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    Updated on 17 Nov 2019. Posted on 20 Nov 2017

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

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

    1. Roll-on body glitter

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

    2. Jelly bracelets

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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

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

    4. Bow headbands

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    You definitely had these in at least five different colours.

    5. Leather wrap belts

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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

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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

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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

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

    10. Chokers

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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

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

    12. Skinny scarves

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    AKA the hottest fashion accessory of the '00s.

    13. Scarf headbands

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

    14. Jelly sandals

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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

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

    16. Impulse

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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

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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

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

    19. Lip Smackers

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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

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

    21. Rah-rah skirt

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

    26. Layered tank tops

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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

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

    29. Slogan tees

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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

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

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