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30+ Fashion Trends From The '00s That Didn't Stand The Test Of Time

Updated March 18, 2020 156.6k votes 14k voters 1.9m views32 items

List RulesVote up the most cringeworthy 2000s fashion trends that you definitely rocked.

The summer of 2002 saw Avril Lavigne's release of "Sk8er Boi," and the tie over tank top movement was born. If you paired your tie with a studded belt, and had chunky neon red highlights, you definitely rocked the early 2000s "punk" look.  

If pseudo-punk rock wasn't your style, you might have worn head-to-toe Abercrombie & Fitch and plucked your eyebrows super thin for the ultimate prepster look. If you were a guy, you looked to NSYNC for their cooler than cool frosted tips and denim jackets. All of these fashion statements were totally cool back in the aughts...but nowadays, they're seen as total fashion fails. 

From butterfly clips to JNCO jeans, bedazzled thongs to K-Swiss shoes, Ed Hardy polo shirts to Crocs, check out this list of regrettable 2000s fashion trends and reminisce about the most cringeworthy styles from early '00s fashion. 

Vote up the most cringeworthy 2000s fashion trends below. 

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    Skunk Hair for Dirrty Girls

    Photo: NIcholas Andrew / Flickr / Public Domain
    Girls used to dye their hair half bleach-blond, half black. It looked like Pepé le Pew was taking a nap on their heads. 
    Are you cringing?
  • 10

    Frosted Tips, Just Like the Members of N*SYNC Had

    Photo: Jive Records / Wikimedia Commons / Fair use
    Over various points in the early '00s, each member of the iconic boy band tried to rock the frosted tips look. Even Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys got in on the action, as well as Mark McGrath and Ryan Seacrest.
    Are you cringing?
  • 11

    Crimped Hair for a Night Out on the Town

    Photo: Disney
    Before keeping the frizz at bay was a daily worry, you crimped your hair to give yourself big volume and lots of little, crinkly waves. 
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  • 12

    Butterfly Clips for Accenting Your Updo

    Photo: NBC
    Anything Buffy the Vampire Slayer did with her hair was good enough for us! 
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