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30 Iconic Fashion Trends That Defined Every '00s School Disco

Looking good was all about having the sharpest zig-zag parting.

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1. Roll-on body glitter

A little on the face and all over your chest achieved that perfect, glittery glow.
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A little on the face and all over your chest achieved that perfect, glittery glow.

2. Jelly bracelets

Everyone always had at least a dozen of these rubbery, rainbow bands on their arms. But if you looped two bracelets together into one design, oh boy, you were really hot stuff.
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Everyone always had at least a dozen of these rubbery, rainbow bands on their arms. But if you looped two bracelets together into one design, oh boy, you were really hot stuff.

3. Platform shoes

You had to be careful not to roll your ankle while dancing in these bad boys.
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You had to be careful not to roll your ankle while dancing in these bad boys.

4. Bow headbands

You definitely had these in at least five different colours.
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You definitely had these in at least five different colours.

5. Leather wrap belts

Essentially just a long piece of fake leather, these "belts" made you feel like a celebrity.
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Essentially just a long piece of fake leather, these "belts" made you feel like a celebrity.

6. Paul Frank t-shirts

Only the cool kids wore Paul Frank, so if you were spotted wearing this t-shirt you gained instant schoolyard cred.
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Only the cool kids wore Paul Frank, so if you were spotted wearing this t-shirt you gained instant schoolyard cred.

7. Butterfly clips

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Perfect for recreating those, uh, ~creative~ up-dos that everyone was wearing.

8. Volleys

Wearing Volleys was the comfortable but fashionable choice because it meant that you could still easily get down to the Hampsterdance song.
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Wearing Volleys was the comfortable but fashionable choice because it meant that you could still easily get down to the Hampsterdance song.

9. Stretchy headbands

Every hairstyle looked ten times better when accessorised with a stretchy headband.
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Every hairstyle looked ten times better when accessorised with a stretchy headband.

10. Chokers

You would layer as many possible on your neck or make a ~fashion statement~ with the rainbow or pastel-coloured ones.
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You would layer as many possible on your neck or make a ~fashion statement~ with the rainbow or pastel-coloured ones.

11. Von Dutch trucker hats

The Von Dutch trucker hat was as much a status symbol as your limited-edition Lip Smacker.
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The Von Dutch trucker hat was as much a status symbol as your limited-edition Lip Smacker.

12. Skinny scarves

AKA the hottest fashion accessory of the '00s.
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AKA the hottest fashion accessory of the '00s.

13. Scarf headbands

The easiest way to transform your hair from basic to preppy-chic.
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The easiest way to transform your hair from basic to preppy-chic.

14. Jelly sandals

In theory they looked so cute, but by the end of the night your feet would be sweating like craaaazy.
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In theory they looked so cute, but by the end of the night your feet would be sweating like craaaazy.

15. Glow stick bracelets

It wasn't a school disco unless everyone was sporting dozens of glow sticks on their arms.
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It wasn't a school disco unless everyone was sporting dozens of glow sticks on their arms.

16. Impulse

Although the sickly-sweet fumes made you cough like crazy, it was a crime to leave the house without any on.
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Although the sickly-sweet fumes made you cough like crazy, it was a crime to leave the house without any on.

17. Stick-on earrings

The only type of "piercing" your mum would allow you to wear. Plus, they came in multi-packs!!!
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The only type of "piercing" your mum would allow you to wear. Plus, they came in multi-packs!!!

18. Crimped hair

Your dream was to one day have crimped hair that looked as good as Lizzie McGuire's.
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Your dream was to one day have crimped hair that looked as good as Lizzie McGuire's.

19. Lip Smackers

These were always stashed in your jelly purse in case you needed to touch up the gloss on your lips.
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These were always stashed in your jelly purse in case you needed to touch up the gloss on your lips.

20. Hair mascara

The perfect tool for creating some chunky, rainbow-coloured highlights.
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The perfect tool for creating some chunky, rainbow-coloured highlights.

21. Rah-rah skirt

Teamed with some 3/4 leggings and ballet flats, the rah-rah skirt was a staple in your wardrobe.
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Teamed with some 3/4 leggings and ballet flats, the rah-rah skirt was a staple in your wardrobe.

22. Livestrong bracelets

If it wasn't the iconic yellow, everyone had at least one of these rubber bracelets wrapped around their wrists.
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If it wasn't the iconic yellow, everyone had at least one of these rubber bracelets wrapped around their wrists.

23. Skirts over the top of jeans

What's cooler than wearing your new skirt or fave pair of flared jeans? Wearing them together, duh.
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What's cooler than wearing your new skirt or fave pair of flared jeans? Wearing them together, duh.

24. Shrug sweaters

These half-cardigans were usually bedazzled, loosely knit, or tied in the front. Bonus points if your shrug had all three components.
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These half-cardigans were usually bedazzled, loosely knit, or tied in the front. Bonus points if your shrug had all three components.

25. Bohemian maxi skirts

Perfect for channelling those ~free spirit~ and ~boho~ vibes.
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Perfect for channelling those ~free spirit~ and ~boho~ vibes.

26. Layered tank tops

The more you layered your tank tops, the cooler your look was.
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The more you layered your tank tops, the cooler your look was.

27. Flared jeans

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If they were faded and a bit worn-looking at the cuffs, that made them even better.

28. Cargo pants

Matching your cargo pants to the ribbed cami you were wearing was such a look.
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Matching your cargo pants to the ribbed cami you were wearing was such a look.

29. Slogan tees

You didn't exactly know what "DIRTY DIRTY HOUSE MUSIC" was, but you knew that it would shine bright under that black light at the school disco.
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You didn't exactly know what "DIRTY DIRTY HOUSE MUSIC" was, but you knew that it would shine bright under that black light at the school disco.

30. Zig-zag partings

Looking good was all about having the sharpest zig-zag parting.
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Looking good was all about having the sharpest zig-zag parting.