Better left in the past! People bravely share throwback photographs online – and they are as hilarious as they are humiliating

We’ve all had bad haircuts, worn strange clothing and thought we were the epitome of cool when we were young, only to look back at old photos and cringe at our former selves.

Bored Panda recently asked the Internet to submit their most ‘regretful’ photographs of themselves when they were younger and the results are hilarious.

The website has put together a laugh out loud album full of pictures of people when they were young, naive and had an exceptionally bad taste in fashion.

From half-up-half-down hairstyles to High School Musical-inspired outfits and gothic phases, these people have bravely contributed their old photographs so that random people can laugh at what they used to look like.

The photographs might be embarrassing but one thing is for sure: they all looked as bad as one another.

Popular at school: This little girl's mother let her style her own hair for her school photograph - with hilarious results

Popular at school: This little girl's mother let her style her own hair for her school photograph - with hilarious results

Popular at school: This little girl’s mother let her style her own hair for her school photograph – with hilarious results

We're all in this together: A young woman admitted she dressed like this after watching the High School Musical film 

We're all in this together: A young woman admitted she dressed like this after watching the High School Musical film 

We’re all in this together: A young woman admitted she dressed like this after watching the High School Musical film 

How many chokers are too many? Eryn bravely posted a school photograph taken of her in 2003 (and it seems she was ahead of the game with the choker trend)

How many chokers are too many? Eryn bravely posted a school photograph taken of her in 2003 (and it seems she was ahead of the game with the choker trend)

How many chokers are too many? Eryn bravely posted a school photograph taken of her in 2003 (and it seems she was ahead of the game with the choker trend)

Forced photo: A woman admitted she 'couldn't go to the beach without bringing along jeans and a bad attitude' 

Forced photo: A woman admitted she 'couldn't go to the beach without bringing along jeans and a bad attitude' 

Forced photo: A woman admitted she ‘couldn’t go to the beach without bringing along jeans and a bad attitude’ 

What gave it away? This young girl was a big Britney Spears fan back in the day 

What gave it away? This young girl was a big Britney Spears fan back in the day 

What gave it away? This young girl was a big Britney Spears fan back in the day 

Sticking out like a sore thumb: One man submitted this photo and said he was the only goth in the neighbourhood he lived in 

Sticking out like a sore thumb: One man submitted this photo and said he was the only goth in the neighbourhood he lived in 

Sticking out like a sore thumb: One man submitted this photo and said he was the only goth in the neighbourhood he lived in 

The life and soul of the party: A couple posted this snap of themselves channeling Boy George and Haysi Fantayzee In 1983

The life and soul of the party: A couple posted this snap of themselves channeling Boy George and Haysi Fantayzee In 1983

The life and soul of the party: A couple posted this snap of themselves channeling Boy George and Haysi Fantayzee In 1983

It was the 80s! Tiffany says all eight-year-olds dressed like librarians back then

It was the 80s! Tiffany says all eight-year-olds dressed like librarians back then

It was the 80s! Tiffany says all eight-year-olds dressed like librarians back then

Those were the 70s: Two sisters dressed up with one going to Woodstock and the other attending Oktoberfest

Those were the 70s: Two sisters dressed up with one going to Woodstock and the other attending Oktoberfest

Those were the 70s: Two sisters dressed up with one going to Woodstock and the other attending Oktoberfest

Proud of his past: A man admitted his sister had been doing her best to embarras him with old photographs from his teenage 'goth years' - but he regrets nothing

Proud of his past: A man admitted his sister had been doing her best to embarras him with old photographs from his teenage 'goth years' - but he regrets nothing

Proud of his past: A man admitted his sister had been doing her best to embarras him with old photographs from his teenage ‘goth years’ – but he regrets nothing

Setting trends: A woman posted a throwback photograph of herself at twelve years old with a necklace made from a cassette tape and a shoelace

Setting trends: A woman posted a throwback photograph of herself at twelve years old with a necklace made from a cassette tape and a shoelace

Setting trends: A woman posted a throwback photograph of herself at twelve years old with a necklace made from a cassette tape and a shoelace

Is that hair or spaghetti on this teenager's head? Surprisingly, he admits he doesn't regret this look 

Is that hair or spaghetti on this teenager's head? Surprisingly, he admits he doesn't regret this look 

Is that hair or spaghetti on this teenager’s head? Surprisingly, he admits he doesn’t regret this look 

