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22 Fashion Mistakes Every 17-Year-Old '00s Girl Made

It was a time of backcombed hair, laddered tights, and shirts that were sewn into jumpers.

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1. Wearing a massive, snuggly coat that doubled up as a blanket for when you napped in your free periods.

Tbf, you would still do this if you could.
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Tbf, you would still do this if you could.

2. Dressing head-to-toe in Jack Wills, Hollister, and Abercrombie & Fitch.

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For some reason, gilets were very fashionable back then.

3. Wearing ballet pumps from Shoe Zone in the rain and then watching them disintegrate.

Why would anyone make shoes out of old newspaper?
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Why would anyone make shoes out of old newspaper?

4. Concealing your lips by covering them in foundation.

For some reason, lips weren't cool in the '00s.
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For some reason, lips weren't cool in the '00s.

5. Wearing a long cardigan that kind of made you look like a librarian, but also guaranteed that you were obeying the ridiculous uniform code.

No one could accuse you of showing any flesh.

6. Buying a New Look blazer specifically for school photo day and then never wearing it again.

If you left the tags in for the photo, you could always return it later.
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If you left the tags in for the photo, you could always return it later.

7. Keeping your P.E. kit in a Jane Norman carrier.

You didn't own anything from Jane Norman; you just had the carrier.
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You didn't own anything from Jane Norman; you just had the carrier.

8. Backcombing your hair to within an inch of its life.

If you touched it, you'd get a handful of Batiste.
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If you touched it, you'd get a handful of Batiste.

9. Wearing those Bench jumpers with thumb holes in the sleeves.

And if you didn't have a Bench one, you just ripped holes into any old jumper.

10. Using the most ostentatious Paul's Boutique bag you could find as your school bag.

The brighter, the better.
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The brighter, the better.

11. Plastering six or seven layers of mascara to your eye lashes.

You liked the spider look back then.
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You liked the spider look back then.

12. Giving yourself a French manicure with a Tipp-Ex pen.

So chic.

13. Pairing Uggs with leggings and a hoodie.

Tbf you still wear this to Tesco.

14. Adding a pashmina to every outfit.

It didn't matter what you were wearing; a pashmina made it better.
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It didn't matter what you were wearing; a pashmina made it better.

15. Wearing this exact belt.

The buckle looked like an aeroplane seatbelt but you were into it.
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The buckle looked like an aeroplane seatbelt but you were into it.

16. Laddering your tights on purpose.

Back in school, this was a desirable look.
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Back in school, this was a desirable look.

17. Buying Superdry blazers with hoodies sewn into them.

It's not clear why you didn't just buy these two items of clothing separately.
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It's not clear why you didn't just buy these two items of clothing separately.

18. And also, jumpers with shirts attached to them.

The '00s were all about combination clothing.
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The '00s were all about combination clothing.

19. Wearing Matalan black trousers that made you look like a waitress.

They also got dirty incredibly quickly.
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They also got dirty incredibly quickly.

20. And pairing them with a V neck jumper from Topshop.

At least dressing exclusively in black was slimming.
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At least dressing exclusively in black was slimming.

21. Wearing neon spike earrings.

They were just about small enough to be allowed by your school uniform code.
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They were just about small enough to be allowed by your school uniform code.

22. And finally, pulling your thong up above your trouser line.

You wanted everyone to know that you were the kind of girl who wore a thong.
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You wanted everyone to know that you were the kind of girl who wore a thong.