in

36 Mortally Embarrassing Outfits Every Girl Thought Looked Hot In 2008

One true thing about fashion is that it’s always changing and evolving. New styles debut on the runways of fancy labels and soon every store is selling the same shoe or jean or jacket. And we try out the trends, convinced that we look pretty cool.

But another true thing about fashion is that stuff we were certain looked great at the time is the same stuff that we will, without a doubt, laugh about later. We see pictures of ourselves and think, “How did I let me go out of the house like this?” But at the time—très chic.

The 70s saw bell bottoms acres wide. Shoulder pads were literally big in the 80s. The 90s had slip dresses and more barrettes than an entire pre-school. And the 2000s had all the fashions going on below, which we can make fun of now that they are out of style but which we were totally guilty of actually wearing.

1. Wearing scarves and ties as belts.

2000s fashion, fashion, throwback fashion, trends, clothing, clothes, omg, wow, crazy, old, millennial, throwback, photos, millennial photos, photos make millennials feel ancient, photos of 90s, 90s photos, 90s throwback, 90s nostalgia, 90s, 90s kid, i'm old, old af, old pictures, nostalgia, wow i'm old, old school, throw it back, pics, pictures, funny photos, funny pictures, funny list, list, listicle, round up, hilarious, memes, jokes, humor, humor list, internet list, social media, social list, trending, viral
Pinterest

Just one step up from tying an actual rope around your waist.

2. Trucker hats.

2000s fashion, fashion, throwback fashion, trends, clothing, clothes, omg, wow, crazy, old, millennial, throwback, photos, millennial photos, photos make millennials feel ancient, photos of 90s, 90s photos, 90s throwback, 90s nostalgia, 90s, 90s kid, i'm old, old af, old pictures, nostalgia, wow i'm old, old school, throw it back, pics, pictures, funny photos, funny pictures, funny list, list, listicle, round up, hilarious, memes, jokes, humor, humor list, internet list, social media, social list, trending, viral
Popsugar

I blame Ashton Kutcher.

3. Denim miniskirts.

2000s fashion, fashion, throwback fashion, trends, clothing, clothes, omg, wow, crazy, old, millennial, throwback, photos, millennial photos, photos make millennials feel ancient, photos of 90s, 90s photos, 90s throwback, 90s nostalgia, 90s, 90s kid, i'm old, old af, old pictures, nostalgia, wow i'm old, old school, throw it back, pics, pictures, funny photos, funny pictures, funny list, list, listicle, round up, hilarious, memes, jokes, humor, humor list, internet list, social media, social list, trending, viral
pinterest.com

I have napkins bigger than that skirt.

4. Or worse, denim miniskirts with leggings.

2000s fashion, fashion, throwback fashion, trends, clothing, clothes, omg, wow, crazy, old, millennial, throwback, photos, millennial photos, photos make millennials feel ancient, photos of 90s, 90s photos, 90s throwback, 90s nostalgia, 90s, 90s kid, i'm old, old af, old pictures, nostalgia, wow i'm old, old school, throw it back, pics, pictures, funny photos, funny pictures, funny list, list, listicle, round up, hilarious, memes, jokes, humor, humor list, internet list, social media, social list, trending, viral
MP4NM.COM

Gotta keep those legs warm when you’re wearing a skirt the size of a scrunchie.

5. Layering tank tops.

2000s fashion, fashion, throwback fashion, trends, clothing, clothes, omg, wow, crazy, old, millennial, throwback, photos, millennial photos, photos make millennials feel ancient, photos of 90s, 90s photos, 90s throwback, 90s nostalgia, 90s, 90s kid, i'm old, old af, old pictures, nostalgia, wow i'm old, old school, throw it back, pics, pictures, funny photos, funny pictures, funny list, list, listicle, round up, hilarious, memes, jokes, humor, humor list, internet list, social media, social list, trending, viral
Scott Gries / Getty Images

The more tank tops you layered, the cooler you were. I knew one girl who wore 36 at a time.

You May Also Like

6. Or, small vests over your shirts.

2000s fashion, fashion, throwback fashion, trends, clothing, clothes, omg, wow, crazy, old, millennial, throwback, photos, millennial photos, photos make millennials feel ancient, photos of 90s, 90s photos, 90s throwback, 90s nostalgia, 90s, 90s kid, i'm old, old af, old pictures, nostalgia, wow i'm old, old school, throw it back, pics, pictures, funny photos, funny pictures, funny list, list, listicle, round up, hilarious, memes, jokes, humor, humor list, internet list, social media, social list, trending, viral
glamour.com

Nothing like the third part of a fancy three-piece suit to class up a tank top.

7. Studded belts.

2000s fashion, fashion, throwback fashion, trends, clothing, clothes, omg, wow, crazy, old, millennial, throwback, photos, millennial photos, photos make millennials feel ancient, photos of 90s, 90s photos, 90s throwback, 90s nostalgia, 90s, 90s kid, i'm old, old af, old pictures, nostalgia, wow i'm old, old school, throw it back, pics, pictures, funny photos, funny pictures, funny list, list, listicle, round up, hilarious, memes, jokes, humor, humor list, internet list, social media, social list, trending, viral
The Gloss

How can we ever explain this trend? Were we trying to armor our waists against some impending danger?

8. Super uneven “scene” haircuts.

2000s fashion, fashion, throwback fashion, trends, clothing, clothes, omg, wow, crazy, old, millennial, throwback, photos, millennial photos, photos make millennials feel ancient, photos of 90s, 90s photos, 90s throwback, 90s nostalgia, 90s, 90s kid, i'm old, old af, old pictures, nostalgia, wow i'm old, old school, throw it back, pics, pictures, funny photos, funny pictures, funny list, list, listicle, round up, hilarious, memes, jokes, humor, humor list, internet list, social media, social list, trending, viral
BestStylo.com

Hey, it’s hair, why not mess around with it. You know it’ll grow back.

9. Ed Hardy everything.

2000s fashion, fashion, throwback fashion, trends, clothing, clothes, omg, wow, crazy, old, millennial, throwback, photos, millennial photos, photos make millennials feel ancient, photos of 90s, 90s photos, 90s throwback, 90s nostalgia, 90s, 90s kid, i'm old, old af, old pictures, nostalgia, wow i'm old, old school, throw it back, pics, pictures, funny photos, funny pictures, funny list, list, listicle, round up, hilarious, memes, jokes, humor, humor list, internet list, social media, social list, trending, viral
Playbuzz.com

My mother bought an Ed Hardy ceramic hair iron at TJ Maxx.

10. Weird cotton skirts.

2000s fashion, fashion, throwback fashion, trends, clothing, clothes, omg, wow, crazy, old, millennial, throwback, photos, millennial photos, photos make millennials feel ancient, photos of 90s, 90s photos, 90s throwback, 90s nostalgia, 90s, 90s kid, i'm old, old af, old pictures, nostalgia, wow i'm old, old school, throw it back, pics, pictures, funny photos, funny pictures, funny list, list, listicle, round up, hilarious, memes, jokes, humor, humor list, internet list, social media, social list, trending, viral
Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images Entertainment

That is straight up just a piece of fabric with a brooch holding it together. We really struggled with skirts in this era.