13 Hilarious Fashion Trends That Somehow Used to Be Hits
Some people follow fashion trends, some don’t. Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to know how long the trends will last.
Bright Side has collected a set of once modern fashion trends so that you can remember and smile at what previous generations were striving to look like and be grateful for what today’s generations are wearing. Stay tuned until the end of the article, where you’ll find a bonus trend proving that high fashion is not always understandable.
13. Huge bouffants of the ’60s
Also known as “beehives”, these trendy hairdos used to be a hit in the sixties. The main feature was the fact that their hair was gigantic — the huger, the better! Very often, the hairdo itself was much bigger than the lady’s head. The progenitor of the hairstyle was Jackie Kennedy who started to wear a bouffant during this time. Sometimes it would take several hours for an ordinary woman to complete her look.
12. The mullet hairstyle
“Business in the front and a party in the back,” is what Americans used to say about the mullet hairstyle. Almost all people in the ’80s had it — both men and women. Celebrities like John Travolta, Al Pacino, Billy Ray Cyrus and Charlie Sheen all sported the hairstyle.
11. Acid washed jeans from the ’80s
The owners of such jeans were real fashion-mongers in the ’80s. And though it was not an issue to get them all over the world, in the USSR, it was an uphill task since they cost a huge amount of money and any attempt to import them into the country could cause a lot of problems — even a criminal case!
10. Tribal tattoos in the ’90s
Tribal tattoos with clear and even contours were at their peak of popularity in the ’90s. Even George Clooney in the movie, From Dusk Till Dawn was wearing one on his neck. Originally, the tattoos were brought to Europe by sailors from Polynesia.
9. Skinny eyebrows in the 2000s
Extremely thin eyebrows were popular both at the beginning of the 20th century, the ’90s of the same century and even in the beginning of the 2000s. Shining examples of this trend could be found on Christina Aguilera, Drew Barrymore, and Gwen Stefani.
8. Bright, colorful makeup
In the eighties, not only did fashion mongers experiment with clothes but they fooled around with makeup as well. Rouged cheeks and eyes shadowed with blue or green colors were not a rare thing to see.
7. Whale tails in the 2000’s
5-8 years ago, everyone was wearing pants with low-waists and visible thong underwear. It was considered a fashion trend at the time, however, now it looks weird and vulgar.
6. Sporty style in the ’80s
The sporty style was a really popular trend in the ’80s no matter how crazy it looked.
5. Burned hair and bouffants in the ’80s
Bouffants are a separate weird trend of the ’80s. Today, one can hardly look at these hairstyles without smiling and cringing at the same time, but in the ’80s it was a real trend among fashionistas. Everyone around would admire this cool hairstyle.
4. Elastic bands and plastic earrings of the ’80s
There’s probably no other period when weird elastic bands and hair grips were as popular as they were in the ’80s. Today, those hair manipulations look odd but try telling your mom that — she will definitely disagree.
3. Skinny jeans in the 2010s
Skinny jeans look pretty good on girls but when feminine fashion overlaps into masculine territory, that’s when weird stuff is born. Anyway, it all depends on taste.
2. Naked ankles in the 2010’s
Naked ankles are another trend of the 2010’s. It sure looked pretty strange and funny during winter.
1. Jewelry with strange associations
Modern decorations can be stylish and elegant — but not always. Sometimes one can see such strange examples of these designs in shop windows, leaving them feeling ashamed for the jewelry’s designers. We can only guess what they were thinking about when they were creating these pieces, like these bracelets that very much look like slave shackles.
What fashion trends of the past and of modern times do you like? Please share your opinion in the comments!