The 2000s Were A Crazy Time For Fashion And These Photos Show Our Favorite Stars Rocking Super Dated Looks
The early ’00s were not a kind time, fashion wise. While the ’90s are back in style (much to some of our chagrin), we’re hoping and praying that the butterfly clips, glitter gel and Juicy velour sweatsuits (no matter how comfy they are) stay in the past.
Even so, all us fashion victims weren’t alone. Some of the biggest Latino pop stars were rocking just as embarrassing looks as we were. Yes, it was in style back then, but looking back – yikes! No one was safe from making major fashion faux pas, and here are 25 examples of some of the biggest Latino pop stars looking soooo 2000’s.
1. Jennifer LopezCredit: Who What Wear
The pink velour jumpsuit is one thing (and we’ll likely be seeing it appear in various forms). But the matching pink hat, single strap butterfly heels, and one leg rolled up? Oh J.LO, that is a lewk that does not stand the test of time.
2. Christina AguileraCredit: Ron Galella/Wire Image
Listen, Christina Aguilera’s fashion choices in the early ’00s were tragic. And this outfit,worn to the VMA’s, is seven layers of no. The ultra low patchwork jeans paired with a belly chain and lingerie top are bad, but topping it off with braided hair and a denim hat is just offensive.
3. ThaliaCredit: EMI Latin
Thalia brought some of the biggest looks of the era to life in her video for the song “Arrasando.” Sparkly, sexy halter top – check. Low cut flared jeans – check. Spiky hair – check. If you didn’t rock the hair twists and spikes, you didn’t do early aughts right.
4. Paulina RubioCredit: Women Fitness
Before there was Pharrell’s infamous hat, there was this banger sitting atop the blonde head of pop star Paulina Rubio. What even is this hat? The low-cut jeans are back also.
4. ShakiraCredit: Pinterest
Shakira, warrior princess, had the abs and hips to pull off the slinky halter and low waist pants that were the look back then. It’s a fierce look, for sure, but something that doesn’t need to be revisited nowadays.
5. Ricky MartinCredit: RMTEE
Ricky has been a big star in Latin America, but when “Livin’ La Vida Loca” hit the English-language airwaves he blew up, bringing his Austin Powers dance moves, frosted tips, and leather pants with him. We all swooned hard.
6. Marc AnthonyCredit: Freegood
Oh lordy, Marc Anthony. While the former Mr. Jennifer Lopez brought the heat to the dance floor with jams like “I Need to Know” back then, the outfits were not so good. The wide collar and rope-chain necklace is a look that needs to never, ever come back.
7. Enrique IglesiasCredit: Pinterest
Enrique had all the bases covered in the early ’00s when he hit the VMA red carpet with his longtime love Anna Kournikova. He’s got the distressed jeans, vintage style t-shirt, leather jacket, and slouchy beanie. This look should be immortalized in the Smithsonian for its importance in the history of fashion.
8. JuanesCredit: ABC News
We’re all used to seeing Juanes looking clean cut and more grown up, but back in the day the rockero was all about that grungy, scraggly haired style. He was going for down to Earth and effortless, but we saw dorm room hacky sack competitor.
9. Luis MiguelCredit: ABC News
Luismi has been a heartthrob since he was just a little kid, but it was his handsome face and probably his button up shirts buttoned real low to show off his chest that got the women screaming. Among them was Mariah Carey, whose heart he notoriously broke. Not cool, Luis, and neither is that belt buckle.
10. Mariah CareyCredit: Idolization Online
Speaking of Mimi, while Luismi might have dropped her but he might have regretted it once he saw this outfit. Her love of butterflies is well documented, so naturally this midriff baring halter shaped like a buttefly had to be worn by non other than Mariah. And those jeans with the top cut and frayed! They take me back.
11. Luis FonsiCredit: Wnews
Luis Fonsi has got great style now, but the early ’00s weren’t his highlight. The denim cowboy shirt with the layered beaded necklaces is one thing. Add the clear glasses and the shaggy hair? Well, that’s a look.
12. Alejandro SanzCredit: Zimbio
Oh. My. God. Alejandro Sanz is fine af. No one is denying that. But this whole look, from the bleached hair to the baggy distressed jeans and all the mess in between, is just bad. So so bad. Thankfully he’s done better for himself.
13. ChayanneCredit: Wikipedia
If there’s one thing male Latin pop stars absolutely cannot live without, it’s a v-neck tee and vest combination. Chayanne was just one of the many who rocked this look back in the day. It’s a good thing he’s aged out of it.
14. Alejandro FernandezCredit: Soho Meets Solo
And sometimes you don’t need clothes at all, especially when you’re Alejandro Fernandez and have a bod like that. Well, at least back then. The slick back hair and stacked dog tags and rope necklaces just sitting on that chest are still sexy, and so are the peak a boo white undies. Still, soo 2000s.
15. Carlos SantanaCredit: Billboard
To be fair, Santana’s look hasn’t changed much in the last 20 years. He’ll forever love a fedora and a tie dye shirt. That’s just Carlos, and we’ll always love him.
16. Adrienne BailonCredit: Vevo
Whether she was a Cheetah Girl or a member of 3LW, Adrienne Bailon rocked a style that was very era specific, and she went all in on it. The chain belt and dip dyed, distressed jeans paired with that halter is something any girl would have dreamed of wearing.
17. LumideeCredit: Billboard
The ultimate eyewear of the early 00s were the clear lenses (preferably in a bright color), and one-hit wonder Lumidee wore them like a boss. We all wanted these shades that didn’t actually protect from the sun!
18. RBDCredit: Pinterest
Low waist, ultra short plaid schoolgirl skirts were it in the 2000s, and RBD represented them well. And the fellows weren’t far off with their distressed jeans and boots. This is like looking back at my high school yearbook.
19. Nina SkyCredit: Fuse
The duo behind Nina Sky brought the bright colors and frosted eye shadow that were an absolute must during the early ’00s.
20. Daddy YankeeCredit: Discogs
He hasn’t changed too much over the years, but his taste has gotten much, much better. The man that gave us hits like “Gasolina” will always love his bling.
21. Julieta Venegas
The accordion queen has always bridged the alt rock look with some earthiness and a bit of sophistication. Still, this look that’s almost 15 years old missed the mark, even if it gives us the polka dots and hair we longed for back then.
22. King ChangoCredit: Candela Pura
This one-hit wonder brought were all about that Latino reggae sound – which in itself is something to discuss. With the dreads, they wandered into cultural appropriation territory. With the outfits, they wandered into a rummage sale at Sports Chalet and took everything one size too big.
23. Sasha SokolCredit: Sony Music
The former member of Timbiriche, telebovela actress and TV host also dabbled in some solo music back in the day. When she released “Seras el Aire” she (and every other pop star) was doing the etherial Eastern look, with bindis and flowing tops to prove how earthy and cool they were. Don’t worry. They got over it quick.
24. Aleks SyntekCredit: Clase
Syntek was all about bringing a kooky edge to the pop scene, wearing funky glasses, fedoras and suits that you wouldn’t find at Men’s Wearhouse. While he went all out with the look and truly committed to it, in hindsight, it wasn’t the best.
25. BelindaCredit: Pinterest
Someone was really into Paris Hilton back in the day! Belinda really went for it. The hot pink D&G tank, cuffs, and abundance of accessories? Well, that’s hot.
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