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What We Miss About the Year 2000

Updated on June 30, 2015

"The Dress," being worn by J.Lo.

Survivor blew everyone away with it's first season, making reality t.v. a thing and bringing it to where it is today. It was quickly recognized that people liked to see other people miserable on tv, and this is was the beginning of it all.

MP3's quickly made paying for music a thing of the past. Napster and Limewire made it possible to have every billboard hit (and computer virus) at your fingertips with just a click of the mouse. The time of free music is long gone, but the MP3 format is here to stay.

WHHHAASSSSUUP? Not much, Budweiser, but we forgot to thank you for introducing this amazing commercial in the Y2K. This phrase will live long in movie parodies for years to come.

Elian Gonzales Made crossing the border look a little easier than what's portrayed in just about every movie I've ever seen. Found floating in a raft from Cuba, this custody battle was a hot topic this year.

The fourth book in the Harry Potter series was released, making this the last year the general public would be able to enjoy the characters solely in their imaginations. The first movie wouldn't come out until the next year.

The Yankees won the world series.

The Rams won the superbowl.

The Lakers were the NBA Championships.

The New Jersey Devils won the Stanley Cup. (but, no one cared about hockey back then anyway.)

Shania Twain Rocked braids for her Best Country Song, Come on Over.

Kathy Lee Gifford announces that she will be leaving her long-running TV show, "Regis and Kathy Lee." (they seemed to do ok without her.)

American Beauty won best picture, and Hillary Swank won best actress for the film, "Boy's Don't Cry."

This is how the 1930's thought we would be dressed in Y2K.

This is how the media portrayed the way teens dressed in Y2K.

This is how teens really dressed in Y2K.

Some of your favorite fashion trends from the year 2000!

  • Flare jeans
  • Heelys
  • Low rise jeans
  • With a thong showing
  • Thongs in general
  • Mesh Tops
  • Pleated skirts
  • Oversized sunglasses
  • Denim (Denim everywhere. Denim for everyone.)
  • Oversized hoop earrings
  • Hip hop inspired sweatpants
  • Mary Janes
  • Sketchers
  • Adidas
  • Trucker caps (Oooh, I miss that one.)
  • Puffy jackets
  • Polo shirts
  • Polo shirts with a popped collar

Highlights, Highlights everywhere!

In the 2000, sunkissed highlights were unstoppable. Hair was ideally worn long and straight, and often sported with a zig-zag part. For men, the Fauxhawk was a thing (and I'm rallying to bring it back!) Guys were often frosting their tips and wearing their hair spiky.


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    • poetryman6969 profile image

      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I certainly miss Jennifer Lopez in that sexy dress!

      I think this was mercifully before the Affleck fiasco.

    • lyoness913 profile image

      Summer LeBlanc 2 years ago from H-Town

      Voted awesome, brought back some great memories.. seems just like yesterday...

      Fun hub!