to write other stuff! Simply hilarious.

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Wavegirl: Thanks for the compliment! I couldn't wait to 'bash' all the awful fashion offenders but hoped I wouldn't offend people. =)

      Anongirl: I appreciate your comment! You should join to write stuff!

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      rkhyclak 7 years ago from Ohio

      Can we talk about Uggs with shorts, mini skirts or sweatpants? ugh...say no to the Uggs! Loved this article!

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Rkhyclak - I cannot agree more! However, living in Michigan for 4 years now, I have been forced to accept that Uggs will be popular forever. Ever walked around in -20 windchill? Ugh

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      Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

      Oh my! These are atrocious! Great tips on what not to wear (and, good thing, I'm not)! Thanks for a humorous, but serious, look at our fashion trends in North America!

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      febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

      Ha..ha Yena you're right,I hate platform flipflops too, thank you for sharing!

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      theirishobserver. 7 years ago from Ireland

      Great Hub, love the fashion, those short skirts really were a turn of, especially with the surplus hanging over the edges, excellent article very entertaining, keep up the good work.....Irish

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Febriedethan: Thanks for reading!

      Jeez do they wear platform flipflops where you are too??

      Irish: haha 'surplus hanging over the edges' - love IT. Thanks for the heart warming compliments, means a lot!

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      Kristie91 7 years ago

      agreed agreed

      I have a hub very similar to this one but you pointed out a few things that made me nearly laugh out loud

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      sabrebIade 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Yeah...I'm gonna hafta agree with all of those choices.

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      Singular Investor 7 years ago from Oxford

      I agree with every one of your choices. Crocs are proof that people will buy anything. I think it all started with those ridiculous wigs back in the 16th century !

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      Day Trader 7 years ago

      Nerd glasses? Really? LOL, ok I guess I'll buy that (Thank God I wear contacts!). OK, how about saggy jeans? Would you wear them to a job interview? OK, let me rephrase that, would you wear them to a job interview that would require you to say more than "would you like fries with that?"

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      ChelseaDawn 7 years ago from Augusta, Georgia

      Great hub. I agree with everything you said... especially the tights not being pants. If I wanted to see that much detail of someone's legs/butt, i would go to the beach and watch the people in their teeny bikinis!

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Kristie 91 - I just read your hub. Its fantastic! Thanks for the comment

      SabreBlade: Thanks for visiting Sabre!

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Singular Investor: People will buy anything! Haven't you ever seen people wearing really ugly shirts and you wonder, who designed that?!

      Day Trader: Yes the baggy pants are awful. To me though, they were more of a phenomenon of the 90's. Plus like I said there are SO many awful trends, I had to narrow it down to only 10!

      ChelseaDawn: Thanks for the compliment. Amen on your comment. I don't wanna see anyone's anything down there!!

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      antonrosa 7 years ago from USA

      I can't believe they dressed that way. A good read!

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      oh trust me, its not a 'past tense' kind of thing. I see these looks all the time! =) Thanks for visiting!

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      Nicks 7 years ago

      Amazing - simply astonishing how 'fashion' can produce clothing that, in a million years, could never look attractive. The Hobo fashion. Truly, what was that about?

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      amazonca 7 years ago

      Great post! =) It was fun

      http://www.google.com/

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      textlaughtalk! 7 years ago

      hahahaha. i enjoyed this. personally i think that some of these arent all that bad! I mean, yeah crocs are NASTY, but Juciy Couture and Ed Hardy are semi-decent! I think you should add more! This is good though!

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      Fitria Manggiasih 7 years ago from Surabaya, Indonesia

      Many teenangers in Indonesia are keen on Crocs and so do the most of my students. I will tell them about this.

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Nicks: I agree, boho: boNo! Thanks for reading =)

      Amazonca: Did you mean to put up a link? You ended up linking google lol, thanks

      textlaughtalk: trust me ditch the ed hardy. the only thing ed hardy i'd tolerate is his perfume

      Fitria: =) Yes enlighten them! I've never been to Indonesia, would love to go travel!

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      Springboard 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      lolol. Crocs and platform flip flops top my personal list. I hated the Crocs especially, mostly as I just saw it as a trend toward more laziness. In an era where it was acceptable to go out in public in one's pajamas, Crocs just said to me, you can't even take the effort to put on a real pair of shoes either. :)

      Great hub. Thanks for it.

