7 Things That Laced Up For No Reason In The '00s

by Augusta Statz

When it comes to the early '00s, there are some trends that should remain in the past (scarves as belts, preferably). But, there are also some ‘00s gems that are making a comeback. Clothing items that laced-up were big in the early '00s, and they’ve made a major resurgence as of late.

Most of the time, there’s no actual functionality to these laces, either. Some things just don’t need to be tied in the first place, you know, like jeans. But, anyone who grew up during this time period knows that they so desperately wanted a pair of jeans that, well, laced up! What were we all thinking?

Even today, you’ll find lace-up tops, dresses and more, but somehow, I don’t feel as though they’re nearly as ridiculous as they used to be. I don’t know, maybe this trend has just grown on me. But, for whatever reason lace-up doesn’t bother me when I see it in 2016. I can’t say the same for the earlier ways of wearing it, however. Get a blast from the past and see seven totally useless ways things laced-up in the early '00s. This trend was all the rage back then, and even though it’s making a comeback, can we at least promise each other to never wear lace-up denim again? I pinky swear I won’t.

1. Lace-Up Jeans


Lace-up crotch detailing was all the rage, even though buttons and zippers are far more practical.

2. Lace-Up Neck Lines

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Sometimes those plunging necklines even had lace-up detailing. These is exactly the type of thing we're seeing make a comeback today.

3. Peasant Tops

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OK, so technically this has a function, but at the same time, doesn't the fact that you have to tie this top seem a bit unnecessary?

4. Crop Tops


Not a crop top was made without a hint of tie-up detailing. Why would it be, after all?

5. Sandals

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It wasn't enough to have the shirts with a laced-up effect, either. Oh no, the shoes had it, too.

6. Halter Tops

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Halter tops were huge in the '00s, and here you can see two trends coming together in the best way.

7. Boots

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It didn't matter what season it was, there was a lace-up shoe to fit them all.

If you're still in love with the lace-up trend, don't worry, you definitely haven't seen the last of it, yet. And that's sure to make your '00s heart skip a beat.

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