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Y2K Fashion Took Over The 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards

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Whether it was a high-low hem line, space buns, or micro-minis, celebs brought Y2K fashion out in force to the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards red carpet on Sunday, June 5. It was a throwback extravaganza from start to finish.

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Olivia Rodrigo, ever the throwback princess, rocked a vintage Jean Paul Gaultier bodycon style midi-dress and a pair of very Y2K-esque space buns.

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Up close, Rodrigo’s glam gave off even more early aughts vibes. The slicked-back side part? Completely Y2K. The spiky ends of her space buns? You can practically smell the strong-hold hair gel.

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Euphoria’s Sydney Sweeney went full Y2K with a Miu Miu mini skirt and crop top. The micro-mini is everywhere and Sweeney looked amazing — very Britney Spears circa 2002 — but I would like low-rise everything to go away soon. I lived through this trend in high school and I refuse to do it again.

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I also need to take an entire moment to honor and acknowledge Sweeney’s chunky heels, a very Y2K choice of footwear.

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The high-low hemline and sheer, but not completely sheer, sleeves on Vanessa Hudgens’ custom Vera Wang gown were giving me 2003 prom vibes in the very best way.

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Once on stage, host Hudgens changed outfits multiple times. One Y2K favorite of mine was this sequined athleisure two-piece ‘fit paired with a pair of space buns. It practically screamed ‘00s girl group music video.

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If you don’t remember the oversized suits that folks, particularly rappers and R&B artists, were wearing in the late ‘90s and early aughts, then you lose your Y2K punch card. Former Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay remembers and pulled the look off perfectly.

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Even Lindsay’s accessories were on trend for the Y2K era. The chunky layered Cuban link chains were picture perfect, but layering them with slender chains of different lengths? That’s a Y2K chef’s kiss moment.

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