15+ Clothing Failures That Turned Out Complete Disasters
There is no need to be a fashion expert to know that there are some trends that don’t look good, it doesn’t matter how hard you try. This list is full of examples of people who didn’t know that, and thought they could go out there with a terrible outfit and still look good. So prepare yourself to have a good time while looking at these pictures because they are hilarious!
49. MICKEY MOUSE
We are sure that is a nice Mickey sweater, but we are 100% sure that is not the proper way to use it. Someone, please tell Mickey to get his head out of there! Of course, when this woman wears the sweater, it probably looks amazing, but it seems a bit weird in that context. Mickey Mouse has been a beloved character from The Walt Disney Company for decades.
He was designed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928. He was a simple anthropomorphic mouse with clothes. Some people might not remember that Mickey came after another of Disney’s characters, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. He appeared on a short film called ‘Steamboat Willie’ from 1928, and he’s known as one of the most recognizable animated characters in the world.
48. FRISKY PANDAS
The parents of this kid saw that sweater and thought she would love it. They were right! But what they didn’t realize was that those pandas were being a bit naughty. Giant pandas, also known as panda bears, come from south-central China, and unlike other bears, these ones are easy to recognize because of their white and black color.
Pandas are folivores, which means that they eat bamboo shoots and leaves. They might get other food items in captivity such as fish, oranges, or prepared meals. They can be found in the mountain ranges pf the Sichuan province but also in Shaanxi and Gansu. Unfortunately, because of deforestation, they no long inhabitant lowland regions.
47. REVERSE POLO
Imagine wanting a Polo shirt but getting this instead. However, the logo is so funny that we would rather have one of this. We would like two, please! It’s clear that this brand of shirts decided to mock the popular Polos from the Ralph Lauren Corporation. The company started selling men’s ties in 1967 because Lauren was an employee of the tie maker, Beau Brummell.
He loved sports; so, his first full line of clothes for men was named “Polo” in 1968. The designer only had one drawer in a showroom at the Empire State Building. He would even take the clothes to stores on his own. Luckily, after a year, Bloomingdale’s was the only store that sold his line, and it was the first time in history that the big department chain gave one person an in-store workshop.
46. FAILED GYMNASTICS
These suits are so badly designed that we even could think that their disappointed expressions are because of it. We hope they get a new outfit soon. Although the uniforms are horrible, the women’s gymnastics team is one of the best around nowadays. The US team won a bronze medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics, but they wouldn’t see another honor until 1984 when they got a silver one.
Additionally, Mary Lou Retton became the first American to win an all-around individual gold medal. After that, they were consistently good, especially in the 1990s. Shannon Miller and Dominique Dawes would go on to become Hall of Famers. The 1996 team were nicknamed “the Magnificent Seven”, as they were the first to win gold as a team. Kerri Strug, who was injured at the time, landed a vault and got them the prestigious title.
45. TOO HAIRY
We don’t mind if this is a Fendi product, we wouldn’t want one under any circumstance. However, even with the name of the prestigious brand, people couldn’t help but notice how it resembles a part of the female anatomy. The folds, as well as the fur, makes it seem like genitals, and it’s truly disturbing. However, we wonder what it looks like on a model. They might have had better luck selling it like that.
Furthermore, it’s a really expensive piece of clothing at $990, and it’s called “Touch of Fur”, but what’s worse is that it was sold out online for some time. We cannot imagine what kind of person would buy it. Perhaps, it was all about the name of the brand.
44. MR. PUTIN
This is a problem that only girls will understand, and this is why they don’t use to wear printed shirts. Although, we must admit she added a new dimension to the picture. But, there is a whole other problem, as the girl chose a shirt with the face of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and it’s hard to say why she would rock that kind of clothes.
Of course, t-shirts like that are normally meant to mock or be ironic. People have been wearing and using accessories with the face of Che Guevara for decades. Meanwhile, Putin has been president of Russia since 2012, although he was president from 2000 to 2008 previously. But, during the period in between, he was the Prime Minister of Russia; so, he still had a lot of power.
