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15 Most Ridiculous Retro Fashion Trends

Popcorn Shirts

These ridiculously stretchy, one-size-fits-all shirts were one of the worst trends to come out of the '90s. They somehow managed to be unflattering on every body type and made wearers look like a popcorn ceiling come to life.

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Body Glitter

Roll-on body glitter was all the rage with teenage girls in the '90s. If your skin didn’t sparkle like a Twilight vampire, were you really dressed up at all? We still cannot forget the skin irritation that came with this trend.

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Bucket Hats

The only time it is appropriate to wear a bucket hat is if you're going fly fishing. These hats were made popular by rappers in the '80s and '90s, but we're ever so grateful they’ve dropped this trend since. 

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Mood Rings

Teens and tweens of the '90s were obsessed with mood rings. How else would you know if you were feeling excited/happy/angry unless your trusty mood ring showed that color?!

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Sweater Vests

Sweater vests seem like they’ve been universally hated for decades, but believe it or not, they were actually popular in the 1970s. Let's hope these sweater/tank top hybrids never come back in style.

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Fanny Packs

Fanny packs are now a dead giveaway of a clueless tourist, but everyone wore them in the '90s. They were perfect for carrying keys and gum, but they were also the antithesis of fashionable. A purse is a much better option!

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Four Finger Rings

In the 1980s, four finger rings came into the mainstream with the help of hip-hop artists. These rings sometimes had words spelled out on them, but they usually only conveyed one message: tacky.

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Parachute Pants

Parachute pants were pants that looked like someone literally turned a parachute into a pair of pants. They were popular in the '80s, and elements of them are popular today, like the drop crotch. We can only hope that the ridiculous colors don’t make a comeback, though. 

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Tracksuits

Different versions of tracksuits were popular from the '80s until the '00s. While we don’t have a problem with track pants, we do have an issue when you pair them with a matching track jacket. High school football coach, much?

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Bandanas

Bandanas are cute on dogs, but not so much on people. These fashion accessories were popular in the '80s and '90s, but we do not care for them. There truly is no way to make them look chic.

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American Flag Apparel

We understand that some people might feel patriotic while donning a pair of cargo shorts that look like the American flag, but we think this trend is a bit odd. If you end up spilling beer or getting mud on your clothes, have you disrespected the flag?

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Scrunchies

The ‘it’ hair accessory of the '80s and '90s was the scrunchie. Celebrities and tween girls alike loved to put their hair up in these voluminous, loud hair ties. Thank goodness we don't predict this childish trend coming back anytime soon.

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Vinyl Jumpsuits

Jumpsuits? Great. Vinyl jumpsuits? Not so much. Vinyl jumpsuits were popular in the 1970s because they looked futuristic, but the future is here, and it looks nothing like those horrifying suits.

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Studded Belts

Studded belts were popular in the '70s and made a comeback in the '90s. These belts looked tacky from the get-go, but even more so after some of the studs started falling off.

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Stirrup Pants

There is no use for this '80s trend, unless you are actually going horseback riding and don’t want your pants to ride up. These pants look ridiculous and force wearers to constantly pull their pants up. We'll pass!

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