Published: 18th July 2013
It gained notoriety as summer fashion's biggest number one faux pas, sniggered and snorted at by fashionistas and synonymous with middle-aged German backpackers.
However, the garish socks and sandals combination has been toppled from its place as the worst holiday fashion crime, according to a survey by sunshine.co.uk.
The poll placed cut-out swimsuits at the top of its list of most heinous holidaymaker style disasters.
The swimsuits, which have been modelled by the likes of Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton, were deemed a poor choice of outfit by 61% of people who took part in the survey.
"It seems both men and women alike aren't a fan of the cut out swimsuit trend," a spokesman for sunshine.co.uk said.
But that isn't to say people can start pulling on their socks and sandals, as the combo followed in a close second place with 59% of people naming it as a summer fashion no-no.
More than half the respondents (52%) also admitted that they didn't make any effort to look stylish when they were on their holidays.
"A holiday shouldn't be a fashion parade and, whilst it's nice to dress up on the occasional evening, the most important thing is to wear what you feel good in and what keeps you cool on a warm break," the spokesman added.
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