43. DIRTY SHOES
We get that Nike wanted to make a modern and stylish shoe, but people are saying that wearing this would make others think that you stepped on dogs poop. It’s baffling to think that some people actually buy clothes that purposely look nasty or old, but that is the way of fashion. Meanwhile, Nike offers shoes for all kinds of tastes. The company is considered the world’s largest makers of athletic shoes and clothes.
Additionally, they also offer sports equipment. As of 2012, they gathered a total revenue in excess of $24.1 billion, and they had around 44,000 employees around the world. As of 2017, the brand was valued at $29.6 billion, and in 2018, it ranked #89 on the Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. corporations by total revenue. It was founded in January 1964 by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight, but originally known as Blue Ribbons Sports.
This is so awful that the fashion police should do something immediately. Get this out of our sight! They are absolutely awful, but if a name-brand sells them, they would end up being popular. They also give a new meaning to the term “horseshoes”, which are made out of metal most of the time to protect the horse’s hoofs. They are usually nailed to the hoof wall, as it has no sensitivity.
They are similar to human toenails, but much sturdier, of course. There have been some cases where the horseshoes are glued on the hoof instead of nailed. A farrier is a person who fits horseshoes on these animals. That person has to prepare the feet and looks for the right fit. In the United Kingdom, only certain people with professional licenses are allowed to be farriers. The United States doesn’t require professional licenses for this, but they offer certificates.
41. NOT THAT BEST LOCATION FOR A BOW
Here is another poorly designed dress. The brown ribbon looks like coming out from the bride’s butt, and probably no woman on earth would like to give that impression. While it might have seemed pretty at the time, it looks like there is something coming out the bride’s bottom part. It’s also pink over white; so, most people would believe that it represents a woman’s “monthly visitor”.
Wedding dresses have been a part of nuptials since almost the very beginning. The ancient Roman brides had to wear a yellow veil, which meant that they were a light that would give warmth to the home. Meanwhile, in ancient Athens, brides had to wear robes in red or violet. Furthermore, during the Zhou Dynasty of China, the girls would wear black clothes with red trim.
40. BOOTS OR SANDALS?
What would you do if you received these cowboy sandals as a gift? Well, we would burn them right away. If someone gifts you that, it means they don’t love you. These are absolutely horrible, and people who love Westerns and those who live in the South would probably recoil at seeing them. The history of the cowboy boot is interesting, as they developed out of necessity. Horsemen need boots that were sturdy and had a higher heel.
The origins of the modern boot come from other styles of footwear such as the Wellington boot, which derives from the Duke of Wellington of Britain. Back then, it was just a leather boot with one-inch heels and straight tops. Most cowboys actually wore the Hessian boot, with the V-cut in the front, but some had tassels made out of silk or leather. They would place that accessory in the V.
39. WEDGY LEGGINGS
Who thought this was going to be a good idea? The design is very weird and is not flattering at all. Actually, it shouldn’t be used by anyone. Never. However, leggings come in decent shapes and sizes with great patterns that will still make you feel beautiful. Just make sure that you always choose things that look great with your body, and things will turn out well. Meanwhile, it has been said that the origins of leggings can be found in 14th century Scotland.
Of course, that means that the same men that also wear skirts called “kilts” – and are secure in their masculinity – also wore these tight-fitting garments. They originally came in two pieces for each leg, and they would cover the whole limb and tie at the waist like chaps. There were many varieties, and some included leather or chain mail.
38. WEIRD SIMBA
And just when you think there is nothing that could surprise you more, this design arrives. They definitely chose the worst picture for that bathing suit. This another example of how some items of clothes play with the beloved characters from Disney. Simba from ‘The Lion King’ is also adored by many fans, and naturally, things with his image would be popular, but that bathing suit is just ridiculous.
Meanwhile, bathing suits originally created in the 19th century. Before that, people would swim naked, and some women would cover themselves in something similar to a bikini, but they weren’t for that purpose. The actual swimwear was invented in the mid-1800s after the invention of better transportations methods when people could actually take vacations and go to the beach for fun.
Many women love wearing heels, but this girl took things too far using those weird pair of shoes. But well, you could say it is like Inception but with shoes. In an interesting fact, most people might not know is that heels were originally created for men, and their origins go back to 15th century Persia as soldiers needed the extra heel to ride horses.