Ladies man: Even as a child, this little boy knew exactly how to work the camera 

Ladies man: Even as a child, this little boy knew exactly how to work the camera 

Ladies man: Even as a child, this little boy knew exactly how to work the camera 

Best friends: With their braces and big smiles, the person who submitted this photograph said 'words can't describe' what they look like

Best friends: With their braces and big smiles, the person who submitted this photograph said 'words can't describe' what they look like

Best friends: With their braces and big smiles, the person who submitted this photograph said ‘words can’t describe’ what they look like

Still the same: A woman admits that as an artist, her style hasn't changed that much from when she was younger

Still the same: A woman admits that as an artist, her style hasn't changed that much from when she was younger

Still the same: A woman admits that as an artist, her style hasn’t changed that much from when she was younger

Fashionable Christmas: This woman admits she thought her bangs were 'so cool' 

Fashionable Christmas: This woman admits she thought her bangs were 'so cool' 

Fashionable Christmas: This woman admits she thought her bangs were ‘so cool’ 

Taking things seriously: This teenager admits they were a big Marilyn Manson fan in their youth

Taking things seriously: This teenager admits they were a big Marilyn Manson fan in their youth

Taking things seriously: This teenager admits they were a big Marilyn Manson fan in their youth

What was I thinking? A 16-year-old thought a hat and finger-less gloves were a good look 

What was I thinking? A 16-year-old thought a hat and finger-less gloves were a good look 

What was I thinking? A 16-year-old thought a hat and finger-less gloves were a good look 

1996: Velour Kappa tracksuits, badly dyed 'blonde-ginger' hair and that pose were totally 'in' for 14-year-olds back then

1996: Velour Kappa tracksuits, badly dyed 'blonde-ginger' hair and that pose were totally 'in' for 14-year-olds back then

1996: Velour Kappa tracksuits, badly dyed ‘blonde-ginger’ hair and that pose were totally ‘in’ for 14-year-olds back then

Ready for the show: The person who submitted this photograph admits they thought they looked like a 'movie star' in this outfit 

Ready for the show: The person who submitted this photograph admits they thought they looked like a 'movie star' in this outfit 

Ready for the show: The person who submitted this photograph admits they thought they looked like a ‘movie star’ in this outfit 

Playing the part: This man seriously believed he was a rock star back in the 80s 

Playing the part: This man seriously believed he was a rock star back in the 80s 

Playing the part: This man seriously believed he was a rock star back in the 80s 

Facing her past: A young woman admitted she was rather fond of the colour teal when she was 12-years-old

Facing her past: A young woman admitted she was rather fond of the colour teal when she was 12-years-old

Facing her past: A young woman admitted she was rather fond of the colour teal when she was 12-years-old

I love me: Setting trends with a T-shirt which has had the letter 'n' scribbled out

I love me: Setting trends with a T-shirt which has had the letter 'n' scribbled out

I love me: Setting trends with a T-shirt which has had the letter ‘n’ scribbled out

Sisters showing off their style: These siblings thought they looked 'fab' in their 80s fashion 

Sisters showing off their style: These siblings thought they looked 'fab' in their 80s fashion 

Sisters showing off their style: These siblings thought they looked ‘fab’ in their 80s fashion 

Jazz hands: A teenager gets into character before her performance in the year 1990

Jazz hands: A teenager gets into character before her performance in the year 1990

Jazz hands: A teenager gets into character before her performance in the year 1990

Cringe: One girl revealed her old Facebook profile picture was a photoshopped photo of her and Robert Pattinson that she captioned 'With my boyfriend'

Cringe: One girl revealed her old Facebook profile picture was a photoshopped photo of her and Robert Pattinson that she captioned 'With my boyfriend'

Cringe: One girl revealed her old Facebook profile picture was a photoshopped photo of her and Robert Pattinson that she captioned ‘With my boyfriend’

What a combination: The hairstyle, braces and T-shirt made for a very 90s look

What a combination: The hairstyle, braces and T-shirt made for a very 90s look

What a combination: The hairstyle, braces and T-shirt made for a very 90s look

Trend setter: A woman admits that at 14-years-old she was a 'diva' who liked to wear colour co-ordinated outfits 

Trend setter: A woman admits that at 14-years-old she was a 'diva' who liked to wear colour co-ordinated outfits 

Trend setter: A woman admits that at 14-years-old she was a ‘diva’ who liked to wear colour co-ordinated outfits 

Sister sister: These dresses were popular in the 80s but might seem a little bit outdated now 

Sister sister: These dresses were popular in the 80s but might seem a little bit outdated now 

Sister sister: These dresses were popular in the 80s but might seem a little bit outdated now 

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