11+ Fashion Trends From The 2000s That Are Unfortunately Making A Comeback

Guys, we cannot let this happen. I grew up in the 2000s. I'm a millennial. And I am here to tell you that our fashion sense back then was horrible.

Tiny bags. Tiny sunglasses. The lowest cut jeans you could get away with. None of it was good, and none of it was comfortable. All of it is coming back, and I am so upset about it.

Belts that do nothing.

Oh, hell no. Do y'all remember this fad? We literally belted everything we owned. The rule was that the belt couldn't serve its purpose, aka holding your pants up. It was used to cinch your waist exclusively.

Skinny sunglasses

I don't know why we brought this trend back. I'm so mad about it. I think the thing I'm most mad at is that I'm pretty sure it's Kanye West's fault. He told Kim big sunglasses were going out, and lo and behold — out they went.

Velour tracksuits.

No. No way. We are not bringing back velvet tracksuits, especially the Juicy Couture tracksuits. Remember those? They said "juicy" on the butt, and our moms somehow still let us wear them.

Vests over t-shirts.

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Why are we bringing this back? This trend needed to stay in the past. This look would have been so fire with an amazing blazer over top of it. Sigh.

Betsey Johnson.

Betsey Johnson

I see you, Miss Betsey. I have nothing against you as a person, but your brand epitomized the early 2000s to me, and thus I cannot abide seeing it rise again.

Layered T-shirts.

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Yes, that is Hilary Duff in a wig. Yes, that is the most tragic outfit I've ever seen. And yet T-shirts layered over long sleeves are coming back. Why? My goodness, why?

Cheetah print.

Cheetah print is back. I remember my sister's hot pink cheetah print car seat covers. They were tacky then, they're tacky now. Do NOT tell her I said that.

(This picture encapsulates so many bad trends in one. The cheetah print. The sheer shirt. The giant bandana. The tiny bag. THE BELT. Kylie, you have created my fashion nightmare.)

Burberry Plaid.

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In the 2000s, Burberry's iconic plaid print was the definition of preppy, luxury style. We thought this trend was gone for good, but clearly, some people just can't let it go. How do we break it to these people that they are not, sadly, British socialites?

Denim everything.

Hey, there's nothing wrong with a little denim. It's a great fabric! There is something wrong with denim everything, though. Beyoncé just so did not need a whole denim dress.

Tube tops.

Okay, I don't hate tube tops. But plastic-looking tube tops? Who are those for? How do they stay up? I'm honestly asking, because I've never figured them out. Maybe I'm just jealous of people who can wear tube tops...much to think about.

Novelty cowboy hats.

I...why? Why are we doing this? Not only is Kendall Jenner's cowboy hat done in a cow print, but it's fuzzy. I'm having so many war flashbacks right now.

Strapless satin dresses.

Nothing says early 2000s like shiny, tight dresses. And if you wanna wear one, I am so proud of you. I just hate them with the fire of a thousand suns.

(That said, Selena Gomez looks amazing in one.)

Bucket hats.

NO. No! I will not stand for this! Y'all cannot bring bucket hats back. And yet! I keep seeing them on Instagram influencers, and I am upset about it.

Slinky mesh dresses.

Okay, firstly: both Paris and Kendall are absolutely serving in these dresses, let's get that straight. But secondly: hell no, these dresses look so uncomfortable. Are y'all okay in those?

Ed Hardy.

To paraphrase Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park: We were so preoccupied with whether or not we could, we didn't stop to think if we should.

Bedazzled everything.

Okay...maybe I'm not overly mad at this one. I mean, who doesn't love shiny things? But we can and have gone overboard with rhinestoning things, you guys.

With all due respect to Bling'd Up, who has more followers than I will ever have.

Jelly shoes.

Guys, do you remember how hot and sticky these frickin' shoes were? They had no give, they made you sweaty immediately, and they were uncomfortable as hell. Let's not do this again.

Cropped jackets.

Nothing says the 2000s like a cropped jacket with a popped collar. I have no control over them coming back, but I am strongly opposed to it. Especially if they have fuzzy collars.


Alright, there's no fighting this one. It's back in a major way. And while it may be more '90s than anything else, it clearly blended into the 2000s. I mean, I was tie-dyeing in 2006.

Spaghetti straps.

Man, I do not miss spaghetti strap tank tops. Honestly, they're not so bad — it's them combined with super low-cut pants that makes me want to scream. I can't go through wearing clear plastic bra straps again.

The smallest purses known to man.

I called these "armpit purses." Yes, I had one. Yes, I hated it. We exist.

Paris Hilton made these all the rage. And while I love her, those bags cannot come back. They hold nothing!

Newsboy caps.

Y'all, I have seen too many newsboy caps around lately. Instagram influencers have found newsboy caps again. Sure, they pair them with Gucci belts, but I'm still against it.

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