Migrants brought the style with them to Europe, and the aristocrats adopted them to make themselves taller and separate from the riffraff. In the late 15th century and up to the 17th century, rich women started wearing the chopine. They were most popular in Venice, Italy, as they liked wearing tall shoes of around 54 cm. They would even use maids as crutches.
A Reddit’s user denounced: “Someone took my art and somehow decided it would look good on a mini skirt”. That person was so wrong. Meanwhile, skirts have been worn since prehistoric times, as pants were invented much later. Straw-woven skirts can be traced back to 3900 BC, as researchers found one in Armenia at the Areni-1 caves.
Both and men and women wore them in Egypt, and the Sumerians of Mesopotamia had kaunakes, a fur version with a belt. Kaunakes was the name of sheep’s fleece, but it became the term for the cloth, and later on, they developed a textile to replace. However, they still used the name, and soon, and it became part of their religious symbols, especially the coat of St. John the Baptist.
Surely this shirt seemed cool at the beginning, with the word “dope” written all over it. But things change when you realize that the word “pedo” can be read too. “Pedo” is the short slang term for a pedophile, which is a person who is attracted to children in a sexual manner. Meanwhile, “dope” is a word similar to “cool”, “awesome”, “fashionable” and/or others. Interestingly, this word has actually had several meanings over history.
Most of its derivations are still slang as it has been used for lubricants, drugs, stupid people, and others. However, in the U.S., it once meant Coca-Cola, when the drink was new and had cocaine. The sprinkles of ice cream and other additives have also been called “dope”. On the other hand, some dictionaries have said that the word from the Dutch “doop”, which is a sauce or dip. Therefore, “doopen” is “to dip”.
34. DIRTY SHIRT
Nowadays, people seem to like buying clothes that are ripped or faded, and those are understandable trends. But we can’t accept how someone would like to wear this. Apparently, fashion experts are determined to call this trend “street”, which refers to clothes that have been repurposed or slashed in the first place. Meanwhile, magazines try to sell this style as if it was still elegant and “cool” to wear it.
The clothes are not supposed to look expensive, even though some are very costly as a pair of jeans by Yeezy and Russell Westbrook which is worth $900. Honestly, if we pay that kind of money for an item, we want to look as expensive as it is, and these clothes definitely don’t. Sadly, some items which go for more than a thousand dollars tend to sell out at stores.
33. EMOJI SKIRT
Everyone loves emojis, and that is why you can find clothes printed with it. But that fist was placed in the wrong part of the skirt. While emojis have been represented in many items such as plushies and other goods, this was not the smartest choice. Although, it’s just a pattern, and the manufacturer probably never saw any problems. Interestingly, emojis go back to the days when we could only send “text”.
Back then, we called it emoticons, but their origins are mostly attributed to Japan. The earliest phone to include emoticons was the J-Phone, released on November 1, 1997. It had 90 emojis that would become part of the Unicode Standard later on. Unfortunately, the actual phone was very expensive and not many people had it.
32. SUBTLE MESSAGE?
This is another polemic design because that skirt with the word “dry” written on it surely will cause many offensive jokes. Besides, we are sure that no one will buy it. Sometimes, words on skirts or pants don’t work because they become innuendos. An innuendo is an insinuation about something that is usually derogatory. Most of the time, it’s meant to mock or even insult someone in a subtle way, especially if the other person is too innocent.
The Advanced Oxford Learner’s Dictionary offers this definition: "An indirect remark about somebody or something, usually suggesting something bad, mean or rude", such as: "innuendos about her private life" or "The song is full of sexual innuendo".
31. BLOODY SKIRT
We wonder who designed this skirt. A guy? A murderer, maybe? Because no woman on this planet would think that this looks good. It might have been better to make it look like real flowers, instead of an abstract version. Also, another color could have worked better because this skirt makes everyone think about blood, especially women’s periods. The use of sanitary products for women’s “monthly visitor” goes back to the 1900s.
