In comparison to today's standards, 2000s era accessories spotted at the MTV Movie Awards look pretty dated. I don't even really want to talk about it, but in case you're unfamiliar, here's a rundown of what constituted as trendy back then. The early '00s were all about embellishing. Designers used everything and anything from rhinestones, insane prints, frosted everything, brand names, chains, and leather and suede cutouts. No solid or dark color was safe from almost excessive over-design. Hats were bucket and pageboy, whilst bags and purses were minuscule in comparison to today's large hobos and graphic clutches. Buckles were almost everywhere besides your belt.
If you've ever found an old GirlTech Password Journal commercial on YouTube, that should explain a good amount to you about what life was like for people my age growing up. Heck, my greatest fashion role model growing up was Lizzie Mcguire!
When it came to the red carpet instead of real life, trends were similar. Art imitated life, and we saw everything from Jenny-from-The-Block in sparkly bandanas and body glitter to frosted sun glasses on Queen Latifah to Lil Kim in pasties. The MTV Movie Awards were not exempt. Although the red carpet was not as notorious for wacky style as the Grammy's or the VMAs, celebrities still exhibited some pretty iconic early 00s trends. Take a look back at some of these mystifying accessories below.
1. The Bucket Hat
I had to include Snoop in this because his hybrid bucket-fedora is just too iconic.
2. The Tiny Shoulder Bag
Alexa Vega clutches this purse for dear life because it's so small almost anyone could steal it.
3. Blue Eyeshadow
Jessica Biel's blue shadow is sobering next to Wilmer Valderama's black fedora.
4. Metallic Belts
The rest of Biel's outfit includes an off-the-shoulder sweater over a white tanks and a silver metallic belt.
5. Feather Earrings
Samoire Armstrong flaunts feather earrings and a spaghetti strap dress over a ruffled white t-shirt.
6. Huge Beaded Necklaces
Nicole Richie's signature look back then was rocking necklaces that were longer than her.
7. Flower Clips
Paris Hilton's awesome red dress is ruined forever by the giant yellow flower clip on her head.
8. Fishnet Stockings
This fishnet-jean pairing is pretty darn 2000s if you ask me.
9. Huge Bangles
Hilary Duff's huge cuffs and bangles were all I wanted growing up.
I owned a red choker that was beaded and very similar to this. I often paired it with bootcut jeans and a black tank top.
11. Huge Butterfly Rings
Jessica Alba's ring looks like it could fly away.
12. Ice It Up
Host of the 2004 MTV Movie Awards, Lindsay Lohan, studs it up with terry cloth and rhinestones for her opening dance. It's truly an amazing performance to watch and really explains a lot about culture in the early '00s. Also, you've got to note those diamond crosses!
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