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The 5 Worst Fashion Trends of 2009 (so far)

By |   April - 17 - 2009

2009 is bringing a huge variety of fashion trends with no one item or look leading the pack, except perhaps the gladiator shoe. Amid all this stylish experimentation there are a bunch of big missteps and fashion faux pas. It could be that 2009 is ushering an era that will rival the 80′s for embarrassing photos. So let’s take a look at some of these fashion fumbles.

mary kate olsen headband The 5 Worst Fashion Trends of 2009 (so far)

Mary-Kate Olsen Headband


The headband worn over the forehead, as seen here on Mary-Kate Olsen. Originally this look started with the traditional headband fad last year, which was adorable, but now it’s just sad. Now, if done right this look can be boho chic but it still leaves a line across your forehead, impedes facial expressions, and messes up your hair. Overall it’s a look best left alone.

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Black Hose White Shoe


Another trend for 2009 that just has to stop is the stockings darker than the shoes. Besides the fact that this shoe is just odd and the poor model is probably hardly able to walk it looks ridiculous. Stockings, leggings and hosiery are a great fashion accessory this season but when you’re shoes are lighter than the leg you just look silly.

ed westwick v neck1 The 5 Worst Fashion Trends of 2009 (so far)

Ed Westwick V-Neck


One of the men’s trends that has gone too far is the super low v-neck shirt as seen above on Ed Westwick. This plunge neckline is just strange on men, it looks like something’s missing and with chest hair poking out it just looks obscene. Rather than go for the deep plunge, try a regular v-neck and a skin tight t-shirt.

goth ninja The 5 Worst Fashion Trends of 2009 (so far)

Men's Fashion Goth Ninja


I totally understand that men’s fashion can be difficult but in an effort to be unusual this Bazooka Joe gone Ninja look is just too silly to believe. Think I’m kidding? This oft referred to as Goth Ninja look can be found at Viridi-anne and is gaining a bit of ground. I expect it won’t last thru the summer with all of those layers of black, but I do think a modified and acceptable version will crop up next winter.

chloe harem pants The 5 Worst Fashion Trends of 2009 (so far)

And finally a trend that shouldn’t be worn on men or women, these Chloe harem pants. Call them what you want, they’re MC Hammer pants. A horrible fashion statement at the time and now just a sad look that even makes the stick proportions of a runway model seem a bit too curvy in all the wrong places.

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  2. Charles says:

    These are not trends. They are fashion faux pas.

    A trend would be mullets or shoulder pads in the 80′s, flapper dresses in the 20′s, etc. What these are, are NOT trends. I haven’t seen these fashion movements spreading, or people even thinking they may be cool

  3. Zoo says:

    "Goth-Ninjaism" has been around since the 90s.

    It's not going anywhere, sorry.

  4. Will says:

    With the exception of the V-neck, none of these are actually fashion trends.

  5. TME says:

    OMG OMG OMG there isn't a single fashion trend I'm happy about this year. Boyfriend jeans are a terrible idea. Harem pants are worse. Cut outs? Shredded pants? Shoulder Pads? Really?? Didn't we make these fashion mistakes once already?

  6. Sam says:

    I agree with everything except for the tights. Yes, the colors have to suit together, but some colors do look very good together, regardless on if the color of the tights is lighter than the shoe. Especially the black shoe with red tights picture.

  7. that is really the worst fashion.

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  10. hayyyden says:

    its fashoin

  11. so07 says:

    Funny popsocial.com makes a list of the worst trends yet the deep-V neck (Via american apparel) has been going on for like 2 years now. Fire your editors IMO,

  12. David says:

    lol MChammer pants

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