13 Trends From '90s Music Videos You Totally Envied At The Time — From Britney's Crop Tops To Beyonce's Cornrows

Like the ombré hair and hipster mustaches of today, trends come and go. What is stylish and beautiful in 2015 will be outdated and laughable in 2016. And pop culture serves as a time capsule of these trends, bottling up the most trendy and sought-after looks of a time period on magazine covers, films, and of course, music videos. We all remember certain music videos from different moments in history, and it seems the '90s hold some of the most laughable trends of the century. Remember Britney Spears' brown lipliner in "Baby... One More Time"? Or Missy Elliott's futuristic eyewear in "The Rain"? These now-silly looks were once deemed cool by the coolest and most successful kids there were, thanks to VH1 and Mtv playing these catchy tunes on loop.

So let's take a walk down memory lane. Let's remember a time when YouTube didn't yet and no one knew who Mark Zukerberg was, and we all deigned to look as dope as Beyonce in the "Say My Name" music video. OK, some of us still very much wish we looked as dope as Beyonce in the "Say My Name" music video. Regardless, Here are 13 trends we once idolized from '90s music videos.

Tube Tops

a la Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca"

Uber-High Ponytails

a la Brandy and Monica's "The Boy Is Mine"

Nose Rings

a la Joan Osborne's "One Of Us"

Down To Your Butt Hair

a la Alanis Morissette's "Thank U"

Metallic Makeup

a la TLC's "Waterfalls"

Wearing A Walkman As A Fashion Accessory

a la Mandy Moore's "Candy"

Completely Color-Coordinated Outfits

a la Missy Elliott's "The Rain"

Baby Blue Eyeshadow

a la Eminem's "My Name Is"

Vinyl Pants

a la Michael Jackson's "Scream"

Balloon Pants

a la Britney Spears' "Baby... One More Time"


a la Destiny's Child's "Say My Name"

Penciled On Eyebrows

a la Christina Aguilera's "Genie In A Bottle"

Everything About This

a la Spice Girls' "Wannabe"

There's no denying it, The Spice Girls were the epitome of '90s cool.

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