Pants With a Message on the Butt
We like to joke about how women’s jeans don’t have pockets, and they really don’t. That being said, the two inches of pocket we currently have is better than the pocketless trash girls wore during the early 2000s. Where are we going to put our loose change?
Juicy Couture Tracksuits
Skirts Over Jeans
Skirts over jeans should never have happened. It usually looked incredibly ridiculous. Some people could pull off mini dresses over jeans since they were basically tunics in the early 2000s, but other than that? No.
Skin-Tight Tube Tops
Tattoo Choker Necklaces
Trucker Hats (Especially Von Dutch)
Ultra Low-Rise Jeans
Jelly bracelets weren’t even comfortable, but for school kids, nothing was cooler. Kids wore them for a couple of reasons. The first was because they were pretty. The second was a possible rumor – each color corresponded to a sexual act. How scandalous!
Most girls’ clothing is super thin, so a tank top under a shirt is totally fine. What wasn’t fine was when girls would wear three or four tank tops at once. That’s too many tank tops for comfort.
Every girl in the 2000s, whether in school or not, wore Uggs. Were they comfortable? Yes. Were they stylish? No. They were never stylish, and it’s time we stop fooling ourselves into thinking they were.
Have you ever put on a pair of jeans and thought, “Boy, I wish these were a lot more flow-y!” Us neither. At least they were breezy on a hot day. Then again, there was the whole thing about them stopping just below the knee. I’m sorry, what?
Happy Bunny Merch
There were a ton of trends during the early 2000s like Bobby Jack, but the worst of them was Happy Bunny. It wasn’t sassy. It was just highlighting a crappy personality with childish catchphrases.
Even in school girls wore low-rise jeans with their underwear sticking out. Sometimes it was a thong, but most moms were against thongs—for a good reason.
Denim on Denim
Denim is amazing, so no hate on the material. Denim on denim, however, was one of the biggest mistakes of the late ‘90s and early 2000s. It’s just as bad as wearing the same pattern head to toe.
When you tell someone you’re wearing a clog, no one pictures Birkenstocks, but that’s exactly what they are. They weren’t attractive, but they were convenient, so why not? As ugly as they were, they were comfy.
Yes, butterfly clips started in the ‘90s, but they stuck around until the early 2000s. They helped keep hair out of our face, but they’re now widely regarded as one of the worst hair accessories out there.
Return to Tiffany Bracelets
You know what’s a bad trend? A $300 plain, chain bracelet with big links. Return to Tiffany bracelets were huge, but you could have gotten the same thing from a local jeweler for a lot cheaper. It just wouldn’t have the Tiffany logo.
Almost every girl couldn’t be caught outside without a bucket hat. That’s mostly thanks to Nickelodeon shows where pretty much all the girls wore bucket hats. Lindsey McGuire was also a big proponent of them.
Silly bands were a ridiculous waste of plastic. They came in little shapes, but that didn’t matter because they were always stretched around the wrist. Then, they were just a squiggly bracelet.
Ed Hardy merch began to pop up in the early 2000s, and it stuck around for far, far too long. We get the original draw, but it lost its appeal after everyone and their uncle wore it.
Frosted Lip Gloss
Every single girl owned two lip products: Lip Smackers and Frosted Lip Gloss. We’re not going to hate on it. Frosted lip gloss was pretty great, and it’s even coming back as a trend.
Fake Hair Scrunchies
Have you ever seen one of these things in the wild? Seeing a fake hair scrunchy sitting on a sidewalk will make you wonder if it’s a dead animal. Nope! Just a hair scrunchie—literally plastic hair.
Puka shell and seashell necklaces were the height of fashion in the 2000s for both boys and girls. Girls would usually wear a choker, which naturally went with the plastic tattoo choker.
Chopsticks are an eating utensil. They aren’t for putting in your hair. The difference between hair sticks and chopsticks is that hair sticks are way shorter—about two or three inches. Plus, chopsticks are usually super splintery.
Belts with spikes were bad enough, but the ones with words that were encrusted with jewels were far worse. A detailed belt buckle works for a cowboy, but the average high school girl? Nah, son.