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2013: The Year 'Ugly' Trends Made A Comeback

It's been a pretty banner year for the fashion world as far as remaining open-minded. Trends that have previously been deemed ugly, unappealing or just unflattering have seemed to make a comeback on the collections presented in the past 12 months.

Below, see the 10 "ugly" trends that became cool in 2013.

Birkenstocks The clunky footwear, oft associated with hippies and the like, made a major comeback in collections for Edun, Trina Turk, Houghton and Shades of Grey.


Laundry bag print It's official: Celine can basically turn garbage into gold.


Culottes The always-awkward split skirt wormed its way back into our hearts via Alexander Wang, Emporio Armani and Proenza Schouler's runways.


Flashy logos Think it's totally uncool to wear a logo-emblazoned sweater obnoxiously announcing to the world the designer label you're wearing? Alexander Wang, DKNY and Pucci suggest you think again.


All-over leather Leather daddies made it mainstream, thanks to Prada, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Mulberry and Gucci.


Adidas shower shoes We can't say we saw this one coming, but Misha Nonoo used them to present her collection this year.


Overalls If DKNY, Rag & Bone and Mark McNairy New Amsterdam all support them, they're not just for farmers anymore.


Boxy flannels In case you didn't notice, the '90s are back... and that includes those boxy flannels, courtesy of Saint Laurent and Rodarte.


Flatforms We can't say we "get it," but the hoof-like shoes graced the collections of Tibi, Y-3 and Alice + Olivia this year.


Colored fur Not since Dion in "Clueless" have we seen such cool colored fur (real or faux). Thanks, Anna Sui, BCBG and Michael Kors.


Some trends aren't so successful:

13 Trends We Hope Die This Year

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