Skip To Content
  • dobetter2018 badge

19 Pictures From '08 That'll Make You Say, "We Used To Wear THAT?!"


1. Believe it or not, tracksuits were still a thing in 2008.

2. And if your flared jeans weren't covering up your shoes, you were doing it wrong.

3. Studded belts, like the kind you'd get from Hot Topic, were all the rage.

4. As were wide belts that served no practical purpose whatsoever.

5. Everyone β€” BeyoncΓ©, Lindsay Lohan, your mom β€” was wearing liquid leggings as pants.

6. And gladiator heels were having a major moment.

7. I'm sorry, crinkled satin can't come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, 'cause it's dead!

8. Sleeves took a well-deserved vacation in 2008.

9. But fringe did double duty back then.

10. Men loved draping hideous scarves around their necks for no reason at all.

11. Especially if they were also wearing bootcut jeans.

12. They also mysteriously forgot how to tuck in their shirts when wearing ties, making for awful red carpet photos like this one:

13. 2008 was basically the year of bad headwear, from little bitty hats...

14. satin headbands...

15. headscarves.

16. If you were wearing tights, they had to be fishnet, according to US law or something.

17. Regrettably, animal print hadn't completely died off by 2008, although I'm guessing Halle Berry now wishes it had.

18. Every 20-year-old woman had a version of this dress in 2008.

19. But none of the above trends are as bad as the ruffly prom dresses that dominated red carpets 10 years ago.

For more Do Better 2018 content, click here!