Jade Small
Jade Small
February 16, 2024 ·  4 min read

19 Pictures Of The ’00s That’ll Make No Sense To Anyone Under 18

The 2000’s was a strange, but wonderful time to be alive. There were some serious eyebrow-raising trends that would confuse the daylights out of any young and super trendy 18 year old. We have a list of 19 different 2000s trends that we think are the most bazaar to anyone who wasn’t around back then.

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Low-rise jeans were a major fashion trend in the 2000s. The lower, the better. They may not have been comfortable, but a lot of female fashion trends weren’t! At least now we can relax in some ‘boyfriend jeans.’

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2. Barely a scarf!

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These thin scarfs barely kept out the chill…. but 2000s trends were all in the name of fashion!

3. The 2000s trends meant silk belts

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Okay, let’s be real now… It’s actually a belt we just tied through our pant’s belt loops.

4. A fish purse!

In the 2000s, the aim of any purse was to look nothing like a purse.

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5. Is there such a thing as too straight?

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When it came to hair, this 2000s trend can head ‘straight’ to the garbage bin. I’m pretty sure people used irons to get it this flat.

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6. Just a tiny bit of eye-shadow

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Gives a new perspective to minimal makeup.

7. Who is wearing who in this picture?

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To wear the denim… or not to wear the denim. That was the question for 200s trends.

8. Two-strand eyebrow

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Eyebrows in the 200s was an interesting affair. If they were thicker than 0,002mm, they were not trendy. They make the eyebrows of today look like caterpillars.

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9. Hair styled just like the Olsen twins!

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were the inspiration of so many girls in the 2000s. Everyone wanted the same hairstyle these girls had.

10. Distressed in more ways than one

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Eyebrows were raised when this picture came up. It shows JC Chasez wearing denim jacket with a high amount of distressed action. Although, many wondered whether he walked through a construction sit to achieve this look, or if a bird had an accident on his jacket.

11. Thermal tank tops for a night out

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One of the 2000s trends was a simple thermal tank top for night out in the town. The glam skirt styled the outfit, and comfort was maintained

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They may look like sleeves, but don’t let them fool you. In the 2000s, they were meant to simply fall off the shoulder.

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13. Music in the 2000s fit inside this box!

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These days all you need is your smart phone. But, in the 2000s, we needed to save space in our bedrooms for a rather obnoxious boom box!

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These days the more unique and outrageous your nails are, the more on trend you seem to be. The 2000s trend for nails was a simply French manicure – nothing else!

15. Sun kissed, or sprayed orange

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In the 2000s, everyone looked as though they could really do with some vitamin-C. They took spray tanning to a level that resembled scurvy.

16. Makeup was no complete without a lip liner!

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Gotta make that pout stand out!

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2000s trends included wearing clothes that looked like they shrunk in the dryer. But, this garment was designed like this, and named a “shrug“.

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Yes, in the 2000swomen were not meant to see through their heavy-mascara eyes. But hey, if it looked good…

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