30 Embarrassing Fashion Mistakes…What Were Yours?

We’ve all been there…and now, more than ever, it’s harder to hide from them.

Our embarrassing fashion mistakes!

Whether you proudly sported a colourful shellsuit, spent a summer pulling up your oversize trousers or had your hair cut into a mullet – we can guarantee that at some point, if it hasn’t happened already, those fashion disasters will be back to bite you on social media.

According to a recent survey shell suits, Crocs, Uggs and mullets have all been named as the most unforgivable fashion mistakes of all time.


Originally intended for sports use, the shell suit emerged in the 1980s but rapidly became ‘lounge wear’.

It topped the fashion faux pax above tattoos, flares, Crocs, fake tan, platforms, oversize jeans, Ugg boots, tracksuits and bell bottoms.

Was this you?

Patrick Grant

Patrick Grant

The survey of 2,000 adults in the UK found the infamous mullet being voted 11th biggest fashion mistake, ahead of corduroy, “sagging” and “low-rise” pants, camouflage wear and Hawaiian shirts.

The research was commissioned to launch anCnoc Scotch whisky’s collaboration with fashion designer Patrick Grant, who has designed a bespoke print for their new limited edition Blas single malt. It also named everything from embellished jeans, mood rings, chokers and tube tops.

Your 30 Biggest Fashion Mistakes

1. Shell suits
2. Tattoos
3. Flares
4. Crocs
5. Fake tan/excessive tanning
6. Platform shoes
7. Oversize jeans
8. Uggs
9. Tracksuits
10. Bell bottoms
11. Mullets
12. Corduroy
13. Sagging pants
14. Low-rise pants
15. Camouflage
16. Hawaiian shirts
17. Sweater vests
18. Embellished jeans
19. Printed nylon/polyester shirts
20. Rat tails (thin ponytails)
21. Tube tops
22. Hammer pants
23. Miniskirts
24. Chokers
25. Mood rings
26. Flashdance (leg warmers, ripped sweatshirts)
27. Parachute pants
28. ‘Mum’ jeans
29. Overalls
30. ‘Ghetto fabulous’ (hip hop style)

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Tina Calder
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