If ever there is anything constant in this world, that would have to be the fact that everything changes. And if we are talking about change, one of the most prominent proofs of constant change is the way fashion trends have come and go over the decades.
Every decade has its own fashion statement. And looking back, we can definitely see some trends that are a big “nuh-uh” in the current generation. We simply don’t want these fashion trends to come back! Read on the next 45 slides if you are interested in knowing about these dreadful trends that we think are best left in the past.
Crocs are not really the best choice around if you want to have shoes that will help you look your best. They do not complement any fashionable garb and apart from that, they are totally uncomfortable to wear. Wearing a pair of Crocs is like getting sauna for your feet alone. Wearing it with socks is even worse because it would be totally weird!
2. Wearing socks with sandals
Aside from the fact that this fashion trend is really terrible, wearing socks with sandals does not make any sense at all! Sandals are actually designed to be worn with exposed feet, so why do people need to wear socks with it? Though we still see some Dads and elderly men wear their sandals this way, we are still hoping this kind of fashion statement eventually fades away.
3. Popped collar
Unless you’re trying to look like a modern-day Count Dracula, wearing your collar up is definitely a big “no-no”. Collars are meant to be worn the way they were designed to be worn, not force them up to cover your neck or nape.
4. The Mullet hairstyle
The Mullet hairstyle, which originated in the ’90s, was popularized by the band Beastie Boys who coined the term “mullet head”, which also happens to be the title of one of their songs. The mullet is a hairstyle wherein the hair at the front and sides of the head are cut short while the hair at the back is long. It worked out for guys two decades ago, but wearing a mullet today is not exactly a great idea.
Visors are great to wear when you are out in the sun but do not want to be bothered by the light. However, there was a trend in the ’90s wherein people wear their visors upside down and think that they look totally cool. This style totally defeats the purpose of the headwear!
6. Bedazzled Jeans
Yes, jeans look better when they have really nice designs and maybe a few accents. But, a fully bedazzled pair of jeans? That’s taking it way too far already and besides, can you imagine the difficulty of putting this fashion statement in the laundry?
7. The Speed Limit Skirt
This skirt originated way back in 1910 when women wore narrow skirts that would usually rip if they ever stepped too wide. To solve the ripping issue, women back then decided to place loops on the hem of their skirts but that made them walk funny. Thank goodness, we are all about women freely wearing their skirts the way they want to these days!
8. Mind-bending patterns
In the 1960s until the 1970s, people were all about patterns in their clothes. Everyone just loves patterns that even the most bind mending designs are also used to create clothing. This style actually started in San Francisco where wearing bright and ornate colored patterns were absolutely popular!
9. Shoulder pads
In the ’80s, wearing shoulder pads was not only done by women but by men as well. The padded shoulders of the coats worn are meant to accentuate the broadness of one’s shoulder, which was apparently a standard of beauty at the time. This style might have faded over the years but sometimes, celebrities still try to incorporate it in their looks because shoulder pads are considered as iconic and authentic 80’s looks.
10. Beehive hairdo
Can you imagine the time and effort that doing this hairstyle took? Apparently, women from the 60’s considered this hairstyle as one of the most elegant hairdos of their time. To be honest, they look like they are carrying watermelon-shaped objects in their hair.
11. Bullet bra
Women used to wear bullet bras to make it appear as if they have a bigger bust size. Looking at it today, this fashion trend actually looks kind of funny, but of course, who are we to judge the beauty standards of long ago when we have our own standards to mind today?
12. Underwear on top of Spandex
Wearing sporty underwear on top of spandex was a huge fashion statement back in the ’80s. Although, it’s quite bizarre why people would ever wear their clothes the wrong way because underwear is supposed to be worn “under the clothes”, right? And the spandex and underwear combination should be colorful too, or the look won’t be completely successful at all.
13. Bright blush
Nowadays, make-up in women is all about contouring and highlighting and whatever technique is needed to emphasize and amplify a person’s facial features. However, the ’80s only had one rule when it comes to getting the perfect blush: make it brighter!
14. Platform shoes
In the ’90s, some women are into wearing high platform heels that make them loom over other people. This might look a lot safer than wearing stiletto heels but that doesn’t mean it won’t hurt your ankles, too. Those chunky heels don’t look lightweight at all!
15. Huge teased hairstyle
The ’80s were definitely all about being more: brighter shades, bigger clothes and of course, even bigger hair! Women used to tease their hair too much that their locks look like mini tidal waves of hair strands situated on top of their head. The hairspray industry must have really had lots of profits because of this overly styled hair trend.
16. Insanely low-rise jeans
And now, let’s take a look at a fashion trend that came from the beginnings of the 20th century: insanely low-rise jeans! The jeans are riding way too low that bending over would mean showing people what they’re not supposed to see. Although low rise jeans are still worn by some people these days, we can say that, at least, they do not allow their underwear to show anymore.
17. Harem pants
Harem pants are ultra-comfortable pair of trousers that have crotches that go way too low they’re almost touching the ground! These are not really flattering pants. But still, the comfort they bring is totally unquestionable.
18. Fake tan
Having a great tan has always been a beauty goal for many. However, getting the perfect tan is completely difficult, that’s why people from way back the 2000s decided to use fake tan instead! Spray tanning was a huge thing in said time and sometimes, people get way too addicted to fake tanning that they end up becoming orange instead of a beautiful golden shade.
19. Butterfly clips
Can you remember those cute little butterfly clips that teenagers from old TV shows wear on their hair? They are just so pretty that a lot of teens were into wearing these simple yet adorable hair accessories, too. Today, various hair clips are still widely used although people are not focused entirely into wearing butterfly-designed ones anymore.
20. Baggy pants
Baggy pants were a big thing in the 2000s not only in the UK but anywhere in the world. The pants are not just light, they are also very, very comfortable. However, baggy pants are not exactly flattering especially for women so we definitely hope that super baggy pants remain to be a thing of the past.
21. Leg warmers
Leg warmers are actually part of the whole aerobics get-up in the ’80s where people wear their undergarment on top of spandex. Wearing leg warmers over spandex was also a huge deal back then. But seriously, what are leg warmers for anyway? Yes, they give warmth to the leg but if you don’t cover the entirety of your feet and focus only on the legs, can you really say that your legs are toasty warm?
22. Neon colored clothes
The ’80s were all about being more, indeed! In terms of clothing, people from the said time were also about wearing shocking colors! They mix and match bold, neon and vibrant palettes and consider it as a fine fashion masterpiece. Wearing such a bright combination these days may be accepted by a few but for the majority, bright color mix-ups are still not as welcome.
23. Huge perms
Here’s another big hair story! Of course, this trend is also from the ’80s and we can see just how much people loved to go the extra mile when it comes to their hair, whether it is curly or straight!
24. Side ponytail
The side ponytail was quite popular among young girls of the past because it looked cute and really adorable. The front image of a person wearing this hairstyle can be lovely, but a look at the back of the person’s head might make you think otherwise.
25. Patterned shirts
We’re not unfamiliar with this fashion trend at all! There are still a lot of men who wear patterned shirts and most of them are Dads or uncles whose look won’t be complete without their patterns! If for this reason alone, we can maybe give this fashion trend a chance and accept it as a signature fashion statement for fathers and old men.