Nostalgia and Cringe: The late 90’s & Early 2000’s

So the other day, I posted a story on my Instagram asking people to share what they thought were the WORST trends from the late 90’s/early 2000’s and I had to share the answers I got with you guys…because they were pretty good, and one was pretty controversial!

First of all, let me start by saying that next month I’ll be 35. I distinctly remember the first time my family hooked up to the internet; the four of us were crowded around an aged PC…as Dad connected, the screeching began, and trying to figure out the mouse and cursor business. Does anyone else remember changing how the cursor/pointer looked on the screen? My personal favorite was the rainbow!

Let’s start off with the very first response to my question “what was the worst trend of the late 90’s early 2000’s?”…which was “nothing.” And I CANNOT disagree more 😂

So much nostalgia but…also…so much cringe! One person said “pencil thin eyebrows” and YES that was a terrible trend.

One person said: “pencil thin eyebrows”

Some other responses:

  • Hip hugger jeans
  • Puka shell necklaces
  • Backstreet Boys/*Nsync
  • Cropped tops everywhere and anywhere
  • Bell bottoms
  • Furbies
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Icy blue eyeshadow
  • Skirts over jeans

I got THREE responses about the terrible way that men fixed their hair and I’m having terrible flashbacks to middle school:

It hurts to see some of these trends making a comeback. PLEASE please whatever you do NO HIP HUGGERS! I owned a pair and I’m throwing up a little in the back of my throat even thinking about it.

If you recall, I said at the beginning of the post that one answer was pretty controversial…well…

Someone said that the worst trend from the late 90’s/early 2000’s was the band Nirvana…..which had some people feeling strongly the other way.

This was definitely the most fun. Since I had some Nirvana fans disagreeing, I decided to do a poll – I asked if people liked Nirvana or not….

I got 62% yes, they like the band and 38% not fans

So there you have it, I would love to hear your thoughts/opinions…which were the WORST trends of the late 90’s/early 2000’s? And/or the good trends? Comment below!

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