The folly of youth! These childhood fashion faux-pas will remind you of your own wardrobe horrors
For those of us who experimented with our image in adolescence, there is no shortage of fashion faux-pas that we would rather forget.
And one group of unsuspecting adults in the US have had their embarrassing teen photos immortalised after they were included in a gallery of images hand-picked by The Chive.
One of the hilarious throwback snaps shows a teenage boy dressed as a Jedi ‘for no apparent reason’ as he attended school.
Another relatable picture shows two teenagers dressed in their grungiest gear, posing like ‘a member of the band’ when in reality they had no musical ability beyond the air guitar.
And that’s to say nothing of the regrettable childhood outfits parents picked out or the lopsided home haircuts they saw fit to inflict on their offspring.
A gallery of throwback images from people’s teenage years, collected on The Chive, records people’s biggest adolescent fashion faux-pas. This Reddit user admitted they thought they were ‘hardcore’ dressing as a member of a grunge band despite not being able to play a single instrument
‘Further evidence of my mom’s impressive hair cutting skills featuring me, an 11-year-old girl’ reads the caption to a picture of a particularly striking haircut-gone-wrong.
In another, a young boy has been dressed up in acid wash double denim and hi-top trainers — a true child of the 80s.
FEMAIL has picked out the best pictures from the online gallery — and while some are undoubtedly cute, others are bound to leave you cringing.
This woman posted an old photo of herself as an 11-year-old following an amateur hair cut from her mother and stressed that she was in fact a girl, despite the bowl-style trim
A woman who wore blue rectangular glasses with pink circular attachments as a child marvelled at the boldness of her younger self and joked that she could have done with carrying that confidence into adulthood
Sporting acid wash double denim and hi-top trainers, this little boy really was a child of the 80s. His older self is sure he has never looked cooler than he did here
A Reddit user had posted a picture of herself holding a silver spoon – with her short black bob it’s pretty obvious that Amelie was her favourite film growing up
Paying homage to the punk movement, dyed hair and fishnet tights were all the rage when these two were growing up
When military styles and camouflage had a moment in 1997, this teenage girl was first in line to get ready for action
One woman posted a picture of her younger self wearing blue and white pyjamas with a black and white striped top, which she said shows her moving on from boyband Backstreet Boys to nu metal group Korn
A man who sported super spiky hair as a teenager posted a picture of himself 14 years ago. Despite the passage of time, he said he remembers it like it was yesterday
One woman remembered how she bravely brought together Hello Kitty and Spiderman, along with crosses and studs, for her first day of school in 2009