Listen, we can all reminisce about the 90s until we are blue in the face, but there were some fads that just were a little bit... well, bizarre, is the best way to put it.
No decade can claim that they were free from the crazy flash fads that seemed to come and go before anyone could really understand what was going on, but the 90s sure did have some weird ones.
How many do you remember?
1. Chain Wallets
You couldn't trust anyone back in the 90s. You had to make sure those things were secured properly into your pocket, and failing that, would be dragging along behind you.
2. Swing Music
You guys, how did we let this happen? Swing music is and will always be fantastic, but how did it become a decade-defining genre in the 90s? Sure, the songs are great and it is super fun to dance to, but how did we let a couple of movies completely change the way we dressed and spoke? You know what, I guess it's not the worst fad out there, so we shouldn't complain too much about it.
3. Zumbaz Pants
Okay, you might think they look tacky and overly colorful, but be honest, you'd still rock them. I know they were terrible, and we are supposed to look back and be horrified that we wore them, but I would still wear them. I can't even lie.
4. Toe Rings
You know what's comfortable? Having a piece of decorative metal shoved into a shoe. So necessary.
5. Starter Jackets
These jackets were the most important thing that a lot of people owned, but really they were glorified windbreakers.
Seriously, they just keep getting worse...
6. Soul Patches
When you wanted a beard but couldn't actually grow one, you could opt for a soul patch. I'm sorry but this is absolutely one of the trends that can remain in the 90s. Please don't bring this back.
7. Devil Sticks
You know what's a fun hobby? Balancing one stick on another, and then hitting it to the other side. I know this trend had been around for decades, but it really hit its stride in the 90s. All over the playgrounds kids would be trying to look cool while slapping around some sticks.
8. Looney Tunes Shirts
Everyone loves the Looney Tunes, they are the best of the best. However, why they started to be the "it" t-shirts when they were dressed in big baggy pants will never make sense to me. That being said, I absolutely owned at least three of these shirts, and would still wear them if I could.
These were, without a doubt, the most confusing pair of pants. They were super convenient when it came to how much room you had in your pockets, but the downside was that your enormous pant legs were large enough to trip you on a daily basis. Was the risk worth the reward?
10. Rat Tails
Rat tails are kind of like the little brother of a mullet. There is a lot less of a hair situation going on in the back, but honestly, it somehow makes it worse. You would think less hair would equal less bad, but it doesn't it. It's worse. So very much worse.