15 Ludicrous Trends That D4s Made Us Believe Were Cool


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Anyone over the age of 20 will certainly remember the D4 era that plagued the city at the height of the Celtic Tiger years.

So intense was its reign that pre-teens all over the country started changing their Bebo location to 'G4' (Galway) and 'K4' (Kildare). And we all got sucked in, massively. 

Let's revel in that, shall we?

1. Popped collars


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2. Colouring your Cantos logo in

With highlighter, obv.

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3. Backcombed hair

What were we thinking?

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4. Pearls by the bucketload

How did we get anything done?


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5. Tutus

...sweet baby Jesus.

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6. Messy buns

Witches, the lot of us.

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7. Uggs

How our parents let us pay €200+ for non-waterproof, slouchy, unsupportive snow boots, while living in a temperate climate, is beyond us.

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8. Foundation lips


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9. Orange on orange on orange on orange

What other colour make up is there?


10. Pukka necklaces

They itched and clung to clothes, and sort of ruined our lives.

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11. Hairdresser clips

Broken, bleached hair being shoved into the most miniscule of flimsy clips.

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12. Dubes

Another pair of overly-expensive shoes with zero support that were 100% unnecessary considering we didn't have any boats handy.

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13. Pricey, pricey hoodies

American Eagle, Abercrombie, Hollister - pity you had to drop a hundred or so to purchase them.

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14. Juicy Couture tracksuits

Those towelly beauties that made mammies weep.

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15. Frosted tips 

I'm sorry boys, but you all looked ridiculous.

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Kate Demolder

Kate is a staff writer here at Lovin Dublin. kate@lovin.com