Bella Hadid Is (Almost) Single-Handedly Bringing Back Noughties Fashion

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It’s well-known that fashion works in cycles, but we thought we’d have plenty more time before Noughties fashion started rearing its head again. Nineties fashion, from tie-dye to kitten heels, has been everywhere for a good few years now, but a quick glimpse of social media suggests there might be a new era in town.

Even though the 2000s don’t feel like very long ago — and the decade is somewhat mocked for its dodgy fashion — some of its trends have been getting a 2020 revamp. Here, we take a look at which ones.

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Low-Rise Jeans

Every season, low-rise jeans threaten to come back into fashion – although this year we might have to start taking its return seriously. High-waisted jeans have dominated denim for a decade now, but surely there has to be an alternative other than bumsters?

Judging by trendsetters like Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski, super low waists showing off your hip bones are the only thing we should be wearing right now – paired with crop tops to flash even more skin. Hadid has even combined it with another early 00s trend – flashing the straps of your G-string above the low waistband. Not the most flattering of styles, but fashion historically loves a risk-taker.

 

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Tiny Shoulder Bags

The past few years have seen the shrinking of bags, led by Jacquemus’ cult style which could fit in the palm of your hand. As styles got smaller, the fashion crowd fell back in love with a trend straight out of the Noughties: small bags with a short strap slung over your shoulder.

These were the kinds of bags loved in the 2000s by teens who didn’t actually have anything to carry. Heavily logoed prints from the likes of Louis Vuitton were favored, and Instagram models would have us believe they’re right back in fashion now.

 

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Waistcoats

For the rock chick meets Boho vibe of the mid-Noughties, a waistcoat was a must. Obviously, it would have to be worn with nothing underneath for extra edginess. This season, labels like Dior, Saint Laurent, and Louis Vuitton have brought back the waistcoat. While the garment has proved itself to be quite versatile and modern, every so often we’ll see it worn with nothing underneath and get Noughties flashbacks.

We definitely couldn’t shake that feeling with Saint Laurent’s March campaign, featuring Zoë Kravitz in a waistcoat and that other 2000s classic: formal short shorts.

 

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Strappy Cami Tops

A cami top has long been a staple, becoming a fashion classic in the Nineties. The next decade took things up a notch, transforming it into candy colors and satin materials with extra detailing like bows, logos, ruching, lace, or diamantes.
Nineties fashion has well and truly had its moment, so is the cami in the process of getting the Noughties treatment now? Every time we look on Instagram, they certainly seem to be appearing in brighter colors and with more bedazzles.

 

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Cowboy Boots

Cowboy boots are by no stretch of the imagination a new design – riding boots have had a functional purpose for centuries. However, the mid-Noughties saw a resurgence of these tough leather boots worn with frilly, floral dresses.
This soon fell out of favor as sneakers took over fashion, but thanks to the recent rise of the prairie trend, it looks like this noughties fashion is making a comeback. Increasingly, we’re seeing people wearing leather, Western-style boots – most often paired with ruffled or peasant-style dresses.

 

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Cargo Pants

With lots of pockets, buckles, and strings dangling off them, cargo pants were the pinnacle of edgy-cool in the Noughties. Either in earthy tones or bright pink shiny materials, they were the trousers you’d wear if you wanted to be like Pink or Avril Lavigne. Remember those days?

And now? Pink and Lavigne might not be rocking cargos anymore, but everyone else seems to be piling in on the trend – complete with all the zips and buckles you can imagine.

 

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