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It’s 2003, life is good. You’re listening to yourSo Fresh CD whilst chatting to your friends on MSN. Guy Sebastian just won Australian Idol and Sara Marie’s Big Brother “bum bum” dance is still kinda cool. Saturday was Blockbuster / Civic Video night, Margot Robbie played the character of Donnaon Neighbours and taking a mirror photo with flash on your Motorola was a thing. Ah! The olden days, the golden days…

But what about the dark side. The horrific and cringeworthy fashion trends that took it too far. 

Now is the time to reflect and ask ourselves, what on earth were we thinking? I present to you a little blast from the past.  Will they make a comeback?!

Something one shoulder

Or off the shoulder? A little modest and a little sexy. Oh who is this mysterious girl? Will she catch a draft? 

embodycon bad fashion from noughties

Jeans folded at the bottom

It’s as if all jeans were made for 2m tall people and then we folded to size. Why? How was this a thing?  Were seamstresses everywhere screaming internally?


Wrap belts

Or big belts…over your shirt and under your boobs.  I hate myself now but I did this.  Yikes. 


Slogan Tees

We had some really interesting and important stuff to say didn’t we? And it seemed thatSupre phrased it just right.


Global Warming is still NOT cool.  I also feel that this may not have actually gone away - we just made it better.

Ed Hardy, Von Dutch & Paul Frank

All of which actually still exist.  No, go on Google it. Can safely say this was not a bandwagon I jumped on. Did you?

Really long, thin scarves

It certainly wasn't going to keep you warm?  Now I just see it as a choking hazard. Not to mention the velour Juicy Couture tracksuit Lindsay is wearing (and tiger stripe foils).


This probably leaves you thinking - What can we do now to stop this repeating in the near future and I guess the answer issupporting timeless, ethicalfashion style so we can ensure these fads NEVER make a come back.  Also knowing we are older and wiser now! 

What are some of the bad trends you look back on now and cringe at yourself over! I'd love to read about it.  



“Style is timeless. It transcends generations it’s enduring. If you’re thinking about fashion, it's in the moment. And that doesn’t mean that it’s not important at times to embrace trends and that type of thing, but style is less about trends than it is about how you carryyourself.” 

– John Varvatos