Tell me about your past, cringeworthy fashions!

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I went through a hair crimping phase in middle school. I look at some of those pictures now and shake my head, as it just made my hair way fluffy and frizzy. What was my mom thinking all those mornings when she’d crimp it for me. Even worse was the perm…

I was also into super low rise jeans at one point, which did not look good on me at all and I was constanly pulling my pants up. And capris, they just do not look good on my body type, but I used to wear them a lot too.

Post # 4
6656 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s enough said…

Post # 5
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Sassygrn:  DITTO.  

i have two frightening words that pretty much sum it up:  parachute pants. 

Post # 6
1706 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Neon…lots of it.  Like neon green scrunchie socks.  Big scrunchie pony tail holders which were also neon.  And that stupid bang flip that we hairsprayed…ugh.  The 90s.

Post # 7
2057 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

Oh, I have got loads of fashion faux-pas… especially since moving from Southeast Asia to Canada. My mother was like, “Oh, nobody will care what you are wearing.” (Right) So, I had hand-me-downs from cousins who were just about to give theirs away to Salvation Army. I ended up with their fashion mishaps from the 60s to all the way in the 90s. (Think almost boho-coverall skirt with long-sleeve striped t-shirt.. AND jeans underneath)

I later went through a rocker-billy phase in my early twenties, wearing wrist-warmers and Emily Strange clothing. That didn’t last very long.

Actually, after 5 bags of clothing donated to Goodwill, I am surprised to find out that there would be more fashion mishaps to be donated/upcycled. Darn, next time I shall be firm in saying “NO” when relatives are giving away their clothes.


Post # 8
4698 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I still love most of my old bizarre fashions. Embarassed And I worry I’m getting too old to be freaky and it’s not cute anymore and I’m not allowed. In terms of attire I feel like I’m not so much stepping into maturity as being dragged kicking and screaming. Where are my spike bracelets? My plaid miniskirt over striped tights? My mesh shirts? My 700 necklaces? My chunky black boots with the 800 buckles? My purple pigtails?! 

I’m taking consolation in the fact that I can still dress like me for my wedding, and that no matter how old I get I can still be dress like a hippie, which, were I a pokemon, would be my secondary typing. Wink

Yes, I am aware that I am extremely uncool. T_T

Post # 9
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Sassygrn:  Me too. When I saw neon in the stores this year I was like “hell no, never again!”  keeping my fingers crossed that shoulder pads don’t reappear. 

Post # 10
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

My sister and I were huge fans of velvet shirts in the mid-late 90s. My mom took a picture of us in these outfits holding our favorite CDs at the time because we kept saying. “We will NEVER hate these things” and she wanted to have proof to show us later. We were like 6 and 8 or something. 

So… Now we have this picture of the two of us with crimped hair, matching purple tie-dye velvet shirts and those rip- away track pants. It’s a real nice picture haha. 

Post # 11
28 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

Probably the worst was when I was 16. I Put magenta streaks in my hair. Long curly hair. And would wear sparkle sneakers and a crop top with low rise faded bell bottoms. I loved to wear this outfit with a magenta  lace up crop top. I showed up to a cruise dinner one time and my father looked horrified.

Tis was 2001/2002


Post # 12
1397 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would only wear purple, turquoise and pink clothing…let your imagination go with that.

Post # 13
1801 posts
Buzzing bee

When I was around 8 I only listened to “oldies but goodies” so I dressed like a hippie and sang “Do Wa Diddy” on the playground while all the other girls sang only Spice Girls….I liked them too dont get me  wrong. What 90s girl wouldnt?

Then when I was 12 till almost all the way through high school there was the “punk” look that became popular when NewFoundGlory and all the other pop punk bands brought it back. I was the only one with a Black Sabbath or Bad Company shirt though Wink

Remember neon fishnets and those jelly bracelts that were popular in the 80s? Yeah….my teenage years brought that stuff back lol. I had over 100 jelly bracelets on one arm, neon star earrings in every color, fishnets, and school girl skirts with my chuck taylors. Oh yeah! Lol. 

Post # 14
2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I had these hot pink and black striped arm warmers that I just thought were the coolest thing ever. I also wore a lot of tiaras in high school. like plastic ones. I had a hot pink one that matched the gloves, and I rocked that combo pretty often. 

Post # 15
2057 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@Day_In_The_Life:  Those are happy colours! 🙂 It actually made me smile, visualizing the colours.

Post # 16
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

In high school I liked to dress like a Japanese schoolgirl. Short pleated skirts, knee highs, maryjane shoes, neckties, the whole nine yards.

I had no idea why I had so many geeky guy friends, lol. I almost gagged when a dear friend of mine told me he and all these guys used to jerk off thinking of me at night.

It didn’t help that when I wasn’t dressed so “Anime slutty” I’d wear Doc Martens, more short pleated skirts and shirts that read “I make boys cry”

So yeah, I pretty much stick to just sundresses and jeans and tshirts these days.

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