• By Loretta Lilly

The Y2K fashion was defined by women who ruled the pop culture of those times—late ′90s to early 2000s. Even after this global pandemic, what is driving this revival—nostalgia. All of the sexiness and flesh-baring details were central to celebrating a period of self‑exploration. The Gen Z-ers are the force behind the resurgence of this fashion trend currently dominating the market. They want to experience those carefree times when the Y2K‑inspired look of sexy was exposed midriffs, micro-mini skirts, no padded bra with fitted tees, low rider wide leg denims, and double‑platform heels—get the picture.

We have been on a two-year hiatus. If you′re able to sport these groovy platform heels with printed tights and a mini skirt or wear a metallic pair to get a discotheque vibe in dressing up a laidback pair of jeans and a tee shirt, go for it—I thought high heeled shoes were teetering on the edge of extinction, but here we are!

I must admit this point of time in fashion brought back good and bad memories. The bad memories being almost like trauma therapy if you did not have the ′body type′ or perhaps feeling you were marginalized. Women are in a better place today where body positivity is much more of a ′thing′ and they have let go of any body issues that matters. Besides, everyone is celebrated, and these trends come and go. You can adorn them in your own special way to feel empowered.

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