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What Were The Worst Trends of 2012?

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As 2012 draws to a close, we're surveying our friends in the fashion industry about the year's biggest news stories and most exciting developments. Yesterday, we looked at the best trends, now, let's discuss the worst trends. Readers, let us know what you think in the comments.

[Too much?]

D. Graham Kostic, creative and editorial director of Glossed & Found: Too much neon is never good for the eyes.
Lynn Okura Bey, editor of Sales Check at Chicago Magazine: Peplum. Only because I personally don't need to accentuate an area that's already accentuated.

Amalie Drury, editor of Pure Wow: Neon. Especially neon sunglasses.
Sissy Spastik, performer: Mixing too many prints. Keep it simple, classic and chic...all black attire with one major print statement.
Emma Arnold, creator of Tres Awesome: peep toe boots. there is just no need for that.
Eric Himel, fashion stylist: Colored denim, platform sneakers & floral on floral.
Suzanne Kopulos, editor and style director of Garmental: Cutouts. Yes, they can be young and sexy, but it's just not that wearable for a majority of people.
Bridget Halanski, director of runway at Factor Women: "Gym Hair"- a sloppy bun on the top of your head with day old hair? No thanks. Also, flatforms- a girl needs to be in heels! I'm a Runway Agent, c'mon!
Ryan Beshel, director of PR at The 900 Shops: Let's let the "mustache's on everything" craze go away for at least 20 minutes. That's a trend, right?