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20 Noughties Fashion Trends That Should Never Have Happened

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. 

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    1. Spiked hair

    Rock hard gel teamed with a finger-in-plug-socket look became popular for reasons unknown.

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    2. JNCO jeans

    The sheer weight of these made putting them on a workout in itself.

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    3. Nugget Earrings

    Primarily the tribal wear of footballers, diamond earrings the size of chicken nuggets were an unfathomable thing.

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    4. Puka shell necklaces

    Made solely for Hawaiians, not residents of Hull.

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    5. Oversized logo t-shirts

    Nothing says fashionable like a logo that dominates the garment. 

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    6. Bleached hair

    Pouring peroxide onto your barnet until it was drier than the Australian outback was the questionable name of the game. 

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    7. Soul patches

    Noone was able to pull these off without looking like an online predator.

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    8. Ed Hardy, in general

    Ed Hardy clothing was dead long before the Jersey Shore cast donned the threads. The guidos just nailed the coffin shut.

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    9. Von Dutch hats

    Whoever instigated this trucker hat trend (Paris Hilton) has some answering to do. 

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    10. Crocs

    If these weren’t made of rubber and useful to health professionals, we’d suggest burning every last pair.

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    11. Tinted frameless glasses

    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.

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    12. Visors

    Equally terrible on and off the golf course, this entire look is now a joke item.

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    13. Wallet chains

    These were basically an arrow to your wallet that caused one side of your jeans to sag.

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    14. Patchwork denim

    Main culprits: *NSYNC
    Ring Leader: Justin Timberlake (no-one has forgotten the couples matching denim ensemble, JT).

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    15. Faux hawk

    A style faux pas.

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    16. Multiple popped collars

    Because one wasn’t bad enough.

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    17. Baggy camo pants

    So wide you could fit your waist in one leg. These served as nothing but emphasisers to chicken legs.

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    18. Studded belts

    Nothing says emotionally unstable like a studded belt.

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    19. Nylon tracksuits

    These weren’t even alright when being worn ironically.

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    20. Square toe shoes

    Need we say anything about these flipper-like atrocities?

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