24 Fashion Mistakes We All Made In The 1990s… I’m Trying To Forget #9.

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Popped Collars

Fashion is evolving every day. As the decades go by, new trends arise. At the time, they may have seemed like a good idea, but when you look back at it from the future... not so much.

Nonetheless, every decade has a certain style that they are remembered for. Everyone remembers the 70's as the disco era with all the bellbottoms and high waisted everything. The 80's is known as the rock era with ripped jeans and leather everywhere. So of course, everyone remembers the 90's — and if you've forgotten, don't worry, we've got a few things to remind you.

We're not saying ALL of the 90's was bad but let's just say a good chunk of it should stay in the 90's.


The 90's was full of more than just one style, including the preppy look. Of course, your polo wasn't complete unless the collar was popped.

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Platform Flip Flops

For days when you wanted to appear taller but still wanted to be comfortable. Kind of wish these were still socially acceptable just for that reason.

Brightly Colored Rave Attire

However it was even more popular to wear these bright clothes outside of a rave. Why? Why was this socially acceptable? Why?

One Earring

Save yourself some money on piercing two ears by just piercing one! You'll look just as cool as Janet Jackson and who doesn't want that?

Butterfly Clips

The tiny little sparkly butterfly clips that every girl just loved to put in their hair. They were painful and time-consuming but that didn't matter, nope.

Track Suits

They were originally competition clothing for athletes but they somehow became the popular outfit to wear for just going out in the town. How can you even get through the day hearing that swish swish sound everywhere you went?

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Overalls Over One Shoulder

Wearing overalls was one thing, but an even questionable choice was wearing the overalls strap on only one shoulder. What was the point of that anyways?

Parachute Pants

All thanks to the great MC Hammer, these pants were the thing to wear. Technically speaking, these pants never went out of style if you count the harlem pants people wear nowadays. They're just... less colorful.

Goth

Turning your whole wardrobe into all black and goth was a thing. In other words, these people would've shopped at Hot Topic for all their clothes if existed back then.

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Chain Wallets

Because your wallets back then were filled with such valuable items... like a library card and school ID.

Bucket Hats

Well, they didn't even keep the sun out of your eyes so it was just basically used to match your outfit or hide your hair. That's pretty much all I can say about them.

Bowl Cuts

This gruesome hair cut that anyone from home could have cut. Why was this a thing? How did someone not recognize how bad of a hair cut this was?

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Parted Bowl Cuts

As if it couldn't get any worse, people just had to go and part their bowl cuts in the middle. What was it about this hair trend that boys loved so much?

JNCO Jeans

How did we go from tight but flared out at the bottom bellbottom jeans to just overall baggy jeans? These jeans were large and in charge.

Hypercolor Shirts

These shirts were the cool thing to wear because they reacted to cold or heat. In other words, they were a good excuse for strangers to touch you without your permission.

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Baja Hoodies

Kind of similar to a poncho, but with shorter sleeves? To be honest, they probably did seem really cool at the time. But looking back at it... not so much.

Shoulder Pads

Why join a football team to look like a linebacker when you can do it on a daily basis with shoulder pad blazers and sweaters? What clothing accessory says strong and powerful like this one?

Fanny Packs

They were portable, easy-access, and carried all the items you needed. But maybe these fanny packs should only be used in situations like hiking or camping instead of walking down the street on a normal day.

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Big Goofy Hats

Perhaps they were for hiding big goofy hair? After all, that too was a trend in the 90's.

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Baggy Shorts

The ones that went all the way down to your shins. Yeah, this was such a great way to keep cool on hot summer days. Makes perfect sense.

Golf Visors

For some reason it was a thing to wear golf visors even when you weren't golfing. So I guess it was never really about golf then, was it?

Backwards Hat

Not only just wearing your hat backwards but with a tuft of hair coming through in the opening. Don't know why this was a thing. If anything, it made the guy look sillier.

Acid Washed Everything

Acid washed denim was everything back then. There was no such thing as having too much acid wash. Acid wash is still kind of a thing today... just to a decreased extent.

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Peace Frog Shirts

Not just tie-dye shirts, but frog tie-dye shirts! You finally did it, you solved world peace.