We’ve all done things we’re not proud of. In fact, many of us feel this way about our questionable fashion choices during the 90s. From bowl cuts to Reeboks pumps, unattractive styles abounded during this time period. So what possessed people to follow these 25 fashion trends that didn’t survive the 90s? The world may never know.
Whether neon-colored, fluffy, or sparkly, scrunchies served many girls’ style and function needs. They could be worn in the hair or around the wrist for fashionable flair.
Nothing was more romantic back in the day than a declaration of love written on a tiny grain of rice. It was enough to make even the most cynical girl swoon.
Although the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles probably appreciated this trend, turtlenecks are best left for cold weather nowadays.
These expensive sneakers became a status symbol on urban basketball courts and in school hallways. And as the first shoes with an internal inflation mechanism, they always provided a comfy fit.
Unless you’re in the medical profession, you’d better leave your pager at home these days if you don’t want to commit a fashion faux pas – That is, if you even own a pager.
Every 90s heartthrob had one thing in common—a super flattering bowl cut. From music megastars Nick and Aaron Carter to onscreen idol Jonathan Taylor Thomas, hot guys everywhere sported this ghastly haircut inspired by a common kitchen item.
Old McDonald had a farm, but what was N Sync’s excuse? Overalls were cool, but wearing them with only one strap buckled was “the bomb.”
Nothing attracts attention like a bucket hat with a giant flower attached to it. Thanks to quirky 90s TV character Blossom Russo, girls started wearing these outrageous headpieces with pride.
Britney Spears made uniforms sexy when she burst onto the scene in her “Baby One More Time” music video, much to the delight of Catholic schoolgirls everywhere.
Unicorns and butterflies and puppies – Oh my! Every true 90s girl owned a few Lisa Frank school supplies. The more you had, the higher you ranked in the social hierarchy of elementary school.
Inspired by the naïve yet loveable star of the film Clueless, adolescent girls everywhere began donning these youthful dresses. They could be paired with Doc Martens for a trendier look.
Its cousins the ballet bun and the messy bun may still be in vogue, but the tiny buns that engulfed the heads of celebs like Gwen Stefani are certainly not.
In the battle between Airwalks and Vans, the latter emerged victorious while Airwalks faded into obscurity, leaving many skater boys to mourn the loss of their favorite brand.
Edgy girls everywhere expressed their angst on the outside by sporting brown lipstick. Christina Aguilera, Drew Barrymore, and Jennifer Aniston could all be spotted wearing this deep shade during the 90s.