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      Obscurely Diverse 7 years ago from Tennessee, U.S., Earth, Milky Way via Cosmos

      Nice hub; I found it to be very amusing.

      I'm just glad I haven't run across the ones sporting the ugly ponchos! That is a misfit in the making.

      As for the nerd glasses: I assume some people wear them because they think these thick specs makes them "appear" smarter. I guess it is some sort of compensation.

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Springboard: I couldn't agree more! We need to outlaw Crocs and Platforms. Thanks for the comments, I appreciate it!

      Diverse: I'm glad I added some amusement to your day. Your take on the 'nerd glasses phenomenon' makes complete sense to me! Thanks for visiting =)

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      agoosetow 7 years ago

      Very amusing read :)

      really liked.

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      StormRyder 7 years ago

      Anything that's gives a gal "muffin top" should be avoided! :P

      Now the guy's side of fashion: I hate the pants falling off the a$$ look so many guys sport today. It looks so stupid. At least most of them have their boxers on.

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      agoostow: Thanks for visitng =)

      StormRyder: Yay glad to have a fellow muffin top hater. Its a major no-no. Sigh the baggy pants phenomenon: I feel those men aren't aware of why baggy pants exist! (For those unfortunate people in poverty who chose to buy larger pants for their kids, so that they wouldn't have to keep buying them as their kids grew quickly!)

      Thanks for the visit girlie!

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      Fitria Manggiasih 7 years ago from Surabaya, Indonesia

      Yup...yup.... Indonesia is waiting for u :-)

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      Mama Sez 7 years ago from Canada

      Tights are not pants..you are right about that! Thanks for the chuckle :D

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      kidlat 7 years ago

      yeah you're right about everything girl! especially about the leggings worn as pants. they're horrible! the pair juicy tracksuits? never liked them because it looks like my ass eats them up. eeew!

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Mama Sez: I'm glad you liked that one! Its being worn that way everywhere in the US!!

      Kdlat: Thanks so much for reading and yes juicy pants are a big NO!

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      sophs 7 years ago

      Great hub, sooo true all of it! Did make me laugh :-)

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Thanks sophs, glad I gave you a laugh =)

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      A2shley 7 years ago from Ann Arbor, MI

      LOL! Love it! Crocs make me cry when I see them...they're so heinous.

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Its now apparent to me that CROCS should have been number 1 on this list! Everyone is hatin on the crocs. But hmmm, how is it that I STILL see people wearing them??!!

      Conundrum!

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      Flightkeeper 7 years ago from The East Coast

      Yena, this hub was so much fun, I was smirky and self-satisfied because I didn't wear any of the above :)

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      mwoods 7 years ago

      There actually are cute crocs. The big fat floppy looking things do not have to be purchased. This is a good article. I had fun reading it. The picture of the girl wearing leggings (pantyhose) was unreal. How could anyone be this clueless!

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      Hilarious. But now I need to go and buy a new wardrobe. My Ed Hardy jumpsuit, crocs and nerd glasses ensemble are just not hip now are they. Sigh. If you have any idea who would like my Jessica Simpson shoe and handbag collection, my 6 inch platform flipflogps and my collection of ponchos, let me know. LOL

      I really enjoyed this thanks, Tammy

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      mwoods 7 years ago

      Muffin top is so horrible. I am all about celebrating different body types, but not when stuff hangs, points or shows cleavage in the wrong places!

      Baggy pants are actually fun - I love to see some dim wit running down the road and he lets go of his pants, they hit his ankles and he falls on his face! Then he goes to jail with the guys that know what those baggy pants really mean...

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      br3 br3 7 years ago

      LOVE THIS! ok so at school everyone wears uggs with shorts and an oversized shirt. a lot of ppl wear pregnancy shirts with skinnys then the guys wear sweats with a button down shirt(ewwwwwww!!!!) i swear this decade is the worst for fashion! or ppl who wear the crocs with jean shorts and a nice sweater i mean hello ur not a nurse or doctor really stop it.

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      Janet 7 years ago

      I HATE low hipster jeans. As someone with a poor figure following hte birth of my twins, this just makes matters even worse. All my old tops now reveal huge masses of wrinkled stomach!!! Ugh!

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      Haydee Anderson 7 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      nice hub, I will surely rerember your hub whenever I see someone wearing those items you mentioned above. lols

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Mwoods: Omg I would love to see those crocs you say are 'cute'? And yes, there are many clueless folk out there, so if you see a fashion offender, clue them in!

