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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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