At some point, people figured out that it wasn’t alright for women to just bleed over their clothes, and menstruation products started appearing. The first one was the Hoosier sanitary, and from the 1890s to the 1970s, women had washable pads. Luckily, we now have many options to choose from for different needs.
30. THE SPARKLY VISOR
The designers of this visor missed the purpose of it. These items are meant to cover yourself while preparing food, or they can act as caps to protect from the sun. However, this one is a bit weird. Yes, it would be used to cover someone’s mouth or face while they cook for clients, but this one is too big to be meant for that purpose. Therefore, someone made a huge mistake by adding a see-through part.
It might be stylish with the use of sparkly material, but it definitely doesn’t work. On another note, visors can be traced back to medieval times when soldiers used helmets like the bascinet. These protections had holes for breathing and seeing. You might have seen them in movies or TV shows such as “Game of Thrones”.
29. MAYBE LOSE THE CARDIGAN
The shirt of this woman says “Saturday”, but when she uses it with a sweater, the meaning changes drastically. Our advice is to wear this shirt with nothing over. Interestingly, T-shirts derive from underwear in the 19th century. At first, people would wear a one-piece suit as an undergarment, but it was later cut into top and bottom. But, the shirt was big enough to place inside the bottom. Mostly miners and stevedores from the era would wear them as they were great for hot places.
They would come with or without buttons, but the easier T-shirt goes back to somewhere during the Spanish-America War in 1898 to 1913 when the U.S. Navy started using them. They had crew necks, short sleeves, and were made with white cotton. The soldiers would don them under their uniforms, and then, they wore them for work parties, especially in tropical environments.
28. SAMPLE TEXT
We don’t know what is worse, the bag and its “sample text here”, or the fact that a woman actually bought it despite what it says. It is just awful. It’s easy to tell that someone was looking for the picture of a flower, but it looks like the stock image came as a card meant to change the text. It would be amazing if the company could include a message from the client. However, this lady needed a purse and didn’t care about the message.
It’s possible that she is not from English-speaking country. Meanwhile, handbags were first used to carry coins, mainly by Europeans. Those were made our fabric or leather, and some men had them as well. The Scottish have something similar called the “sporran”. However, in the 17th century when girls were taught to embroider, they would make amazing purses. By the 18th century, Europeans would make smaller accessories to resemble the shapes of Ancient Greece and Rome.
27. SCARED PRESIDENTS
This is a cap from the Mount Rushmore souvenir shop, and Thomas Jefferson has such a funny and weird expression that we can’t help but laugh. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is the famous sculpture created on the face of the mountain with the same name located in Keystone, South Dakota. It was made by Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln from 1927 to 1941.
It features the head of several important presidents of the United States such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. They were chosen because of their involvement in the birth of their country, and the memorial park has 1,278.45 acres. Most people credit historian Doane Robinson as the person who came up with the idea in order to increase tourism in the area.
26. DOUBLE SHOES
Fashion designers are always looking to innovate and set trends, but sometimes they fail terribly, like when someone designed these pair of shoes. This might be considered avant-garde, but it’s completely wasteful. Meanwhile, the first shoes ever made were the sagebrush bark sandals from somewhere between 7000 or 8000 BC. They were found in the Fort Rock Cave in Oregon, United States.
Meanwhile, the world’s oldest leather footwear was made out of cowhide with leather cords, which was found in the Areni-1 cave in Armenia in 2008. Researchers believe that it from 3500 BC. Ötzi the Iceman's famous shoes are from 3300 BC, and they were made with a brown bearskin base, deerskin sides, and a bark-string net. Furthermore, archaeologists found the Jotunheimen shoe in August 2006, which is estimated to be from 1800 and 1100 BC, which means that it’s the oldest shoe from Scandinavia.
25. CLOTHES OUT THE BOOTY
Every bride to be will say that the wedding dress is the most important part of their big day. But please, if you are looking for one, don’t buy this one. It seems like it's farting chiffon. It’s not alright to spend so much money on your dream wedding gown, and then, have it look like this picture. Therefore, you shouldn’t go for the most expensive brands. They might let you down. In fact, recently a woman from the UK found a dress for just $43.80 at a charity store.