      Tammy: I always love all your comments! As for your fashion mistakes, you could see them on ebay to those who are still unenlightened to make a quick buck; but then again its somewhat cruel... lol

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      br3br3: That is quite a rant! Make a hub like this but part 2 =)

      Janet: Yes, once a woman has kids she should avoid low slung jeans. This of course does not include Heidi Klum as she gets back into shape 2 minutes after delivery.

      midnightbliss: I'm glad a gave you a laugh. Thanks for reading!

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Yeah, I can't agree with you more, especially on the topic of those hideous loking crocs! I never liked them and thank God no one in my family bought a pair (I would've flipped). Thanks for sharing this hilarious hub ;)

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Glad you got a laugh out of it Dohn. Are you sure you don't a pair of crocs secretly hidden under your bed? haha jk! Thanks for reading =)

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 7 years ago from Tumkur

      There sre many more fashions which better fit to be mentioned here.

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      iva dragostinova 7 years ago from Brighton, UK

      hahahaha! I totally agree, I particularly agree that crocs should be erased of the planet. And I feel the same as you about tights as pants - lame. also think ugg boots are quite unattractive, despite comfort levels. Especially when worn with skirts! A wonderful hub! :)

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      TattoGuy 7 years ago

      lol what a great hub, agree with them all but for me Crocs were the worse, I hate the damn things !

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Hi Prasadjain,

      These are awful, thank you for visiting =)

      Iva Dragostinova: I'm so glad it entertained you. I've actually had quite a few requests to put uggs up as well, lol.

      TattoGuy: You are not alone in your hatred of crocs. Shouldn't there be an official Fashion Police. Like one that can actually issue real citations! (of warnings of course!)

      although... that sounds a bit socialist/communist lol

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      Kenya L. 7 years ago from US

      I must say this was hillarious. Made my night. That skirt (first pic) was the worst - needless to say - there should be a law against this crime!! This skirt reminds me also of the low rise jeans with the top part of the thong hanging out - tasteless!! Another worst fashion of the past decade is overdone body tattoos and ear piercings everywhere(eyelids, tongues, and nose all at once) - too much!!

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      Pollyannalana 7 years ago from US

      It really surprises me to see a very overweight girl have half her butt and all her belly showing...please hide it I say, how can they be so blind?

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Kenya: Muffin tops and hanging thongs are very tasteless! Too much is certainly not classy =)

      Pollyannalana: I agree that people need to hide what the public does not want to see! Nothing ceases to surprise me anymore as I've seen a woman walking around in a tight blue thong romper. Its hard to even imagine, I KNOW!

      Thanks for visiting all!

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      sheila b. 7 years ago

      Fun. So for some people it's what they wear, not how they look, right? I learned to hold people responsible for their actions by noticing how they dressed - after thinking, 'She knows what that outfit looks like and wore it anyway'.

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Shelia: You are absolutely right. Many girls do know what they wear is outrageous and they still choose to wear it! Exhibit A: Lady Gaga

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      pmccray 7 years ago from Utah

      LOL LOL LOL...I soooo agree, but my most hated are capri pants. They looked great in the 50's with flats or a cute little heel, but now, there baggy and hit the worse part of a woman or mans leg. LOL loved this hub

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      Steve R McDowell 7 years ago from Atlanta

      Ewww, though, I admit, I still see a lot of these pretty often >

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      pmccray: I also hate the capri. I hate to say it but, it can be done - see Prada, McQueen and Michael Kors, they do it beautifully!

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Steve: I agree. Thanks for reading =)

      Kim: Hmm, you are entitled to your opinion. Thanks for visiting!

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      samironwebtrack 7 years ago

      its nice hub which can drive ua for a latest fashion now a days .....thankx

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Samironwebtrack: Thanks for the comment and visit, =)

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      StricktlyDating 7 years ago from Australia

      I love your choices! I also dislike the sky-high stiletto heeled shoes' they're making. I mean they look nice on the shelf but are incredibly impractical as they're vertually impossible to walk in!

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      kj8 7 years ago from Australia

      Love it, must say crocs are great for kids though! Uggs are an Aussie invention and they went out in the 80s just took the rest of the world until 20 years later to even realise they exist. You forgot to mention that bad fad of the g-string showing above your waist band. Great hub.

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Strictlydating: The stilettos are a doozy. Personally, I LOVE them, I just can't wear them until I move out of Michigan into a city =) Thanks for reading!

