20 Things From the '90s That Should Never Be Cool Again

20 Things From the ’90s That Should Never Be Cool Again

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For reasons unknown, these past few years were full of throwbacks from the ’90s, a decade that feels like only yesterday and yet like ancient history all at the same time.
Everything that was considered cool and trendy then, is making a comeback now. Our favorite movies, cartoons, clothes, shows, drinks and various snacks are finally revived.

Even so, for those of you who were growing up in that decade, as myself, I know that these things arouse a slight feeling of nostalgia in you.

The '90s Are Making A Comeback, But These Things Can Stay In The Past

The way all ’90s kids react to the awesome throwbacks.

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Regardless if this was the coolest era ever, or if it’s mostly just tainted by people’s unjustified nostalgia, there are some things that should forever be forgotten.

Whereas we might have loved and considered them rad at some point, now we just want them to stay only somewhere deep inside our memories.

Rattails

Rattails

Oh dear Lord…

Source: Pinterest

Indeed the most horrific haircut originating from the ’90s. Regardless whoever made it up, he/she should most definitely be banned from touching anyone’s hair again.

The '90s Are Making A Comeback, But These Things Can Stay In The Past

May someone please state one good reason why this was a flashy haircut?

Source: Hairstyle Camp

Rattails are particularly often spotted on young, ratty-looking children whose parents probably don’t know what a decent haircut is.

Laugh tracks

Laugh tracks

It hurts my ears!

Source: NBC

By all means, the only thing laugh tracks achieve, is making people cringe throughout the whole episode of whatever sitcom/TV show they watch.

The '90s Are Making A Comeback, But These Things Can Stay In The Past

Presumably, we all have a sense of humor.

Source: Citizen Sociolinguistics

Not to mention that unfortunately, they never managed to disappear completely and free us of their absurdity.

Inflatable furniture

The '90s Are Making A Comeback, But These Things Can Stay In The Past

Definitely the-must-have for every kids’ bedroom.

Source: The Mind Circle

Surprisingly, I can’t remember anyone who didn’t possess this comfy inflatable furniture in their bedroom.

Oh well, actually, I didn’t. Probably as many others, I hated the constant loss of air and the terrible fart sounds it made when you shifted even just a little.

Hence, I preferred the bean bag full of sand over this one.

Tear-away pants

Tear-away pants

Would you wear these?

Source: Pinterest

The only good thing about tear-away pants is the fact that you could easily whip them off whenever you pleased.

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Of course they are totally suitable for all those lazy persons out there.

Source: coolthings.com

Moreover, I simply can’t understand how the famous reality star Kim Kardashian had the courage to combine them with high heels. Disgusting.

Bowl cuts

Bowl cuts

I can’t even…

Source: Super Pop Magazine

Can you decide which haircut is the most hideous? The rattail or the bowl cut? I certainly can’t.

The mere thought of a bowl haircut no doubt reminds you of some gruesome at-home haircuts gone wrong. I can presume that almost everyone who had one back in the ’90s is probably terrified that one day someone may dig up an old photo of him/her having it.

Puka shell necklaces

Puka shell necklaces

Does anyone wait for this things to return again?

Source: Amazon

Back in the day, if you wanted to be the coolest of the cool, you had to have a Puka shell necklace around your neck. There just wasn’t any other better way to show off how dandy you were.

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Leave this “surfer vibe” for the real surfers.

Source: DeMarge

In contrast, these necklaces made pretty much everyone look ridiculous. And that’s why most of us hope they’re done, dead, and forever lost in the late ’90s.

Shell suits

Shell suits

It’s hard to believe everyone wore them.

Source: Blue 17

The shell suit was a bizarre fashion statement and a kind of trend that allowed people who candidly never did any form of exercise to look like they did.

It consisted of nylon waterproof trousers and a matching jacket with a kooky pattern full different strident colors and fluorescent strips.

Even so, the crazier the pattern and colors- the more better the look.

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After all, it didn’t.

Source: Throwbacks Facebook

If you ever wore a shell suit, or your parents made you wear it like mine did, you know how comfy it actually is, whether you like it or despise it.

Smoking

Smoking

In general, what everyone in the ’90s was doing.

Source: New Line Cinema

People in ’90s couldn’t be bothered with things like nicotine patches, electronic cigarettes and lung cancer. Smoking was totally tolerable and everyone enjoyed it.

Nobody cared about the negative side effects, they were too rad to worry about them.

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Even the kids never worried about it.

Source: New Line Cinema

Fortunately, times have significantly changed and smoking is considered as dangerous and not so cool at all. That being said, let’s give our best to keep it that way.

JNCO jeans

JNCO jeans

 I know you owned a pair too. 

Source: JNCO

Contrary to the nowadays-popular skinny jeans, back in the ’90s the No.1 place was taken by the over-sized JNCO jeans. They were worn as a fashion statement and everyone wanted to be part of the massive JNCO “culture”.

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Everything for fashion.

