Sound Off On These Controversial Fashion Trends!

 
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A version of this story first appeared on Forbes.com 

Lately, the fashion world seems saturated by polarizing trends. Most of these styles are being brought back from the last couple decades—and some people argue that's where they should stay. Love them or hate them, here are the most talked-about trends at the moment.

Skinny Sunnies

Oversized sunglasses have been declared dead, and now every trendsetting celebrity has been seen in 90s-style teeny sunnies. You can't argue with how chic they look, especially when the likes of Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner champion this style.

Why they get the hate: They offer almost no UV protection, and most don't even fully cover the eye! Sure, that kind of defeats the point of sunglasses, but think of these as a fashion statement rather than a practical accessory.

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Bike Shorts

Another 90s trend, the recent bike shorts craze was originally spotted on Kim Kardashian. The new athleisure look is now spreading like wildfire.

Why they get the hate: if you've ever work bike shorts for workout purposes, you probably know that they aren't the most flattering style, leaving skeptics wondering why anyone would willingly choose to wear them outside of spin class.

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Scrunchies

Carrie Bradshaw is shaking in her Manolo Blahnik boots. The scrunchie is officially back, and while the fictional Manhattan fashionista would never approve, I must say I see the appeal in these playful—and practical—hair accessories.

Why they get the hate: A little bit too Babysitter's Club for many!

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Belt Bags

The belt bag is a more elegant rebrand of the age old "fanny pack". They're undoubtably useful, and now they come in a million different styles. Belt bags started popping at festivals, and now they've made their way to street style and high fashion bloggers.

Why they get the hate: There's a very fragile line between trendy and tourist! Be careful not to cross it. 

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Dad Sneakers

First mom jeans, now dad sneakers...get ready for the latest in parental-inspired fashion trends. Everyone from Louis Vuitton to Balenciaga is getting in on the dad sneaker trend.

Why they get the hate: Have you ever looked at your dad's New Balance sneakers and thought, "Wow, I need a pair of those!"? Me neither.

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Clear Purses

PVC accessories have been making a comeback lately, especially purses and sandals. True, they leave little to the imagination, but if you're an organized individual who is up for a style challenge, why not tote one of these bags around?

Why they get the hate: Some of us want a little more privacy!

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What controversial fashion trends do you love?