Fashion trends come and go each year, and many are recycled from previous decades. We have seen a recent revival of the '80s and '90s trends like biker shorts and chunky dad sneakers, but not all fashion trends should be brought back. From ultra low-rise jeans to layered shirts and skirts, these trends need to stay in the past. At the end of the day we all have the freedom to wear what we want, but these looks will haunt your nightmares.
Most boys growing up in the mid to late '90s wanted to emulate all the popular boyband members like Justin Timberlake with their frosted tips. However, if they admitted they liked boy bands, that was a different story. All these boys needed was some bleach and a highlighting cap to get this odd-looking hairstyle. Most of the time, it turned out looking like ramen noodles, but it was "cool" back then. This one will forever haunt Justin Timberlake and most '90s teens.
"Stop, Hammer Time!" This trend might be the worst on the list, and it doesn't help that even MC Hammer couldn't rock these. He started the trend in the video for his one-hit-wonder, "U Can't Touch This," and these pants were nicknamed after him. These drop-crotch pants were typically made of non-rip nylon, and they were the worst thing to happen to fashion. Although they were durable for break dancing, they had no other use. If anyone thinks they can bring these back into style, they are wrong.
The clear colored glasses trend began in the '70s and made its way back into fashion in the '90s and early 2000s. This is proof of how trends find their way back into the spotlight over time. Paris Hilton was a huge fan of these classes along with her arm warmers. Why wear a jacket or a long-sleeved shirt when you can throw on a pair of arm warmers. These two trends were horrible, and we are over-the-moon that they went out of style. While Paris Hilton may look good in just about anything, these are two things she hopefully threw away a long time ago.
In the 2000s, the biggest trend among scene kids was destroying their hair for fashion. These girls would straighten their hair to the point where it was fried and then it was also bleached and dyed neon colors. Add in some teasing and you had the most fashionable scene hairstyle. This hairstyle was widely popular for MySpace pictures, and it went along with the popular punk music. They paired this look with a band t-shirt, studded belt, and skinny jeans for the most "stylish" outfit.
Corsets became a staple in fashion during the 1800s, and then people decided to bring these torture devices back into style during the 2000s. They cut off your circulation, move your organs around, and are generally uncomfortable. Kelly Clarkson once rocked this look, but we think she would agree that she would never be caught dead in this look today. How was she able to breathe, sing, and dance around the stage with such a restrictive outfit. Let's leave the corsets in the 19th century.
We have so many questions for Gwen Stefani because she seems like the only person who embraced this odd trend. Usually, people are embarrassed that their underwear is showing, but she decided to make it a trend. Maybe it was about female empowerment, or she did it accidentally and called it fashion. We don't know, but we don't want this to every become stylish again. If you buy cute underwear, someone should see it, but we don't know if we would consider this fashion.
Everyone can thank The Matrix for this horrifying trend. Many male actors and singers were fans of the long leather trenchcoat, which was always oversized. The coats also came in a sport coat style that was just as confusing. It often looked like men were wearing their father's clothing because these jackets were so ill-fitting. We are glad people learned how to find clothing that fits them, and left this trend in the '90s.
Although pleated skirts have made a comeback in recent years, this particular style was horrible. These micro skirts barely covered anything, and they left almost nothing to the imagination. We are glad people have learned to cover up a bit more. While we are all for embracing our bodies and wearing things that make us comfortable, these skirts were absurd. Nicole Richie is seen here walking onto a talk show with her butt almost hanging out.
Have you ever been called "bug eyes" by your parents for wearing sunglasses that could cover your entire face? You can thank stars like Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, and the Kardashian sisters for making this trend popular. In the 2000s, celebrities would wear these to block their faces from paparazzi, but then everyone started wearing them, and it became a trend. People still opt for the over-sized look, but the glasses are more modern and fit today's trends better.
This layering look was a huge hit with many celebrities throughout the '90s and 2000s, and it is shocking. They would layer shirts even in the summer, and we don't know how they weren't dripping in sweat. Although Jennifer Anniston pulls off this weird trend, we still don't like it. Layering can be helpful when the weather changes, or it is in-between seasons, but we wouldn't layer a t-shirt and long-sleeve these days. At least Rachel Green can laugh all the way to the bank for this fashion tragedy.