Cat Wilkinson married her boyfriend Mike this year, and everyone asked her where she bought her dress after posting the pictures on her Facebook. She paid that amount plus an extra $250 to mend it. She explained,
"Since our wedding, I’ve received lots of lovely compliments about my wedding dress, with people messaging asking where it was from, so I thought I would share the story. On the day that Mike proposed to me, he took me for a night in York. The next day I was looking in the charity shops and saw the dress on one of the rails. It was a charity shop on two floors and I was upstairs and phoned Mike to tell him not to come up while I tried something on and to ask if the shop volunteer could come up to take a photo.”
24. NOT NAKED
This woman bought this dress because they told her she would look skinnier with it. What they didn’t tell her, was that the dress had a weird shape that will cause everyone to laugh. Unfortunately, it’s always best to go shopping with someone else because they can point out things that others cannot. However, there is the possibility that she bought that dress online, and it didn’t look like that on the website.
Meanwhile, the color of that part that looks like something else entirely sparks a lot of debate between fashion bloggers. It might be referred to as “nude” color, but it could also be called champagne or other variations. The problem is that it’s not “nude” for everybody, and there was a time when it could also be seen as “flesh” color. It’s important to watch your language because it could be – even unknowingly – considered racism.
23. SO DRESS SKIRT OR WHAT?
At first, this seemed like a good dressing option, but later she realized those little-bowed legs were a big fail. At the next day, her poor dress selection filled the tabloids. This is another example of a dress that needs to be viewed by a third party to ascertain that nothing is wrong. We’re not sure if the drapes were tied to her legs or what happened, but it looks weird. Unfortunately, some celebrities have to go to events all the time, and they could always end up on the “worst dressed” list.
Interestingly, walking the red carpet might be traced to a play. ‘Agamemnon’ by Aeschylus was written in 458 BC, and it had the first-ever recorded reference to walking the red carpet. When the lead comes back from Troy, his wife Clytemnestra had him walking on a red path. It read:
“Now my beloved, step down from your chariot and let not your foot, my lord, touch the Earth. Servants, let there be spread before the house he never expected to see, where Justice leads him in, a crimson path.”
22. THE CROTCH AREA
The person who designed these Olympic uniforms should get fired right away. He made a very bad choice when decided to put that circle between the girls’ legs. The evolution of sportswear started in the 19th century when women needed more activewear like bathing suits and cycling clothes. These had to be smaller than the ones for men. One of the first taylors to target to women was John Redfern from Britain in the 1870s.
Although the clothes were meant for practicing sports, women started using them all the time. Some garments like the shirtwaist, which was adapted from menswear, became a big of most women’s work outfits. On the other hand, it took a while longer for Americans because only high classes could practice leisure activities during the Industrial Revolution, and before that, they were puritans, who discouraged such things.
21. FRISKY FLIES
We can’t deny it; this is a hilarious shirt. Of course, we wouldn’t use it, but we think that anyone who wears this would cause a bit stir among their friends. These are mostly known as house flies, and they have a curious life span. One female can lay around 150 eggs in one go, and over several days, she might have laid several batches. They like to live in damp and dark places where there’s poop or decomposing things.
They go from larvae to maggots, and they eat whatever is around there. They later choose a dark spot to pupate, which is similar to a butterfly that changes in the cocoon. The process takes around three to six days as they grow legs and wings and become the flies seen on the shirt. Furthermore, after just 2 or 3 days out of the cocoon, they can reproduce as well.
It is very sad when you see a Shutterstock watermark over some design or product because that means that they stole the picture. Just like they did with this shirt. The stock photo company was founded in 2003 by Jon Oringer, a computer programmer. The businessman made his own site and uploaded 30,000 pictures of his own. People could get them through a subscription that started at $49. After a while, people needed more images, and Oringer hired contributors.
He also helped create “the subscription-based microstock photography business model”. By 2006, the service had more than 500,000 photos online. That year, they also started making films with Shutterstock Footage, and by 2007, they had almost 2 million images. In 2009, they bought a rival company called Bigstock, and they kept growing.
