Whether neon-colored, fluffy, or sparkly, scrunchies served many girls’ style and function needs. They could be worn in the hair or around the wrist for fashionable flair.
24. Rice Necklaces
Nothing was more romantic back in the day than a declaration of love written on a tiny grain of rice. It was enough to make even the most cynical girl swoon.
Although the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles probably appreciated this trend, turtlenecks are best left for cold weather nowadays.
22. Reebok Pumps
These expensive sneakers became a status symbol on urban basketball courts and in school hallways. And as the first shoes with an internal inflation mechanism, they always provided a comfy fit.
21. Pagers on Pants
Unless you’re in the medical profession, you’d better leave your pager at home these days if you don’t want to commit a fashion faux pas – That is, if you even own a pager.
20. Bowl cuts
Every 90s heartthrob had one thing in commonâ€”a super flattering bowl cut. From music megastars Nick and Aaron Carter to onscreen idol Jonathan Taylor Thomas, hot guys everywhere sported this ghastly haircut inspired by a common kitchen item.
Old McDonald had a farm, but what was N Sync’s excuse? Overalls were cool, but wearing them with only one strap buckled was “the bomb.”
18. Blossom Hats
Nothing attracts attention like a bucket hat with a giant flower attached to it. Thanks to quirky 90s TV character Blossom Russo, girls started wearing these outrageous headpieces with pride.
17. Schoolgirl Skirts
Britney Spears made uniforms sexy when she burst onto the scene in her “Baby One More Time” music video, much to the delight of Catholic schoolgirls everywhere.
16. Lisa Frank Pencils
Unicorns and butterflies and puppies – Oh my! Every true 90s girl owned a few Lisa Frank school supplies. The more you had, the higher you ranked in the social hierarchy of elementary school.
15. Babydoll Dresses
Inspired by the naÃ¯ve yet loveable star of the film Clueless, adolescent girls everywhere began donning these youthful dresses. They could be paired with Doc Martens for a trendier look.
14. Tiny, All-Over-the-Head Buns
Its cousins the ballet bun and the messy bun may still be in vogue, but the tiny buns that engulfed the heads of celebs like Gwen Stefani are certainly not.
In the battle between Airwalks and Vans, the latter emerged victorious while Airwalks faded into obscurity, leaving many skater boys to mourn the loss of their favorite brand.
12. Brown Lipstick
Edgy girls everywhere expressed their angst on the outside by sporting brown lipstick. Christina Aguilera, Drew Barrymore, and Jennifer Aniston could all be spotted wearing this deep shade during the 90s.
11. “The Rachel”
Hoping to look like their favorite “Friend”, fashion forward gals everywhere swarmed to their salons. The infamous haircut only went out of style when women began to realize its choppy layers and interesting highlights flattered very few face shapes.
10. Mood Rings
They almost never accurately predicted your mood, but these rings were all the rage back in the day.
9. Stirrup Pants
You might want to hold your horses before buying a pair of these pants. They may be fine for jockeys, but they serve no purpose for anyone else.
8. Discman Headphones
Although we’ve since graduated to bigger and better headphones (think Beats), all the cool 90s kids wore these around their necks when they weren’t listening to their favorite jams.
What do you get when you cross a skirt with shorts? A skort! Fortunately, the unattractive offspring of skirts and shorts are rarely seen off thetennis courtstoday. At least they were good for keeping elementary school perverts from looking up your skirt on the monkey bars.
6. Butterfly Hairclips
Sarah Michelle Gellar took on much tamer creatures before battling vampires. Butterfly hairclips were once all the rage among party girls or anyone who wanted to add a feminine touch to their outfit. Now they look ridiculous on anyone over the age of 10.
5. Doc Martens
Doc Martens were just right for adding a bold touch to a girly baby doll dress or enhancing the cool factor of then-popular tapered jeans. Every badass owned a pair – even cartoon character Daria Morgendorffer.
4. Flannel Shirts
What did lumberjacks and 90s kids have in common? They both woreflannel shirts. Often worn over graphic tees, flannel shirts became synonymous with the grunge movement.
Ah, CK1. One whiff of this fragrance will forever stir memories of the raging hormones and horribledance movesof proms past.
2. Slap Bracelets
Violence and fun formed an unlikely alliance in this childhood fad. Slap bracelets came in every color of the rainbow and fit wrists of all sizes, but they also caused their fair share of injuries.