People on TV are cooler than the people you know. You tend to trust their judgment much more than the judgement of say, a mirror.
Because of this, TV often makes us wear some pretty questionable things, particularly when we are young and willing to consume whatever shit is gifted to us, as long as there's a Sixpence None the Richer song playing in the background.
Here are the worst trends on '90s TV:
The too-short necklace.
Dawson Leery from Dawson's Creek.
The too-high pants.
Brandon Walsh from 90210.
The unflattering box shaped crop top.
Britney Spears/ Sabrina
The low waisted everything.
Marissa Cooper from The O.C. (technically she was 2000s, but she brought them into a decade they should never have been in).
Layers of clashing prints.
Raynne Graff from My So Called Life
The spiked up hair.
Xander from Buffy.
Baggy beige pants.
Pacey Witter from Dawson's Creek. (also a fan of the no collar shirt
Butterfly clips and other things that don't belong in your hair.
The Charmed sisters from Charmed.
Runners with jeans.
Jerry Seinfeld from Seinfeld.
Big jumpers, long skirts and big hair a.k.a the cotton bud.
Donna from Twin Peaks.