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Fashion in the 2000s was unlike anything else.

2000s layering
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'Twas a time when no one was keeping up with Kim Kardashian (or her outfits).

Accessories in the 2000s
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Back when Perez Hilton graced the red carpet in a Hello Kitty shower cap...

Perez Hilton in the 2000s
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...and "heartthrobs" looked like THIS:

2000s fashion
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(...?!)

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In short, 2000s fashion made absolutely no sense.

Paris Hilton in the 2000s
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Layered clothing always looked frump-tastic.

Mandy Moore in 2007
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A side ponytail and a peace sign was all you needed to be Myspace-ready.

Nicole Richie in 2007
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Animal print was PEAK 2000s.

Victoria Beckham wearing zebra print
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(Bonus points for mixing two different animal prints.)

Animal print outfits in the 2000s
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Peep the cheetah dress with that snakeskin bag.

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One word: Shrugs.

shrug sweaters from the 2000s
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A sleeveless sweater with no purpose.

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Two words: Skinny scarves.

Skinny scarves
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Skinny scarves weren't for warmth. They were for lewks, damnit.

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Pants low, pelvis out!

Destiny's Child in the 2000s
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Accessories were either JUMBO...

Popular accessories in the 2000s
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...or way too tiny.

2000s fashion
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But the bag was everything, baby.

Purses in the 2000s
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For whatever reason, every outfit needed a belt.

Belted outfits n the 2000s
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I repeat: EVERY. OUTFIT. NEEDED. A BELT.

Kim Kardashian with a belted outfit
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Even the ~fanciest~ bracelets looked like they were straight out of Claire's?

Beyoncé in 2007
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The red carpet poses were as stiff and awkward as the outfits.

Miley Cyrus in the 2000s
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Gloves and a heart-locket choker? For a style event? FUCK YES.

Popular accessories in the 2000s
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An outfit wasn't camera-worthy unless it involved a tie and some cuffs.

Hilarious outfits from the 2000s
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You were NOTHING in the 2000s without an ~edgy~ pink hair streak.

Popular hairstyles in the 2000s
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Hell, you basically just had to dye your whole head pink.

P!nk in the 2000s
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A lá P!nk.

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2000s hair in general was... something.

Lizzie McGuire hair
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2000s celebrities WORKED that updo.

Updos in the 2000s
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Updos had to be high enough to reach the gawds.

Updos in the 2000s
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But if you weren't feeling the updo, BumpIts solved all problems.

Bumpits
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Fake flowers instantly spiced up any braid.

Hair accessories in the 2000s
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But nothing was cooler than a friggin' Coach scarf headband, OK?

Coach scarf headbands
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*cringes*

Gwen Stefani's hair in the 2000s
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...actually, I take that back. Gwen Stefani's Dairy Queen swirl hair was fucking fire.

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For those inevitable bad hair days, Von Dutch was life.

Popular hats in the 2000s
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Or better yet, a fedora!

Fedoras in the 2000s
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A blinged out bandana instantly transformed you into Jenny from the Block.

Bandanas in the 2000s
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2000s beauty was... also something.

2000s beauty
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But let's be honest, if you didn't wear jeans under your dress, you were an automatic loser.

Jeans under dresses
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And if your skirt wasn't asymmetrical, you were just doing it all wrong.

2000s fashion trends
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Ah yes, 2000s fashion was messy AF.

2000s fashion
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But it was also the goddamn best.

Vests without shirts 2000s
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One vest, hold the shirt.

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(You have this one to thank for that.)

Avril in the 2000s
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The 2000s gave us *THE* best Canadian tuxedos our eyes will ever see.

Britney and Justin in denim
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In this decade, the groutfit began.

Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian in the 2000s
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Juicy Couture basically birthed modern-day athelesuire. 

2000s Juicy Couture
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*Sighs*

Messy 2000s fashion
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God bless the messy, messy fashion of the 2000s.

Kim Kardashian in the 2000s
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Pour one out for these lewks.

The Girls Next Door in the 2000s
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