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Naughties nostalgia: the 2000s fashion we’re petitioning to return

2000s fashion

When searching '2000s fashion' on the internet, the results render headlines like '16 hideous 2000s trends' or ' hilarious 2000s trends you almost forgot about'. Of course, some looks celebrities were pedalling in the naughties were absolutely cursed, but at least most of them were more expressive and adventurous than our current, mostly neutral wardrobes.

When nostalgia kicks in and high-rise Levis are no longer cutting the mustard, turn to the low-rise to kick things up a notch. Wearing your sunglasses in the day only? Wrong. Wear them at night to look especially cool. Can't get out of your track pants? Good. Juicy Couture is on its way back. Below, observe our favourite 2000s fashion trends that we'd welcome back in a heartbeat.

 

Velour Juicy Couture sweatsuits

 

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We're honestly surprised that COVID-19 hasn't brought back the Juicy Couture sweatsuit in a huge way. Is anyone else waiting for the penny to drop? Perhaps we aren't ready, but I am certainly excited to reach the height of loungewear possibilities again. Who's with me?

 

Baguette bags

 

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Most of us have already jumped on this trend resurrection, and I'm so glad we have! The bags are getting smaller while my appreciation gets bigger. Win, win.

 

Tiny tank tops

 

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Another naughties trend readily adopted by the general public in recent years: the baby tank top! Keep it coming.

Belly-button rings

 

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Nothing screams 2002 like a dangly belly-button ring. Maybe it will be the next Forward Helix?

Sunglasses at night

 

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Despite literally limiting 80% of my eyesight with this trend, I'm 100% on board.

Baby tees

 

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Sex appeal has a name and it's called the 'baby tee'. Thank goodness they have returned.

Capri pants

 

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Potentially the least complimentary cut of pants to walk the planet. Honourable mention for the strappy sandal which has once again infiltrated our lives in a memorable way.

Giant sunglasses

 

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The nineties had tiny sunglasses, the naughties had giant sunglasses. Go big or go home, I suppose.

 

Baggy, low rise jeans

 

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Welcoming this precarious trend back with open arms.

Exposed underwear

 

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It's happening.

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