For reasons unknown, these past few years were full of throwbacks from the ’90s, a decade that feels like only yesterday and yet like ancient history all at the same time.
Everything that was considered cool and trendy then, is making a comeback now. Our favorite movies, cartoons, clothes, shows, drinks and various snacks are finally revived.
Even so, for those of you who were growing up in that decade, as myself, I know that these things arouse a slight feeling of nostalgia in you.
The way all ’90s kids react to the awesome throwbacks.
Regardless if this was the coolest era ever, or if it’s mostly just tainted by people’s unjustified nostalgia, there are some things that should forever be forgotten.
Whereas we might have loved and considered them rad at some point, now we just want them to stay only somewhere deep inside our memories.
Oh dear Lord…
Indeed the most horrific haircut originating from the ’90s. Regardless whoever made it up, he/she should most definitely be banned from touching anyone’s hair again.
May someone please state one good reason why this was a flashy haircut?
Source: Hairstyle Camp
Rattails are particularly often spotted on young, ratty-looking children whose parents probably don’t know what a decent haircut is.
It hurts my ears!
By all means, the only thing laugh tracks achieve, is making people cringe throughout the whole episode of whatever sitcom/TV show they watch.
Presumably, we all have a sense of humor.
Source: Citizen Sociolinguistics
Not to mention that unfortunately, they never managed to disappear completely and free us of their absurdity.
Definitely the-must-have for every kids’ bedroom.
Source: The Mind Circle
Surprisingly, I can’t remember anyone who didn’t possess this comfy inflatable furniture in their bedroom.
Oh well, actually, I didn’t. Probably as many others, I hated the constant loss of air and the terrible fart sounds it made when you shifted even just a little.
Hence, I preferred the bean bag full of sand over this one.
Would you wear these?
The only good thing about tear-away pants is the fact that you could easily whip them off whenever you pleased.
Of course they are totally suitable for all those lazy persons out there.
Moreover, I simply can’t understand how the famous reality star Kim Kardashian had the courage to combine them with high heels. Disgusting.
I can’t even…
Source: Super Pop Magazine
Can you decide which haircut is the most hideous? The rattail or the bowl cut? I certainly can’t.
The mere thought of a bowl haircut no doubt reminds you of some gruesome at-home haircuts gone wrong. I can presume that almost everyone who had one back in the ’90s is probably terrified that one day someone may dig up an old photo of him/her having it.
Puka shell necklaces
Does anyone wait for this things to return again?
Back in the day, if you wanted to be the coolest of the cool, you had to have a Puka shell necklace around your neck. There just wasn’t any other better way to show off how dandy you were.
Leave this “surfer vibe” for the real surfers.
In contrast, these necklaces made pretty much everyone look ridiculous. And that’s why most of us hope they’re done, dead, and forever lost in the late ’90s.
It’s hard to believe everyone wore them.
Source: Blue 17
The shell suit was a bizarre fashion statement and a kind of trend that allowed people who candidly never did any form of exercise to look like they did.
It consisted of nylon waterproof trousers and a matching jacket with a kooky pattern full different strident colors and fluorescent strips.
Even so, the crazier the pattern and colors- the more better the look.
After all, it didn’t.
Source: Throwbacks Facebook
If you ever wore a shell suit, or your parents made you wear it like mine did, you know how comfy it actually is, whether you like it or despise it.
In general, what everyone in the ’90s was doing.
Source: New Line Cinema
People in ’90s couldn’t be bothered with things like nicotine patches, electronic cigarettes and lung cancer. Smoking was totally tolerable and everyone enjoyed it.
Nobody cared about the negative side effects, they were too rad to worry about them.
Even the kids never worried about it.
Source: New Line Cinema
Fortunately, times have significantly changed and smoking is considered as dangerous and not so cool at all. That being said, let’s give our best to keep it that way.
I know you owned a pair too.
Contrary to the nowadays-popular skinny jeans, back in the ’90s the No.1 place was taken by the over-sized JNCO jeans. They were worn as a fashion statement and everyone wanted to be part of the massive JNCO “culture”.
Everything for fashion.
To point out, they were so big that you could even hide other people inside them.
Everyone ignored the issues this ridiculous piece of clothing had, such as the impossibility to walk with them while it was raining.
Ten more minutes and we’re connected…
At the beginning of the decade almost none of us had heard of the web and we didn’t have browsers, search engines, digital cellphone networks, 3-D games or powerful laptops.
We were only there to witness the earliest days of the Internet, and we were happy with just that.
In general, no one was bothered by how slow the Internet was, or that we had to log off if someone needed to chat on the phone.
Patience is a bliss.
Fortunately, by the end of the decade we had it all.
I feel sorry for the sweaty people.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine
First, there was a mood ring.
Second came the HyperColor shirt.
No comment needed.
Finally, a revelation occurred. Every drop of sweat will change the color of your shirt.
The word “phat”
“Phat” is one ’90s slang word that we’re glad is forgotten.
The way people who use this word look.
In brief, it means that something is cool or tempting. Ironically, it became boring and unusable.
We know all the girls fancied you if you wore one.
Source: The Hunt
Flames, the famous pattern worn by the coolest kids only.
Your shirt could now match your “Vans”.
As years passed, this “flames on black” pattern managed to become more and more revolting and stayed off the grid.
In spite of their popularity, they were soon forgotten.
Source: Children of the Nineties
There was not a single person that wasn’t obsessed with the useless Pogs.
I know you collected them too.
In reality, you either didn’t know how to play the game, or just couldn’t be bothered with it.
Besides, good luck trying to get a kid to play with these stupid things nowadays.
In reality we didn’t call them “mom jeans”. On the contrary, they were loved by everyone, not just our moms.
Even the cast of “Beverly Hills” wore them.
Then again, thank God there were some people who chose these jeans over those JNCO ones.
What angsty-teen-boys listened to.
Source: Rockfield Studios
Of course every die-hard “Oasis” fan hates the type of guys who think they can play a guitar by just trying to impress a girl at parties with “Wonderwall”.
Source: Know Your Meme
For this reason, this good song sadly fell deep into the mainstream waters.
Ultimately, if you’d like to hear it, here’s “Wonderwall”:
Don’t pretend you didn’t own one.
The rave scene loved this fashion accessory. Supposedly, it kept you from chewing your own tongue while you were high on drugs.
Evidently the way the party-hard people looked in the ’90s.
Source: L.A. Weekly
In a word, let’s be honest. It’s beyond bizarre.
The CD-ROMs that were basically everywhere in the ’90s.
Frankly, do you remember getting these CDs in the mail? If you do, did you keep throwing them away because you couldn’t make any space for them?
Well, I guess you should’ve kept them. Surprisingly, they’re apparently pretty valuable now.
Source: Warner Bros.
In brief, they were free marketing materials sent by America Online that were supposed to get people to sign up.
A particularly bad choice of hairstyle.
Source: Pizza Bottle
Frosted tips, the trend that’s surely back to haunt us. They were a boy-band staple that not always looked horrible.
Due to singer Justin Timberlake’s hairstyle, I’m willing to take my words back.
Source: RCA Records
Thus, can we do anything to stop their comeback?
So, these pants rather than the JNCO jeans? Or the other way around?
As can be seen, the convertible pants appear appropriate for every kind of weather.
As a result, if it was too hot you could unzip them into shorts and If it was too cold you could simply zip the legs back on.
Obviously practical, but undeniably idiotic.
In fact, check the weather forecast and wear something convenient. And finally, try to forget these pants ever existed.
Zip and unzip all the way!
Source: Warner Bros.
Above all, let all of these twenty cringeworthy things stay buried forever, never to be dug out again.