Fashion Trends That Should Never Come Back

Fashion Trends That Should Never Come Back Dose Of Wonani

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I decided to start on a really light note and look back at some things that were trending in the 2000s. Some things I regret ever owning and some things I’m glad I never owned. I know fashion repeats itself but I hope the things mentioned below never come back or never trend again.

Also, if you still wear any of the items mentioned below, please do not feel attacked. Just know I wouldn’t wear them.

Wedge Sneakers

Please tell me someone remembers these. My aunt got me these for my birthday in 2012. She got them in the colour red but they were a size too small. So the following day, after school, I exchanged them for a bigger size. They didn’t have my size in red so I got them in grey instead. Those shoes were so trendy. Sneakers with a wedge? Who came up with that idea? Looking back, I’m glad I changed them to grey because imagine me walking around with red wedge sneakers?

I hope these never come back. I must admit, they brought me a lot of joy in 2012 but other than that, I can’t believe I owned and actually loved them. Such a dark time in fashion.

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Thigh high canvas

What do you know about these? I literally begged my mom to buy me these but she said no. Do you know how heartbreaking it was not wearing these with a little “Hey Mama” skirt? Pain. I experienced real FOMO with these but no amount of begging would convince my mom to buy them. I’m so glad she refused to buy them because she definitely knew better. I hope these never make a comeback. However, if they did come back, I wouldn’t be surprised. Too many people wore and actually liked them.

Photo from Pinterest

Jelly shoes

In english, these are Jelly shoes but in Zambia, we called them “Maliposa”, “Sofia” or “Nshaupwa Bwino”. “Nshaupwa Bwino” means “I’m not married well” or “My marriage isn’t good”. If you think about it deeply, you will understand why they were called Nshaupwa Bwino. As for the name Sofia, I have no idea why that was.

These shoes were made of plastic and came in so many different styles. Some would even have a butterfly on them. I remember I owned these in green. I definitely owned more than one pair and none of them were black. These shoes were nowhere near comfortable and on a really hot day, your feet would burn. On an extremely hot day, wearing these was wearing hot, melting plastic. They were so slippery too. No skid resistance at all. I’m so grateful we stopped wearing these.

I think we owned them because they were cheap. Definitely not for comfort.

In Zambia at least.

Cargo Shorts

Cargo shorts are not my preference at all. If a man approached me wearing cargo shorts, he would have to go back. I don’t have much to say about these. I’m just hoping that one day, those who still wear them shall see the light. There is no way these aren’t one of the worst things to happen to men.

Cargo shorts


I am not mad at Supras. These were a moment in fashion and I respect that. Could we have worn them better? Yes. I think the way we dressed was the problem. I don’t know why people (we) wore these with baggy jeans. Maybe skinny jeans hadn’t started trending yet. If these shoes came back now, I’m pretty sure we would do them justice. I really don’t hate them but I don’t love them either. I’m just glad they had their moment.

Dresses over jeans

I know some people still do this. I promise you dresses were not meant to be worn with jeans. I know I did this. Mostly with top-dresses (which should never come back too). Teen celebrities in the early 2000’s made this so cool and that just makes me sad.

Photo from Pinterest

Did you wear any if these? Please let me know in the comments. Also, tell me one fashion trend you didn’t like and you hope never comes back. Leave a comment. I would love to know!

Thanks for reading!
Wonani Xx

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34 thoughts on “Fashion Trends That Should Never Come Back

    1. Hahaha I’m so glad you agree.

      LOL just know that I really admired you. I wanted those shoes SO BAD!! Don’t regret it. You were definitely a cool kid.

      Thanks for reading.

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  1. Never ever ever liked Jellg shoes and wedge sneakers…never owned them either.πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†
    Am glad I never got fomo but everyone in my neighbourhood had them


  2. I loved supras when I was in high school and I remember wearing them in university for a year before they got all worn off. At the time, I didn’t understand why people found it strange for a girl to wear supras. But I was not one to care what society thought about my footwear choices. I still dig the supras but I don’t think I would wear them to date. That was just a phase in my life where I was all about self-expression and trying to look cool.

    If I think about what should never come back, for me, I guess it’s wearing chains and wearing gold teeth or something of that sort. I see that a lot in hip hop music videos and it just makes me cringe. Who even came up with the idea of wearing gold teeth?


  3. I am not married well loool! That shoe was the winner, I had it in black and blue and it was just perfect, as for that wedged sneaker, it has never registered in my brain well neither did the dresses on jeans thing. I have been a tomboy for as long as I remember so boots and jeans and tees were the thing. Now that I am married with inlaws, I am trying to behave lol.

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  4. I am laughing hard, when I was reading about the Wedge Sneakers I remembered Supras which were always stupid to me, and boom you also wrote on them

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  5. Jelly shoes were pretty popular in India too – they do have their benefits though. When I was living in Mumbai, it would rain like crazy for 6 months. All your other shoes would inevitably get spoilt other than these jelly shoes. Plus these were really light and foldable. So I’d carry a pair of them in my purse and slip into them whenever it started raining when I was out. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ the dresses over jeans, so sad.
      Oh no πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ what you choose to wear is up to you. Just know I don’t recommend you do πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      Thanks for reading!


  6. 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣 I can’t stop laughing at the word supra’s and to think we were obsessed with a shoe called supra🀣🀣🀣🀣 anyway dresses over jeans top dresses should never ever come back.. This has made my day.. But what do you have against the sneaker wedge I think they are cool. I’d just not were them🀣🀣🀣🀣…. And let me go and start writing my piece for today.

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    1. And it was a serious obsession for that matter!
      Sis not you defending sneaker wedges πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ the same reason you wouldn’t wear them is what I have against them πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      Please do. The day will soon be over πŸ˜‚

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