We've been seeing a major resurgence in '90s fashion lately. In theory this means flower prints and adorable boots with a choker or two thrown in for good measure.
In practice, though, '90s fashion was an altogether more terrifying and unflattering monster. Take it from those of us who lived the nightmare in real time. Street style was all baggy clothes, bangs Aqua-Netted up to Jesus, and layered/stacked socks. Surely the red carpet fashion had to be better, though... right?
Enter Twitter account @NightOpening. We like to think of it as a walk down memory lane — only we were kinda' happier not remembering these moments.
Let these examples be a cautionary fashion tale to you all.
Romeo & Juliet Premiere 1996 Photos by SGranitz Ron Galella/WireImage https://t.co/wAtSsagRNr— Movie Premieres Unlimited (@Movie Premieres Unlimited)1558479342.0
I Like It Like That Premiere 1994 Photos by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage https://t.co/eTfaCyYCtR— Movie Premieres Unlimited (@Movie Premieres Unlimited)1558042543.0
Boomerang Premiere 1992 Photos by Ron Galella/WireImage https://t.co/Be4DlrZAkX— Movie Premieres Unlimited (@Movie Premieres Unlimited)1557786675.0
Grumpier Old Men Premiere 1995 Photos by Ron Galella/WireImage, Frank Trapper/Corbis via GettyImages https://t.co/XstxuayCDF— Movie Premieres Unlimited (@Movie Premieres Unlimited)1556659193.0
Renaissance Man Premiere 1994 Credit GettyImages (Photos by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) https://t.co/ru46aIWjKv— Movie Premieres Unlimited (@Movie Premieres Unlimited)1555707922.0
We know, we know... it's a lot to take in. But Twitter had no problems processing the multiple layers of "oh god no."
@NightOpening Big movie premiere? Anyone? https://t.co/xYpVeh9ahk— Alfredo Papadakis (@Alfredo Papadakis)1558812283.0
@pattymo So many blousy shirts and pleated pants. I have no idea what we were collectively thinking back then.— Steven Scott (@Steven Scott)1558824721.0
@pattymo @LydiaBurrell there's a strong argument that professional stylists have done more damage to culture than most— J (@J)1558825112.0
@NightOpening Pocahontas?? https://t.co/Qe0fP93Jhz— Johnny ⚜ (@Johnny ⚜)1557007280.0
@NightOpening https://t.co/JTUxGEsY4l— NecroMancer (@NecroMancer)1554853807.0
@NightOpening Who wore it better? https://t.co/EkionJwu9p— ms-13 reply guy (@ms-13 reply guy)1554668812.0
@NightOpening This hair was all the rage in my teen years! RIP random 90’s hairstyles! https://t.co/gz7nBFFBcM— love, just me. (@love, just me.)1558928032.0
@NightOpening This may be the best one yet. There is so much to unpack here, and you can create your own stories a… https://t.co/DaRT0xQnru— Daniel Layman (@Daniel Layman)1558650841.0
@NightOpening This kid is legit flossing https://t.co/6u6aMQ7atF— David (@David)1558666244.0
@NightOpening the concept of sigourneys shirt is driving me nuts and.....i am thankful— please may i have a like (@please may i have a like)1558738025.0
@NightOpening Ah, that era where Stallone, Willis And Arnold never didn’t wear Planet Hollywood swag.— Erik Van Sant CBS46 (@Erik Van Sant CBS46)1558899479.0
Remember folks, the '90s was kind of a tragic fashion era — for everyone. Eyebrows were nowhere to be found, shoulder pads ruled the world, and nothing — and we mean nothing — was properly tailored. If you're going to give it a try, proceed with caution.