The ’80s and ’90s were full of fashion and beauty trends that, unfortunately, weren’t the best look when we really think about it. If you had a track suit, dated a guy with a hi-top fade or put a scrunchy in your hair then you know all to well the style of these two decades.
Look back on some of the trends you loved then and hate now.
Super Long Nails
As much as we loved SWV, the super long nails that Coko rocked during the ’90s, along with so many other women was one trend we could of done without.
MC Hammer made these colorful, oversized pants popular in the ’80s and ’90s. Hammer pants came in tons of colors and materials. They were some of the loudest pants to ever 80's fashion for african americans be worn.
No fade was complete unless it was a hi-top. Rapper Kid of all the “House Party” movies was known for his signature fade along with all the other guys from around the way.
The ultimate hair accessory was the scrunchy in the ’90s. No matter what you wore or where you were going there was a scrunchy to match with different colors, prints and fabrics.
Baby hair became very popular in the ’90s. There were so many women — and even guys — that would gel down their edges, but some people took it overboard. People were walking around with swirled edges, dried gel edges, extended hairlines that included long pieces of hair not just the “baby hair.” Too many grown people were walking around with “baby hair.”
In the ’80s, everyone had a pair of jellies, from the kids to the adults. The cheap colorful shoes didn’t last very long, but they were comfy.
A fashion staple of the ’90s were the oversized overalls in denim and any other material or color. The boyish sex appeal that every woman embodied during this time included at least one pair of overalls.
The floppy hat is by far one of the worst trends of the ’90s. We all loved “Sister, Sister,” but these hats were terrible. There was just too much patchwork going on. They didn’t really add anything to an outfit they were just an unnecessary accessory.
The fellas loved their track suits in the ’80s. You couldn’t go far without finding a guy and two of his close friends looking like they were in rap or dance group together. Track suits were just too much coordination.
Kriss Kross single handedly made wearing your clothes backwards the thing to do. They had guys and girls rocking everything backwards from head to toe. As much as we loved these guys this was one fashion trend that we didn’t need.
Big Curly Hair
The ’80s screamed big curly hair! Everyone had big natural curls or permed hair to get curls. It seemed like the more curls the better, usually styled with straight bangs.
Every rapper of the ’80s rocked a gold chain. From the chunky to skinny gold chains they could be found on guys all over the neighborhood. This is one gaudy fashion trend that doesn’t need a comeback.
Black Lip Liner Gold Lipstick
The ’90s was notorious for black lip liner and gold lipstick. Ladies loved this makeup combination for some reason. There was really no blending, just literally a black outline filled with gold. It was one of the tackiest beauty trends that doesn’t need to see the light of day ever again.
Tie-Dye made a comeback in the 90s. Anything that was wearable could be found in tie-dye, from shirts, jeans, sneakers, leggings, accessories and anything in between. It was a trend that could of stayed in the ’70s, hopefully that will be that last we see of the colorful pattern.
The ’90s loved some white eyeliner, no look was complete without it. It was a very popular beauty staple that every girl had in her purse.