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WARNING! Not to be confused with the Y2K aesthetic. The Dark Y2K aesthetic is a sub-genre of Y2K.

Dark Y2K is an aesthetic which usually consists of darker colors such as grays, blacks, deep blues, dark greens, and dark purples. The fashion consists of low-rise jeans and studded belts.

This was associated with Emo and Scene, although Scene had more colors than Dark Y2K.


The dark Y2K aesthetic is one that takes insparation from many other similar styles that were popular at the time, Like scene,emo,and a earlier form of Twilightcore.This aesthtic is not only defined by its fashion,but also by a persons interests and personality,activites,and more that define someones charecter.

Dark Y2K is the opposite of other 2000s aesthetics, such as McBling and Bimbocore. Instead of lighter and brighter colors, like pinks and pastels, the Dark Y2K aesthetic heavily revolves around colors like black, grey, deep blue, dark purple, and dark green. However, hot pinks are also seen in Dark Y2K fashion. The Dark Y2K visual focuses on freedom and youth, and rebelling.

Visuals that are typically seen in the aesthetic are low-rise jeans and belts, with lipgloss and sometimes even glitter eyeshadow. Some of the styles worn could even be viewed as provocative.

The 2003 film Thirteen can be seen as an influence to Dark Y2K fashion and visuals, with its main characters wearing cropped tops, low-rise jeans with a noticeable thong, and studded belts. The main characters are also seen rebelling and sneaking out, and getting tongue and bellybutton piercings.


Movies and TV Shows[]

  • Girl, Interrupted (1999)
  • Gingersnaps (2000)
  • Thirteen (2003)
  • Skins (2007-2013)
  • Twilight (2008)
  • Jennifer's Body (2009)
  • The Craft (1996)


  • "Bang Bang Bang Bang", "1724", "Stripper" by Sohodolls
  • "Not Allowed" by TV Girl
  • "All The Things She Said" by t.A.T.u
  • "Daddy Issues (Extended Version)" by The Neighbourhood
  • "Take Me Away" (2004) by Avril Lavigne
  • "Seventeen" by Ladytron


Face and makeup[]

  • Glitter eyeshadow
  • Lipgloss
  • Lipliner
  • Dark lipstick colors
  • Black eyeliner
  • Black eyeshadow


  • Hair kept down
  • Straight hair
  • Curly hair
  • Hair in twin braids
  • Pink streaks in hair
  • Black streaks in hair


  • Mini-skirts
  • Low-rise jeans
  • Belts
  • Thongs
  • Black, long-sleeve shirts
  • Denim skirts
  • Black clothes
  • Black and white socks


  • Multi-color arm warmers
  • Studded bracelets
  • Studded chokers
  • Chokers



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