There have been numerous fashion trends that can be considered strong candidates for this stupid fashion trend list. The fashion trends listed here are all stupid, weird or odd. At the time we may not realize a trend is stupid until a few years down the road when we are older. Here are the top 10 stupid fashion trends.
10. Skinny Jeans
Skinny jeans are one of the dumbest fashion trends ever. The jean companies realized they could make jeans with much less fabric and then sell them for more if they could convince the world that skinny jeans were very fashionable. Things might have ended at that meeting; however along came Justin Bieber who helped to make skinny jeans into a huge success for designer jeans makers.
9. Chained Wallets
Attaching a chained wallet to your jeans started with motorcycle riders. For motorcycle riders a chain would allow them to keep from losing their wallet while out riding their bike on the open roads. The stupid in the fashion trend began when teenagers and young adults started wearing chained wallets. At first it was not a big deal but then the chains got longer and longer. Pretty soon it looked like these teens were going to walk a dog except at the end of the 3 foot chain was a wallet and not a dog.
8. Pants to the Ground
Wearing baggy pants is perfectly acceptable in today’s world. Wearing baggy pants with your boxers sticking out the top is very acceptable. When the top of your pants is below your butt and you have to continually hold them up with one hand then you have one of the stupidest fashion trends ever. If you want to button your pants up around your knees then at least throw a belt on to keep them from sliding down even further.
7. Leather Thongs for Obese People
Thongs for women can be sexy at times; however thongs are still stupid because you will always have a permanent wedgie. Although thongs are stupid, they are still fashionable accepted. The stupid comes into play with the leather thongs that are designed for obese men and women. They make leather men’s thongs in sizes up to 10XL. If you are a guy who wears size 10XL underwear then you definitely have no need to be sporting a pair of thongs on your butt.
6. Kris Krossed Up
The 1990’s brought a lot of funny, cool, unique and inspiring fashion trends. Grunge was one of the best fashion trends to occur during the 90’s. Instead of being ridiculed at school for wearing their grandpas hand-me-down flannel shirts they were now wearing “Cool Clothes”. Conservative fathers even became a fan of the Grunge clothing with comment such as “here son, let me rip those sleeves off for you”. The one fashion trend of the 90’s that I hope we never see again is the Kris Kross style of wearing clothes backwards.
The rap duo Kris Kross began wearing all of their clothes backwards. The only clothes they did not have on backwards were their shoes, but I am sure that they tried to find a way to wear them backwards to. One week the principal of a school is trying to keep kids from wearing NFL Raiders shirts because it is considered gang oriented and then the following week he is worried about the increasingly absurd amount of kids showing up with their clothes on backwards. At a few schools it got so bad that when a kid would wear his clothes normally, the other kids would mock him and ask why he had his clothes on backwards.
This style of dressing by wearing your clothes backwards came to an end when Kris Kross was no longer popular, or at least that is what the fashion history gurus thinks. This fashion trend probably came to an end the day that the most uncool teacher at the school came to work with his clothes on backwards in the style of Kris Kross.
Anytime your belt buckle is located over the crack of your butt then you can assume that you did something wrong.
5. Shoulder Pads
Who in their right mind thought that shoulder pads should become popular for women to wear daily? Oh yeah, practically every woman alive in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Even a few men began to wear should pads. When men begin wearing shoulder pads that could have been the end of our civilization as we knew it. I am surprised that we were not attacked by Aliens who wanted to rid our earth of people who wore shoulder pads under their blouse. Hey ladies, leave the shoulder pads to the football players.
4. Belly Shirts for Men
There was a time in our American History when men everywhere could be seen playing football and softball with belly shirts on. This fashion trend was OK in the beginning because it did keep you cooler as you were playing sports and you did not have to pay any money for a belly shirt. Men simply took a t-shirt and then cut the bottom half of it off. The problem with this trend is that the initial guys with rock hard abs had this trend take off and the fat, hairy belly middle-aged guys began to wear these shirts everywhere except for church. Belly shirts on women can be hot. Belly shirts on men make people vomit.
3. Fake Leather Pants
Why do we steal so much fashion stuff from bikers? Bikers wear leather pants and chaps to help protect their body while cruising in the open wind on their motorcycle at high speeds. Pretty soon women began to wear tight form fitting leather pants when they would go to the club. Ok, nothing wrong with that but what about women that could not afford a pair of expensive leather pants? Introducing the fake leather pants for stylish people on a budget. We’ll call them Pleather. The problem with the tight fake leather pants is that they were extremely hot to wear and you would be constantly sweating. Leg and inner thigh rashes were very common after a day at school in your fake leather pants. Fortunately this fashion trend died off when young straight men began to wear tight fake leather pants around town.
2. Ugg Boots
Ugg Boots and the many variations are great boots. These boots are designed to keep your feet dry and toasty warm in cold weather. If you live in Barrow, Alaska you may have to wear boots like these every day of the year. The stupid in this fashion began when people started wearing these cold weather boots for fashion. There is not much dumber than walking around the mall in Phoenix, Arizona in the middle of a 110 degree summer and seeing girls wearing Ugg Boots.
Anytime men put on make-up and it is considered cool and in style by their peers then it is a dumb fashion. The style of Emo is very stupid and one of those fashion trends that we will look back in 10 years and laugh our butts off. The combination of Emo wear combined with skinny jeans is truly horrendous. If you want to dress freaky then have at it, but please leave the make-up off guys. Some people can pull of the Emo look, but most people simply look stupid for trying.