- Balenciaga Crocs
- Micro purse
- Romper for men
- “Extreme cut-out” jeans
- Life in plastic
- Velour tracksuit
- Yeti boots
- Tiny sunglasses
- MC Hammer pants
- Trucker hats
- Boob shirts
- Toe shoes
- Shell suit
- Biker shorts
- High-heel running shoes
- “Chic” cargo pants
- Ultra low-rise jeans
- High-heel Crocs
- Navigator sunglasses
Ever wonder if fashion designers have fallen off their bikes without a helmet on? Who thought of designing crocs with high heels or “extreme cut-out” jeans? Perhaps a better question would be: who pays for these things and wears them by choice? Here are 20 examples of the biggest clothing and accessories faux pas.
Designers aren’t done surprising us yet: Balenciaga and Crocs teamed up to create a pair of platform shoes that are as hideous as they are ridiculous. The asking price: US$850. And some sites actually ran out of stock, if you can believe it!
Le sac Chiquito from Jacquemus is aptly named as it’s so small it can only fit a mini lipstick and change (chiquito means “little one” in Spanish). But that hasn’t stopped Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and Dua Lipa from getting one.
Romper for men
Men, no one will take you seriously if you’re wearing a RompHim romper—not to mention each print is cheesier than the last.
“Extreme cut-out” jeans
Why not just leave the house in your underwear instead of putting on these shreds of fabric? Even on sale, these “extreme cut-out” jeans are to be avoided.
Life in plastic
Just because Kim Kardashian wears them doesn’t mean they’re okay! Imagine how hot it gets in these YEEZY PVC boots—and remember: plastic always yellows.
Often brightly coloured and adorned with the word “juicy” or “princess” on the back, the famous velour sports ensemble will always have its fans. One of them, Juicy Couture, offers several on its website for hundreds of dollars, like this cotton-candy pink tracksuit, straight from Paris Hilton’s wardrobe in the early 2000s.
Picture these Saint Laurent Angora goat fur boots in the winter slush—not exactly the best way to spend US$1,295!
What’s the point of wearing sunglasses if they don’t protect your eyes? We’re going to bet the tiny-sunglass trend doesn’t last long.
MC Hammer pants
No matter what you call these MC Hammer pants—harem, sirwal, or Punjabi—it always seems like you’re trying to hide something under them. Flattering? Not so much.
Yes, fashion is cyclical, but certain trends deserve to stay in the past, like the famous tie-dye. This psychedelic motif is a favourite among hippies and rave fans—both known for their love of hard drugs. As for the rest of us, let’s leave behind the sad result of an acid trip!
We thought the Von Dutch period was over, but, unfortunately, Justin Bieber and Kylie Jenner seem to have dug their trucker hats out from the back of the closet again.
Toe shoes are made for water sports, like windsurfing, wakeboarding, and SUPing, but should never be worn in the city! #creepy
This ’80s favourite is making a comeback and celebrities are flocking to it! Yet the shell suit, a nylon windbreaker ensemble typically made with a fabric that doesn’t breathe, makes you sweat profusely—at least according to our childhood memories.
First it was yoga pants worn everywhere but the yoga studio—now the latest trend is biker shorts worn by those who’ve never touched a bike saddle in their lives. Wearing these as part of the “athleisure” trend, perhaps, but with high heels? Never!
High-heel running shoes
Here’s a combo that crosses the famous Balenciaga Triple S sneakers with the platform shoes that the Spice Girls wore in their heyday. The result is not good.
“Chic” cargo pants
Cargo pants were designed to be utilitarian—that’s why they’re worn by construction workers and outdoor enthusiasts. Even if you dress them up with fancy fabrics and pair them with high heels, we can’t help but think of Grandpa at the cottage, with his Velcro sandals and fishing hat.
Ultra low-rise jeans
Remember the jeans Britney Spears wore in the early 2000s? They were so low-rise we wondered how they stayed in place! Well, you can still get a pair at eBay (sigh).
Even though it’s not available on the official Crocs site anymore, the Cyprus V Heel model can still be found on Amazon. Be warned, though—if you wear them, you might hear a few snickers as you clop along.
The first thing that comes to mind when I see someone wearing these navigator sunglasses is