20 Fashion And Beauty Trends Of Younger Generations That Older Generations Can't Wrap Their Heads Around

We recently asked the older members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which fashion and beauty trends of younger people confuse them. Here's what they had to say:

1."I'm only 30, but I HATE fanny packs, and for the love of tacos, calling it a belt bag makes it even worse."


Ilana Glazer holds her face with both hands, wearing a black sheer crop top with "NYC" letters over a green tank and a blue floral skirt
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2."Lip filler! Every other young woman at the mall has massive, swollen lips that look like she got stung by a bee. It looks painful."


3."Crew socks pulled up to the knees almost! It looks stupid."


4."Hair middle parts and the hatred of side parts. Almost no one’s face is symmetrical. Middle parts highlight the asymmetry, make your hair look flat, and for some people, make your face less flattering."


Sydney Sweeney, standing in front of a mirror, appears emotional, adjusting her dress with her hands. She looks at her reflection in a bathroom

5."I don't understand young women wearing oversized, baggy shirts that are so big you can't tell if there are shorts on underneath IN PUBLIC."


6."Septum piercings. The large 'booger collector' hog rings kids stick in their noses. I see nothing appealing about them and find it hard to take people seriously."


Close-up of a person's lips and nose with a small hoop septum piercing
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7."Ripped jeans or pants that cost an enormous amount of money. I mean the really big holes that leave you feeling the breeze. Why not just rip some old jeans you already have or buy a standard pair at a reasonable price and tear them apart yourself?"


8."I have no issue with stylistic choices like sneakers and dresses, but honestly, I’ve been surprised with the lack of professional wardrobe. What happened to dressing for the job you want?"


A person wearing a suit and tie with sneakers, no socks

9."Wearing the colorful pimple patch stickers in public. If it's something you want to COVER, why would you want to DRAW ATTENTION to it?"


10."Crop tops. Every thing is a crop top. It’s done. Let it die."


Elsie Fisher and Amiah Miller walk down a hallway. Elsie wears a floral tank top, and Amiah wears a tie-dye short-sleeved shirt with black pants

11."The tooth gems people stick on their teeth...Why?"


12."Bike shorts. Just reminds me of P.E."


Whitney Peak and Emily Alyn Lind, dressed casually, are seen through a glass window walking indoors. Whitney wears a hoodie and jacket; Emily in a striped shirt

13."Gages. They make me gag."


14."Any version of the mullet that has seemed to come back around. Just...WHY?"


15."The '80s dad mustache. I'm all for people looking however they want, but some styles I can't help but question."


A person with curly hair wearing an orange beanie and a black T-shirt smiles at the camera. Tattoos are visible on their arms
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16."Yeezy sneakers, Crocs, and other big, plastic, cheap-looking, impractical footwear."


17."The top mop look or flipped out hat hair for boys. It’s early 2000s middle school all over again in the dumbest way. I get that we all have to go through this, but it still doesn’t take the cringe away."


A young man smiling and wearing a hoodie

18."I'm not a fan of the fluffy eyebrows that they laminate to look like two spiky caterpillars over their eyes. I’m all for full brows and being natural, but these are too much."


19."I can't stand drawing over the cupid's bow with lip liner. Apparently it's supposed to make the lips look fuller, but to me it just makes lips weird and messy. There is something appealing about the cupid's bow being defined or emphasized."


A person is having their lipstick applied with a makeup brush. Their face shows partially applied makeup, including contouring powder
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20.And finally, "Socks with slides or sandals, as we call them. These are what our fathers and grandfathers wore. Socks with sandals were only worn by younger people classed as geeks! It's a hideous look that I’ll never understand."


What are some other fashion and beauty trends of younger generations that you find silly? Let us know in the comments (or use this Google Form if you want to be anonymous).