15 Fashion Terms You Loved As A Tween That Probably Mean Nothing To Teens Today — PHOTOS
Remember when everything cool came from Limited Too and you were out to emulate Full House or Lizzie McGuire as much as possible in your fashion choices? If you're craving a nostalgia fix, scroll through these favorite fashion terms you loved as a tween that probably mean absolutely nothing to teens today. Long live gaucho pants!
But, you know what? Considering how hardcore '90s and early '00s trends are making a comeback, maybe the terms below are useful to brush up on anyway. I mean, can we stop and talk about the beauty trends from the '90s no one can afford to forget about? Or how about all the early 2000s things that happened at fashion week last February?
At the peak of my tween days, I recall my fashion idols including the Spice Girls, Lizzie McGuire, and Avril Lavigne. This basically meant I was a hot eleven-year-old mess who simultaneously rocked Baby Spice-style half pig tail rounds with crimped hair a la Lizzie McGuire, and would finish off my look with unnecessary amounts of black eyeliner, a white tank top, and a tie stolen from my dad's closet. If that description doesn't conjure up the word "fabulous" in your head, then I have no idea what does.
If you've been wanting to relive your equally glorious fashion youth, look no further than these beloved old fashion terms:
Red Shrug, $5, Mineral Spirit
Remember those cropped sweater things? You can totally still buy them.
2. Gaucho Pants
G2 Chic Women's Soft Capri Length Palazzo Stretch Gaucho Pants, $12-18, amazon.com
Before athleisure wear and leggings, there were gaucho pants. And they were amazing.
'90s Scrunchie, $3.29, CatchTheClock
Scrunchies were the coolest. Even better if they had some sort of plaid action happening!
4. Rice Necklaces
Personalized Grain Of Rice Necklace, $14.97, MuckyPawsJewellery
Either you or someone you knew definitely had one of those ridiculous little rice necklaces. I still want to know how people write on the rice! Forever a mystery.
5. Mood Rings
Mood Ring, $2.25, UnicornBorn
Full disclosure: I'm still totally obsessed with these.
6. Slap Bracelets
Slap Bracelet, $2.00, Ava Fusion
I had a pink fuzzy one and wore it everywhere.
7. Bandana Tops
Bandana Top, $44.50, GirlsGoneBiker
Um, remember when Beyonce made every single one of us want a bandana top?
8. Cone Bras
The year was 1990, and Madonna wore a cone bra. The rest is history.
9. KANDI Bracelets
Before EDM took over, '90s rave culture was all about those KANDI bracelets.
10. JNCO Jeans
JNCO Jeans, $39, DownHouseVintage
Oh yeah, all that baggy magic.
11. "The Rachel" Cut
Up until the Netflix resurgence of Friends, literally no one between the ages of 12 and 15 today would understand the bliss that was "the Rachel" cut.
12. Butterfly Clips
Butterfly Clips, $5.50, garbageofthegalaxy
Could you ever wear too many at once?
13. Trucker Hats
Von Dutch Cap, $13.50, HarunVintage
Those Von Dutch hats that everyone from Nicole Richie to Ashton Kutcher were spotted in. Oh man, the craving for one is surfacing again...
14. Popcorn Shirts
Popcorn Shirt, $27, DBWbyLY
Literally, what the heck were those even? And why did I own five?!
15. L.A. Lites
These were the coolest. Where are mine now!?
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