Celebrity Style

8 ‘Ugly’ Fashion Trends Zendaya Made So Stylish

From leg warmers to peplum.

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Is it even possible for Zendaya to look ugly? With her genius stylist Law Roach, the actress constantly dons ‘fits that push the fashion envelope. Ahead, see all the previously-dubbed ‘ugly’ trends that Zendaya absolutely rocked.

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Dresses Over Pants

A dress over pants may feel like a Y2K fever dream, but when Zendaya does it, I add to my Pinterest board.
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Peplum

In 2012, every girlie had at least one peplum top. While most of us are hesitant to bring the look back, Zendaya embraces it.
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Newsboy Caps

This 2000s favorite may be ‘ugly’ on its own, but in a gorgeous burgundy velvet, paired with a matching suit, Zendaya makes it chic.
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All-Over Feathers

A trapeze dress isn’t an ‘ugly’ trend, but full-body feathers are not easy to pull off. Leave it to the fashion maven to rock them effortlessly.
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Leg Warmers

Zendaya looks straight out of the 2005 film Roll Bounce — from the leg warmers to the sporty romper. Somehow, she pulls it off.
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Massive Shoulder Pads

If her colorblock suit wasn’t hard enough to pull off, the line backer shoulder pads make it near impossible. And, yet, she did it.
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Skinny Jeans

This denim has divided the internet, but when Zendaya wears them (with a camo print leather jacket, no less), they mysteriously work.
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Avant Garde Fashion

The mix-and-match checker print skirt and chain top wouldn’t work for just anybody, but on her, it’s perfection.