Post # 1
We all have some times in our lives where we don’t make the best choices concerning beauty and style. Of course, some of those have to do with the time period or what our friends/celebrities are wearing. Most of us have at least one big beauty/style choice that we regret in retrospect.
Personally, in 6th grade I had a tragic asymetrical haircut. One side of my hair was chin length and the other was above my ear. At the time, I thought this was totally awesome…now…not so much. I’m going to try to find a photo–you won’t believe that my mom let me do this to myself!
So, fess up, friends. What was your greatest beauty blunder? Did you do something with your style that you thought was cool back in the day, but now think is totally embarassing? Or did you try to do something stylish with disasterous results?
Did you have “80’s mall bangs”? Did you get your hair cut like Rachel from Friends? Did you try to give yourself highlights and end up with orange hair (like my sister on spring break in college)?
What was your greatest beauty mistake? Extra props to those who are willing to share photos! 🙂
Post # 3
My mom made me have bangs from age 5-14. I have a tiny forehead, its more like a three-head lol, but my bangs started at the middle of the top of my head. Probably a good 8 inches from the top of my head to my eyebrows. I was ALL bangs for 9 years. It looked like I had a mullet that entire time…. ick. I’m going to ask my mom for some old pictures lol. Ahh memories. Sure we looked ridiculous, but atleast we have something to laugh at now!
Oh I also went bleach blonde a few years ago. My natural color is a deep, dark brown… my skin looked so pale & my hair was WHITE. I really looked sick. Whats worse is at the time I loved it and thought I looked amazing, so I kept it for over a year. Now I’ve vowed never to part from my natural color. My FI saw some photos and said he’d divorce me if I ever went back to that lol. I wouldn’t blame him either!
Post # 4
When I was in 7th grade I tried to dye my hair black (it’s already brown) and ended up with purple black hair. Then when I was 21 or so I decided I *needed* to be blonde so I bleached my (very dark) hair for about 5 months – I completely RUINED it!!! I had to hack it off and start afresh.
Post # 5
I don’t have any pics,l but i had some bleachy blonde hair in college (very very blonde). and suddenly i wanted to be strawberry blonde.
Red/brown hair dye+bleached hair=fire engine red.
OH it was bad
Post # 6
I had a couple of years in which I had a haircut I really really regret now haha. I was around 8 or 9 and my mom was tired of me throwing a fit everytime she had to put my hair in a bun for a gymnastics competition (I started when I was 4 and continued for about 12 years) so she told me to either deal with it or get my hair cut short enough I didn’t have to wear a bun. Well let’s just say I made the wrong choice and chose the haircut and ended up with hair right at my ears. Bleh. I looked like a boy.
So yeah, the only positive was that all of my friends also had this haircut for some reason (what were our moms thinking?) so when I showed up at school in August I wasn’t alone haha.
Post # 7
Getting a pixie hair cut in my early teens. It looked AWFUL. I’ve thrown away every single picture with my hair that short.
Post # 8
When I was in grade school I got one of those “bowl” cuts which was awful in and of itself, but I also have wavy/curly hair, so it literally stuck out in all directions. NOT hot.
In highschool I wanted to have a little red in my brown hair…ya it looked orange for the first 3 days! I washed my hair nonstop to control the clown!
Now, I have long hair and just get a trim with little layers and only dye my hair other shades of brown! haha.
Post # 9
Oh man. Mine was the time that I decided I wanted to be platinum blonde after watching a few too many episodes of The Girls Next Door. I tried to do it myself, and it took 3 salon visits to even get it to not be orange. The end result was more white than blonde, see for yourself!
Post # 10
In highschool I was the punk rock/goth girl and looking back…I really wish someone would have stolen my eyeliner, thrown it away, banned me from buying anymore. And I wish someone had banned me from Hot Topic. Because I used to think I was ugly and I look back on photos and think “Geez I wish I could look like that NOW…minus the eyeliner and crazy clothes! What was wrong with me?” le sigh.
I mean some of my punk rock/or goth stuff wasn’t bad and I still wear some stuff but some stuff was just awful.
This is the only picture I can find and of course it’s super embarrassing for me. It was in 2005 and you can tell I’m not happy haha!
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club
Oh man, I wish I had photos of some things…mine mostly related to clothing
Middle school = badddd fashion! I had some wide leg jeans that had back pockets on the front AND the back…and for some reason I thought that they were so awesome, that I made my mom buy 2 pairs for me?!?! I die thinking of these.
Also, in middle school everyone decided that the “skater” look was in. I wore boys’ sweaters and converse sneakers. And, for some reason, when I wore shorts, I wore the sneakers with TUBE socks jocked up to mid calf. Ohmagah the horror…anyone now who knows me and my love of fashion would just die of laughter.
Post # 12
OMG Katie I went through the Avril/skater/I’m going to dress like a boy phase in middle school too. My mom haaaated it. I regret it now…lol
Post # 13
Hahaha….I could have been a poster child for bad fashion choices growing up :-P. The pie-slice bangs (with braces — even better), turtle necks, stirrup stretch pants….oh, and the pancho that used to be my mom’s in the 70’s. I thought it was great, comfortable and practical, but I definitely got made fun of in that thing.
(I tried to find pictures, but I may have to go searching for one)
Post # 14
What DIDNT i do wrong? Lets start with my mom forcing me to wear stirrup pants for most of elementary school. Oh and how about the fact that she allowed me to pick out Harry Potterish round glasses … which had bright purple frames.
Middle school – being broke doesn’t help, since I mostly ended up with off-brand styles that were at least a season late on trends. Upgrade the glasses slightly and apply braces.
High School – I was pretty much late for every trend, and by the time I hit high school and could buy my own clothing, I started totally messing with my hair. ah, the joys of hair dye. Bleached my hair, ended up bright yellow. Thought it was bearable…left it that way. And thats just the worst hair story.
Post # 15
@Flipflopbride–I, too, wore the stirrup stretchy pants.
Also, wearing long long shirts over legging shorts was “in” so it looked like I had no pants. What was I thinking?
Post # 16
Oh boy. Im Italian…olive skin, dark hair, dark eyes…I went BLONDE BLONDE in high school through my junior year of college…and I had those gross really thin eyebrows. So embarrassing. I can say now I have my dark brunette back as well as my gorgeous eyebrows lol. It was so bad, but I swear at the time it was ROCKIN.