This is a repost of a post I wrote on Feb 25, 2014 and cleaned up a bit. I thought it would be fun to revisit the decade that was the 1990s.
For the past two weeks, I was watching the Olympics like many other people. Then I saw the preview of the piece about Tanya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan. Oh, the outfits! The gloriously hideous outfits!
What ever possessed us to wear such loud fabrics and bright colors, I’ll never know. I remember the 90s very vividly and while I wore some things that I am now pretty embarrassed about, I was pretty tame by comparison.
Yes, people really wore this stuff with a straight face…
Even preppy styles were extremely dated looking in the 90s. What’s up with that mustard color? I had several mustard colored shirts and so did everyone else. Now that I’ve had children all I think when I see it is breastfed baby poo. Get on that, Crayola.
I was always baffled by Mc Hammer pants. I’m not sure why someone would want their crotch to start at their knees. Similarly to why I don’t understand the pants off the butt look that makes one look like they have really stubby legs and an abnormally long torso so who am I to judge?
Not one, but two couples thought this was a good look. I have no words.
Off the shoulder overalls. I was guilty of this, too. Yes, I am embarrassed about it.
Ahh, the neon weightlifting pants and windbreaker fashion statement. I won’t lie, I used to wear my (then) boyfriend’s windbreaker that looked like the one on the far right. At the time I thought it was cute. Thankfully I had the good sense not to pair it with bright colorblocked muscle pants. I can’t say the same for some of my classmates.
Then there’s the hair. We can’t forget the hair!
The mullet was still alive and well in the early 90s. Business in the front, party in the back, y’all!
I don’t know why some guys wanted their head to look like a pencil eraser but apparently quite a few guys did. I had quite a few eraser heads roaming the halls of my high school.
Of course, the designs shaved into that high top fade. Art and hair = a match made in Heaven.
And finally, all hail the Scrunchie! Sitting on top of the 90s girl’s head like a little poofy tiara. The best hair accessory ever.
Now to prove that I wasn’t immune to bad fashion choices in the 90s. Here I am in high school in all my scrunchie headed, mustard loving, one strapped overall wearing glory . . .
Did you wear any of these in the 90s? Are you as embarrassed as I am?