There's nothing wrong with trying to add a thoughtful or poetic message to a T-shirt, but at least it should make some sense, right? This might have been at attempt at placing the definition of the word selfie, but it seems like it was poorly translated from another language. Meanwhile, the word “selfie” was apparently coined by an Australian man, who used it in a public forum on September 2002.
He took a picture of his busted lip after returning from a night of partying and wanted people to let him know how to care for the stitches he got. Unfortunately, while most dictionaries cite this man, his identity has never been confirmed, and he could have benefitted from the fame – maybe, even copyright the word. Linguists have said that most Australian shorten words, and that could be where he got it.
You should always think about the safety of your children when they are in the pool, but this is not the right way to do it. Some people say that certain kinds of floaties are actually more dangerous than helpful for your children at the pool or at the beach, but this might be sending the wrong message. The other parents will definitely judge you if your kid is wearing this, although it’s pretty funny.
Meanwhile, you might have wondered when were these safety devices invented, and they go back to 1907 when swimming became part of school activities in England. Some parents were worried that their children would be hurt, and the Dean’s Rag Book Company – based in London – presented the Swimeesy Buoy. It was the inflatable armbands that we all know today, but they came with a cool wing design.
17. GET A DICTIONARY
Another message without meaning that makes us doubt the reading skills of the people who buy something like this. Unfortunately, unlike the previous unreadable T-shirt, this one is actually rude. The word “cum” has been used as slang for orgasms or semen for a long time, and it apparently gained popularity in 1973. It might have started in erotic writing as an alternative for “to come” or “to finish”. However, the use of the verb “come” as orgasms might be even older.
Some believe that it started in 1650 in the ‘Walking In A Meadow Gren’ by Bishop Thomas Percy. It reads (there are some misspelled words, but that’s the original form):
“They lay soe close together,
they made me much to wonder;
I knew not which was wether,
vntill I saw her vnder.
then off he came & blusht for shame
soe soone that he had endit;
yet still shee lyes, & to him cryes,
once More, & none can mend it."
16. DON'T THINK SO
This foundation had very good intentions when it was formed, but they did not choose the most appropriate name, and now people confuse their purpose. They might have meant that displays of affection are important to raise kids, and some people tend to forget that, but someone should really have thought twice before adding it to a hat. Sometimes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Meanwhile, the notion that warmth and caresses are great for raising children has been proven by certain studies. According to Child Trends, it leads to life-long positive behavior and more successful offspring. The kids will have higher self-esteem, better grades as well as better communication with their parents. Therefore, their psychological problems will be reduced.
15. RATTY SWEATER
Why would you want to have a sweater like this in your closet? It seems like a swarm of moths attack it. We don’t think that anyone would this garment “cool” at all. It looks like someone’s old knitted-piece. However, just like mentioned earlier, some items designed by YEEZY are made to look like they were meant for slackers, but they are incredibly expensive.
We could all just buy a cheaper sweater and “distress it to look crazy. Not many people would rock this piece, but there are many who like ripped jeans, and sometimes, they are broken on purpose. Other times, they break because of prolonged usage, or they come from the factory that way. These became popular during the 80s with the rise of rock and metal bands. They returned in the 90s and early 2000s during the grunge era.
14. FULL LENGTH
Why? There is no reason why anyone would want to use this ... Even the model looks ashamed. You might be surprised to learn that a lot of people feel the same way. This article of clothing actually went viral, mostly because they look like a huge pair of pants. They seemingly adapt to become a whole outfit, but it doesn’t work. It was sold by an American store called Cassie’s Corner, and anyone who wears it looks like they are drowning in fabric.
The idea was to make in a Bardot style with holes for the arms, but it has no shape, and women buy things specifically designed to make them look better. Maybe, the brand was inspired by ‘The BFG’ written by Roal Dahl. It was originally seen in an ad for Facebook, but people took to Twitter to mock it.
Children's fashion options are getting stranger every day. Parents should think a little before buying this kind of clothes from their children. We don’t think any parent would actually buy this, but a few cynical teenagers might be persuaded by the message. It was clearly meant to say “Hello” with a smiley face instead of an “o”. However, it looks like they are saying “Hell”.
