The preteen and teen years are a time of angst, hormones, and trends that seemed so important at the time - however, with the help of a tasteful adult perspective, many of these trends lead to regret years later. The most embarrassing fads tend to involve fashion, and are often influenced by whatever band was in the Top 40 or alternative-music scene at the time. Jewelry and hair are also prone to ill-conceived trends, as anyone who overdid Dep gel could tell you.
Adults took to Reddit to share, with shuddering shame, the trends they bought into as kids and adolescents but now want to ban from their memories, yearbooks, and defunct MySpace pages. Reddit provides a place to confess the sins of the past, from Miami Vice and Spice Girls fashion statements to '90s toys like Tamagotchis.
Your penance for succumbing to cringeworthy trend weakness is one full day of wearing a Livestrong bracelet.
- 1145 VOTES
Perms And Sun In
From Redditor /u/CFL-74:
F*cking perms and Sun In that I put in my red hair that made it a crazy orange color. Ugh.
- 2133 VOTES
The 'Miami Vice' Look
From Redditor /u/cadomski:
Miami Vice pastels. Sport jacket with sleeves pushed up.
- 3139 VOTES
From Redditor /u/overlyattachedbf:
I honest-to-God had a mullet and I wore cut-off tank tops.
- 4119 VOTES
Nylon Zipper Pants
From Redditor /u/BanalPhaser:
Those nylon breakdancing pants with all the zippers.
Those zippers hurt.
- 5154 VOTES
From Redditor /u/HorseMeatSandwich:
JNCO jeans, bleached spiky hair, and a puka shell necklace.
- 6119 VOTES
Members Only Jackets
From Redditor /u/TransposingJons:
Members Only jackets. Turns out, they'll let anyone in.