17 Trends From The Early 2000s That Will Either Make You Cringe Or Nostalgic
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17 Trends From The Early 2000s That Will Either Make You Cringe Or Nostalgic

From vampires to denim everything, the first decade of the 2000s was the best time to be alive!

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17 Trends From The Early 2000s That Will Either Make You Cringe Or Nostalgic
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Before fidget spinners, the Tide Pods challenge and other ridiculous trends, the world was a better place. Social media wasn't toxic, Disney Channel was actually good (remember "That's So Raven?"), and music was thriving (R.I.P. Mandy Moore's music career). The early 2000s were a simpler time, so let's reminisce about the past.


1. Quoting "Mean Girls" with your friends

We totally still quote "Mean Girls" because it's timeless.

2. Juicy Couture tracksuits

Say what you want, but these velour sweatsuits were comfy.

3. Low-rise jeans and belly buttons

These were awful unless you looked like Britney Spears or Queen Bey.

4. Being obsessed with vampires

R.I.P. K-Stew and R-Pattz's careers.

5. Halter tops

Because Summer Roberts was an icon.

6. Plastic headbands

Courtesy of Blair Waldorf!

7. Learning all the dance moves to "Dirrty"

Parents across America were scandalized.

8. Webkinz was life.

All your Webkinz are probably dead now because you didn't feed them.

9. Wearing Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister

You were considered cool if you had the infamous moose and Hollister logos.

10. Religiously watching "Lizzie McGuire"

Hey now, hey now. This is what dreams are made of!

11. Thinking Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams would be together forever

Because Noah wrote 365 letters to Allie

12. Playing Dance Dance Revolution at arcades

Things got really crazy when the home version came out.

13. Denim everything

Denim dresses, denim skirts, denim jackets, denim rompers, denim hats, denim vests, etc. We really loved denim.

14. Pink everything

From sunglasses to lip gloss, Barbie pink was considered iconic. Unfortunately, this trend refuses to fade out.

15. Fishnets

Too racy! Opaque is the only way to go.

16. Personalized necklaces

The modern equivalent is putting your first and/or last name on your license plate. Seriously, don't be arrogant.

17. Crimped hair

Really hope this look never comes back!
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