Most Embarrassing Fashion Trends Ever

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Shoulder pads are now universally seen as a fashion faux pas. Despite Lady Gaga's crazy costumes, it's hard to think anyone ever took her seriously with these sewn-in eyesores.

1. Shoulder Pads

Tourists have long been associated with these waist pouches. Fanny packs, while useful, are seldom a nice appearance and almost always ridiculed.

2. Fanny Packs

Neck tattoos look well on people of all sizes, but little tattoos look especially beautiful here.

3. Ed Hardy

This gravity-defying style was started by hip-hop and rap performers in the 1990s. This gaffe was so awful that the authorities tried to outlaw it.

4. Saggy Pants

While Adidas and other sports warm-ups remain staples for workouts, velour tracksuits and the ever-popular slogans scrawled across the butt have faded away.

5. Velour Tracksuits

The scrunchie was a must-have in the late 1980s and early 1990s, especially when worn with another long-gone trend: the side ponytail.

6. Scrunchies

The popped collar came back as a prep staple in the 1980s, and is now popular with high school and college students, who wear many popped collars!

7. Popped Collars

Colorful plastic barrettes are charming on babies and infants, but not so cute on teenage females in the 1990s.

8. Baby Barrettes

In the 1990s, super-tight necklaces were a must-have. Chokers were worn by all girls, goths to preps. Sore necks must have killed this stylish faux pas.

9. Chokers

We can thank Ashton Kutcher for making these foam and mesh hats a craze. The numerous “comical” inscriptions commonly written on these caps added to the childlike image.

10. Trucker Hats

Croc fans say they are incredibly comfy. So what? You're wearing rubber slingback clogs. No.

11. Crocs

Kids with chopped coloured hair and ironic band t-shirts are wearing these sneaker boots.

12. Knee-High Sneakers

Love them or hate them. Drop crotch pants are the harem pants' ugly, awkward relative. You just couldn't find a bathroom in time.

13. Drop Crotch Pants

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