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The Biggest Fashion Trends Of 2013 Vs. 2003

Fashion changed a lot in the last 10 years. Except cargo shorts still won't die.

2003: We got our first taste of the Jason Mraz fedora.

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And the Britney Spears fedora.

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2013: Now we get Taylor Swift's porkpie hats.

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2003: That dark-hair-on-the-bottom look happened.

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What is that even called? Reverse ombre? 2003 was a simpler time when no one ever used the word "ombre."

2013: The inverse: ombre hair.

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Growing out your roots or trendy style choice? We'll never know.

2003: Kelly Clarkson had a tiny scarf.

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At the time, that scarf seemed like the coolest part of her "Miss Independent" video.

2013: Scarves got bigger.

Sometimes a lot bigger.

2003: The trend of butt logos was beginning to blossom.


Butt communication was on its way to an all-time high.

2013: It was hard to find a summer dress that didn't have a cutout.

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Random patches of skin were at an all-time high.

2003: We just sat back and let velour sweatsuits happen.

2013: We sat back and let wedge sneakers happen.

2003: Hoop earrings were important.


Beyonce hoopin' it up in her "Baby Boy" video.

2013: Skater dresses were important.

2003: The lead singer of Train wore this nice shirt.

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In the "Calling All Angels" video. And are those cords?

And Justin Timberlake demonstrated this classic everydude look.

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2013: Everyone is in a contest to see how much plaid they can wear.

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2003: Tall boots were high heeled and pointy, especially if you were going to kiss Madonna.

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2013: Tall boots were flat.

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Unless it was a wedge boot.

May God have mercy on your soul.

2003: The faux hawk.

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2013: Mustaches.

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And also faux mustaches.

2003: John Mayer and Justin Timberlake wore some nice, loose-fitting khaki pants.

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2013: Fancy sweatshirts are a thing.

2003: Britney Spears wore this.

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Remember white belts? And the rest of...this?

2013: Katy Perry wore this.

2003: Jeans with the faux crotch crinkles were all over the place.

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Hi, Pharrell.

2013: Peplums were all over the place.

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2003: Denim miniskirts seemed like a good idea.

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2013: High-waisted shorts seemed like a good idea.

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Or did they?

2003: You might spot a Muppet coat.

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Bonus points for that handkerchief hem.

2013: You still might spot a Muppet coat.

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2003: Justin Timberlake wore this cool hat.

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2013: Now he wears this hat.

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And he wears it a lot.

2003: This Louis Vuitton bag everywhere.

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2013: Chambray everywhere.

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In 2003 this would be considered a dad shirt.

2003: Cargo pants, some cropped, were king.

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2013: Crop tops were king.

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2003: The golden era of popped collars.

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(Note: Photo is a reenactment.)

2013: Buttoned-up collars, not a pop in sight.

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