We admire a strong opinion, especially when it comes to personal style. We may not agree, and even the best arguments might not convince us to wear something out of our comfort zones, but nonetheless we’re all ears (and eyes and Instagram likes) when someone has a unique point of view. Which is why we turned to you, the Who What Wear readers, when looking for the least popular trends of the year.
According to the comments you’ve left on social media and within our stories, we tracked down five controversial styles that didn’t always get your stamp of approval. Scroll down to see what made the list, and shop some alternative pieces that might appeal to your taste a bit more.
See five of the least loved 2016 trends below, according to you.
Hated Trend: Looser Clothing
An oversize silhouette was deemed a bit too unflattering, according to our readers. In fact, they claimed that a looser silhouette might look frumpy on most women.
Instead try a Wrapped Silhouette
This will define your figure, for sure.
Hated trend: Socks and Heels
While this trend has been ubiquitous for several seasons now, not all our readers were willing to get on board. When asked your opinion, we received a response of "Noooooooooooooooo" via Instagram, to put it simply.
Instead try The Sock Bootie
It's a two-in-one, perhaps more streamlined, solution to the controversial styling trick.
Hated trend: Cropped flares
According to readers, there's a reason flared jeans "went out of style" during their heyday in the past. And some just simply aren't on board with their reemergence.
Instead try A Ripped Hem
Not flared, but not the same old, same old either.
Hated trend: Kitten Heels
While trends such as sneakers and high heels might be widely accepted, the mid-way kitten heel was just not winning over readers. "Please promise me we will never accept this as true," said one of you in response to the return of this trend.
Instead try A low, chunky heel
A low, chunky heel is just as steady as a short kitten heel. Thankfully, it's also super on trend at the moment too.
Hated trend: Stirrup Pants
When we reported on Ashely Olsen's stirrup leggings and flip flops ensemble back in October, readers were much more accepting of the sandals style. The pants? Not so much.
Instead try Track pants
It's an athleisure alternative, without the extra foot strap.
Are there any trends that we missed? Go ahead—let us know in the comments.