Celebrity Style

The Visible Thong Trend Through The Years, From Hailey Bieber To Halle Berry

The controversial '00s look is officially back.

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The visible thong: a polarizing '00s fashion trend that never seems to go away completely. While celebrities from Halle Berry to Kendall Jenner have rocked it with reckless abandon over the years, jury’s still out on whether the rest of the world will catch on. You be the judge.

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For the 1998 VMAs, Rose McGowan embraced the visible thong trend to send a powerful message after she was sexually assaulted.

I’ve never worn something like that before or since. That was a political statement.

Rose Mcgowan

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For the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards, Christina Aguilera slipped into a midriff-bearing dress that exposed her black thong above her skirt.
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Halle Berry showed off her thong above her skirt line at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.
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Also at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards, Britney Spears' on-stage look showed off her embellished nude colored thong and bra top combo.
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2001: The height of the exposed thong trend, as evidenced by socialite Paris Hilton.
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Gillian Anderson showed up to the 2001 Vanity Fair Oscars Party wearing a gown with a back so low that her thong was fully exposed.
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In a 2003 episode of "Degrassi: The Next Generation", Manny Santos (Cassie Steele) emerged from her makeover in a visible thong look that truly encapsulated the decade.
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Over 15 years later, Kendall Jenner's 2017 Met Gala look was totally sheer but, crafted head-to-toe by La Perla, she showed off her equally sparkly thong underneath.
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Filming a music video in 2018, Jennifer Lopez matched her exposed thong to her suiting pants.
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In 2019, Hailey Bieber attended the Met Gala in NYC wearing a pink gown with an exposed thong by Alexander Wang.

We wanted to show the duality of something sweet and demure with a little something naughty and sexy in the back.

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Right before quarantine, Bella Hadid stepped out with a crop top and midriff floss peeking out from her black pants.