Source: Imgur

To point out, they were so big that you could even hide other people inside them.

Everyone ignored the issues this ridiculous piece of clothing had, such as the impossibility to walk with them while it was raining.

Dial-up internet

Dial-up internet

Ten more minutes and we’re connected…

Source: Giphy

At the beginning of the decade almost none of us had heard of the web and we didn’t have browsers, search engines, digital cellphone networks, 3-D games or powerful laptops.

We were only there to witness the earliest days of the Internet, and we were happy with just that.

In general, no one was bothered by how slow the Internet was, or that we had to log off if someone needed to chat on the phone.

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Patience is a bliss.

Source: Imgur

Fortunately, by the end of the decade we had it all.

HyperColor clothing

HyperColor clothing

I feel sorry for the sweaty people.

Source: Smithsonian Magazine

First, there was a mood ring.

Second came the HyperColor shirt.

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No comment needed.

Source: Retro-Daze

Finally, a revelation occurred. Every drop of sweat will change the color of your shirt.

The word “phat”

The word "phat"

Phwhat?

Source: Giphy

“Phat” is one ’90s slang word that we’re glad is forgotten.

The '90s Are Making A Comeback, But These Things Can Stay In The Past

The way people who use this word look.

Source: NBC

In brief, it means that something is cool or tempting. Ironically, it became boring and unusable.

Flame shirts

Flame shirts

We know all the girls fancied you if you wore one.

Source: The Hunt

Flames, the famous pattern worn by the coolest kids only.

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Your shirt could now match your “Vans”.

Source: Pinterest

Definitely no.

As years passed, this “flames on black” pattern managed to become more and more revolting and stayed off the grid.

Pogs

Pogs

In spite of their popularity, they were soon forgotten.

Source: Children of the Nineties

There was not a single person that wasn’t obsessed with the useless Pogs.

The '90s Are Making A Comeback, But These Things Can Stay In The Past

I know you collected them too.

Source: Giphy

In reality, you either didn’t know how to play the game, or just couldn’t be bothered with it.

Besides, good luck trying to get a kid to play with these stupid things nowadays.

Mom jeans

Mom jeans

Stylish.

Source: NBC

In reality we didn’t call them “mom jeans”. On the contrary, they were loved by everyone, not just our moms.

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Even the cast of “Beverly Hills” wore them.

Source: Fox

Then again, thank God there were some people who chose these jeans over those JNCO ones.

“Wonderwall”

"Wonderwall"

What angsty-teen-boys listened to.

Source: Rockfield Studios

Of course every die-hard “Oasis” fan hates the type of guys who think they can play a guitar by just trying to impress a girl at parties with “Wonderwall”.

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Enough.

Source: Know Your Meme

For this reason, this good song sadly fell deep into the mainstream waters.

Ultimately, if you’d like to hear it, here’s “Wonderwall”:

Source: Oasis

Pacifier jewelry

Pacifier jewelry

Don’t pretend you didn’t own one.

Source: Beau-Coup

The rave scene loved this fashion accessory. Supposedly, it kept you from chewing your own tongue while you were high on drugs.

The '90s Are Making A Comeback, But These Things Can Stay In The Past

Evidently the way the party-hard people looked in the ’90s.

Source: L.A. Weekly

In a word, let’s be honest. It’s beyond bizarre.

AOL discs

AOL discs

The CD-ROMs that were basically everywhere in the ’90s.

Source:Wikipedia

Frankly, do you remember getting these CDs in the mail? If you do, did you keep throwing them away because you couldn’t make any space for them?

Well, I guess you should’ve kept them. Surprisingly, they’re apparently pretty valuable now.

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Indeed.

Source: Warner Bros.

In brief, they were free marketing materials sent by America Online that were supposed to get people to sign up.

Frosted tips

Frosted tips

A particularly bad choice of hairstyle.

Source: Pizza Bottle

Frosted tips, the trend that’s surely back to haunt us. They were a boy-band staple that not always looked horrible.

Due to singer Justin Timberlake’s hairstyle, I’m willing to take my words back.

The '90s Are Making A Comeback, But These Things Can Stay In The Past

Spaghetti hair.

Source: RCA Records

Thus, can we do anything to stop their comeback?

Convertible pants

Convertible pants

So, these pants rather than the JNCO jeans? Or the other way around?

Source: redbook

As can be seen, the convertible pants appear appropriate for every kind of weather.
As a result, if it was too hot you could unzip them into shorts and If it was too cold you could simply zip the legs back on.

The '90s Are Making A Comeback, But These Things Can Stay In The Past

Obviously practical, but undeniably idiotic.

Source: eBay

In fact, check the weather forecast and wear something convenient. And finally, try to forget these pants ever existed.

The '90s Are Making A Comeback, But These Things Can Stay In The Past

Zip and unzip all the way!

Source: Warner Bros.

Above all, let all of these twenty cringeworthy things stay buried forever, never to be dug out again.

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