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21 Denim Fails Committed In The '00s

It was a dark time for jeans.

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1. In the '00s jeans with zips were so outdated.

Xtina wouldn't have been caught dead sporting a regular fly.
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Xtina wouldn't have been caught dead sporting a regular fly.

2. And corset fastenings were just so hot.

Paris knew that in the '00s the sexiest part of any human was between the belly button and the genitals.
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Paris knew that in the '00s the sexiest part of any human was between the belly button and the genitals.

3. If you had to have a zip, it should've ideally been at the back, of course.

This is asking for trouble when you've had a lot of pasta and then you need to bend over.
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This is asking for trouble when you've had a lot of pasta and then you need to bend over.

And if you had to wear a belt, it was ideally already part of your jeans.

It was a simpler time.
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It was a simpler time.

4. Jeans were super boring unless they were ~distressed~.

Kelly Rowland must have sat down a lot to get those sweet whiskers.
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Kelly Rowland must have sat down a lot to get those sweet whiskers.

5. It didn't matter how your jeans were faded, so long as they weren't the same colour all over.

Only dads wore new-looking jeans in the '00s.
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Only dads wore new-looking jeans in the '00s.

6. These ultra-distressed, built-in-belt, exposed-zip jeans would have been super cool in 2006.

7. The more low-rise the better in the '00s – even if that meant just hacking a bit off the top of your jeans.

P!nk didn't mind having to pull her jeans up all night if it meant she got to show off some extra flesh.
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P!nk didn't mind having to pull her jeans up all night if it meant she got to show off some extra flesh.

8. Your jeans had to be low enough so everyone could see your thong.

Even if this meant getting out the kitchen scissors, as Katie Price did here.
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Even if this meant getting out the kitchen scissors, as Katie Price did here.

9. In the late-'00s transition period between low-rise and high-rise jeans, it was all about low-rise jeans with a denim corset on top.

10. In the '00s your jeans were too short unless they touched the ground.

11. The only other acceptable length for jeans was capri.

Rihanna understood that it was the ideal summer look.
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Rihanna understood that it was the ideal summer look.

12. In the '00s we tried to make denim frilly.

We loved a ra-ra skirt in the '00s and we loved a denim mini, so it only made sense to put them together.
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We loved a ra-ra skirt in the '00s and we loved a denim mini, so it only made sense to put them together.

13. We also tried to pleat denim.

Holly Valance totally pulling it off here.
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Holly Valance totally pulling it off here.

14. We loved a waistcoat in the '00s. We loved a corset. We loved some denim.

Excellent for highlighting your waist.
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Excellent for highlighting your waist.

15. The denim blazer was the ultimate smart-casual look.

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16. We loved a hat made out of denim.

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17. In case wearing Ugg boots with a denim mini wasn't enough, denim Uggs were also a thing.

18. Denim coats totally happened.

Shout out to Britney for rocking a corset fly.
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Shout out to Britney for rocking a corset fly.

19. So did shiny sleeveless denim coats.

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20. So did whatever this is.

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21. And of course, who can forget the most iconic denim look of all time?

It's the belt that makes it.
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It's the belt that makes it.