11 Crazy Things That Everyone Would Wear in the 2000s (Even Celebrities)

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The decade of the 2000s was possibly the worst in fashion history. The more we study this decade, the more convinced we are that trends from that era were designed solely to make women look bad. Otherwise, how does one explain the plethora of rhinestones, the “smoked” tan, and the thongs peeking out from under the trousers? And this is only a small sample of what the 2000s had to offer.

Lace-up trousers

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Of course, seeing lace-up trousers instead of the usual zipper raises a lot of questions today, but they were once considered a high-end item of clothing because J.Lo wore them. Even so, only the bravest dared to purchase them.

Classic vest and skinny trousers

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Those who lived in the first decade of the twentieth century are well aware of how popular tiny classic vests were at the time. They were paired with T-shirts, shirts, and even naked bodies. Skinny pants were another contentious fashion trend at the time. Flared jeans were replaced by extremely skinny trousers at the end of the 2000s. Furthermore, if they were so long that there were unsightly folds of fabric collected around the ankle area, partially covering the wearer’s shoes, these trousers could easily cause envy among your friends.

Bizarre jewellery

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Accessories from the 2000s could be the subject of a separate article. Multicoloured plastic beads, huge boho earrings, feathers, and rhinestones were just a few of the accessories we used to wear.

Tutu skirt

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Fluffy tulle skirts were a major hit during those years, thanks to Carrie Bradshaw, the main character in the Sex and the City TV series. Tutus were so popular that even adult women couldn’t stop themselves from wearing them.

Cargo trousers

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Isn’t it true that nothing looks worse than low-waisted cargo pants? However, ten years ago, they not only did not raise any concerns, but they were also considered super-trendy. Furthermore, the most daring would tuck them into boots with a tight-fitting bootleg.

String belts

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In the early 2000s, every girl had a string belt accented with rivets, flower appliques, and other types of decorations. Perhaps you have one of these belts stashed somewhere in your closet.

Balloon dress

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Fortunately, the pattern of dresses and skirts with a bottom portion tucked within itself has passed. However, they were popular a short time ago. Paris Hilton, a fashion icon at the time, wore them as well. The fact that this balloon made the body appear disproportional did not bother fashionistas in the least.

Wide belts

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Belts with a large buckle, which were mostly decorative rather than practical, were another accessory that was adored by fashionistas of the period.

Short ankle boots

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Every respectable fashionista of the 2000s owned a pair of short ankle boots with high heels. And Gwyneth Paltrow couldn’t stand up to them. This style of footwear was not only uncomfortable but it also visually shortened the legs.

Pleated miniskirt

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Pleated miniskirts, à la “school girl,” were another bizarre fashion trend at the time. They were usually so short that it was difficult to tell if it was a skirt or a big belt. Nonetheless, both celebrities and regular girls wore them with pride.

Acid color tights

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Bright tights in a variety of colours that were common in the 2000s didn’t always go with the overall look and had their own life. If it seems strange now, it used to be that they could turn you into the most trendy girl in the class.

What patterns from those years make you the most embarrassed? Which ones would you happily wear today?

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