We all participated in fashion trends that we now regret. Some are memorialized in yearbook pictures, scrapbooks, or Facebook with horrible edits, but we live and we learn. Here are some passing fashion obsessions that will make you cringe and be thankful you can learn from your mistakes:
1. Platform Flip Flops
These honestly never should have been invented in the first place.
2. Gaucho Pants
These were an elementary school favorite. We may have thought we rocked them, but we were sorely mistaken. They were comfortable though.
3. Shoulder Pads
This trend should stay in the 80s where it belongs.
Just because Cole Swindell did it does not make it okay.
I am sad to say I once wore Crocs and I even added jewels to them. *Shudders*
This one should be self explanatory. It just looks wrong.
7. Leg and/or Arm Warmers
Yet another trend that should just stay in the 80’s where it belongs for the rest of our existences. If your legs or arms are cold, put on a pair of pants or a jacket.
This pattern has been overdone on everything. It is time to accept that the fad should be put to rest and outlawed on clothing from now on.
9. Silly Bands (Animal Shaped Bracelets)
Yeah, these were cool, and yeah, we all had about 1,000 of them. But no, they should not make a comeback.
10. Soffe Shorts
Let’s be real, girls loved to roll these up and wear them everywhere. They were comfortable and they were all we had before Nike shorts. However, they were very short and tended to be tight and this is why we should be thankful for our collective fashion evolution.
We all have our fashion regrets and these may have made you remember some not so smart choices. Sorry if any of these images haunt your dreams tonight!
Brooke is an English major and is from the two-traffic-light town of Glennville, Ga. When she’s not writing essays or reading literature books bigger than the dictionary, Brooke enjoys binge watching Netflix, adding to her makeup collection and all things “Frozen” (she may or may not have an Olaf pillow pet…). She is currently the Print Editor for the Reflector.