      Kj8: I've been loving your comments! Yes, Uggs were an Australian phenomenon but got transplanted to the rest of the world. People still wear them here but attribute it to the -15 windchill weather!

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      Wade Hartley 7 years ago

      I can't believe people actually wear some of that stuff!

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      trademelove: I lived in the 'boondocks' so yes, I have seen so many atrocious fashions.

      carpetcleaningweb: =) I completely agree. Thanks for visiting.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Yikes! I'd love to see the day when we didn't follow trends and tried a bit of individuality - you know something that fits on you with the right color for you - and won't kill you like those platform flip flops. Yikes again!

      Great hub! And what a photo at the top - I get to see so much of this exposure here in the NYC - perhaps because there are so many of us and we must walk - no hiding in the car.

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      Monica 7 years ago

      haha, nice. And I would add to this the #1 stupidest fashion trend of this decade: pregnant shirts. Those pretty blouses that are tight everwhere except on the stomach. Good for when you're pregnant, horrible when you're single. Yuck.

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      BKcreative: Yes to more creativity and individuality. Alas theres no such thing because once you 'do your own thing', if someone likes it and copies it bam! it becomes a trend.

      Thanks for reading =)

      Monica: Lol, I think you're referring to those babydolls? Its a shame you hate them because those blousy shirts might be back this spring!

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      Neil Sperling 7 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      LOL -- I love those sweats with the name on the butt.

      Great Hub!

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      sarahpucci 7 years ago

      Hahahaha - couldn't agree more!! Love the hub Yena!

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Neil: You do?! Do you wear them everyday? lol

      Sarahpucci: I'm so glad we are on the same page! Thanks for the compliment girlie!

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      thelaserman 7 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      Haha, I hate crocs!

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      weddingism 7 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

      I looove this! haha. You said it all!

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      europewalker 7 years ago

      Great hub! I have seen more than enough women in Juicy tracksuits that make you cringe. What a sight!

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      thelaserman: I have heard that comment a lot! I should make a hub just on ridding the world of crocs.

      Weddingism: I'm glad you loved it =) Thanks for commenting.

      europewalked: Women in juicy tracksuits are cringe-worthy! I completely agree.

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      Elena. 7 years ago from Madrid

      OI, kudos on two accounts: yo nail it, and you made me laugh mightly in the process! :-) Crocs seem to top the list for a few of us, eh? I don't even like them when I see them pool side, but when I see them on the street? I wanna take one off the offender and beat them over the head with them!

      There is one "fashion" ofense that spans over a decade already, too darned long if yoou ask me :-) The short tops that expose one's tummy, which may be fine for a kiddo or a thin person, but are SO not acceptable for ... well, you know for whom! :-)

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      Peter Dickinson 7 years ago from South East Asia

      It is a funny old world - Thank you for brightening (or is that frightening?) my day ;-)

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Elena: I am very flattered by your compliments! Yes, I just saw a guy yesterday with crocs, winter socks, and a parka! In the snow!

      And you're absolutely right about the bared midriff - its a no-no unless you're a famous singer. Even on thin women, I hate it. Its tacky and trashy; lets ban that too!

      Thanks for your fun comments =)

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Peter: Whether I frightened or brightened your day, I'm glad you came to visit! Appreciate your comments =)

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      jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India

      Nice hub with a good point

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Jacobkuttyta: Thanks for visiting! Let me know if you have any new ideas =)

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      farah butt 7 years ago

      I have a seen ur work its realy appreciated.its very beneficial for me.its full of filled with information.

      info@wfash.com

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      farah: Thank you for your comments. It makes me really proud and makes me want to do more and more!

      Thanks for visiting =)

      what is wfash?

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      FashionFame 7 years ago from California

      Great hub yenajeon. I liked the concept very much. i just hate platform flipflops as they are not at all comfy.Looking forward for more of your writing. Stay connected. Im joining your fan club and would like to invite you too.

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      swati01 7 years ago from India

      good hub .... thanx for sharing...:)

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      stephanie o 7 years ago from Pacifica, CA

      this was absolutely hilarious!! you need to publish this elsewhere! You are absolutely right about the Crocs. My friend's husband swears by them and she -- who owns a high end boutique -- is mortified when he wears them in public!! I don't blame her! And Juicy?? More like moldy!!!

