2000's Fashion

Fashion 2000's.mp4

Fashion in the 2000's

The fashion styles of the 2000's are heavily influenced by the entertainment world around them. From the world of sports, music and television the 2000's was a time of great commercial success - especially in the early 2000s. For men the look mimics much of the style trends of bands like NSync and worked to conform to social trends of the time, by the mid-2000's the Yuppie look of the 1980's was back - with a new twist. Rugby shirts and popped collars were heavily in style with an emphasis on name brand apparel to show your wealth. However, by the end of the 2000's the United States was in the midst of a severe economic downturn where the look of men began to become more subdued and refined.

Women's fashion during the 2000's was about emulating the pop stars of the day. Women were no longer looking to the fashion industry for insight, they were looking to the musicians and television stars they watched and listened to every day. Crop tops, short skirts and body jewelry was increasingly popular; however, this look was countered with baggy camo printed pants and jackets that ushers in a more relaxed bohemian look of the 1960's and 1970's. This look also brought with it a new shoe trend - the Ugg boots which became the go to shoe for celebrities and young women alike. Additionally , hair highlights also became increasingly popular.

By the time the 2000's came to an end fashion was in a confused state, it was a blend of the television and entertainment boom and the desire to be like the celebrities we watched everyday.

These trends eventually lead to an explosion of individuality we experience throughout the 2010s.


Task 1: Watch the Introductory Video to this Unit (5 minutes)

Task 2: Review the provided images and attached links for Fashion during the 2000's (20 minutes)

Task 3: Go to GOOGLE CLASSROOM and Respond to the Following Prompts (25 minutes)

Respond to prompts using complete sentences and appropriate punctuation and grammar

  • What are TWO (2) similarities and TWO (2) difference you see in the fashion trends of the 2000's compared to the fashion trends from the 1990's

      • Look at this area of pop culture as a whole

      • What are the general trends you see from decade to decade

      • What new trends emerged in this decade that are either completely unique or built off a previous idea/idea/way if thinking

      • You can list or similarities and differences or write them out using complete sentences.

  • Why do you think the similarities you selected carried over from the previous decade

      • Is it cultural, technological, innovative, something else

      • Do you think it will last much longer than this decade

  • What is ONE (1) fashion trend that emerged in the 2000's that you think will continue on to the next decade

      • You can select anything from this area of pop culture that emerged during the decade

Men's Fashion

Technology and Y2K had a huge impact on fashion in the early 2000s. The color palette was filled with shiny black tones and reflective metallics. While some Y2K trends were worn daily, many of these looks were reserved for going out. For men, Y2K looks usually involved leather jackets, a statement dress shirt, and chunky shoes. If you need inspiration, *NSYNC were the trendsetters of the day. Casual clothing and leisurewear were the other big trends of the early 2000s. Denim became a staple for men and women, going beyond jeans to shirts, jackets, and hats. (https://www.centralcasting.com/quick-guide-2000s-fashion/ )

Women's Fashion

In many ways, the 2000s were a decade where the celebrity obsession peaked. Instead of models being fashion trendsetters, celebrities as Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie were style icons. The early years of the 2000s saw clothes as: crop tops, vests, blazers, halterneck tops, v-shaped jumpers, low waisted jeans and skirts. Layered tank tops in different colors were popular and should be matched with cargo pants. The flowy life also worked for the bohemian style that was trending and Ugg boots were all the rage. The 2000s were the decade of highlights and colored hair. The highlights weren’t to look natural but often contrasting one’s hair color. As in blonde hair and brown highlights or the other way around. (https://www.thefashionfolks.com/blog/21th-century-fashion-history-2000-2010/ )