The 90s gets a lot of flack for the dubious looks it produced. But if that decade was the terrible night out then the noughties was it’s hangover – infinitely worse. Here are the trends that should have never seen the light of the millennial day.
Rock hard gel teamed with a finger-in-plug-socket look became popular for reasons unknown.
The sheer weight of these made putting them on a workout in itself.
Primarily the tribal wear of footballers, diamond earrings the size of chicken nuggets were an unfathomable thing.
Made solely for Hawaiians, not residents of Hull.
Nothing says fashionable like a logo that dominates the garment.
Pouring peroxide onto your barnet until it was drier than the Australian outback was the questionable name of the game.
Noone was able to pull these off without looking like an online predator.
Ed Hardy clothing was dead long before the Jersey Shore cast donned the threads. The guidos just nailed the coffin shut.
Whoever instigated this trucker hat trend (Paris Hilton) has some answering to do.
If these weren’t made of rubber and useful to health professionals, we’d suggest burning every last pair.
Even rose tinted ones won’t help us look back upon this time fondly. Elton John remains the only man who can pull these off.
Equally terrible on and off the golf course, this entire look is now a joke item.
These were basically an arrow to your wallet that caused one side of your jeans to sag.
Main culprits: *NSYNC
Ring Leader: Justin Timberlake (no-one has forgotten the couples matching denim ensemble, JT).
A style faux pas.
Because one wasn’t bad enough.
So wide you could fit your waist in one leg. These served as nothing but emphasisers to chicken legs.
Nothing says emotionally unstable like a studded belt.
These weren’t even alright when being worn ironically.
Need we say anything about these flipper-like atrocities?