Knitted sweaters are great for cold weather, and they date back many years; so, no one knows the exact date or inventor. Some believe it might have developed in the 400s in Egypt, and others think it could have been around 700s in another country. However, due to objects found in the tombs of monasteries from Europe – particularly Spain – they can be traced back to the 13th century.
12. IS THAT AN ASS?
It is difficult to understand how they could approve a design like this. It is not an image that we would like to wear in a family reunion. While people have been making heart shapes for a long time, some think that the actual figure everyone draws it actually a booty. It looks like the bottom a woman bending over. Either way, it has been used for a long time to symbolize love and also to depict the actual organ, although it looks nothing like that.
Where did it originate? Some theories state that it could have been from an old plant called silphium. It was like a big fennel that grew in North African near Cyrene in Greece. The Romans and the Greeks used it to spice their meals, as medicine, and also birth control. Writers and poets even mentioned it several times for it. Sadly, it was extinct by 100 AD, but some of the old drawings of the plant are pretty similar to the “heart” shape we know now.
When brands are going to print their logo on a garment, they must foresee the way it will look to avoid these situations. We learned earlier about the origins of knitted sweaters, but knitted caps are also important, and they were used by several civilizations for years. The army of the British Empire used them but called them Uhlan cap or Templar cap.
During the Crimean War, the soldiers were sent these cozy hats to protect from the cold weather during the battle of Balaclava. After that, some people called it the Balaclava helmet or just balaclava. In Scandinavia, the caps were actually more similar to the one we use today, especially due to the fact that they had a pom-pom. Some historians even believe that the use of pom-poms in such garments was invented by the Vikings.
10. ARE YOU SURE?
The father of this boy sent him to the University of Florida without noticing that the image of the sweater could be misinterpreted very easily. Naturally, it’s clear that when the shirt is unfolded, the message is completely different. It’s actually a gesture that fans of the university’s team often make, and it’s called “the Gator Chomp”.
It developed in the late 60s, but, in the beginning, people would not clap when joining both arms. They would intertwine their figure to make them look like an alligator’s teeth. It also wasn’t called “chomp” at first, at least according to an old cheerleader. She also mentioned that the 1969 cheerleaders of the school started using garters, which became a trend for the girls.
One of the worst disadvantages of buying non-original items is dealing with the changes they make to the brand's logo. These items are known as counterfeit goods, which are normally lesser quality, and they are even sold with the real brand’s name without permission. Some others change the name a little bit, but keep almost everything about the original design similar so that people will mistake them for the real deal.
These products are bad for a brand’s finance, and in 2013, counterfeits were 5 to 7% of the world trade, which in 2014, led to the loss of many jobs. In the U.S. more than 750,000 people lost their employment. Almost 5% of the items imported to the European Union in 2013 were fake. The word “knockoff” is more commonly used for items that copy the design and almost everything except for the brand.
8. NO FABRIC LEFT
This shirt is what happens when the factory runs out of material and decide to solve quickly without thinking about the consequences. We are not sure of this item is a knockoff because the log and almost everything looks legit, but it does seem weird that Lacoste would make such an odd-looking shirt. However, many people probably thought that it would become popular and purchased it.
Meanwhile, the history of clothing can be traced back thousands of years because almost every society wore some form of protective cloth. Sadly, there is no real information about the origins of clothes, but there are some theories that explain why humans started using it. Most anthropologist say that ancient people used animal skins as well as foliage to cover themselves during harsh weathers.
7. DIRTIER JEANS
These "designer jeans" seem to be covered in mud spots, or something even worse. This is another example of clothes that shouldn’t be a trend, but they are. We wonder how expensive this pair was, but any teen could make similar jeans in the mud. Interestingly, the use of jeans is most commonly attributed to America, mainly miners in California. However, those are not exactly their origin.
They actually started in Italy in the 18th century. Genoan sailors made a lot of garments from denim, and the word “jeans” comes from “Genoa”. Additionally, the word “denim” is a type of cloth that they called “Serge de Nimes”, which translate to “cloth from Nimes”, which is a town in France. But, to be fair, America is responsible for its popularity.
