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Vintage clothes have always been a coveted concept in the eyes of fashion. Many love to wear outfits based on the styles of yesteryear, and scour thrift stores to find the hottest trends.

But there are some trends that need to stay in the past. While some decades sport some classic looks, others just make you want to forget that cringey time altogether.

YouTubeIsAJoke asked: What's the most cringeworthy fashion trend that must never make a comeback?


A flexible look, but also a bad one.

"I had pants from Limited Too that zipped off to become capris, and also zipped off to become shorts. They were bright orange as well.

Hope those never come back."

tacobellemel

Keep the 80's in the past.

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"The giant teased up bangs. I used to call it 'the claw'."

sewwoomoo

An unthinkable look today.

"When I in High School, 1979-1983, we had this thing where you would wear your shorts on top of the sweatpants... I though it looked stupid then and wag my head in disbelief now."

oceanbreze

It's alright to cry.

"Rat tails!! Every boy had that when I was in elementary school and it was just such a bad idea!

I thought it was abolished after the third grade, but at work a few weeks ago I saw a kid rocking a rat tail and I cried a little."

DandiLion_21

Yeah, what was that about?

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"Those car decals with Calvin from 'Calvin and Hobbes' peeing on something."

kaerowyn

I mustache you a question.

"11 year old girls with cartoon mustaches on everything."

Ffphoebeigh

As seen in every mall ever.

"Shirts with cartoon characters dressed like gangsters."

Espada_6

Tappa tappa tappa!

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"Clogs. I don't know if it was a regional phenomenon, but in the late 1970s, all the cool kids (boys AND girls) wore shoes with 2" wooden soles. The high school hallways sounded like a cattle stampede between classes.

There was a brief period where hollow clogs became popular, and it just got ridiculous. You literally could not have a conversation in the hallway. My high school banned them, but it backfired...

..Because after clogs came taps. Dear God. An entire high school filled with kids wearing metal dance taps on their shoes. It was if someone put microphones in the mechanical innards of a million manual typewriters and then piped the audio into the school PA system with the volume turned up to 11. And you could slide in those things. Wear the metal down a bit, and it was essentially frictionless. Kids were going step-step-sliiiiide all the way down the halls.

Thankfully, the damage to the linoleum was so noticeable that those things were banned within a few weeks."

lendergle

What're thoooose?

'When I was growing up, there was a trend where kids would wear Abercrombie or Hollister sweatpants rolled up a and crocs.

Being an awkward middle school girl, I just wanted to fit in, but my mom thought it was stupid to spend so much money on sweatpants, let alone wear them in public. I should probably thank her for not letting me look like a total dips**t."

box_o_foxes

Can we just collectively forget about the early 2000's?

"In the early 2000's there was a trend for girls at the club to wear these shirts that only had one strap over one shoulder. (Think like a muscle shirt with one shoulder strap.)

But most girls felt super self conscious wearing something that exposed so much skin/flaws/back fat, so they would wear a t-shirt underneath it, nullifying the whole point of the shirt.

It looked awful."

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