18 Anti-Trends of This Year and Pieces You Can Replace Them With

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At the beginning of the month of May, the British website called YouGov conducted a study with 3,500 participants who had to fill out a questionnaire asking them to name the types of clothes that they thought were completely tasteless. The results were unexpected because on the list of anti-trends, there were clothes that were still really popular among average men and women all around the world.

Here at Bright Side, we partially agree with this list but also have a couple of clothing items and accessories that we could add.

Tracksuits in everyday life

Good manners say that tracksuits are only good for fitness centers and sports clubs. No doubt, huge pants, t-shirts, and hoodies are very comfortable. But you have to agree that we can’t wear bathrobes to work and pajamas to go shopping. However, tracksuits are a sporty style and are very popular among young people.

What can replace them?

You should make a basic wardrobe where you have several comfortable things for every day. This can be a T-shirt with a print or loose-fitting cotton pants.

Tulle skirts

You should get rid of your tulle skirts just as fast as you bought them. Don’t believe us? Check out the fashion blogs! It’s very unlikely that you’ll find anything like them there. Tulle skirts used to be trendy at one time, but haven’t really been a stylish look for a while.

What can replace them?

Asymmetric midi skirts made of natural fabrics are trendy today. Also, you can wear silk and satin models. If you prefer a classic look, you can wear a full-sized pencil skirt.

Colorful braces

Just 10-15 years ago, the idea of braces made even the bravest people scared. However, dentistry has made great progress since then, so there are a lot of alternative options to those massive pieces of metal. Today, braces are becoming popular. Beautiful teeth are great but when people wearing braces like to show them off — there’s nothing too great about that.

What can replace them?

Ask your dentist about braces that can attach to the inner sides of your teeth, making them completely invisible to other people. This solution is great for people who often come into contact with a lot of people for business.


Unfortunately, comfortable, beautiful backpacks aren’t trendy anymore. This is the last season when you can allow yourself to use them and stay on trend.

What can replace them?

Bright clutches and handbags are what you should buy. Unusual colors and shapes will be a great addition to your everyday look.

Mirror glasses

The Ray-Ban company released their mirror-colored glasses back at the beginning of the 20th century, but they became really popular in 2013. Today, this accessory isn’t trendy anymore.

What can replace them?

This season, you should choose ultra-new narrow glasses, oversized models, and round-shaped glasses. There are many options so women with any facial shape can easily find something suitable for them.

Street style slippers with artificial fur

For better or for worse, we are saying goodbye to the beach style that has been popular for several seasons. Fur slippers are gone from the trend list.

What can replace them?

Simplicity is key. Choose comfortable shoes with thin soles without any decorative elements. Your everyday shoes should be simple but elegant.


Berets have become popular again in 2018, but people who were asked think that it’s still a strange piece of clothing. And there is nothing surprising about such an attitude. Berets can’t protect you from the cold, and most people who wear them can’t find any clothes that look good with them.

What can replace them?

Don’t wear a beret if you’re not completely sure about your sense of style. Today, brands offer a great variety of hats that you can combine with any look.

Flash tattoos

In 2015, Beyoncé presented her own collection of flash tattoos and they became very popular among women. But the trend is now gone. It will probably return one day, but for now, we don’t recommend following it.

What can replace them?

The best option is to leave your body unmarked. But if you want to make your image more interesting, especially during the summer, wear necklaces.

Swimsuits with lacing

Beach fashion never stops amazing us. First, we were surprised by swimsuits with lacing and other decorative elements, and now you can see trendy women wearing swimsuits with glitter. This fashion seems very strange, so it will most likely be gone soon.

What can replace them?

Today, you can wear a one-piece swimsuit like the one that Pamela Anderson wore on Baywatch. Choose suits with an open back and without any decorative elements.

Sneakers with thick soles

Today, stylists say that sneakers with thick soles should not be worn by fashionable women.

What can replace them?

Buy regular sneakers. And if you want to be trendy, try looking for the ’80s and ’90s style fashion sneakers and limited editions of modern brands.

Bandage dresses

Being too sexy is not trendy anymore. That’s why bandage dresses should not be worn these days. This is not the type of dress you should wear every day, right? You can’t relax in such thick fabric. Such dresses stopped being popular several years ago.

What can replace them?

You can wear dresses that highlight your femininity. Natural fabrics with a belt around the waist are best.

Torn mini-shorts

High-rise torn mini-shorts are not popular anymore. The same goes for shorts with different decorative elements, glitter and other things like that. Short, tight shorts are not popular anymore either.

What can replace them?

Loose mid-hip shorts are the best choice. Natural cotton is the best fabric you could choose.

Men’s T-shirts with deep V-necks

A deep V-neck has never been popular among men. And it’s clear why — such a simple detail completely changes the entire look. And it’s not a positive change.

What can replace them?

A model that has stood the test of time and that is always trendy is the polo shirt. It’s a classic.

Uggs that are worn in the wrong season

Uggs are great shoes for the winter time — they’re warm and comfortable. But if you don’t choose the best model, you might seriously damage your legs. In the study, more than half of the participants agreed that uggs require a very specific type of clothing and are completely inappropriate during other seasons.

What can replace them?

If you don’t only want comfort but also long for beauty, forget about the combination of a fur coat with uggs. Wear casual clothes instead. A warm parka is a great replacement for a fur coat.

Decorative elbow patches

Elbow patches were extremely trendy at the beginning of 2010. Turtlenecks along with jackets had patches on them. Even though the trend is gone, these strange things are still in our wardrobes. Decorative elbow patches are a strange kind of decor. They don’t make you look any better and make your look appear messier.

What can replace them?

Choose classic turtlenecks and sweaters, and leave your favorite elbow-patched sweater at home.

Leather pants

Leather pants are still popular but 63% of participants said that this type of clothing irritated them.

What can replace them?

Jeans will always be on trend, so simply choose some black denim.

Lacey chokers

Lacey chokers are not popular anymore and they look really strange now.

What can replace them?

Choose light necklaces. Unlike lace, they don’t make your neck look bigger but instead, make your look more stylish and feminine.

Men’s swim trunks

Men’s tight swim trunks that look like women’s panties are too revealing and even a little vulgar. Some men exercise all year round just to show off on the beach. But some details shouldn’t be shown to anyone.

What can replace them?

Wear shorts. They make your look more attractive. Almost 85% of the participants voted against tight men’s swim trunks.

Do you agree that these pieces of clothing aren’t trendy anymore? Share your opinions in the comment section below!

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