Fun Y2K fashion your winter wardrobe needs

Sponsored Post¦ For years, it felt like fashion had stopped being quite so fun. Yet, the last year or two has seen the rise of the Y2K aesthetic. Y2K is all about making a statement and is inspired by fashion of the late 90s and early 2000s. While I’m a 90s baby, (yep – I was born in the 1900s), I wasn’t old enough to wear a lot of these trends the first time round! So, it’s safe to say I’m definitely enjoying them now they’re back! Let’s take a look at how to add a pop of Y2K to your wardrobe this winter.

Party Dresses

Let’s not forget that the countdown for Christmas and New Year’s Eve are on…and this year we’re gonna party like it’s 1999!

This side split halter neck chainmail dress fits the bill perfectly (and also comes in blue and black). I mean, arguably one of THE most iconic outfits of the early 2000s was Paris Hilton’s 21st birthday dress in spring 2002!

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A similar 90s style dress that’s come back around is slip dresses or nightgowns! With their silky material, they add a touch of glamour and are sexy without being too in-your-face.

Nightgowns have a long history in showbusiness and have been featured in various forms of entertainment. Nightgowns are typically associated with sleepwear, but in the context of show business, they often take on a more glamorous and theatrical aspect. Here are a few examples of how nightgowns have been incorporated into show business:

Old Hollywood Glamour: In classic Hollywood films from the 1930s to the 1950s, leading ladies often wore luxurious nightgowns as part of their glamorous on-screen personas. These nightgowns were usually made of silk or satin and were adorned with lace, feathers, or other embellishments. They were often shown in scenes where the characters prepared for bed or engaged in intimate conversations.

Burlesque and Vaudeville: Nightgowns have been a staple in burlesque and vaudeville performances, where they are used for both comedic and seductive purposes. Performers would use nightgowns in burlesque acts to tease and tantalize the audience, often incorporating elements of striptease. Nightgowns in vaudeville shows were sometimes used in comedic skits or slapstick routines.

Musical Theater: Nightgowns have also made appearances in musical theater productions. In some shows, characters may wear nightgowns during dream sequences or romantic scenes. Nightgowns can help create an atmosphere of intimacy or vulnerability on stage and can enhance the storytelling through their visual impact.

Drag Performances: Nightgowns are commonly worn in drag performances as part of the overall glamour and artistry of the act. Drag queens often choose extravagant and visually stunning nightgowns as part of their stage costumes. These nightgowns can be made from elaborate fabrics, feature intricate designs, and be accessorized with feathers, sequins, or other glamorous elements.

Fashion Shows: Nightgowns have been showcased on fashion runways and in high-profile fashion shows. Designers often incorporate nightwear-inspired pieces into their collections, blurring the lines between sleepwear and formal attire. These nightgowns may be reimagined with modern cuts, innovative fabrics, and avant-garde designs, blurring the boundaries between comfort and couture.

Overall, nightgowns have been used in show business to convey various moods, evoke a sense of elegance or sensuality, and contribute to the overall aesthetic of a performance. Whether in films, theater, burlesque, or fashion, nightgowns have created memorable moments on stage and screen.

I loved a good keyhole cutout on tops and dresses around 2001. I’ve got a feeling I begged my mum for one at one point, but (understandably) she said no. I was so excited about the idea of growing up and get a cleavage and feel super cool wearing one. Then they went out of fashion…but now they’re back (sadly I still don’t have a decent cleavage though!)

This high neck keyhole sequin bodycon dress is definitely giving me so many Y2K vibes. I distinctly remember 2 sequin party dresses I had in 1999/2000!

Another key trend was feathers! I still love the dreamy, girly look they gave things.

Party dresses for women in the late 90s/early 00s were so fun. This bandeau bodycon dress with feathers also comes in white. It definitely passes all the vibe checks!


There was a LOT of denim in the early 2000s. Patterns, frays, sequins, little mirrors and beads were all commonly found on our denim. It wasn’t just jeans, either. I’m talking jackets, hats and bags too!

When you mention Y2K denim you HAVE to mention this phenomenal example from Britney Spears in January 2001:

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What a fashion moment!

I had some jeans with beads on in firework or flower-like patterns in 2002, but I bet I would have loved these check jeans too!

Thigh high boots are an absolute dream for keeping your legs warm with skirts and dresses and these pocket detail boots are VERY Y2K. Cargo pockets? Check! Stiletto? Check! Denim? Check!


One of my favourite Y2K items has got to be a faux fur trimmed cardigan. I loved them SO much. I had a red one in 2002 that I wore with faux leather trousers to my school disco. Those things did NOT breathe enough for 2 hours of dancing and jumping around hyper on sherbert tubes. As well as bringing back those memories, this nude faux fur trimmed cardigan is so cute!

That collar? The double zip? Yep, this cardigan is giving Y2K as well!

Sock Boots

The Spice Girls are 100% responsible for my love of platform boots and shoes. I loved their fashion so much!

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Platform boots are a great way to get a bit of extra height if you’re short like me. They also keep your feet nice and toasty when the weather’s cold!

I can so imagine Mel B (Scary Spice) wearing these zebra print platform sock boots! They also do an amazing lime green, bright orange and brown pair I could also envision her wearing. Eeek, I absolutely love them in every colour!

As for these pink platform boots with a block heel, they have Baby Spice’s name on them! Keeping your legs warm as well as your feet, they’ll add a much needed pop of colour to your winter wardrobe! Who needs dull colours when the weather’s grey? Let’s embrace the spirit of Y2K and brighten the world up!


Let’s go back to denim for a second. This gorgeous bag is two Y2K trends in one – small and denim! I love the statement chain on this bag.

In 1999 everything seemed to be silver and/or metallic! Shops everywhere seemed to sell alien toys and everything was futuristic with the new millenium in mind. This bag comes in 4 metallic colours and is such a 2004 shape!

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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