But there’s one relic from those gloriously garish years that’s making a welcome return to the style stage – and it’s also easy on the purse strings: the humble white singlet.
Best worn fitted and ribbed, teamed with slouchy jeans, denim cut-offs or a tailored black trouser, the piece speaks to the beauty of simplicity – especially against a backdrop of Fashion Week’s frills and frippery.
Kendall wears one; Bella loves hers; and labels like The Row and Theory have sent crisp and cropped versions down the runway. Here’s the thing: we’ve come a long way since The OC’s Ryan Atwood brooded about in a (questionably named) wife beater, yet stylistically not much has changed. This is no-frills sex appeal with a healthy dose of nostalgia.
Pick one up for $8 a pop at H&M. Buy now, thanks us later.