Celebrity Style

The “Ugly” Trends Bella Hadid Makes Look Cool

Chunky clogs, kitschy sweater vests, exposed thongs, and more.

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One of the reasons I stan Bella Hadid so hard is because she’s sartorially fearless. She's always taking risks and, as of late, the model has been all about turning questionable Y2K trends into chic, nostalgia-filled moments. Here are some of her best.

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Visible Thongs

Reminiscent of Britney Spears, Xtina, and Paris Hilton, exposed thongs are peak ‘00s — and they’re back. Hadid is a bonafide expert at rocking the “whale tail.”
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Knee-High Socks

Here, Hadid paired long white gym socks with trainers, a polo, and a plaid skirt. While the nerdy-chic look gives me pause, she 100% made it work.
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Low-Rise Jeans

I thought low-rise pants were gone for good, but alas, I was wrong. Case in point: the supermodel sporting these baggy jeans with a baby tee and classic Adidas Sambas.
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Super Cropped Cardigan

Recently, Hadid stepped out in this kitschy, ultra-cropped cardigan, which she wore over a plain white tank with cargo pants. Basically, she could’ve just walked off the set of John Tucker Must Die.
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Zip-Away Skirts

On a recent date with boyfriend Marc Kalman, Hadid dared to wear a zip-away cargo maxi skirt. She leaned into the ugly-cut aesthetic, adding high socks and chunky, skater sneakers.