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      Laura Irwin 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Love this hub- great work- great writing and so true. That was an awful picture/outfit for hobo girl. I've never seen the tights for pants- YUCK. I remember the 80's very well and there were some monstrous fashion trends back then- probably the worst decade of fashion.

      I'm a fan- keep up the great hubs!

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      kayle010. 6 years ago

      there is nothing wrong with wearing the juicy trackies unless you have a fat arse like you. my bum looks nice and peachy in them. just becoz you'd look like a hippo in them doesn't mean theres anything wrong with them.

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      Derek Slark 6 years ago

      Hi Yenajeon, thank you for leaving a comment on my hub "Size Does Matter (or, What Dress Size Are You Really?)". Thought I'd take a look at some of your articles and loved this one. It’s amazing how some people will wear the latest trends in fashion even though it makes them look ridiculous.

      I agree with your comment about the Crocs, they are ok for the beach, or at a campsite; when you step out of your tent in the morning onto the dew-drenched grass they are ideal, but as a fashionable item, definitely not.

      Tights as Pants – there is a current trend of wearing leggings but some of them are that thin that they look like footless tights. One of my work colleagues, on the flip side of 45, wore these into the office. I honestly thought she had forgotten her skirt.

      Iconic Nerd Glasses – As with clothing, the person should be wearing the glasses, not the glasses wearing the person. Your eye should be drawn to the persons face, if it is drawn to the clothing or accessories, then they are not a style, or colour, that suits that person. Having said that I saw Mylene Klass on Television the other day wearing a pair of horn-rimmed glasses and thought she looked really hot.

      Ugg boots; these appear to give no support to the feet as many women walk on the side of them. They also do what I call the ‘Ugg Boot shuffle’ as they walk, not picking their feet up properly.

      I would like to add another item of clothing, hipsters. A lot of women look great in these, but they should never be worn if you have narrow hips or your waist is wider than your hips.

      Finally, well done on not responding to kayle010, she obviously had not looked at your profile picture, you look fantastic.

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      FashionFame: Sorry for the delayed response. I'm glad we share similar "hates"

      swati01: thanks for reading!

      stephanieo: I'm glad we are both horrified by crocs. It's probably one of my most hated on this list.

      izettl: the 80's did produce some horrendous fashion pieces. I'm seriously grateful I didn't get married in the 80's because, have you seen bridal dresses of the 80's?!

      Derek: I LOVE your detailed comment! It's fabulous. I'm super glad you stopped by. I couldn't agree more about the hipsters! All it does is help produce this fantastic muffin top. (Which is of so flattering, not!)

      I can't wait to read more of your hubs!

      Thanks for commenting yall!

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      Paula Jean McGrew 6 years ago from North Florida

      Good article, but I must disagree with the stand on platform flipflops. Granted, the ones in the picture are a bit extreme, but there's nothing wrong with a bit of lift. For one thing, it'll protect you from the odd roofing tack left in the back hard (I had a new roof put on in '06 and it was two years before I stopped finding roofing tacks in the yard.) Also, when I was young, I was 5'8" tall. For years I thought of myself as being 5'8" tall, even putting it on my driver's license, back in the days when they put such stats on drivers' licenses. Then a few years ago I went to a chiropractor for my back and he measured me. I had shrunk to 5'5" due to degenerative disk! After that, I decided that all my shoes must give me a bit of lift--yea, even my flipflops.

      As for the Crocs, everybody tells me they're as comfy as allgetout, but I have not been able to bring myself to buy a pair. I have a bit of an obsession with pretty shoes--I was forced to wear ugly ones as a kid, so I try to avoid them now. OTOH, I have a good friend who got out of prison last year. He bought a pair of Crocs when the weather got warm and I've hardly seen him wearing any other kind of shoe since. Far be it from me to tell him what to wear!

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      Pink Mingos 6 years ago from Mars

      I agree! Though I believe I would have squeezed in the drooping jeans that show half of someone's boxers in there as well! Humorous and cleverly put!

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      Suzanne Day 6 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Good list, I will be avoiding all of the above. I'm also seeing a lot of Crocs being onsold at opshops and garage sales so they're losing their lustre with the GP. Voted up.

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      Tina 6 years ago from Wv

      LOL! Hate the "butt pants" Nicely done!

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      elyse thoms 6 years ago

      i still wear nerd glasses and leggings!!!

