Top 10: What fashion trend should never come back?

By Yuhan Huang, Nicole Yuen, Vera Tanna and Quintus Luk
  • Our Junior Reporters asked students what trends shouldn’t resurface, and they certainly didn’t hold their tongues
  • Fashion fails included mullets, low-rise jeans and leopard print
By Yuhan Huang, Nicole Yuen, Vera Tanna and Quintus Luk |

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What fashion trends do you hope never make a comeback?

While outgoing and cheerful, the vibrant disco-inspired fashion trends of 1970s America should remain in its decade. The excessive fabric and flashy colours were fun, but these extravagant outfits could not have been comfortable. But, hey, dress however you want. It’s your body.

Ella Lee, 14, Mainland Regional High School

The 1960s beehive hairdo should stay dead. I’m not sure what made women back then think this hairstyle was elegant, because in reality it just made them look silly. What were they trying to do? Hide a giant egg in their hair?

Germaine Luk, 14, Benenden School

One fashion trend that I hope will never return is bell bottoms. They didn’t deserve all the hype because they weren’t comfortable and they looked strange.

Roman Gilles-Morgan, 14, Stratford Grammar School

Top 10: What can’t you live without?

High heels. They have been around for years, but women who have worn them know they’re painful. They can damage the feet and leave you exhausted at the end of the day. Women should wear formal shoes that are more comfortable to work.

Michelle Lo, 13, Heep Yunn School

Some fashion trends, like basically everything from the 1970s, should stay in the past.

One of the worst trends making something of a comeback is low-rise jeans. These are hard to pair with the right top, and they don’t create a flattering silhouette for most people. There’s so much variety, such as high-rise and mid-rise jeans, which are better options.

Ana Monsalud, 15, Oxford Academy

Neon-coloured clothes should never come back. People in the 1980s loved them. I didn’t think the colours went well together, and I prefer simple, comfortable, subtly-coloured outfits.

Livia Wong, 12, Marymount Primary School

If you could bring back one trend from the past, what would it be and why?

Denim on denim. It didn’t look good, was probably incredibly uncomfortable, should not have been a trend, and should never be a trend again.

Anakin Teahan, 15, Island School

The Lolita trend, which originated in Japan and spread all over the world, mainly through anime. Even though the trend claimed to imitate historical European fashion, I think that as far as aesthetics are concerned, such clothes did not look nice. People should dress according to the occasion.

Kayo Cheng, 22, University of Michigan, US

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Leopard print should never make a comeback. It’s tacky, a poor colour combination, and looks bad on everyone and everything.

Mark Yuen, 10, Beacon Hill School

The mullet. What was the purpose of that extra hair at the back? It wasn’t functional or attractive, and to look at it makes me uncomfortable.

Ling Shan-lam, 15, King George V School

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