Not many people could have made this look this iconic. Britney and Justin, back in those days, could get away with just about anything, but even this was difficult to get on board with. Overwhelmingly denim, the famous pop power couple possibly overdid it. Also, the bejeweled neck and denim fedora? Guys.
It is still remembered as a fashion disaster, and despite being a pop culture moment, it’s a look that hasn’t stood the test of time and is now widely regarded as a fashion faux pas. Denim had a comeback in the early 2000s thanks to celebrities, but it has changed a lot since its heyday in the 70s when it was called the ‘Canadian Tuxedo.’
Shut Everything Out
No item in the history of fashion has ever made less sense than the shutter shades. Somehow these things shot into popularity in the early 2000s, flying off the shelves, especially for parties and various club events. And we are still trying to understand why. These glasses don't really do much, they block out the sun, but they also block out your vision. Good luck to you and your eyes with this one.
Shutter shades, with their narrow vertical slits, became popular in the early 2000s, thanks to celebrities like Kanye West and Paris Hilton. Despite their limited functionality, they were embraced by the fashion-forward youth, who wore them to concerts, clubs, and music festivals.
One of the least sensical fashion trends on our list, we're sure if any working woman from the 40s or 50s saw this on the street, she would be absolutely horrified. At a time, even the tiniest rip in a stocking was seen as a sign of unkemptness. No more, ladies. Ripped stockings started to become a symbol of 'indifferent coolness' in recent years, you might even spot this sloppy fashion trend on the street. Oh, how the times have changed.
The trend has evolved, and today, ripped stockings can be found in many styles, including fishnet stockings and distressed tights. Despite the criticism it receives, this trend has remained popular among many fashion enthusiasts.
The See-through Plastic Shoes
A trend that has been around for a few years now, these transparent, plastic shoes have been making a solid comeback since 2018. The only problem is, while some people like how their feet look underneath, they're not really comfortable or breathable, for that matter. This makes sense because we can't imagine who had the brilliant idea to make an entire shoe out of PVC!
And yes, we do realize that the transparent heels may look chic and futuristic, but once you walk in these shoes for an hour and start to feel the sweaty mess, you'll feel differently, we promise.
The Sock Sneakers
Two famous brands, Vetements and Reebok, joined forces to create the ultimate sock and sneaker combo — the sock sneaker. These first arrived a few years ago, but luckily, it hasn't become as much of a thing as other items on our list. Literally looking like a sock that grew sneaker soles underneath, the sock sneaker is for those people that really can't be bothered to put on cold shoes on their warm socks in the morning or for those that always forget to wear a pair of socks with their sneakers.
Practical? Maybe. Fashionable? Not so much. The result was a strange hybrid that made people look like they were trying too hard. Thankfully, sense kicked in, and the Sock Sneaker remains a hidden part of fashion history.