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      jimmy 6 years ago

      I most definitely admit to all the "bad" fashion trends in this blog/forum. For the life of me I could never understand baggy jeans. As a young boy I wore them, but that was in the '90s, when everyone would tease you because "you're not cool if you don't wear them". Now I wear what I want. I wear clothes that are actually sensible, colourful, matching, or at least in a way creative. Not what society dictates to me what I "should" wear.

      This post is a nice read, and I agree with a lot of points that many people here bring to the table. So much truth, and these trends are still going on today, but we just stand back and try to be "nice" about it.

      I suppose fashion will always change, recylce, bland, etc, whatever. But I do really appreciate it when a women looks really "classy" no matter the genre of style/fashion. If something appears "good/classy/taste-ful", then it's a no brainer as to why you wouldn't want to "look good". Not look cool

      To me looking good is looking cool, not look like a fool!

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      I totally agree with you for your selections, especially "crocs". I cannot understand why crocs can be so popular when it looks so unpleasant (try to use a nicer word here). My son refuses even to try it on, saying No from the first look on it until today !

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      luckycharmz 6 years ago from Washington

      Yeah, I never understood some of the trend ideas. Thanks for the hub posts. Very good!

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      GreatSiteBabbler 6 years ago from WorldWideWeb

      Fashion really drives them crazy!

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      EmoRoxSox 6 years ago from U.S.A.!

      so true... so true....

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      celebritie 6 years ago

      LOL that's funny, I like the nerd glasses but the platform flip flops has gotta go!!

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      I have to agree with all of these, but I think 'nerd glasses' are cute. Jumpers might be one of the worst, because it's so 'on trend' that everyone trys to wear them and only tall, skinny models actually look decent in them.

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      Amy 6 years ago

      I'm just a little late in reading this but I agree with all the bad fashion choices here but have to add one of my own....gaucho pants; they were/are flattering on NO ONE!

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      Xenonlit 5 years ago

      You are my fashion hero.

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      adriatk 5 years ago from USA

      I totally agree with you. I especially can't stand the Ed Hardy trend and the "leggings as pants" trend. Sometimes I wonder what are people thinking?!?

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      Phantom 5 years ago

      I thought crocs were "shower shoes."

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Yep, I have to agree with all of these. There's one more I have to add: wearing super low cut jeans that show off your thong. Eww.. Great hub, made me laugh, especially the Ed Hardy / Jon Gosselin dig. Lol!!! Rated up, funny, interesting and shared:)

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      Wild Rosie 5 years ago

      I don't see how crocs or platform flip flops are any less horrendous looking than the platform 7 inch heels that women attempt to walk in today. Talk about looking like idiots

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      Wild Rosie 5 years ago

      Correction..I meant to say any MORE horrendous

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      Tonette Fornillos 5 years ago from The City of Generals

      This is funny yena but very true and I agree a 100%. Of the 10, tights worn as pants are the most turn-off. It's just like putting make up on the lower part of the body with nothing on. Thanks for POSTING this hub, I'm definitely SHARING. Voted up and across the board. Loved it. Keep that spirit up!

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      lola 5 years ago

      you're stupid

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      Michael Kors assistant 5 years ago

      5,6 and 7 could be stylish

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      Carol 5 years ago

      but a lot of people are wearing 5, 6, and 7. magazines recommend them. thay just have to wear it right.

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      Angelica Royz 5 years ago

      I bought very thick leggings from american apparel for the prevention of how that girl looks! They are thick and shiny, they don't bunch in anywhere and I wear them with a longer shirt, they're also super high waisted so I hope I'm not doing anything wrong! They're not cotton and I don't own geek glasses but I do have TERRIBLE eyesight and have black plastic rimmed glasses but they're more on the rectangular side.

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      dick 4 years ago

      most of these trends are still around and strong, accept the plat flips. Tight pants are waaaay in, nerd glasses waaaay in, jumpsuits more than ever. everything else is totally dates. But we need shit like glasses and skin tight pink cheetah. What will the tweens wear? The 00's had worse, like Van Dutch hats, trucker and sleeveless t's. Faux vintage clothing, over embellished t-shirts, terry cloth purses with chains like juicy, school girl skirts, the demise of Prada and Doinna Karan and CK, the 3/4 pant, velcro strap sweaters, beige ties, man-pink, any kind of blue and brown combo or pink and brown combo... there's those things too.

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      Mrs. Obvious 22 months ago from Northern California

      Great hub! But why didn't you address those horrible low cut, muffin-top creating jeans in the first picture?! They are my #1 on this list!!

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