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Updated on Sep 6, 2020. Posted on Oct 17, 2019

21 Fashion Trends That Were Popular In The Last Decade, For Better Or Worse

If you didn't rock one of these styles, then you're lying.

Jojomecoco on Reddit asked the community what fashion trend defined the 2010s, and here's what people FONDLY (and not-so fondly) remembered.

1. The feathers-in-your-hair trend had a little moment in 2010-2011.

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"Feathers was such a short lived trend in 2010-2011! I almost bought into them, but then suddenly they were out of style! I think that was the shortest trend I've ever seen this decade." — LuckyCoat

2. Patterned leggings and leggings in general absolutely took over during the 2010s.

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"Patterned leggings might be on the way out, I think? There used to be SO many patterns, like space, lasers, pizza, cats, unicorns, etc." —shinkouhyou

3. Side bangs were still poppin' between 2010–2013, but slowly faded out of style.

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"Side bangs were still in style at the beginning of the 2010s, but then more and more people started growing them out." —anonymous

4. Flower crowns flourished in the 2010s.

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"Flower crowns were DEFINITELY a thing." —goldentriumphforks

5. High-low dresses also had a style moment.

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"I saw a lot of people wear those extreme high-low dresses/skirts, where the front is pretty much a mini length and the back goes almost to the floor." —Mochap

6. Chokers came back STRONG between 2015–2016.

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7. The tiny sunglasses trend came out in full force around 2017 and is still a thing.

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"Tiny, oval sunglasses!" —poor_yorick

8. High-waisted shorts became super popular between 2012–2013.

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"High-waisted mom shorts for the Taylor Swift types." –rumandass

9. Shutter shades gained momentum in 2009, but they absolutely carried over into 2010–2011.

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"Those stupid plastic glasses that look like window blinds were still a thing early on in the 2010s." —lankypiano

10. Funky, creative patterns were most definitely a thing, but especially pineapple and llama prints.

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"Pineapples and llama prints. What's with all the gold pineapple paperweight thingies everywhere now? Why are llamas on socks and shit?" —Leakybubble

11. Crop tops boldly came back in style around 2013–2014 and are still a pretty hot trend now.

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"Crop tops paired with high-waisted jeans!" —hockeychick23

12. Of course, man buns made a debut in the 2010s.

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"The half up/half down topknot hairstyles on women and man buns on men will collectively be referred to as the mullet of the '10s, I think." —todayonbloopers

13. And undercuts became a bold, sexy hair trend.

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"I have pretty thick hair and got a nape undercut almost a year ago, and it’s the best thing I’ve done with my hair. So much less to care for and I can hide it when my hair’s down if I want to." —sheenathepunkrocker

14. Oversized cardigans were also a bold fashion statement this decade.

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"Oversized cardigans that went down to your knees." —VelvetDreamers

15. Purposefully ripped jeans were A. LOOK.

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"Jeans with holes in them. I'm talking about holes strategically pre-cut at the knee or thigh, or that show off your butt." —anonymous

16. Silver and intentionally grey hair looked so good on so many.

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"Silver or grey hair was definitely a trend." —todayonbloopers

17. Balayage and ombré hair came into style in 2012 and stayed for a long time.

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18. Cold-shoulder cut-out tops were also very much a trend.

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19. So were tall socks.

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"Tall, athletic socks with everything. Why? Where did the short socks go?" —denovosibi

20. Joggers were another (very comfortable) and stylish fashion statement.

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"Joggers. My brother is 18 and they're suuuuuper popular with people his age. They look so silly to me." —sleepyemoji

21. And finally...Crocks with socks! A. STATEMENT.

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"Crocks with socks. They're...a look."—thesecondnumber