Editor picks: the worst fashion trends of 2012

Now that the year is coming to a close, we’re taking a trip through 2012 to share the best and worst moments. Here is our entirely subjective list of the worst trends of the year.


Wedge sneakers. I know I’m in the minority here, but I just think wedge sneakers look so bulky and unattractive..” — Jennifer Davidson, cofounder and editor-in-chief

Crazy pants! This season, pants had a bit too much print and pattern for my taste.”– Beth Herbst, cofounder and style editor

Spirit hoods and flatforms were my least favorite trends of the year.” — Anna Rice, StyleBakeryTeen fashion and beauty editor

Peplum looks fabulous on other women, but it’s one trend I just can’t pull off!” — Tanya Sharma, daily scoop editor

Toms knock offs! How do you knock off a brand that is doing good and giving back? Plus, the shoes aren’t exactly super-stylish in concept, the statement is really in the doing good.” — Bronwyn Berger-Hughes, beauty contributor

Completely see-through outfits (ahem, Kristin Stewart). I’m all for sheer, but not when you can see both your bra and undies.” — Elizabeth Mitchell, StyleBakeryTeen star style editor

Printed suits. I’m sorry, Miu Miu and Prada — I’m just not into it.” — Jamie Allison Sanders, beauty editor

“Anything Miley Cyrus wears, cheeky and geeky graphic tees, patterned pants (especially florals).” — Christine Fox, StyleBakeryMom style editor

“The appeal of animal-emblazoned sweaters still mystifies me. I tried on several but ultimately just felt too silly to indulge in this trend. I’m leaving the cute bunnies and foxes to my preschooler.” — Courtney Strimel, StyleBakeryMom style editor

Ombre hair and ear cuffs.” — Morgan C. Schimminger, celebrity style editor

Tell us, what do you think was the worst trend of 2012?

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