Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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Ah, the early 2000s. What a time for fashion! Of course, now that we've evolved and have stopped wearing as much pleather as we used to, these photos might give you nightmares and restless nights for the next week or so.

And since the Grammys are coming up faster than the type of thong celebs used to wear with their low-rise jeans (what's the point of low-rise jeans if you can't see the thong, right?!), we thought we would journey back to a time when stars would hit the red carpet in outfits that were glorious in their tackiness. Because when it comes to the early aughts, didn't we all make horrible fashion mistakes? Celebs...they're just like us!

1. Britney Spears (2000)

Britney Spears, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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Britney's first Grammys! She looks so pure and regal.

2. Destiny's Child (2000)

Destiny's Child, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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R.I.P the second original crew of Destiny's Child.

3. Aaron Carter (2000)

Aaron Carter, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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His tux says formal, but his stance says "'Sup?"

4. Penélope Cruz (2005)

Penelope Cruz, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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Everyone was bit by the fedora bug in the early '00s. 

5. Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid and Rosario Dawson (2001)

Rachel Cook, Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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Josie and the Pussycats was an underrated movie!

6. Sisqo (2000)

Sisco, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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No would could rock head-to-toe shiny red like this man. Although we believe that the sun around the belly button tattoo trend was more of a female thing, but hey, whatever makes your booty go...

7. Christina Aguilera (2001)

Christina Aguilera, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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That hair just looks like it hurts her scalp.

8. Sheryl Crow (2005)

Sheryl Crow, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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For when you want to show some skin, but in a ladylike way, just show most of your torso. Also, this is just like the dress Casey wore to prom on Laguna Beach, right?!

9. Kanye West (2004)

Kanye West, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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Kanye just rockin' that salmon and khaki.

10. Traci Bingham (2001)

Traci Bingham, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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We feel like she's trying to draw attention to something...but we can't quite figure out what that something is.

11. Shannon Elizabeth (2000)

Shannon Elizabeth, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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Who OK'd this bandanna?!

12. Gretchen Wilson (2005)

Gretchen Wilson, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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We would mock this red blue carpet look, but we were all guilty of the flare jeans with pointy heels at one point or another in the 2000s.

13. Jane Krakowski (2000)

Jane Krakowski, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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Jenna Maroney is better than this. In fact, we need a little big of a palate cleanser after this one:

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14. Avril Lavigne (2003)

Avril Lavigne, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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Sadly, this would not be the last time people frowned upon Avril's life choices.

15. Britney Spears (2002)

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Those curls made her closer to heaven, from where she had recently fallen.

16. Brad Paisley (2001)

Brad Paisley, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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It takes a bold man to show up to an award show in a royal blue suit with flames on it.

17. Faith Hill and Tim McGraw (2000)

Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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Remember shrugs, you guys?! The go-to item for when you just barely wanted to cover your shoulders and upper back.

18. Christina Aguilera (2004)

Christina Aguilera, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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Who says fringe, glitter and fur doesn't mix?

19. Beyoncé (2004)

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Behold! Solo Beyoncé hitting the Grammys with a confusing hairstyle.

20. 'N Sync (2000)

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Where do you look first?! Joey Fatone's hair? Lance Bass' jacket? Justin Timberlake's mustard-green ensemble? His suit looks like the couch most parents have in their basements that they later pass on down to their kids whenever they move out of the house and get their first apartment.

21. Maroon 5 (2005)

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Ladies and gents, Sexiest Man Alive Adam Levine!

22. Sheryl Crow (2000)

Sheryl Crow, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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We don't have anything to say about this outfit. Because really...what can you say?

23. Christina Aguilera (2000)

Christina Aguilera, 2000 Grammy Awards

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Remember when it was considered a huge upset that Christina won Best New Artist over Britney Spears? Those were the good ol' days.

24. Jennifer Love Hewitt (2004)

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Make no mistake about it, she's wearing see-through shoes.

25. Haylie and Hilary Duff (2004)

Haylie Duff, Hilary Duff, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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Check out the Duff sisters looking like icy pink teenage dreams.

26. Fergie (2005)

Fergie, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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Nothing says "sexy early 2000s" like baggy, plaid capri pants.

27. Britney Spears (2000)

Britney Spears, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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Britney was all about iridescent fabric at this Pre-Grammy party. She sheer fabric. And fur. And rhinestones. And her midriff.

28. Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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It kind of looks like someone forgot to make the front of the dress and Alicia was just like, "screw it, I'll wear it with jeans." And...is that a denim bracelet?!

29. Pink, Christina Aguilera and Mya (2002)

Pink, Christina Aguilera, Mya, Early 2000s Fashion, Grammys

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These gals just came from performing "Lady Marmalade" (we hope), so we will forgive them for what's going on here. However, we just want to point out that Christina kind of looks like she's wearing a diaper.

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