Do you ever wonder how this decade’s fashion will be discussed in the years to come? Will it be considered a decade of classy clothing or a hot mess of wild ideas? 2018 saw some hideous fashion faux pas being peddled to the nation. Let’s take a look at the worst of the worst.
Bum bags were a staple of the notable bad fashion decade, the ’80s. 2018 saw their uninvited and unwelcome return, with some fashion freaks spotted wearing them around their necks!
Another popular style in the ’80s were chunky, cartoon-style sneakers, and these tawdry looking trainers chose 2018 to make a comeback. They are so chunky they look orthopaedic, but both men and women embraced this trainer trend last year.
Some transparency in clothing is not so bad, but Topshop may have taken this a step too far with their clear plastic skinny jeans. It’s certainly a statement piece, but it’s likely to get people talking about you for all the wrong reasons.
Worn, faded and ripped jeans have always been quite popular, but last year saw the trend whittle them away to only the seams, giving the jeans a thong derriere for maximum exposure. Surprisingly, at around £168 per collection of threads, these jeans sold out! Who dared to buy a pair of these?
Bold, colourful and brash, Hawaiian shirts took off last year with men embracing Alfie Moon as their ultimate style guru. Even sports brand Puma got in on the flower power action. Sure, stains are less visible and you can likely blend into some old chintzy sofa from the 90s, but those are the only advantages.
The peace-loving trend of tie-dye made a comeback last year, with big brands like Levi and Farah shirt getting in on the action with a multi-coloured makeover. Designers and celebrities alike were keen on these kaleidoscope patterns. This trend is still going strong, with Farah shirts https://www.farah.co.uk/stein-tie-dye-t-shirt-5057764275163.html creating an orange and white example.
Clothing horrors were abundant last year, so let’s hope 2019 will be a little gentler on the eyes.
Whatever your fashion stance, remember: there’s being fashionable and then there’s just looking plain weird.