Bizarre Fashion Trends from History


Fashion runs in a cyclic order often.  The old becomes the latest new trend. Most of the time they come in with strange and odd updates. While some of the trends don’t leave a long-standing mark but few of them change the era of fashion and change the old fashion item into a new style statement in a remarkably captivating way.

In this list, we are going to take a look at some of the bizarre fashion trends from history. Many of these are modified by new fashion designers into modern-day style wear.


Flannel was one of the casual wear with a grunge look from the 90s era. It was unimaginable to fit this garment into a modern style form but its popularity never faded. Nowadays everyone knows flannel as an on-point style statement.

 Like many other materials, this wasn’t always a fashion item. From the end of the 17th century, fashion trends became popular in the USA and Flannel was at the top of the list for its cheap but tough material which was perfect for soldiers and workmen.

In modern days Flannel is back in trend. This comfortable, warm, and hardy item was also popular as a shirt in the 80s & 90s. Some users wear flannel for bringing back the nostalgia. Again Flannel shirts can be used in day to day work, can be comfortable as house wear, and again as a trendy fashion item.

Showing off socks:

The trend of showing socks deliberately over jeans, pants, and even with skirts and other dresses have been in fashion for a long time. In the 1920s there were spatter dashers. 

Working men wore them to safeguard their shoes and pants. In the 1940s medium size socks were popular among people. Nowadays the old crew socks are back in trend, with or without patterns they are been used with daily shoes and even with exquisite heels.

This trend is not everyone’s cup of tea but it surely has its practicality. These socks protect legs and shoes thus having fashion quality as well as practical sense.


Sagging pants are one of the most odd-looking fashion senses ever. These consist of pants that hang below the waist thus showing a definite area of underwear. At the starting of the 21st century, this came into trend. Fashion historians these sagging pants have origin from USA prison where wearing belt was not allowed. It takes a definite amount of balance to wear this item.

Pointy Shoes:

In the 2000s the pointy shoes were in demand. Later the popularity faded but again it is back in modern trends. This peculiar trend is originated with the crowds in the 15th century. This type of shoe has a long nose. For this uncomfortable pattern, people used a string to adjust the shoes for easier walking.  


These are a different style of stockings that have the look of fishing nets. In the early 2000s, this style emerged. In the beginning, this fashion material was only worn by movie stars, fashion models, and celebrities because this is overly glamorous but lacks practicality. But with time fishnets become popular among general women and became part of their daily wardrobe. 

Nowadays fishnets are back in trends. They are in a great match with ripped jeans and quite trendy in clubs, parties, and daily wear.


Originated in 16th and 17th-century chopines were platform sandals. They were like heels but not with a pointy end but a steady platform. The soles were a couple of inches thick. The original intentions for this were not for fashion trends but as a navigating item in muddy or uneven streets.

But with time it loses its practicality and becomes a fashion item and got associated with status and wealth. With excessive popularity, 20 inch high chopines were also made. People required help and attended to walk in those.


Chokers were popular as a fashion item back in the 90s, now it remained as such. Celebrities like Jessica Alba and Britney Spears made this popular. This trend is back with new varieties and options.


Many fashion trends in history are still trendy in the 21st century. Many of these provide practical uses again some are just for glamour. Ultimately old or new fashion trends must be comfortable for the users.

Denis Ava
Denis Ava
Denis Ava is mainly a business blogger who writes for Biz Grows. Rather than business blogs he loves to write and explore his talents in other niches such as fashion, technology, travelling,finance,etc.


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