Crimes of Fashion

Fifty Fashion Fails (According to a new survey)

Ugg boots voted a fashion fail

Another day, another survey designed to find out which items constitute the worst crimes of fashion imaginable – the fifty fashion fails of all time, if you will.

This study was commissioned by, who asked 475 people to name their top style hates. The results are interesting, and occasionally baffling. There are a few duplicates (there’s not a HUGE difference between a “trucker hat” and a “baseball cap”, for instance, and we reckon “ripped clothes” and “ripped jeans” could probably have been combined), and it’s also clear that the people surveyed were from the UK, and still remember the 80s: shell suits, scrunchies, shoulder pads and the UK’s love of leisurewear all figure prominently in the list.

While we agree with the “fashion fail” status of many of these items, however (Crocs, harem pants and onesies, we’re looking at you…), others are, as we say, a little puzzling. What did capri pants ever do to deserve inclusion on this list, for instance? Or fedoras? And although a deep-V t-shirt might not be appropriate for every situation, unless it’s so deep that you may as well go topless, we don’t see a huge issue with that one either. Of course, what this proves is that fashion is subject, and that one woman’s Fashion Fail could be another’s Most Wanted. Take a look at the list below, and tell us what you think of it: do you share our puzzlement over some of the items and are there any you think SHOULD have been included, but weren’t?

1. Ugg boots
2. Low slung jeans
3. Flares
4. Shell suits
5. Trackie pants
6. Onesies
7. Hoodies
8. Double denim
9. Stonewashed jeans
10. Tie dye
11. Ripped clothes
12. Christmas jumper
13. Jumpsuits
14. Fleece anything
15. Army style combat pants
16. Short play suits
17. Crop tops
18. Lycra minis
19. Cheap leggings
20. Jeggings
21. Stirrup pants
22. Shoulder pads
23. Harem pants
24. Baseball cap
25. Clear bra straps
26. Furry boots
27. Stick on bra
28. Crocs
29. Bum bags
30. Drop crotch trousers
31. Platforms
32. Wedged trainers
Heeled flip flops
34. Ripped jeans
35. Velour tracksuits
36. Disco pants
37. Deep V neck t-shirts
38. Patterned trousers
39. Trucker caps
40. Scrunchies
41. Capri pants
42. Bucket hats
43. Jelly sandals
44. Fedoras
45. Waterfall cardigans
46. Hot pants
47. Dipped hem dress
48. Head to toe animal print
49. Over sized earrings
50. Shutter shades


Fifty Fashion Fails

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