At The Super Bowl, Beyoncé And JLo Basically Wore Our Favourite Going Out Looks From 2006

Denim cut-offs and tights is back.

Beyoncé's outfit at the Super Bowl

by Natalie Hammond |

At yesterday's Super Bowl, we couldn't helped but wonder if we'd travelled back in time to roughly 2006. Beyoncé shared several pictures of her outfit on Instagram - and not only was she wearing denim cut-offs, she was wearing them with tights. Tights! That pairing is ringing all kinds of nostalgic bells for those of us who wore it almost constantly (see also: denim minis with black leggings) in the Noughties.

Of course, Beyoncé gave it a new spin, styling her shorts with a black lace corset by Dolce & Gabbana, a field jacket from Off-White, and diamond chokers by Messika. Her tights were also sheer; much more high-maintenance but also much more chic than our black opaques covered in white bobbles.

JLo and Ben Affleck
JLo and Ben Affleck

But just when you thought it couldn't get any more '00s, JLo arrives wearing yet another outfit from the archives: a white shirt with giant sunglasses and huge hoop earrings. Who else remembers experimenting with a similarly preppy button-down in the mirror after watching The OC (possibly popping the collar before deciding against it)? She did, however, side-step the low-slung jeans other celebrities seem to be wearing for a pair with a much higher waistband. Some things are best left in 2006. Right?


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Jennifer Lopez's Cropped Cargo Pants noughties fashion
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There's a lot to breakdown in this outfit. Highlights include cropped cargo pants, a jaunty crochet beret, a sequin shrug AND a 'Passion' logo bag.

Victoria Beckham's Sunglasses noughties fashion
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This whole VB era is iconic. The bigger the shades the better - and we stand by it.

noughties fashion  Nicole Richie's Headscarf
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This whole outfit from Nicole is everything. The neon boob tube, the cross-body bag, the headscarf, it's peak 2000s.

noughties fashion Leighton Meester's Jeans And A Nice Top
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The ultimate 'It' girl combo; unbelievably low jeans and a pretty little top. She gets bonus points for the dangly earrings, teeny bag and cork wedges combo.

noughties fashion Beyoncu00e9's Pink Shag Bands
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The polka dot two-piece is '00s enough, but throw in some neon pink accessories and the whole thing falls into place.

noughties fashion
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A moment for this whole outfit. The fitted shirt. The wrap-around sunglasses. The chain belt that does absolutely nothing. Perfect.

noughties fashion
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Another entry for pointless belts - and this time it's the sparkly scarf version. Warning, do not go near these with any kind of jewellery: these scarves were snag city.

noughties fashion  Atomic Kitten's denim
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Aren't Natasha's slim-line pedal pushers a thing of '00s beauty?

noughties fashion  Kate Mossu2019s yellow dress
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When Kate Moss collaborated with Topshop on a collection inspired by her greatest wardrobe hits, every cool-girl queued up for the little yellow dress. Psst - it's still available to buy on Vinted and eBay.

noughties fashion Lucy Liu's halter top
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The mid 2000s saw Liu become a halterneck connoisseur. This strappy black number is a particular highlight and wouldn't look out of place in 2022.

noughties fashion  Mary-Kate Olsenu2019s cowboy boots
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She's one half of the twin powerhouse behind Manhattan's most minimalist luxury brand, but back in the early noughties, Mary-Kate Olsen's wardrobe was all tangled necklaces, laddered tights and knee-high cowboy boots. I still remember making scrapbooks out of her courtside outfits on my bedroom floor. Sigh.

noughties fashion Zoe Kravitzu2019s waistcoat
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I also remember wanting a school friend's collection of waistcoats. Weird, but true, although Zoë Kravitz's, paired with a tank top and bootcut jeans for an early red carpet appearance, is kind of ticking all the boxes. Right?

noughties fashion Nicole Richieu2019s headband
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Another Nicole Richie appreciation entry. Post-The Simple Life, AKA the Rachel Zoe years, Richie's style was an endless goldmine of boho inspiration for noughties teenagers. Who else remembers trying, and failing, to make a headband across the forehead look this cool?

noughties fashion Ariana Grandeu2019s tattoo choker
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Chokers have been 'back' for years, but nothing will ever live up to their first incarnation - stretchy bands of plastic that looked a little like neck tattoos. FYI, you can still buy a pack of three from Claire's for under a fiver.

noughties fashion Rachel Bilsonu2019s bootleg jeans
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They're so much more flattering than skinnies, but the word 'boot-leg' is still enough to strike fear into the hearts of most. This wasn't so in the early noughties, with The OC's Marissa Cooper and Summer Roberts both paid-up fans of the flaring cut.

noughties fashion Beyoncu00e9's boob tube dress
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Another entry for Queen B. Beyoncé wore one, and so did Carrie Bradshaw, yet a stretchy boob tube dress seems vaguely terrifying now. Who knows? If combat trousers and bandanas can do it, maybe boob tubes are due a comeback.

noughties fashion Melissa Joan Hartu2019s leather coats
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Hands up if you used to daydream about being able to change outfits like Sabrina? We'll also take Melissa Joan Hart's burgundy leather coat. Thanks.

noughties fashion Tia and Tamara Mowryu2019s baker boy hats
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Of all the questionable hats belonging to the noughties hall of fame, the baker boy is perhaps the most underappreciated. Spotted here on Sister Sister's Tia and Tamara Mowry, we're thinking it's ripe for a renaissance (outside of Peaky Blinders).

noughties fashion  Cameron Diazu2019s strappy top
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Oddly enough, Cameron Diaz's strappy top, metallic mule sandals and low-slung jeans could be part of Hailey Bieber or Bella Hadid's Instagram-approved wardrobe in 2022 .

noughties fashion Halle Berryu2019s tinted sunglasses
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Halle Berry's sunset-coloured shades - note, without rims - were the cat's eye of the early noughties.

noughties fashion Reese Witherspoon's polo neck
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Ah 2000, when celebrities wore (at least what looked like) their own clothes on the red carpet instead of gowns. Case in point, Reese Witherspoon's wardrobe of black polo necks and caramel leather trousers that defined the era's dress code: don't try too hard and definitely don't wear a dress.

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