The Worst Fashion Trends of 2012

So what was the fashion trend that made you do a double take in disbelief last year? Could it be the Scouse brow, so loved by our perma-tanned reality TOWIE stars? Or the return of those baggy harem pants? How about glasses with no glass inside them? Everyone has their own personal idea of what constitutes the worst fashion trend for 2012, but here is our list. See if any of your favourites have made it!


Copyright: WENN

Copyright: WENN

Despite many celebrities donning the onesie, and we include the Nation’s darling Cheryl Cole amongst those spotted wearing one, we are not convinced that if us ordinary folk popped one on for a local shopping trip to Asda, we would not be the focus of stares and uncontrolled laughter. The onesie started off as a bit of an industry inside joke that we think, has now gotten out of hand, and we blame groups such as One Direction, Louis Walsh, Amy Childs (who has just launched her own collection of onesies) and a host of other stars. I mean, since when did an adult babygro constitute outdoor wear for grownups? This is a little too close to that tale of ‘The Emperor with No Clothes’ we’ve decided.



For sure, we’ve had leggings, jeggings (the legging/jean combo – nice) but meggings? Leggings for men? I’m all for the trend of guys in skinny jeans, if you happen to front an indie rock band that is, but again, celebrities such as Russell Brand are at fault here, for trying to convince you normal men that you’ll look okay in a pair of lady trousers. It’s not okay and it will never be fashionable.

Dyed Grey Hair

Copyright: Splash

Copyright: Splash

Oh Kelly Osbourne why? And she fronts that US show ‘The Fashion Police’ too! Apparently Ms Osbourne gave an interview in which she attempted to explain why she dyed her hair a premature grey colour, and she said: “It’s something I’ve wanted to do my whole life. I’ve always wanted to be young and have grey hair. To me, I’m 27, I’ve got three years left, the way I look at it, to have fun with it, because once you’re 30, you look like a right idiot walking around with like rainbow, bright color hair and all different things like that.” Well that explains that then, doesn’t mean you can do it though.

Dip-dye hair

Copyright: L'Oreal

Copyright: L’Oreal

Talking of hair, what is it with this ombre dip dye fad? Once upon a time, if you had dark mousey brown roots and blonde highlights that had grown out, a trip to the hairdressers was in order. Now there are hair dyeing kits that promise to recreate this look. Why would you want to pay good money to look as if you don’t get your hair done on a regular basis? Are we all being taken for a ride here?

No heel wedge shoes


Have you seen those shoes with no heels? I think you are supposed to balance yourself on the toes in order to walk on them. Talk about product wall being hit. You can imagine the meeting at the designers can’t you? ‘So what new thing can we do to shoes this year? Everything’s been done.’ ‘Hey, why don’t we remove the heel?’ ‘Genius!’ All very well and good if you don’t have to walk anywhere, but not great on the school runs.

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  1. Joseph Akintaju February 6, 2013

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