Post # 1
I was reading a blog today and the girl put up a picture from 2003 and she’s wearing a knee length blue jean skirt and platform flip flops and I was like OH GOD, I HAD THOSE, and I wore the shit out of them because they were cool! And then I got to thinking about all the other clothes that we all wore in high school (1999-2003) that pretty much I thought made me the hottest person on the planet but now I would never wear them:
Graphic tees from Abercrombie and Fitch and American Eagle
Light washed blue jeans
Boots with really chunky clompy heels
HEMP necklaces, GOD
Flare leg jeans ( 🙁 SO BAD)
What were clothes that you wore in high school that you thought were SO cool but would never EVERRRRRRR wear now?
Post # 3
@ohheavenlyday: I was in high school around the same time you were. 1998-2002.
The one I remember was rocking this hairstyle with a visor:
I thought I looked like sporty spice.
Post # 4
I second the graphic tees and faded jeans. Faded jeans do no one justice after a while. I was never into the boots… but I was into the really low cut shirts. I have average size breasts and never really thought about it until entering a professional work environment. Anything too low makes me really uncomfortable now! Even when it’s on other women I want to cover them up 🙁 Maybe it’s my maternal instinct?
Post # 5
Unfortunately my generation (high school 2005-2009) was big on the on-purpose-whale-tail trend. *shudder* I participated in this once, when I was 15 and at a dance. Never again:
-crocs (thankfully I never bought into this trend)
-crocs with socks
-basketball shorts with graphic tees and flip flops
Post # 6
I was in high school 1997-2001 and I think every picture of me has my middrift showing. Other chocies that now make me shake my head:
fake cornrows held in place with multicolor butterfly clips, (anyone know what I’m talking about)
those tiny short ruffle skirts that are really only beach appropriate
Post # 7
LOL my sister did those fake cornrows with the butterfly clips for a YEARBOOK PIC. Hilarious. What a fool.
Your high school sounds like “Clueless.” We got slapped with detention if we wore sleeveless shirts, let alone shirts that showed our bellies. LOL.
Post # 8
Oh the jean skirt and platform flip-flops!! I had those!! AAAGHHH! And I was in high school from ’02-’06! The thick heels, the glitter eyeshadow. God, no!!
I would just like to point out, however, that once in 7th grade I wore some (low) heels with jeans, and a girl made fun of me. Guess what she was wearing today? THAT’S RIGHT.
Post # 9
I’m a 1998-2002 high schooler, too. I loved flare jeans. I still do! Actually, I had a pair of bell bottoms that I really loved because they balanced my big butt. I can’t wait for them to come back. I have big calves so I have trouble with just boot cut pants, lol. I didn’t really follow any other trends. I was super uncool. Now that I think about it, I really don’t dress that differently now–yikes.
Post # 10
I grew up in the 90s and 00s
–tracksuit bottoms matched with just about anything (blame sporty spice)
–name headbands, necklaces you name it (not meant t be a joke but… ha)
— trainers with everything
— those weird shaped t shirts that were kind of triangular shaped at the bottom?
— pedal pushers
— “hippy” look tops and bandanas
— millitary combats with loads of stringy things hanging off (about 2003)
— peplum skirts
The 80s gets a bad rep but the late 90s and early 2000s were horrific!
Post # 11
What is a whale- tail? (Old ass right here.)
Post # 12
@ohheavenlyday: That triangle-shaped piece of fabric on the back of a thong, it resembles a whale’s tail. A la the girl on the left
Post # 13
@beebee89: Oh man, I totally remember those triangle bandanna shirt things. Hilarious!
Post # 14
Y-necklaces circa when they were hot on Friends. Can’t look at the letter “Y” now without cringing…
What was worse than faded denim was RIPPED denim. Like, shredded all over your legs and knees . Diaster.
Post # 15
OHHHH okay. I’m pretty sure we all did that in high school before we realized it was skanky.
Post # 16
I went to high school (2003-2007). I took part in the 2″ zipper Dorina jeans that looked like they were painted on. The “whale tail” was also popular at dances. I also constantly got in trouble at school for showing my mid-drift in baby tees with a long dangling belly button ring. Yes, I was that bubble gum princess. Thankfully I was also student body president and a goody-two-shoes so I didn’t look overly trashy, just like a little tart haha.
Britney Spears was my fashion Idol. Thank god I have more sense now…