Ah, the Baby Boomers. The generation is known for rotary phones, 8-track tapes, and a boatload of trends that make anyone under the age of 30 cringe. They’ve had a good run with their bell-bottoms and fondue parties, but it’s about time we say goodbye to some of these relics of the past. Let’s raise a glass (filled with an age-appropriate beverage) to their well-deserved retirement!
Yes, folks, there was a time when the crispness of your denim was a status symbol. People painstakingly pressed their Levis as if they were getting ready for a royal ball. Thankfully, the fashion world has since discovered the charm of ‘worn in’ and ‘casually crumpled,’ sending the iron-for-jeans trend back where it belongs – the 60s.
Socks with Sandals
Slipping on those tweety-bird printed socks and some sandals was once considered fashionable. Thankfully, the fashion world has a much better taste now, with stylish men’s footwear ruling the streets instead.
Overly Tanned Skin
Once upon a time, having a deep, almost orange tan was thought to be the epitome of good health and attractiveness despite the risk of skin damage. Fortunately, we’ve now recognized the importance of sun protection and the allure of natural skin tones, relegating the leathery-lobster look to the annals of lousy boomer trends.
This hair trend, where the tips are lightened to contrast with the darker base, was a hit in the late 90s and early 2000s. Celebrities and boy bands alike sported it. Thankfully, like all ill-judged boomer trends, frosted tips are not often seen today, and we can all sigh in relief.
The low-fat diet fad had people guzzling diet soda and low-fat packaged foods like they were going out of style. Thankfully, we’ve realized that not all fat is wrong, and it’s more about eating a balanced diet than cutting out one particular macronutrient.
Carpeting every inch of the floor was once considered the height of luxury and comfort. Today, we appreciate the appeal of hardwood floors and the easiness of cleaning them, relegating wall-to-wall carpeting to the list of home décor blunders.
Nothing screams ‘bad boomer trend‘ like the mullet. This is the classic short-on-the-sides, long-in-back hairstyle that was once all the rage. Thankfully, it’s been put out of its misery, and hair trends have moved on to more stylish pastures.
These sky-high heels were once de rigueur on the dancefloor and everyday life. Thankfully, we’ve now come to our senses and realized that comfort and stability are far more critical than trying to add a few extra inches.
Disco music was all the rage in the late 70s. Still, thankfully, it’s been relegated to forgotten corners of our memory banks. Nowadays, we’re thankful for other genres like hip-hop and EDM that provide us with much better dance vibes
Another classic example of a lousy boomer trend, shag haircuts, had people sporting feathered locks daily. Fortunately, modern hair trends favor sleeker and more polished styles, relegating shags to the archives of fashion faux pas.
Mood rings were all the rage in the 70s and 80s. These jewelry pieces supposedly changed color based on your mood – blue for sadness, green for happiness, etc. It was all fun and games until people realized it didn’t work. Thankfully, this boomer trend has since faded away.
Yes, lousy boomer jokes were all the rage in the 70s and 80s. Thankfully, we’ve learned that even if you don’t have a good sense of humor, it’s still no excuse to tell bad jokes. Today, we appreciate the wit and charm that come with a good joke – not to mention the cringe-free ambiance it brings.
Futuristic designs were all the rage in the 70s and 80s, with curved shapes and bright colors defining home décor choices. Thankfully, we’ve come to our senses and now appreciate more timeless and traditional designs that transcend time trends.
Jumpsuits were another classic trend of the 70s, and they remain popular today in some circles. However, modern jumpsuit styles are much sleeker and well-tailored than their ill-fitting predecessors, making them a far better choice.
While people with natural curly and Afro-textured hair may still choose to rock an Afro regularly, this trend has lost its boomer-era popularity. We now appreciate a variety of styles that cater to different hair textures and lengths, making the classic afro a thing of the past.
These were just a few lousy boomer trends that are now happily making their grand exit. While we may look back and laugh at some of these terrible fashion choices, there’s no denying they had their moment in the spotlight. Thankfully, with time comes wisdom – and we can all be thankful for that!
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