The Top 5 Wonderfully Outlandish Celebrity Fashion Trends of 2020

A lot has been said about 2020 and how weird it’s been for everyone, but not much has been said about the abundance of weird and wonderful fashion movements it gave birth to. Here’s a quick rundown of the top five trends of last year we surely won’t forget!

1. Midriff Flossing

Zendaya wearing a midriff flossing outfit for the 2020 People's Choice Awards event
Despite the predominant no-party theme of 2020, designers still found a way to bring flair to the rare red carpet events. One of the unconventional trends they set was the so-called midriff flossing. That’s when skirts or pants are tied with fastenings that wrap around the waist and connect to the upper section. This highlights the torso, and it’s a smart way for celebrities like Emily Ratajtowski, Zendaya, and even Victoria Beckham herself to show off their toned abs.

2. The Trend of All Trends — The #PillowChallenge

Actress Halle Berry doing the #PillowChallenge
Can you rock a pillow dress with success? 2020 was quick to say yes! Especially when that dress was worn by celebrities like Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway, and Tracee Ellis Ross. When you’re stuck at home for prolonged periods of time, that’s bound to give birth to an abundance of unexpected yet incredibly amusing social media trends, and the Pillow Challenge was definitely at the top of people’s minds for months.

3. Extravagant Facewear

Singer Lady Gaga during an acceptance speech at the 2020 VMAs wearing a custom face mask
High fashion has long featured futuristic facewear in various collections, but it was 2020 that posed the biggest challenge for designers and celebrities alike — they had to include a face mask on every outfit. Superstars like Lady Gaga definitely stole the spotlight on that one. At the 2020 VMAs, Gaga wore not one but nine custom-made face masks for all her acceptance speeches (she won in five categories) and performances. Gaga collaborated with her favorite Nicola Formichetti, whose joint mission has always been to create awe-inspiring stage wear.

4. One of the Outlandish Trends: The Visible Thong

Hailey Bieber wearing a plush pink gown with a visible thong
The visible thong trend isn’t exactly new, and if you remember the 90s, you can clearly see it’s yet another thing fashion has borrowed from the past. 2020 saw stars like Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Hailey Bieber, and Jennifer Lopez sporting this trend.

5. Crocs

Justin Bieber wearing crocs by the pool
As if the year couldn’t get any weirder, Justin Bieber had to go off and set a Croc trend. The old school rubbery shoe brand partnered with the hit singer last October, and their collaboration collection was literally sold out in less than 90 minutes. You can say whatever you want, but this collaboration proved you can indeed be comfy and stylish all at the same time.