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Remember These Embarrassing Celebrity Fashion Trends?

Beyonce, Embarrassing fashion trends, Cropped Pants

There are some fashion statements you just can’t forget.

As another fashion month kicks off, designers are sending their latest creations down catwalks around the world and new trends are taking shape. While it’s always a bit unpredictable what will ultimately stick, there are some trends that linger in our memory long after they’ve seen their last days.

Such is especially the case in Hollywood, where red carpet photos keep embarrassing looks alive long after they’ve been bid farewell. While some of Tinseltown’s biggest style faux pas are decades old at this point, they’re pretty much imprinted in our memories—and in the annals of pop culture.

If there’s anything to be learned, it’s that even Grammy-winning pop stars, Golden Globe-nominated actresses and A-list fashionistas aren’t immune to a few bad trends.


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Without further ado, let’s take a walk down embarrassing fashion memory lane, shall we?

Britney Spears, Embarrassing fashion trends


Simply, what was Britney Spears thinking?

Paris Hilton, Embarrassing fashion trends, Low-rise jeans

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Unfortunately, these are making a comeback.

Nicole Richie, Embarrassing fashion trends, Ugg Boots, Mini-Skirt

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Presenting the go-to footwear of the 2000s for any occasion.

Lisa Bonet, Embarrassing fashion trends, tiny glasses

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These itty-bitty frames are back in Hollywood yet again.

Christina Aguilera, Embarrassing fashion trends, embroidered jeans


Let us also not forget the accompanying body chains—in case there wasn’t enough already going on.

Ashley Tisdale, Embarrassing fashion trends, Skirt over pants

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There was a strange obsession with layered one type of bottom over another type of bottom.

Justin Timberlake, Embarrassing fashion trends, Von Dutch

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Once upon a time, stars couldn’t go anywhere without this headgear.

Geri Halliwell, Embarrassing fashion trends, Leg Warmers

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They arrived in the ’80s and should have stayed there.

 Kirsten Dunst, Embarrassing fashion trends, butterfly clips


In the late ’90s, butterfly clips were a standard of any red carpet ‘do.

Paris Hilton, Embarrassing fashion trends, handkerchief skirt

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Hems were all over the place in the 2000s.

Mandy Moore, Embarrassing fashion trends, Halter Tops

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They were all the rage by the millennium.

Mandy Moore, Embarrassing fashion trends, Belts


There was a time when every top and dress required a belt.