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15 Fashion Trends People Love to Hate

Leggings as Pants

We’re sure you’ve heard the infamous “leggings aren’t pants!” line that so many people love to say when they see someone wearing a pair of leggings with a too-short top. We partially understand this sentiment, especially with cheaper leggings that use very thin, low-quality fabric. However, with the rise of athleisure and the thick, structured leggings that have come with it, some people are arguing that they are indeed pants! Now, you can buy thicker, high-quality leggings that work great under a short dress or long top.

The landscape may be better than it was for leggings fans five years ago, but this garment is still a prime target for derision. 

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Crop Tops

Many people hate crop tops because they think they expose too much, and if you wear them with low-rise shorts, they’re absolutely correct. But if you wear a crop top with a high-waisted skirt or jeans, this style can be quite classy!

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Harem Pants

Any type of pant with a drop crotch is bound to get some hate. Most people just aren’t a fan of feeling like their crotch is almost to their knee caps! Although, there are some harem pants with an ever so slight drop crotch that may make you think twice about boycotting this trend. (Plus, they're SO. COMFORTABLE.)

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Lingerie as Everyday Wear

Corsets, bustiers, and silk robes are now officially considered acceptable to wear outside the house, but a lot of people think that this type of lingerie is simply inappropriate to wear in public. Agreed, it is a bit more sensual than most types of clothing, but if styled properly, this trend can look quite stunning.

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Rompers

Is it a dress? Is it shorts? We may never know. This sense of ambiguity is what has turned many people off from wearing rompers. That, and the fact that the “shorts” portion of the romper is typically a bit too short for most occasions. But, there’s a time and place for everything, such as a night out in Cabo.

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UGGs

We thought the ugly Uggs died out years ago, but now some celebrities are bringing them back. Despite the fact that these boots are unbelievably warm and comfortable, they are not very attractive to look at. Yet, if it’s ten degrees outside and you have somewhere to be, we doubt you’re going to care very much about how they look.

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Ripped Jeans

Ripped jeans have had a bad rap for a while, particularly after schools started banning them. We’ll concede that there are many pairs of these jeans that are more “rip” than “jean,” which is ridiculous—but a little distressing and one or two rips can look stylish, especially when paired with the right accessories.

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Wedge Sneakers

Many people wonder, “What on Earth is the point of wedge sneakers?” And we have to agree. Sneakers are typically worn during exercise or when you just want to look cute and comfy, so why take the comfort away with a wedge? It defeats the whole purpose! 

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Open-Side Shirts

Some believe that women should not have their undergarments visible, but you know what? This is no longer 1850, so they can deal with it. 

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High-Waisted Pants

Called “mom jeans” or “mom shorts,” this trend may not ever appeal to low-rise lovers. They see this style as old-fashioned, but if they actually tried on a pair, they would quickly realize that not only are high-waisted jeans infinitely more comfortable, they’re also more flattering because they accentuate the hourglass shape.

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Platform Shoes

Platform shoes are the new heels. They’re comfortable while still adding a little height, but a lot of people cannot get over the fact that they look so 1970s. We say that anything higher than 2 inches is too much, but up until that point, these shoes can be quite chic!

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Pantsuits

Pantsuits are often regarded as stuffy and old-fashioned. We have to agree that the traditional pantsuit is ill-fitting and unflattering, but modern pantsuits can be quite empowering for women everywhere.

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High-Low Skirts

Also called the “mullet skirt,” this style is constantly showered in hatre. We have to agree that this style of dress or skirt looks unnatural and a bit tacky, but there are a couple versions that aren’t so bad! As long as the high-low transition is very subtle, it can be pulled off. 

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Overalls

Many people argue that overalls completely mask your figure and make you look like you should be working on a farm. For some pairs of overalls, this rings true. Yet, with the abundance of new styles out there, such as those made from soft knits, they can be very flattering and stylish.

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Flare Jeans

Flare jeans officially made a comeback, but some people still aren’t on board with this trend. Some argue that these jeans are too dated or not very figure-flattering, but there are some modern styles that may change your mind—such as high-waisted flares paired with stilettos. 

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Cargo Pants

Cargo pants are GROSS on dudes. They're baggy, they have an absurd amount of pockets, they're pretty much the opposite of everything fashion stands for. But when women wear them, tight and cropped at the ankle, they're actually super cute. Yet another thing women do better than men!

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Chokers

A few years ago chokers were seen as a major '90s fashion don't, but they've somehow worked their way back into mainstream fashion. This is proably due to the variety of chokers we have now; unlike in the '90s, we aren't limited to pairing a plastic black choker with a tie-dye t-shirt; now, we have leather chokers, lace chokers, beaded chokers, long chokers, layered chokers, etc. 

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Peasant Tops

The Peasant Top first came to be in the '60s. It was kind of the hippie fashion staple, usually paired with a flower crown, flared jeans, and bare feet. It's made a major comeback, for reasons we'll probably never be able to identify.

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Crocs

We've tried to take up for most of the misunderstood trends on this list, but Crocs are where we draw the line. They're just gross.

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Peplum Tops

Peplum tops are typically hated on by men who either 1) don't "get" them, or 2) can't pronounce "peplum." Truth is, peplum tops are a great way to accentuate your curves. Plus, you can dress them down in a cotton peplum or up with leather or lace!

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Floral Patterns

Floral patterns get hated on because they can look a bit matronly and dated. But floral patterns can be super chic when worn the right way. A simple floral pattern paired with ripped jeans or the right pair of shoes takes the look from noon-tea to night-on-the-town.

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Stacked Jewelry

Wearing lots of layers of jewelry can be seen as excessive; you've probably heard that rule about taking one accessory off before leaving the house, right? Well, forget it. Accessories make the outfit, so layer 'em up!

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Short Shorts

People hate on this trend for a very specific reason: Even if you've got it and want to flaunt it, not everyone wants to see everything you've got. There is a tasteful way to rock this look; opt for high-rise shorts or shorts with a little breathing room in them and pair with a cute pair of heels (for a night out) or sneakers (for running errands).

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Sky-High Heels

Sky-high heels, otherwise known as "stripper heels," are great for a fun night out with the girls. They're not so appropriate for the rest of your life, though.

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