10 Years of fashion and beauty trends that make us shake our heads.
- PJ Gach, BettyConfidential.comAt the time, these items seemed like a cool idea. Then you start digging through your closet or looking at old photos and think to yourself, "Oh my gawd, why did I buy that?" Ring a bell? Yup, those cringe-worthy items and some of their inspirations, like Snooki, are listed here.
Read on and try to remember exactly why you bought them in the first place.
1. Trucker caps
Justin Timberlake and Ashton Kutcher wore them and looked kinda cute in them. That was about it.
2. Silly Bandz
Rubber bands designed to look like guitars, animals and even Justin Bieber caused a frenzy not only with school kids, but celebs. Even Sarah Jessica Parker was caught wearing them on TV. Now they've gone the way of the pet rock. Ask yourself, did you really need to punch out that 12-year-old to get the last bag of Princess Silly Bandz?
How do I loathe these? Let me count the ways. I don't care that Miuccia Prada resurrected them like vampires. Most women like to wear them with a crop top instead of a tunic. Honey, no one needs to see your lady parts.
4. Harem Pants
MC Hammer looked great in them in a music video in the '80s. That was the only time they ever looked good.
5. Animal head hats
Wonderful only on a 5-year-old. Not even a Kardashian can pull it off.
Dayglo plastic shoes don't go with anything. Just stick them in the microwave and watch them shrink.
7. Ed Hardy
Skulls with the phrase "Love Kills" emblazoned on them quickly became the symbol for Jon Gosselin.
Thank you oh cast of The Jersey Shore for creating a new skin tone, whilst accelerating premature aging and promoting skin cancer.
9. Shutter glasses
Kanye West, here's one more thing to be angry about: This photo.
10. Butt slogans pants
Great for teaching babies how to read, or for creating anagrams.
PJ Gach is a Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.
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