1. The Hi-Top Fade aka the Box Fade Haircut
2. Shoulder PadsFor some reason it was fashionable in the '80s and early '90s to look like a football player. Every shirt and jacket was outfitted with a pair of shoulder pads to give the appearance of broader, more stately, shoulders. Everybody and their mama donned shoulder pads. You remember how upset your mom would get when one of her shoulder pads went missing. She just couldn’t wear the outfit without them, and no matter how hard you tried, as a kid, you just couldn’t understand why she thought they looked so darn cool. Of course, that didn’t stop her from forcing you to wear them. It was just so darn cute, shoulder pads in your little dress suit! Gag. The young 90’s generation shunned the shoulder pad in the mid-late 90’s, and rightfully so.
3. SkortsThis 90’s fashion trend most likely originated back in the day to allow women to ride astride instead of sidesaddle on a horse. It merged a skirt and shorts. The skort is regulation for women in tennis, and became an all out trend in the 90’s. The modern tom girl could still look like a lady but play like the boys. Shorts in the back, skirt in the front. It was like the mullet for clothes. Nowadays wearing a skort only makes you look like you work at a fast food joint. Don’t ask why. It just does.
4. Bowl Haircuts
6. Knee-high Stockings
Photo: WENN.comThis trend needs to stay in the 90’s, and probably shouldn’t have emerged back then but thanks to the likes of Britney Spears and the classic teeny bopper film Clueless, the Hot school girl outfit, plaid uniforms, and knee-high/thigh-high stockings were in effect. Let us set the record straight here: the only time you should wear knee-high stockings not under pants and boots, or as a part of your burlesque costume, is if you are an actual school girl. No exceptions.
7. Bantu Knots
8. Ruffled Shirts
Ruffled shirts belong on Shakespearean poets and Latin cha-cha dancers. Nuff said.
9. Solid Tees Under Blazers With Large Shoulder Pads
10. Cross Colours Clothes
The Cross Colours line of clothing was all about bright colors and crazy colored patterns to symbolize that fact that people of different colors can live together in harmony. The slogan was “Clothing without Prejudice.” It was a hit in the young African American market, especially the hip hop scene, but the colors and patterns today are just too much for the eye to take.
There’s some things that just shouldn’t have been done. The Coogi sweater was one of them. It was like a box of crayons threw up on a sweater, and grandma thought it was art so she gave it to all of America as a birthday gift. Then, we all wore it because she wanted us to, and someone told us it looked good because they didn’t want to hurt her feelings. I think that someone was Biggie Smalls. Yeah, blame him.
12. Tie Dye
Tie dye clothes were fun and colorful, but just like the other way too colorful clothes on this list, multicolored tie dye clothes belong in the 90’s and should only be touched as a kid’s arts and crafts project.
13. Bandana As a Headband
A bandana around the head in the 90’s said “gangsta.” A bandana around the head for men today says "trying to hard" and "gay." So, unless you are gay or trying hard to be, please refrain. That is all.
15. Hats with Giant Flowers
That hat! That darn Blossom hat with that darn giant sunflower! It was gaudy in a cheesy my-mom-definitely-dressed-me-today kind of way.Yet, female celebs wore them all the time (Tori Spelling, Sarah Jessica Parker, etc.) Hats are totally in these days, but there simply isn't a place a for a giant sunflower.