Fuck Yeah Ugly '90s Clothes!

May 29
(Submitted by onafinespringevening): this is from ‘94 or ‘95 when i was in preschool. i’m in the 101 dalmations shirt (which i don’t think i’ve actually seen the entire movie before..). i wish i knew who the kid in the simba sweatsuit was so i could marry him.
D’awwww!

(Submitted by onafinespringevening): this is from ‘94 or ‘95 when i was in preschool. i’m in the 101 dalmations shirt (which i don’t think i’ve actually seen the entire movie before..). i wish i knew who the kid in the simba sweatsuit was so i could marry him.

D’awwww!

May 29
Posting together because both comments are so completely on opposite sides of the spectrum. It’s kind of beautiful, really :D
@elfrankenstein: It wasn’t all beautiful — hence the name of this blog ;)
@yappatan: I don’t know if I’m “educating,” per se, more like filling in some of the blanks. It’s up to everyone else to interpret it.
Thanks for following and writing!

Posting together because both comments are so completely on opposite sides of the spectrum. It’s kind of beautiful, really :D

@elfrankenstein: It wasn’t all beautiful — hence the name of this blog ;)

@yappatan: I don’t know if I’m “educating,” per se, more like filling in some of the blanks. It’s up to everyone else to interpret it.

Thanks for following and writing!

May 28
Oh boy.

Oh boy.

May 28

sobossanova said: you've got to get some pics on of the late-90's fred durst/korn look that guys were rocking, with the jnco jeans and stuff, just so i can tease my boyfriend who was in high school at the time and dressed like that :)

Good point. I don’t have many mags from that era, and also because I was never into the nu-metal thing (though I will confess that “Nookie” is still a guilty-pleasure song). Feel free to image-search and submit, as well.

I just Googled Jnco jeans because I wasn’t familiar with the brand and OH MY GOD, that’s what those things were called? The best was when you’d see guys wearing those and it would be raining outside and those bad boys would just suck up the rain like a paper towel and these guys would be trudging along with 20 pounds of soaking-wet denim hanging off their hips.

May 28

abbeyeliza-deactivated20120328 said: Do you have any issues of the Just Nikki :) (the emoticon was part of the name, so 90s) catalog? It was associated with Claire's Accessories and came out around 1998. It had some of the first pictures of Britney Spears I ever saw, and loads of 90s goodness. Lots of baggy pants, space dye, and exposed bra straps. If you, or any of your followers have scans, please post them and I will be forever grateful!
Thanks!

Sadly, I do not. And a Google image search just seems to bring up many, many images of underfed girls in bikinis frollicking in the water.

So, I appeal to you, the followers, to help out abbeyeliza and myself, because I’d like to see this ridiculousness.

May 28
Rave-wear in Seventeen Magazine, 1992

Rave-wear in Seventeen Magazine, 1992

May 27

Intro from Paula Abdul’s 1994 workout video, Get Up and Dance.

A+ for all the women wearing brown matte lipstick and the fabulous leotards. And the smattering of “dude types” to prove this video is TOTES FOR EVERYONE!

Submission from my friend Dave, whom I first met in high school in 1993 and has already taken a keen interest in digging up cheesy materials for this blog. Thank you, doll :-*

May 27
May 27

haliisher-deactivated20140404 said: OH GOD i was born in the 90s rofl, 93 to be exact and i always ask people how was the 90s..seriously how was it. I look at photos and died epic. LOL..i know people in the future will miss the 2000s LMAO..its not that awesome. really but hey =D

Hahaha, how was it, eh? Well, I can only speak on behalf of myself and my individual experience. And it’s weird to look back and think about “how it was.” Because it was just life, right? Like if someone asks you how the 2000s were. But yeah, now that time has passed I can say it was pretty cool for the most part, usual teenage angst aside. It was pre-9/11, so there was a certain innocence that hadn’t been lost yet. And it was obviously an amazing time for music. I liked being a teenager then because I was into the grunge thing and it was a really easy and economical way to dress. You didn’t have to give a shit about designer labels and carrying the right handbag or anything. The filthier you looked, the better. As much as I adore the Internet, I know I missed out on a lot of adolescent crap by not having it in my life. Cellphones would have been nice because if you made plans with friends and something went wrong (someone is late or gets lost), you were kind of screwed. You spent a lot of time waiting around for people to show up ;)

I remember when Nirvana was just a really good, functioning band (they put out records! They toured!) and not up on a golden pedestal as a symbol of a bygone time.

But, y’know, it wasn’t all awesome. And this blog exists to both expose and celebrate the lighter side of that. The ’90s were cool, but no more cooler than any other time. It’s just the nostalgia decade du jour right now.

May 26

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