Let's Talk Y2K Dresses: These 6 Trends Are Officially Back

No, it's not just you. We're also seeing Y2K trends everywhere we look. The revival is bringing back nearly every single style that was popular in the early 2000s. So far, it's infiltrated everything from shoes (hi, platforms and thong sandals) to denim (cue the low rises and baggy fits), so it should come as no surprise that dresses would be the next category to undergo a redux. We've clocked a number of dress styles from the era that are bubbling up again now.

In a recent report, vintage powerhouse The RealReal called out Y2K dresses as a key trend to shop, noting that styles like handkerchief hems and cowl necklines are selling particularly quickly right now. Celebs such as Bella Hadid and Devon Lee Carlson, whose style influence cannot be understated, are also endorsing Y2K dresses, a surefire sign that they'll be hitting the mainstream very soon. From ruffle hems to halternecks, we're spotting six dress trends that are officially becoming a thing again. Continue on to see and shop them all.



Halterneck dresses may be reminiscent of the early aughts, but they're absolutely everywhere we look in 2022. The modern-day iterations hinge on clean lines and body-hugging fits.



I still can't see a drapey hemline without thinking of the early 2000s. The A-list crowd has been reintroducing us to the asymmetric silhouettes in fresh ways that feel very 2022.

Thanks to designers such as Versace and Dolce & Gabbana, draped cowl necklines are another dress detail that's surging to the top of the It-girl wardrobe checklist.


@_magda__; Styling: Blumarine Sleeveless Ruffle Dress ($1303)

Ruffle-trim dresses are surging thanks to Blumarine's stunning baby-pink number, but the affordable iterations at Mango and Zara are just as good.



Lingerie-inspired dresses were a big thing in the early aughts thanks to the celebs who made them popular on the red carpet. Now, corset dresses are once again making the Hollywood circuit, as seen on Jennifer Lopez and Megan Fox

In a single Instagram post, Devon Lee Carlson put delicate lace trim on our radar as the next nostalgic dress trend to surge.