6. A STAIN OR A TREE
It is supposed to be the image of a tree, but in reality, it looks as if you have spilled something on your clothes. People wore wearing T-shirts with a cool design or some lettering, and the history of graphic shirts was created less than 100 years ago. After the garment evolved from underwear to outerwear, graphic Ts became part of the American custom.
The 1939 film ‘The Wizard of Oz’ displayed these items on-screen for the first time. The employees that had to re-stuff the scarecrow had shirts that read “Oz”. Several years later, LIFE magazine printed the first picture of a graphic T on the cover. WWII veterans would wear their Army-issues garments, but when ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ from 1951 was released, everyone wanted to be like Marlon Brando, and these shirts took off.
5. WHY WEAR THEM?
The idea of adding mesh to Jeans will never look good. It does not matter how much breathability you want to give to the person who wears them. Some of these outfits are made purely to make a statement during fashion shows, but they are completely ridiculous in the end. No one would normally wear them on a given day. Some fashion companies have played with the idea of see-through pants for a while, and Topshop even sold a pair.
They were made with plastic, and they sold for around $62. Meanwhile, the description of the product said that the pants are great for a festival or a costume party. The site even suggested wearing them with an overgrown T-shirt that would cover your private parts. However, that defeats the purpose of making a “statement”, doesn’t it?
4. HELLO OR GOODBYE?
Aloha can mean hello and goodbye, so saying "Aloha to cancer" is not the best idea you can have. Historians don’t know exactly when the word became part of the Hawaiian language, but there are several references to it by the end of the 18th century. The official story is that “aloha” comes from the Proto-Polynesian word “qarofa”, and the Maori language has the word “aroha”, which means the same thing.
Aloha can also signify love, peace, pity, mercy, kindness, sympathy, affection, but it has a deeper meaning in the culture of the tiny island on the Pacific Ocean. “The Aloha spirit” is a way of life, which is unlike any other, and it also means the secret to living a great life. Most people learn that it means “hello” or “goodbye”, but it has a deeper philosophical significance.
3. IS THAT A TACO?
This is a beginner's error. Why are you going to place an image of a pizza on a T-shirt that says "Taco Tuesday"? Meanwhile, you might be wondering why the term “Taco Tuesday” exists at all. It could have been “Taco Thursday” also, but the term has been a registered trademark of Taco John’s since 1989. Taco John’s is the biggest Mexican food chain in the United States. However, you might not have heard it ever.
It has more than 400 establishments, but they are located in the Midwest and their base in Wyoming. They created the Potato Olés, which are unseasoned tater tots that are perfect for dipping into guacamole or other salsas. They are actually famous for their trademark of Taco Tuesday, which other restaurants have used before, although it is illegal to do so without the chain’s permission.
2. WHERE IS THE REST?
This image of Jennifer Lopez wearing denim boots from the Versace Resort 2019 collection proves that even celebrities can make serious mistakes. While the singer is one of the most fashionable stars in the world, this choice wasn’t her best moment. Furthermore, the internet really mocked her when she appeared wearing a pair of boots that looks like pants, but she wasn’t actually wearing any trousers in the first place.
The boots have pockets and even belts with the logo and social media users were quick to tease the celebrity of the weird shoes. One tweet read, "I stared at this image for about five minutes trying to figure out why Jennifer Lopez had her pants around her ankles in public before realizing they were boots. Don’t think I’m in the wrong here.”
It is sad to know that someone thought that making shoes with this shape would be a practical design that people would like to use. However, they look like camel-toes, which is a term also used for referring to a woman’s genitals when they are enhanced by tight clothes. Sometimes, pants or shorts might be too tight that they end up riding up and contouring the labia to make it look like a camel’s feet.
It can also happen while wearing leggings or even bathing suits, which is why we must always be vigilant at the beach. Some girls tend to miss when it’s happening, and not everyone stares at their crotch in front of the mirror. It is often the source of ridicule and has caused scandals in the past.
Fashion can be incomprehensible sometimes, and that is why many people prefer to stick to basics and well-known trends. We don’t blame them; it is better to keep it casual than make a fool. If you liked this article, share it with some other friends to make them laugh. We are sure they will have a good time!