If there’s anything I can really stick to my guns about, it’s the fact that fashion in the 2000s was a complete and utter disaster.
In fact, the best thing that ever happened to us was the arrival of the 2010s, which quickly made up for the agony we unknowingly endured throughout the previous decade.
Here’s a list of the biggest fashion errors of the 2000s. Read them, know them, and never live them.
Unless you’re an assassin, you definitely don’t need heavy, silver chains hanging down from every pair of pants you decide to wear.
Chains aren’t as punk rock as we once thought they were – they’re just heavy and out of place. Let’s be grateful for the fact that folks these days wear normal belts instead of ones that swing all over the place [and possibly even break stuff] when they head bang.
2. Pajama pants
What’s worse than the chains mentioned above? You guessed it – those chains hanging down from flannel pajama pants… in public.
But, to be fair, pajama pants become pretty bad on their own the minute you leave the house in them. They don’t really need chains to make them obnoxious – but the trendsetters of the 2000s decided to go that extra mile anyways, and we all suffered for it.
3. Ankle-length denim skirts
Remember those super long denim skirts everyone used to wear? They were frequently even paired with platform flip flops [since apparently the 2000s had no concept of fashion sanity].
On top of being chunky denim ankle-length skirts, some of them even had a maneuver at the bottom, where you could pull on some strings and scrunch up the skirt a bit (YIKES).
Fedoras looked good at one point in time, but as the world moves forward, fashion should too.
Eventually, the modern-day grew too modern for fedoras – yet, they remained.
People wore fedoras as legitimate parts of their outfits on a daily basis, and these folks weren’t even pop stars who were embracing a type of fashion irony. They actually took fedoras seriously.
Luckily, fedoras move through the air kind of like Frisbees – if you see one, just send it spiraling through the air back into the time machine [where it belongs].
5. Layered tank tops
No one really knows whose idea layering tank tops was, and that person is too ashamed to fess up to the absurd trend they started.
As they hide in shame, the victims of 2000s fashion are stuck digging up old pictures of themselves wearing two or more tank tops at one given time (though, if we’re being honest, two tank tops alone were considered weak back then).
Worse yet, these many tank tops [with their many, many corresponding straps] were frequently paired with those dreaded, ankle-length denim skirts.
Ugh, the horror.
On top of all of these fashion disasters, there were some serious beauty ones as well – don’t even get me started on the tiger-stripe highlights and over-tweezed eyebrows which were the epitomes of the 2000s.
All we can do now is burn our old photos from the 2000s, be grateful for the fashion sanity of the 2010s, and swear to never make those same mistakes again.