The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Trends of the Year

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As we wrap up the last day of 2020, we’re taking a look back at all the fashion trends of the year. Yes, 2020 will go down in fashion history as the year of loungewear — but there were, nevertheless, some incredible, some downright terrible, and some debatable trends that we witnessed this year.

Scroll down to discover the good, the bad, and the controversial fashion trends of 2020.

The Good

These are 2020 fashion trends that we absolutely loved.

Open-Back Dresses

There’s nothing to not love about open-back dresses. For the unconvinced, we are just going to leave this here.

 

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Printed Tights

A one-stop solution to elevate just about any dress? Yes, please.

 

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Deep Sweetheart Necklines

Cult brand Khaite has singlehandedly resurrected sweetheart necklines, and we can’t get enough of this sexy trend.

 

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Cut-Out Dresses

Need we say anything? One of the best 2020 fashion trends, we are in love with cut-out dresses.

 

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Comfort Workwear

Elasticated work trousers are now a thing, and we couldn’t be more thankful. Just one question: Why didn’t anybody think of this before?

 

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The Bad

Every year brings with it a few terrible fashion trends. One look at them and you can’t help but shake your head in disappointment. We present to you this year’s most unwearable and ridiculous fashions, which we can’t believe were actually trending.

WARNING: Poor Fashion Choices Ahead.

Low Rise Pants and a Visible Thong

You know it’s a bad trend when even Bella Hadid can’t convince you to wear it.

 

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Weirdly Color-Blocked Pants

While we are all for color-blocked pants, but we just can’t wrap our heads around this Superman-esque approach to the trend.

 

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Denim with Cut-Out Pockets

A cut-out dress? Yes, please. Jeans with cut-out pockets? What’s the point, anyway?

 

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Super Crop Tops

We simply can’t agree with the “It” girls on this one. We’ll pass.

 

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Head-to-Toe Cow Prints

While cow print accents can elevate an outfit when done right, a head-to-toe cow print look is just a big no.

 

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The Controversial

While these trends are not downright bad, their popularity is debatable. Here are five of the most controversial trends of 2020.

Mini Bags

Don’t get us wrong; we absolutely adore mini bags. The teeny-tiny handbags have, however, come under fire for their exorbitant prices and limited functionality. Okay, very limited functionality. That being said, every time we see one, we somehow automatically hit ‘buy now.’

 

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Cupped Crop Tops

While the cool girl gang might have convinced us about the style factor of cupped crop tops, they are highly impractical to wear in real life.

 

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Sweater Vest On Shirt

We sure love a good reverse layered look, we are, however, not sure how we feel about the whole sweater vest on a shirt trend.

 

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Bralettes and Blazers

The 2020 version of the matching bralette and cardigan trend, bralettes worn underneath blazers sure make an uber-chic outfit choice. But we can’t think of a single occasion where this would be considered an appropriate outfit, can you?

 

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Vinyl Pants

Vinyl Pants: Sexy? Yes. Practical? We think not.

We’re going to take Ross Geller‘s word for it and leave this one alone.

 

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