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28 Iconic Fashion Trends From The Early 2000s

Two words: jersey gown.

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1. A crisp pair of Air Force 1s.

Some people would put rubber bands on the bottom of their pants to keep their shoes extra crisp.
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Some people would put rubber bands on the bottom of their pants to keep their shoes extra crisp.

2. Rocawear, Sean John, and Ecko.

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3. So-called "Chinese slippers."

4. Oversized jerseys and tight-fitting jersey dresses.

Can we also pause for a moment and appreciate Mariah Carey's jersey GOWN?!

She was preforming at the half-time celebration during the 2003 NBA All-Star game, Michael Jordan's final one.
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She was preforming at the half-time celebration during the 2003 NBA All-Star game, Michael Jordan's final one.

5. Puffy jackets (and vests), patched jackets, and North Faces.

6. Timbs have been around forever, but they were really flexing in the 2000s.

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7. And the Funkmaster Flex–co-signed Lugz.

8. Trucker hats, especially Von Dutch ones.

9. Tall tees.

Often layered.

10. Gauchos.

11. Jeans with the random line down the middle and jeans with no back pockets.

12. The du-rag *and* hat combo.

Also, a lot of G-Unit clothing.
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Also, a lot of G-Unit clothing.

13. Fake sneaker high heels.

14. Airbrushed tees with various cartoon characters.

15. The Playboy bunny on random, innocuous items of clothing.

16. These belts.

17. Or customized belts with your name or a ~fun~ phrase on them.

18. All the rich girls and cool moms had the Juicy Couture velour jogging suits, and everyone else had the off-brand version.

19. Butterfly hair clips.

20. Cornrows had a huge moment.

Often with zero to no hangtime.
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Often with zero to no hangtime.

21. Phat Farm.

22. And Baby Phat.

23. Dooney & Bourke, Coach, and Louis Vuitton bags — and all their off-brand varieties.

24. Saucony and K-Swiss.

25. Rhinestone block words on T-shirts.

They often said things like "baby girl" or "shorty."
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They often said things like "baby girl" or "shorty."

26. Long denim skirts.

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27. Alicia Keys–style braids

28. And here's Justin Timberlake in a FUBU shirt.

Just a reminder: FUBU stands for "For Us By Us."
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Just a reminder: FUBU stands for "For Us By Us."

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