5 Horrible Fashions From the Early 2000s That Totally Make Us Cringe

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  • The Whale Tail


    Sisqo's "Thong Song" came out in February 2000, and for the better part of the first half of the decade, everyone thought it was cool to show the strings of your thong. Britney did it, Christina did it, we all did it. For shame on us.

  • Velvet Track Suits


    It may have been George Costanza's dream to be draped in velvet, but it became our collective living nightmare when the Juicy Couture velvet tracksuit became acceptable wear for errands, soccer games, dinners, and every.thing.else.

  • Trucker Hats



    Oh god, you guys. Remember trucker hats? I remember thinking I was the shit when I wore one that read World's Greatest Grandpa to a college football game. I disgust myself.

  • Platform Flip-Flops




    Let's just agree that the platform flip-flop had a good run and never, ever bring it up again.

  • Pajama Formal Wear


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    I hated this trend even when it was popular. Silk nightgowns don't look good anyway, even on Nicole Richie and Nikki Hilton. They just look crazy! Why did we ever think this was suitable for outings in public? Embarrassing.