Is 2000s fashion making a comeback already? A nostalgic look at trends from back in the day

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  • We’ve seen the ‘80s and ‘90s comebacks so it was inevitable that the ‘00s would too.
  • But, it was a strange time for fashion and there are definitely some looks that shouldn’t come back.
  • The new wave might be brought on by the popularity of older TikTokers who are making a strong case for the fashion of their heydays.


It looks like Y2K fashion is coming back on the runways and Instagram feeds as low-rise jeans, corsets and scarves that serve no actual purpose are becoming popular among Gen Z.

Fashion from previous decades makes a reinvented turn every now and then. We’ve seen the ‘80s and ‘90s come back with a bang, so it was inevitable that the ‘00s would do the same.

It's all thanks to TikTok where songs, fashion, and celebs from that time have now come back in a wave of nostalgia. 

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Here are a few looks from back in the day.

Low rise jeans

Keira Knightley at the Disneyland in Anaheim, Cali

Keira Knightley at the Disneyland in Anaheim, California. For maximum skin, Keira wore her low rise jeans with a crop top. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Special mention: low rise jeans with cut outs

Paris Hilton during LA Undercover Charity Event br

Paris Hilton during LA Undercover Charity Event brought to you by Tommy Alastra, Simon Rex and Ben Gruenberg at Club 1650 in Hollywood, California, United States. Always one to top the fashionista list, Paris wore a low rise jean with cut-outs. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)

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Nets, nets and more nets

NEW YORK CITY - OCTOBER 19: Singer Gwen Stefani

Singer Gwen Stefani attends the 2001 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards on October 19, 2001 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Gwen wore a bikini top over a mesh crop top, accessories galore, capri pants with fishnet stockings and pointy heels. In those days it was always a case of the more, the marrier. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron)

Visible thongs

Christina Milian (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Exposed thongs have been making a gradual comeback to the red carpet. Here Christina Millian wore her thong under jeans. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Bubble skirts

Anne Hathaway during The Hollywood Life 6th Annual

Anne Hathaway during The Hollywood Life 6th Annual Breakthrough of the Year Awards - Arrivals at Music Box at the Fonda in Hollywood, California, United States. She is seen in a black bubble dress. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic).

Scarves for no reason

Lindsay Lohan (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage

Lindsey Lohan wore a scarf over her t-shirt - back then, it was stylish to wear one at any time regardless of the weather. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)

Bedazzled jeans

Actress Gabrielle Union arrives at the premiere of

Actress Gabrielle Union arrives at the premiere of the movie "Bring It On" August 22, 2000 in Los Angeles, CA. She matches her gold-embellished top with bedazzled flared pants. (Photo by Online USA)

Dresses over jeans

WESTWOOD, CA - AUGUST 19: American Idol finalist

Kelly Clarkson attends the premiere of Swimfan at UCLAs Sunset Canyon Recreation Center on August 19, 2002 in Westwood, California. She is spotting a paperboy hat and dress over flared jeans, complete with a big belt. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)

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BIG belts and BIG bags

Rock & Republic Spring 2007 Preview Party - Red Ca

Kim Kardashian West makes a red carpet appearance in a big belt matched with knee-length boots and big handbag. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage for Rock & Republic)

Uggs as fancy shoes

HOUSTON - JANUARY 30: Singer Beyonce Knowles pose

Singer Beyoncé Knowles poses for photos at a press conference to announce pre-game activities for Super Bowl XXXVIII at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas, January 30, 2004. She's wearing uggs and a micro-miniskirt. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Denim cargo pants

Britney Spears during The Hollywood Walk Of Fame H

Britney Spears during The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Honors Britney Spears at The Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Hollywood, California, United States. Britney wears cargo pants and heels. (Photo by J. Merritt/FilmMagic)

Tiny vests

Pre-Game Press Conference For Super Bowl XXXVIII

Fergie From arrives at the Fith Floor Club on July 9th, 2007 in London, England in a tiny vest and shorts. (Photo by Niki Nikolova / WireImage)

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Paperboy hats

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 6: American singer Christina

Christina Aguilera at a Video Music Awards event wearing low rise jeans with a crop top and waist chain. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Denim on denim

Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake of NSYNC at the

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the American Music Awards in 2001 wearing denim tops and bottoms. (Photo by Getty Images)

The micro-miniskirt

Nicole Richie during GQ Magazine - 2004 NBA All-St

Nicole Richie during GQ Magazine - 2004 NBA All-Star Party - Arrivals at Astra West in West Hollywood, California, United States. She is seen in a micro-miniskirt with sash detail. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)

What other trends do you remember? Should they come back or not? Let us know here. 

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