'90s Fashion Sins We All Committed

'90s Fashion Sins We All Committed

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Ahhh, the 1990s. For those of us who were at the height of fashion back in the day, the '90s were a time of some regrettable fashion choices. Looking back on photos of myself taken when I was the coolest middle schooler, I feel bad for making fun of my mother's high cut swimsuit from the '80s. Here are five fashion sins we all committed in the '90s.

1. Super thin eyebrows

Cara Develgine would definitely not have been as popular with her statement brows back in the '90s. It seemed like the beauty law of the land was super-slim, overplucked-and-then-drawn-on eyebrows. This probably wasn't the healthiest trend, and all of us who basically ruined our eyebrows now have to draw them back on with sharpie these days. Thank god this one is gone -- I can't take any more plucking and my wallet is loving the natural eyebrows trend.

2. Spaghetti straps

This was one of those trends that you had to basically beg your mom to let you wear. I was never allowed to wear these to school without a sweater over it. In seventh grade, I was once sent home from school for wearing spaghetti straps, even though I thought I looked amazing. I guess all the boys were way too excited about my beautiful, sexy preteen shoulders.

3. Crop tops 24/7

This was another trend that I begged my mom to wear, except this time I lost. They're definitely back in style now though, so maybe I'll give it another try.

4. Those weird colored sunglasses

What even were these? I remember them being some kind of unholy alliance between regular sunglasses that you might buy at the dollar store and those God awful transitions glasses that my mom made me wear. So much fighting. So much crying. These didn't look good on anybody.

5. So. Much. Glitter.

I'm pretty sure every makeup company operating in the '90s was legally required to add glitter to every one of their products. Every lotion, blush, eye-shadow, mascara, eyeliner, pretty much anything had to have glitter in it. Glitter is like the herpes of the craft world -- you can get it, but once you do, it's pretty much impossible to make it go away.

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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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