You may deny that poodle skirts, leisure suits, pet rocks and streaking (*tries to look innocent on the last mentioned*) were part of our past, but Bad Fads Museum [badfads.com]provides a fun and nostalgic look at fashions, collectibles, activities and events that are cherished by some and ridiculed by others."
Even though you may want to forget this stuff, the Bad Fads Museum makes sure it will always be a part of American pop culture history. The site says it's not an indictment or an endorsement of any of the fads mentioned.
It has four sections: Fashion, Collectibles, Activities and Events. In Fashion, there are 22 goofy garment items, ranging from bellbottoms to tie-dyed t-shirts.
When you click on one of the items, such as bellbottoms, it provides a photo and quick historical recap of the fad. In case you didn't know, the site says the popularity of bellbottoms began "in the late 1960s and became noteworthy as musicians from James Brown to Sonny and Cher to Elvis Presley enjoyed their bell-like form." At the mere young age of approxiamtely 4, I can remember shuddering at "my own mother" wearing a pair of these god awful purple bellbottoms. Now, I look back on it and realise they weren't all that bad after all.