Time for a Comeback

Hailey Poggemoeller

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From scrunchies to tube tops and even bell bottoms, some of the most unique trends have made an unexpected comeback from decades ago to 2019.


Scrunchies were a hip 80’s and 90’s trend; you could find these fabric covered elastic hair ties on anyone.  Until Carrie Bradshaw made a comment in season six of Sex and the City, “No woman would be caught dead at a hip downtown restaurant wearing a scrunchie.” It sure did kill scrunchies for a decade, but sorry Carrie, because now they are back and better than ever.

Tube tops

Tube tops started out in the 1950’s as beachwear or an informal summer garment worn by young girls, but it didn’t become popular until in the 90s.  From Beyoncé to Britney Spears to even your friend or a neighbor, these tight fitting strapless tops that come in all different designs have been worn for almost three decades and are now the new summer go to.

Bell bottoms

Bell bottoms were an extremely popular trend in the 60s and the 70s. These oddly shaped pants were originally designed for boats, because the flowy legs allowed the pants to be easily rolled up for messy jobs like washing the deck of the boat. According to

Encyclopedia of fashion, bell bottoms became the outlandish and colorful style of the 70s. Many wanted the bell bottoms to be gone for good at the end of that decade, however in the 90s, bell bottoms returned as a part of the baggy clothing trend and have been in style ever since.

Fanny packs

They have been called belt bags, bum bags, waist bags and the most popular term, fanny packs. These small pouches worn on the waist came into use in the 1980s and were especially in vogue in the 90s, until “Weird Al” Yankovic criticized them in his song White & Nerdy in 2006. Miraculously they have made a large comeback and are now cooler than ever, worn everywhere from the Spring 2018 runways to the street style scene.