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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 of 2012; today, let's look at the worst. Readers, let us know what you think in the comments.
Erin Hagstrom of CaliVintage: I don't really dislike much in the way of fashion because I can always appreciate the trends even if I don't wear them myself. But I will say I am slightly baffled by those sneaker wedges...
Jeanne Chan of ShopSweetThings: Nail art. Floral pants—they were hot for a second and then it got a little overkill.
Sarah Sung, San Francisco editor at Urban Daddy: Colored jeans and jean leggings. Mainly because they don't look good on me :( I'm also not totally sold on peplum, yet.
Claudia Ross, founder of Cross Marketing: I never really understood the ombre grey/pink/blue hair statement that Lady Gaga started.
Jessica Mullens, founder, Mullens Public Relations: Extreme heels. McQueen's Armadillo designs were a sight to behold (but not to wear) and since their release women have been shod in shoes that would make a stripper proud. I'm thrilled to see the rising popularity of chic, wearable stacked heels. Local shoe designer, Martha Davis, has some darling options.
Dr. Jordan Deschamps-Braly, plastic surgeon and menswear aficionado: I don't know if this is specific to 2012, but my LEAST favorite trend is the urban lumberjack look.
Katie Hintz-Zambrano, Senior West Coast Editor at Refinery 29: It's probably sacrilegious to say in the fashion world, but I'm just not inspired by the high-low collabs going on. Margiela for H&M, Neimans for Target...I'm uninterested in it all and totally collab-ed out.
Erin Hiemstra of Apartment 34: Arm parties, wedge sneakers, shark tooth necklaces and neon overkill.
Marilyn Cabak, philanthropist: My least favorite trend has to be loose, unfitted clothes! They are not very sexy!