fashion

The 'hipster' trend is back and let's revisit everything that was wrong with it the first time.

The early 2000s was a weird time for fashion. Things were very tight, but somehow also baggy. We wore tank tops over flared jeans, flat caps for absolutely no reason at all, and frankly a shocking amount of fuchsia.

If you were around in the heyday of It-girls like Paris and Nicky Hilton, Tara Reid and Jessica Simpson, you’ll remember how one of the most dominant trends of the era was the ultra low-rise waist.

WATCH: Mamamia reviews non family friendly fashion. Post continues below.

Video via Mamamia

Hip-grazing pants were all the rage, and skirt waistlines got lower and lower until you could literally see the ‘v’ lines above Paris’ crotch. It was a lot.

Low-rise-jeans-collage
Jessica Simpson, Keira Knightley and Lindsay Lohan in low-rise denim. Images: Getty.

We thought we'd buried our "hipsters" in clothing donation bins and deep in the recesses of our memories.

But like the heeled thong and the butterfly clip, all trends eventually cycle back into relevance. Thanks, Gen Z!

ADVERTISEMENT

And at the Oscars yesterday, Emily Ratajkowski resurrected the trend no one asked for, single-handedly destroying all our good work in getting waists higher and more... civil.

Emily-resized
Emily, please. Image: Supplied.

Call us prudish but we're just not ready for this...

Paris-2003
Remember THIS?

...to come back.

And while we're at it, we need to have a word with Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid. They've also done their bit in 2020 to make the hipster cut a thing.

ADVERTISEMENT
Paris Hilton in 2002, versus Kendall Jenner last week. Images: Getty.
Paris Hilton in 2002, versus Kendall Jenner last week. Images: Getty.
Paris Hilton in 2002, versus Bella Hadid last month. Images: Getty.
Paris Hilton in 2002, versus Bella Hadid last month. Images: Getty.

Ladies. Kindly remove Paris circa 2002 from your moodboards. We're all for thrifting and recycling looks, but if you could turn your attention back to the '80s where the waists were mercifully more forgiving, that'd be great.

We don't need to see this in Zara.

Would you wear the hipster trend (again)? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Feature image: Getty.

00:00 / ???