Bella Hadid Is Dragging This Cringey '00s Sweater Back Into the Zeitgeist

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Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid. Photo: Splash News

Twenty-twenties fashion can sometimes feel like a big, dumb dog playing a game of fetch with all of the humiliating trends of years past we tried to hide in the woods. We might think we're rid of oversized waist belts and bubble skirts, but Gen Z knows where we buried the bodies.

The latest cringe-inducing flashback to be dropped on our doorstep? The shrug. Bella Hadid appears to have made it her mission this month to bring the nonsensical sleeved garment back into the zeitgeist, and damnit, it might just be working.

Two weeks ago, Hadid pulled together an ab-baring workout outfit with a $790 Alexander McQueen cashmere shrug that was certainly on the higher end of the spectrum for a product we remember buying from Lulu's at the mall. This week, Hadid struck again, stepping out in yet another workout fit featuring a red bra top, black shorts, red Salomon sneakers, and a roomier black shrug by an unidentified designer.

While flashbacks of the shrug circa 2005 recall it being paired with sundresses and lace-trimmed tanks and jeans, the cardigan's newfound role in sportswear is a better match than ever. Transform our post-gym look into a street style-ready outfit in seconds? How could we say no? We might just be ready to let the once-passé piece back into our lives, just please, hold the slobber.

Get the look:

Grace Karin 3/4 Sleeve Open Front Scalloped Knit Shrug
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Back From Bali Women's Sheer Shrug
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Concep Women's Tie Front Shrug
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Roamans Women's Plus Size Bolero Cardigan
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Shein Women's Long Sleeve Open Front Crop Cardigan
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