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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: Chunky highlights

  Year: 2001   The first rule of chunky highlights: the wider the better. READ MORE: A pastel pink blazer is everything your 9-5 wardrobe needs

By: ELLE Canada Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: Low-rise jeans

  Year: 2001   Low-rise denim wasn’t just a pop star’s uniform. How low did you go? READ MORE: 10 looks that hint at Saint Laurent's new direction

By: ELLE Canada Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: Sk8er style

Year: 2002   Avril Lavigne gave us teenage angst and dad ties. READ MORE: The breakout skirt of the season is not what you'd expect

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15 years of fashion: LV x Murakami

  Year: 2002   Takashi Murakami lent his pop-art aesthetic to Louis Vuitton for what became the ultimate It bag. READ MORE: 50 pairs of shoes that are perfect for spring

By: ELLE Canada Source: ELLE Canada Credits: ELLE Canada

The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: Kanye who?

  Year: 2003   Before Yeezus, there was popped-collar Kanye. READ MORE: This is the latest Disney x fashion collab you should be excited about

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: UGGs

  Year: 2003   Not even Kate Moss could resist this Australian phenomenon. READ MORE: If you're going to wear a transparent bag, don't make this mistake

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15 years of fashion: Gwen Stefani

Year: 2003   Gwen Stefani’s label, L.A.M.B., was the real deal. READ MORE: 30 days of outfit inspo for a very stylish April

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: The Paris Hilton effect

  Year: 2004   Paris Hilton, queen of the 2000s, spearheaded the Oompa Loompa movement. READ MORE: How to get the Gucci look for less

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: The Paris Hilton effect

  Year: 2004   Who can forget hot pink velour tracksuits? READ MORE: 10 stylish tops that do all the talking

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: The Paris Hilton effect

  Year: 2004   Also integral to Paris Hilton's reign: small dogs. READ MORE: Step into the neutral zone with a military topper

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15 years of fashion: Rhinestone phones

  Year: 2004   Before Kimye, there was Kim K., lover of bedazzled telecommunications devices. READ MORE: Add a citrus squeeze to your 9-5 wardrobe

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15 years of fashion: The first H&M designer collab

  Year: 2004   Enter the era of the designer collab - Karl Lagerfeld was H&M’s first. READ MORE: 10 alternatives to the classic white dress shirt

By: ELLE Canada Source: H&M Credits: ELLE Canada

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15 years of fashion: Boho chic

  Year: 2004   Sienna Miller became the fairy godmother of the haute-hippie movement. READ MORE: You can totally steal Gigi Hadid's look

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: A new fashion power emerges

  Year: 2005   Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen quietly built a fashion empire as their own style went from cute to creative to genius. READ MORE: This trend appeared 39 times on fall runways

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: Skinny jeans

  Year: 2006   Skinny jeans became a second skin. READ MORE: The top 25 items you need for spring

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: Gisele Bundchen's hair

  Year: 2007   Gisele’s beachy waves are still #hairgoals 10 years later. READ MORE: The skirt from your middle school days is back in a big way

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: Bling

  Year: 2007   Admit it: you wanted a grill. READ MORE: H&M's huge announcement will make Canadians very happy

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: Shutter shades

  Year: 2007   We “shutter” at the thought of these Kanye-approved specs. READ MORE: You won't believe these wedding dresses are under $1000

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15 years of fashion: The new front row

  Year: 2008   Bloggers, like Tavi Gevinson, got invited to Fashion Week. READ MORE: Jeans and leather jacket combinations Bella Hadid would love

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15 years of fashion: Sneakerheads

  Year: 2009   The sneaker revolution was just getting started. READ MORE: Perfectly pastel sneakers to wear this spring

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: The Kate effect

  Year: 2010   Everything Kate Middleton wore sold out. READ MORE: Plastic is your slick new style update

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: The Daphne Guinness effect

  Year: 2010   We love her fearlessness, but the shoes would give us vertigo. READ MORE: Add a little flare to your wardrobe

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: Pretty pixies

  Year: 2010   The Audrey Hepburn cut found new fans in low-maintenance Millennials like Emma Watson. READ MORE: You won't be able to resist spring's newest denim style

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15 years of fashion: Feather extensions

  Year: 2011   Feather extensions were a Coachella must–for about five minutes. READ MORE: How to buy an it-bag

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15 years of fashion: Sporty spice

Year: 2011   The track suit got a luxe makeover and became socially acceptable to wear just about everywhere. READ MORE: In defense of being "checked out" at the office

By: ELLE Canada Source: ImaxTree.com Credits: ELLE Canada

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15 years of fashion: The Rihanna effect

  Year: 2011   Rihanna changes her look about as often as we check our Instagram. Here she is with fire-engine hued hair. READ MORE: 8 things you need to know about CL

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15 years of fashion: Headcase

Year: 2011   The fascinator had a moment. READ MORE: Bomber jackets that don't cost a fortune

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: Jersey Shore

  Year: 2012   Jersey Shore came and went. READ MORE: These Russian fashion designers are getting our attention

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: Body positive

  Year: 2012   Kate Upton’s curves got the high-fashion nod of approval. READ MORE: The one colour you need to add to your spring wardrobe

By: ELLE Canada Source: Sports Illustrated Credits: ELLE Canada

The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: The Rihanna effect

  Year: 2012   RiRi made us all want to rock a side shave. READ MORE: Rihanna kicked off her world tour and her wardrobe was everything we wanted it to be

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: The Rihanna effect

  Year: 2013   Again, Rihanna dances to the beat of her own drum, this time with green lipstick. READ MORE: The surprising pant that will be everywhere this spring

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15 years of fashion: The leg that cause a thousand memes

  Year: 2012   Angelina Jolie’s leg had its own Twitter account. READ MORE: These bags from the early 2000s are making a comeback

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15 years of fashion: Team contour

  Year: 2013   No-surgery sculpting added five minutes to our a.m. routine. READ MORE: Beauty memes we can't get enough of

By: ELLE Canada Source: https://www.instagram.com/kimkardashian/?hl=en Credits: ELLE Canada

The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: Haute kicks

  Year: 2013   The wedge sneaker made a short-lived comeback. READ MORE: Spring/summer 2016 jewelry trends to try before anyone else

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: Platinum club

  Year: 2015   In Paris for Fashion Week, Kim K. debuted icy-blond hair. READ MORE: Everytime a Kardashian-Jenner wore Balmain

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: Yeezy

  Year: 2015   Kanye West made an epic return to the runway. READ MORE: Everytime a celebrity made a piece of clothing sell out

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The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: The Rihanna effect

  Year: 2015   She wowed the world with a showstopping creation by Chinese designer, Guo Pei, for the 2015 Met Gala. READ MORE: Spring is the season of the mule

By: ELLE Canada Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

The most weird and wonderful trends of the last 15 years

15 years of fashion: Training day

  Year: 2015   Celeb-endorsed body hacks flooded Instagram. READ MORE: The buzzy new label celebs can't stop wearing

By: ELLE Canada Source: https://www.instagram.com/kimkardashian/?hl=en Credits: ELLE Canada
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