11 Early 2000s Prom Accessories That Were Totally Ridiculous Yet So Covetable — PHOTOS

I think that even the most ridiculous prom accessories from the early 2000s deserve some recognition. My prom experiences didn't include most of these because I graduated high school later in the 2000s — by 2010 butterfly clips were a mere shadow of a memory and body glitter resources were all but completely depleted with the exception of the dark recesses of eBay.

These days, chokers and hair clips are fashionable again, with a few minor style adjustments, as the '90s come back in style at full speed. However, I'm seriously hoping that early 2000s fashion stays in the past. We don't need light-up heels and rhinestones to rear their ugly heads come prom season once again, do we?

With that in mind, it's important to take a look back in time and remind ourselves of fashion sins from the past. While I am not necessarily encouraging you to wear elbow-length white gloves to your prom, I am suggesting that you remember these moments from your youth fondly. Whether you lived through the era of strapless dresses and twist-in hair rhinestones or not, I think we can all appreciate this trip down early '00s prom memory lane.

1. Tiaras

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It was every early '00s teen's dream to be the belle of the ball like Paris Hilton in a princess cut bridal tiara.

2. White Gloves

Women's 21" Long Satin White Gloves, $3, eBay

You don't have to be Cinderella to wear these gloves, but it doesn't help that they make you look like a princess.

3. Rhinestones

Flat-Backed Brilliant 14-Cut Rhinestones, $4, Amazon

Anyone who wore a rhinestone-studded prom dress knows you'll still be finding them everywhere for years after the fact.

4. Sparkle Body Spray

Puttin' On The Glitz Body Glitter Spray, $8, Discount Dance Supply

It wasn't a school dance before the year 2010 if it didn't feature clouds of (probably scented) body glitter spray.

5. Hair Twists

Rhinestone Flower Hair Twists, $8, eBay

The finishing touch to every flawless up 'do.

6. Invisible Necklaces

Crystal Floating Necklace, $15, Etsy

This crystal floating necklace was sure to match to your wildly rhinestone studded dress.

7. Glitter In Weird Shapes

In Your Dreams Glitter, $12, Nasty Gal

You could wear them in your hair, on your body, in the corner of your eye. The possibilities were endless.

8. Flip Phones

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You know that you miss your flip phone a little bit, right? It made the perfect accessory for any outfit.

9. Fabric Flowers

4 Mini Buds Deep Pink, $5, Etsy

These beautiful millinery creations would look gorgeous in any prom up 'do.

10. Shutter Shades

Oriental Trading Shutter Shading Glasses (12-Pack), $5, Amazon

Grab one or twelve for your entire prom limo!

11. Light Up Heels

Kiss-208it, 6" Stiletto Heel Sandal, $32, Jet

They may look a bit intense, but shoes that lights up were all the rage. Every girl wanted one of these once upon a time.

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