We were all guilty of a fashion faux pas or two in our prime days of experimentation (see: middle school). But even our hit-or-miss teenage taste can’t be blamed for these crimes against clothing.
The following trends were as hideous as they were popular – and really, who’s to blame for that? (The clothing stores, that’s who).
We may have been complicit by wearing them (some of them, anyway; no self-respecting millennial would touch #5) but we’re sure you’ll agree that these styles lingered on the shelves for way too long.
Here are 13 horrifying fashion trends we’re so glad are over. Enjoy your trip down memory lane.
1. Juicy Couture Tracksuits
These candy-colored monstrosities will forever remind us of every overeager early 2000’s soccer mom.
2. Puka Shell Necklaces and Blonde Tips
This combination just ain’t pretty.
3. Shell Suits
These babies, similar to the Juicy Couture’s rendition, were essentially the 80’s answer to athleisure, in the most hideous way possible.