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


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

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

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

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

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

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6. And gladiator heels were having a major moment.

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

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

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9. But fringe did double duty back then.

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

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11. Especially if they were also wearing bootcut jeans.

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

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

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14. satin headbands...

That's (not) hot.
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That's (not) hot.

15. headscarves.

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

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

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

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

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In conclusion, be careful what you wear because you might wind up in a post like this in 2028!

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