20 Reasons We’re Glad The ’90s Are Dead

These days, we can’t move for the sheer amount of ’90s memorabilia out there. From choker necklaces, to plastic backpacks and stonewash denim, if it’s from the ’90s, it apparently can do no wrong. It seems like all of the ’90s lovers out there have forgotten some of the nightmares of the decade and we think that, if they took a look back, they might count themselves lucky that they avoided the decade. From the bad, to the ugly, to the downright weird, here are the 20 things that we don’t miss from the ’90s.

Leather Trousers

There was a time when it was perfectly acceptable to go around in tight leather trousers. Thankfully, those days are over and as soon as the ’90s were dead, we were happy to bury the leather monstrosities we wore then with it.


Who remembers JNCOs? If the answer is a firm “no”, then count yourself lucky. Someone at JNCO had it in their head that the bigger the flare, the more fun and whilst we all went around like street cleaners, we couldn’t get enough of the hideous jeans.

‘70s Retro

What is it about each decade looking back at recent fashion crimes with nostalgia? Sadly, the ’90s were no different and whether it was That ’70s Show, flower power or Austin Powers, we couldn’t get enough of the swirly, whirly decade.

Butterfly Clips

Unless you were under 3 in the ’90s, it was never really acceptable to wear these hair accessories. Not only did butterfly clips look like actual insects but also, they were agony to wear. Just no.