It all began as a casual comment in Who What Wear’s secret Facebook group asking for everyone’s least favorite trend of 2018. It quickly grew into a large feedback forum on the trends that collectively earned an eye roll from fashion followers this year. Scanning the comments, there were a lot of common themes, which inspired one member Rochelle to ask, “Looks like we are all in sync, so why is this junk showing up as cool?”
Well, it turns out junk is in the eye of the beholder, but there were some trends that stood out as earning the most exasperation. Accordingly, we cataloged the mentions, which largely fell into two categories, trends with just a smattering of dissenters and trends that earned an avalanche of naysayers. We organized them below, ranked from least hated to most. Scroll down to the bottom to see the top trend that drew the most ire and shop alternatives to the highly debatable styles.
Trends With a Few Dissenters
"All the gingham print was too much." — Natalie
For $35, what are you waiting for?
"I prefer the pearls trend by a longshot." — Diana
It's a pearl party, and you're invited.
"A little too auto mechanic for me." — Tal
Wear it for winter with a thin turtleneck underneath.
"So not here for the plastic bags and clothing trend." — Sarna
Still eye-catching, but you don't need to hide your receipts and loose change.
"Easily small sunglasses." — Erin
This was one of the last sunglasses shapes Phoebe Philo came out with for Céline.
Trends With a Mob of Naysayers
"Animal-print overload. I saw someone wearing top-to-toe snakeskin and leopard print!" — Shantila
Zara is betting hard on scarf and chain print pieces.
"Neon for sure. I hate anything hot pink or neon yellow/green. It just takes me back to cringy middle school discos." — Emilia
A visual palette cleanser, if you will.
"Biker shorts and dad sneakers. I mean, just no." — Diana
"Ugly sneakers. Without a doubt, the absolute worst!!!" — Nikki