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29 '00s Fashion Trends That, In Retrospect, Maybe Weren’t Such A Great Idea

MAY THEY NEVER COME BACK!

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1. Camouflage.

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They're almost impossible to see, but there's actually two pair of camouflage pants in the pictures above. You're going to have to take my word for it. Who can say why this trend was so popular, but it was much better suited for Saving Private Ryan than eating lunch in the park.

2. Huge logos on shirts.

CAN YOU SEE THE BRAND I'M WEARING?! IT'S RALPH LAUREN! ARE YOU IMPRESSED?! SEE?! CAN YOU SEE IT?! HOW ABOUT ALL OF YOU IN THE BACK?! CAN YOU SEE THAT I'M WEARING A RALPH LAUREN SHIRT?!
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CAN YOU SEE THE BRAND I'M WEARING?! IT'S RALPH LAUREN! ARE YOU IMPRESSED?! SEE?! CAN YOU SEE IT?! HOW ABOUT ALL OF YOU IN THE BACK?! CAN YOU SEE THAT I'M WEARING A RALPH LAUREN SHIRT?!

3. Bandanas.

Aarg, matey!
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Aarg, matey!

4. Super-tight, cropped jeans.

Oops! Looks like you accidentally put on a small child's pants instead of your own.
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Oops! Looks like you accidentally put on a small child's pants instead of your own.

5. Ruffled skirts.

Sometimes trends can mislead you.
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Sometimes trends can mislead you.

6. Jute sole shoes.

A humble farmer's shoes, but all the sudden every preppy hipster was wearing them to the nightclubs. DON'T GET ME STARTED.
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A humble farmer's shoes, but all the sudden every preppy hipster was wearing them to the nightclubs. DON'T GET ME STARTED.

7. Studded belts.

Uh, bad to the bone?

8. Neckties.

You were so anarcho-punk! I bet you still remember the lyrics to "American Idiot."
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You were so anarcho-punk! I bet you still remember the lyrics to "American Idiot."

9. And just this general pseudo-punk aesthetic to show how much of a rebel you were.

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... without a cause, of course.

10. Jeans WITHOUT pockets.

As if fake pockets weren't bad enough.
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As if fake pockets weren't bad enough.

11. And those really low-riding jeans.

They may have been pretty comfy, but whoever was sitting behind you got an eyeful.
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They may have been pretty comfy, but whoever was sitting behind you got an eyeful.

12. Blonde highlights, even when you had jet-black hair.

The 2000s were precarious times. We were poised between the old millennium and the new and we just couldn't settle. That's probably why it seemed like a good idea for all of us to be both blonde AND brunette at the same time! And of course, those bad blonde highlights turned green during the summer months. What a mistake.
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The 2000s were precarious times. We were poised between the old millennium and the new and we just couldn't settle. That's probably why it seemed like a good idea for all of us to be both blonde AND brunette at the same time! And of course, those bad blonde highlights turned green during the summer months. What a mistake.

13. Leaving two ridiculous stray locks of hair in the front when we put our hair up.

Which quickly became disgusting because we couldn't stop fiddling with them.
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Which quickly became disgusting because we couldn't stop fiddling with them.

14. Asymmetrical skirts.

The laziest fashion trend of the decade. It's essentially a step above wrapping a towel around your waist.
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The laziest fashion trend of the decade. It's essentially a step above wrapping a towel around your waist.

15. These versatile, baggy pants.

You could wear them to class, as pajamas, for a more casual look, and even when you were selling scented candles at the Renaissance fair.
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You could wear them to class, as pajamas, for a more casual look, and even when you were selling scented candles at the Renaissance fair.

16. Silicone bra straps.

Some optimists referred to them as "invisible bra straps" but that could not be further from the truth. They looked super tacky and gouged into your shoulders, and in the summer they were absolute torture.
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Some optimists referred to them as "invisible bra straps" but that could not be further from the truth. They looked super tacky and gouged into your shoulders, and in the summer they were absolute torture.

17. The classic bucket hat.

We've got that dude from The New Radicals to thank for this one.
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We've got that dude from The New Radicals to thank for this one.

18. And those awful fedoras.

I guess we thought they were classy. We were so mistaken.
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I guess we thought they were classy. We were so mistaken.

19. "Boho-chic" dresses.

Ah yes! You were such a free spirit.
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Ah yes! You were such a free spirit.

20. These book bags from the future.

The future was a little ahead of its time, since all our textbooks remained rectangular, and therefore wouldn't fit.
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The future was a little ahead of its time, since all our textbooks remained rectangular, and therefore wouldn't fit.

21. Those princess dresses for New Year's Eve.

It was like prom night every December 31st!
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It was like prom night every December 31st!

22. Tiny bags with even tinier handles.

They never fit over your shoulder so you had to wear them down on your elbow.
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They never fit over your shoulder so you had to wear them down on your elbow.

23. Flared pants and pointy heels.

Polished yet informal.
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Polished yet informal.

24. These blouses.

Let's start the incantations, sister.
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Let's start the incantations, sister.

25. Triangular thong underwear.

Oh my.

26. Little sweaters that only covered your shoulders.

To keep them nice and warm, I guess.
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To keep them nice and warm, I guess.

27. Navel piercings.

Because I'm a slaaaaaaaaaaave 4 u.
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Because I'm a slaaaaaaaaaaave 4 u.

28. Leg warmers like the type worn by ballerinas.

Except that we wore them to school.
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Except that we wore them to school.

29. And just to remind ourselves that we were on the threshold of the future, shiny, metallic EVERYTHING.

COME ON, 2000s!
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COME ON, 2000s!

This post was translated from Spanish.

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