Juicy Tracksuits Stage Comeback: 11 Early 2000s Fads We Hope Stay Dead
Bloomingdale's recently announced they would be bringing back Juicy tracksuits — AKA athleisure wear of the early 2000s — and the thought alone gave us PTSD flashbacks to a middle school lunchroom brimming with pink velour-clad queen bees.
If those unsightly tracksuits can make a comeback, clearly none of the
mistakes fads from that era is off-limits anymore. Here are 11 trends that really need to stay in our Ralph By Ralph Lauren-filled early adolescence.
Scroll down for a cringe-worthy trip down memory lane and see if you agree!
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Part “jewelry,” part odd experiment in pre-teen S&M, these accessories were ugly and painful.
Why was it chic to dress like a trucker? This is one fad we never understood, and still don’t.
Roomy jeans were all the rage in the early 2000s, but looking back they were anything but flattering. Not even Justin Timberlake, seen here in 2002, could make pants that could’ve doubled as a parachute look cool.
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For some reason, butterflies were everywhere from about 2000-2003, and young starlets (like Hilary Duff, above) just loved to put the little insect-shaped clips in their hair.
Tiffany Heart Tag Bracelet
Also known as the JAP tag, the Tiffany & Co. heart tag bracelet was on every Jewish gal’s Bat Mitzvah gift list for the better part of the 2000s. It was like a Birkin bag for the tween set!
Glitter Body Lotion
What’s better than body lotion that smells like a tropical forest? Lotion that smells like a tropical forest and looks like a fairy must have taken a sparkly s—t in it! Look at Britney Spears circa 2001, she’s practically glowing.
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Peasant Skirts and Blouses
If you didn’t look like a trucker in the early 2000s, \ chances are you were channeling your inner medieval poor person with a peasant skirt, only made worse by the presence of a matching peasant top.
If you couldn’t afford diamonds on your salary as a weekend sales girl at Limited Too, it was all about the rhinestones. In fact, even celebs like Beyoncé (seen here in 2006) — who could afford real bling — often went the rhinestone route.
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We’re just gonna leave this photo of Ryan Seacrest and his 2002 frosted tips here for you to marvel at, in the hopes these never make a comeback.
A lower back tattoo might look sexy on Angelina Jolie at the 2005 premiere of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, but for everyone else it’s just a tramp stamp. Let’s hope we’ve seen the last of those!
Viva la Juicy!