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24 Forgotten Trends All Mid-'00s Teen Girls Were Slightly Obsessed With

Your hair didn't look good unless you had two greasy strands framing your face.

1. Tying your hair back into a greasy ponytail and pulling two strands out of the front to frame your face.

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Bonus points if you straightened your hair to within an inch of its life first.

2. Giving your lips a frosted look with Lancôme Juicy Tubes.

It was annoying af when it was windy outside and your hair got stuck to your lips. But it was worth it.

3. Beating your friends at Dance Dance Revolution.

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Spending your dad's loose change was basically the best thing about going bowling.

4. Anything Groovy Chick.

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You also doodled Groovy Chick all over your exercise books.

5. French manicures.

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If you were really classy, you might have even added a diamante to your ring finger.

6. Collecting Neopoints so your Neopet wouldn't starve.

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Living in Neopia was kinda expensive.

7. Modelling your entire look on Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff, and Amanda Bynes.

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At some point in your teenage years, you took a picture of one of these women to the hairdresser's and expected to come our looking just like them.

8. Going to Abercrombie & Fitch, buying the cheapest thing, and then keeping the bag forever.

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If you were the loud one of your friendship group, you probably got a photo with one of the male models in the door and made it your profile picture forever.

9. Acting more stupid than you were because you idolised Jessica Simpson.


If you were blonde, you might have worn a New Look T-shirt that said something like "I'm blonde, what's your excuse?" to reinforce the message.

10. This Tiffany heart necklace and bracelet.

Or at least the fake ones.

11. And when they went out of style, it was all about Pandora bracelets.

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Especially if every charm had a story behind it.

12. Juicy Couture velour tracksuits with a slogan across the bum.

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If you couldn't afford the real thing (lol, obviously you couldn't, because you were a teen), a Primark version worked just as nicely.

13. Chunky highlights.


The more colours you could cram in, the better.

14. Saying "that's hot".


15. But also, calling your friends things like "gorgeous", "cutie", and "sexual".


Basically copying everything that Paris and Nicole did.

16. Wearing a studded belt and vehemently denying that you were going through an emo phase.

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For some reason, you also went through a phase of wearing this with the buckle on your hip.

17. Watching Miami 7 and speculating over whether Hannah and Paul were more than just friends.

They were back then, and they are right now.

18. Off-the-shoulder tops.

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If you didn't own a strapless bra, you had to awkwardly stuff your bra straps into the cups with your boobs.

19. TV makeover shows like 10 Years Younger and How To Look Good Naked.

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Which often showed unnecessarily graphic surgical procedures.

20. Bohemian gypsy skirts that your parents described as "very modern".

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Natasha Bedingfield was the queen of the gypsy skirt.

21. Covering yourself in Johnson's Holiday Skin so you could look like LC from Laguna Beach.


Even though it stained your bedsheets and made your mum mad.

22. Wearing a dress over your jeans.

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Which looked even cooler if you layered a loads of Claire's necklaces over the top.

23. Scrunchies made out of fake hair that were a similar colour to your actual hair, but not actually the same colour.

Which made you think you looked like a celebrity.

24. And finally: wearing leggings and Uggs in the outside world.

Which is a look you still occasionally sport to the supermarket.

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