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19 Photos Of Britney Spears That Perfectly Sum Up The Late '90s & Early '00s

What a time to be alive!

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1. The time when she posed with a pre–No Strings Attached NSYNC — basically when they were still second bananas to the Backstreet Boys.

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LOL these looks: Justin's bucket hat, Lance's A&F long-sleeve T-shirt, and whatever is going on with Joey's hair-matching-shirt combo.

3. The time she posed alongside a "Livin' la Vida Loca"–era Ricky Martin and his GLORIOUS golden frosted tips.

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Like seriously, those tips look like they were made by King Midas himself.

4. The time she hung out with Danielle Fishel (aka Topanga from Boy Meets World) and Vincent Young from Beverly Hills, 90210.

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Posing with two actors from the most '90s TV shows ever.


5. The time she went on a shopping spree at the Magic Kingdom while rocking an oh-so-late-'90s outfit: a bucket hat and flared cargo pants.

7. The time she performed on Nickelodeon's The Big Help and her backup dancers looked like they were all wearing matching Old Navy performance vests.

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Did they all film a secret Old Navy TV spot afterwards with Magic the Dog and Carrie Donovan?!


9. The time she graced Teen People again, alongside fellow pop stars Nick Carter and Monica.

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And basically they looked and posed like everybody did in their spring formal photos at the time.

10. When she took time to pose with the then-daddy of the pop music scene, TRL's Carson Daly.

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Oh that simpler time, when TRL was literally the most important TV show to watch.


13. The time she posed with Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath and was probably wondering what happened to his epic frosted tips.

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Seriously, why was Mark not rocking his frosted tips when he took this photo?

15. The time she posed with 98 Degrees, who for some reason were dressed like they were dancers at a combat-themed strip show.

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I guess those vests were for when your cargo pants pockets just weren't enough to hold your stuff?


18. The time she posed in the legendary TRL Class of 1999 photo shoot — which basically has ALL your faves in it.

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Britney Spears, Lenny Kravitz, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, P. Diddy, Tyrese, NSYNC, Goo Goo Dolls, and also Fred Durst (LOL).

19. And finally, when she and Justin showed up to the AMAs in these iconic denim outfits — which sums up the era perfectly.

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And hopefully these are being preserved at the Smithsonian so that future generations can see what a truly great time it was to be alive!

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