55 Awkward Early 2000s Fashion Trends

Well, it appears popcorn tops are *in again.* Vogue is reporting that the crinkly lil’ tops are “poised to make a big comeback.” In honor of the great popcorn top resurrection, let’s take a look at 55 other trends poised to make a comeback whether you like it or not. […]

Well, it appears popcorn tops are *in again.*

Vogue is reporting that the crinkly lil’ tops are “poised to make a big comeback.”

In honor of the great popcorn top resurrection, let’s take a look at 55 other trends poised to make a comeback whether you like it or not.


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1.

Belly button chains with charms on them.


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Because no belly button was complete without a necklace for their midriff.


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2.

Jeans that needed to be laced up from the sides.

3.

Jeans that needed to be laced up in the front.


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Reminds me of something The Rock would wear.


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4.

Bandages as an accessory for the cheek.


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As made famous by and also only worn by Nelly.


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5.

Jeans under dresses.


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Dirty pant cuffs were super *in* back then!


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6.

Invisible eyebrows.


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The eyebrows must be camouflaged to the face.


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7.

This type of sunglasses.


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8.

Shirts that were laced up from the front.


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Creative!


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9.

Tie-on clothing, in general.


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10.

Also, this crimped hair.


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11.

Extreme, almost magical, low-rise jeans.


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This is witchcraft.


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12.

A Party City fedora.


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“Ello, me lady!”


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13.

Just, like, not wearing a hat properly.


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Patchy leather items sewed up Texas Chainsaw style was super in.


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14.

Shredded turtlenecks.

15.

“Vote For Pedro” shirts.


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Quirky!


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16.

Graphic tees from Urban Outfitters.


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17.

Graphic tees from somewhere like Spencer’s.


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18.

Anything Ed Hardy.


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19.

Jeans with hip cutouts and a thong string illusion.


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I’m not even sure what the point of this was.


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20.

Distressed bootcut jeans.


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21.

Very, very long scarves.


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22.

Very large ties.


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Clown couture!


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23.

Low-rise sweatpants.


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Dangerously low but also comfortable!


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24.

Shirts with casual drug references.


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An iconic graphic tee and moment in time, TBH.


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25.

Clothes from a high school drama club trunk.


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26.

Reflective leather clothing.


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Good for walking into traffic, I suppose?


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27.

Ronald McDonald hair.


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28.

Skunk highlights.


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29.

Ski goggles.


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Just in case a random blizzard happens.


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30.

Very, very large suits.


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31.

Jeans with the waistband cut out.


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Again, how was clothing even functional back then?


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32.

Long denim skirts.


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Sister Wives meets MTV’s The Grind.


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33.

“Designer” facial hair.


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Heavily sculpted.


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34.

Devil horn facial hair.


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35.

Extremely short bangs.


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Truly *a look.*


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36.

Feather elbow guards.


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37.

These sunglasses.


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38.

Also, chin nubbin facial hair.


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39.

One exposed thong strap.


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40.

Two exposed thong straps.


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41.

And a thong that was literally part of the outfit.


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Like, it’s actually built in.


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42.

Suits that looked like something your mom would make you wear to a middle school dance.


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43.

Extreme gelled hair.


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Spiky!


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44.

Shutter shades.


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Completely and totally ineffective.


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45.

Digital cameras as accessories.


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46.

MP3 players as accessories.


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47.

Zunes.


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48.

These newsboy caps.


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49.

Anything Aaron Paul wore between the years 2001–4.


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50.

This little number:


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51.

And this iconic puffer jacket number:


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52.

And last but not least, anything Ashley Tisdale wore in 2005.


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53.

A classic!


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54.

An icon!


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55.

Truly never forget.


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