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    22 Crimes Against Tracksuits Committed In The '00s

    So much velour.

    1. Back in the '00s, two-piece tracksuits were a ~thing~.

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    Gwen Stefani really pulls off this Adidas number.

    2. A pretty damn stylish ~thing~.

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    Justin Timberlake looks great in his.

    3. Basically, anyone who was anyone wore a two-piece tracksuit.

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    Shout out to Paris Hilton's ballet pump and sock combo.

    4. I mean, just look at Brad Pitt coordinating his tracksuit with his cap and sunglasses.

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    Why don't men dress like this anymore???

    5. And look at Coleen Rooney pairing hers with a crochet beret and Uggs.

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    6. Back then, wearing a tracksuit that showed your midriff was considered chic.

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    Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez, J.Lo, and Miss Dynamite knew it.

    7. Wearing three-quarter-length tracksuit bottoms was considered red carpet appropriate.

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    Nicole Sheridan worked this look.

    8. Tracksuit hoodies were appropriate for book launches.

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    Jamie Oliver looks so smug/snug.

    9. And forgoing a top underneath your tracksuit hoodie was considered the height of glamour.

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    No one works a pair of bootcut jeans quite like Mariah Carey.

    10. Wearing hoodies to fancy events was 100% OK back then.

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    Look at lil James from Busted.

    11. Accepting awards in a tracksuit with a matching furry hat was perfectly legit.

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    I mean, Missy Elliott just looks great here.

    12. And nothing was cooler than coordinating your tracksuit with the rest of your band.

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    Just look at Girls Aloud.

    13. Basically, however fancy the event, wearing a tracksuit was considered appropriate.

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    Here's Samantha Mumba and Mis-Teeq rocking theirs on red carpets, and Madonna leaving the literal Ivy in hers.

    14. If you were in a girlband, at least one member had to be in a tracksuit at all times.

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    Here's Keisha taking one for the team.

    15. Seriously.

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    Tbh, Alesha Dixon looks really comfy.

    16. At all times.

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    They all look great, but Liz in her pink Juicy Couture trackie bs looks the best.

    17. Of course, the most iconic look of all was the baby blue Juicy Couture number.

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    Everyone wanted to be Britney and Paris in these photos.

    18. But the pulled up G string was one of the great looks of its time too.

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    This is Geri Halliwell, also dressed for lunch at The Ivy.

    19. But our love of velour didn't just extend to tracksuits. We made suit jackets out of it too.

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    P. Diddy looking chic AF.

    20. And we made some beautiful dresses.

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    Imagine looking as good as Jamelia and Paris Hilton.

    21. The '00s were a more relaxed time.

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    Look at Nicholas Hoult's lil beanie.

    22. And we will forever remember the tracksuits of the past.

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    If only Mel C and Victoria Beckham would dress like this now.

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