School picture fails are almost inevitable – even in this era of digital photography, you can’t escape it!
I grew up in the 80s, so I experienced the ups and downs of the decade’s fashion and hair choices and the school pictures captured what were some very awkward years.
The big hair, the terrible glasses, the less-than-spectacular smiles. It’s all there.
Sadly, my mother carried one particularly bad school photo of me in her wallet for years (we’re talking many, many years), featuring my awkward 8th grade self, wearing a puffy sleeved pink shirt, oversized glasses and the most ridiculous looking perm.
It wasn’t one of my better looks.
Now, with my own kids, I brace myself every year when I get the school pictures back – will they be a success or a total fail? Some years are better than others, but none have been as bad as this roundup of 25 awkward school photos!