First and foremost, any “ugly” trend is not, in fact actually, ugly. It’s a term coined by the fashion industry to describe designs that are out of the ordinary and campy. In fact, a lot of “ugly trends” seem to always move into vogue and remain in the closets of many long after they have hit the runway. It’s fashion’s way of rejecting societal norms of what’s deemed as flattering because why stay confined within restrictions?
This year has been tough, to say the least, and the fact that designers were still able to tap into their creative side and produce new collections deserves a round of applause. In doing so, collections reached audiences in ways like never before: Online runway shows, Instagram filters, and even a puppet show were the chosen mediums for many designers this year. And with perseverance and new designs, comes a new rendition of the aforementioned “ugly” trends. Below are the five “ugly” trends that will soon trickle down from the runway and (eventually) into your closet.