#FlashbackFriday: These Were the Hottest Trends in 2010

Cameron Diaz Jennifer Aniston Split - P 2015
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In honor of THR's 5th anniversary issue, we look back at some of the must-haves in the fashion world then and now.

From skinny jeans to ladylike ballet flats, a quick fashion rewind to some of the most popular items from five years ago.


Skinny jeans were all the rage in 2010. Actresses like Cameron Diaz (see above) were often spotted in the style on- and off-duty.

Distressed and relaxed fits are the newest denim staple, with women like Jennifer Aniston and Kerry Washington often rocking a pair. To get a similar look try J Brand Sonny distressed mid-rise boyfriend jeans; $270, net-a-porter.com.


Dakota Fanning, Rihanna, and Mary-Kate Olsen carried the Alexander Wang Rocco bag five years ago. Alexander Wang Rocco bag in pebbled black with black nickel; $925.00, similar styles still available on alexanderwang.com.

Sienna Miller, Emma Watson and Lily James have all been spotted with Alexander McQueen legend tote recently; $2,195, farfetch.com.

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Hot High Heel

Jennifer Lopez and most of the Kardashians chose the YSL Tribute Sandal to dress up their looks; ($760 then) now $895, ysl.com.

Gianvito Rossi is the newest shoe designer to take red carpets by storm; Taraji P. Henson and Reese Witherspoon are fans of the brand. Gianvito Rossi python pumps; $1,195, net-a-porter.com.


Ladylike ballet flats, like the Lanvin embellished satin flat, were all the rage then; similar styles available on net-a-porter.com.

Now designer sneakers and slip-ons are the go-to weekend wear. Prada suede slip-on sneaker; $495, barneys.com.


Lanvin's collaboration with the retailer sold out and H&M's sales jumped 8% because of the uber-girlie moderately priced pieces; dresses ranged from $149 to $249.

French fashion house Balmain was the 11th collaboration for the Swedish retailer and caused a fan frenzy in the stores and briefly crashed the website. Balmain x H&M long-sleeved embroidered mini dress; $649, hm.com.

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Natalie Portman signed a deal in 2010 to be the face of the brand’s Miss Dior Cherie perfume around the time she was earning Oscar buzz for her leading role in Black Swan.

In 2015 Rihanna became the first black woman to sign a Dior contract, which she describes as, "a big deal for me, for my culture, for a lot of young girls of any color."


Jason Wu, pictured with pal Diane Kruger, was the toast of the town five years ago. Reese Witherspoon and Zoe Saldana also stepped out in the designer's work that year. 

Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci, seen here with Amanda Seyfried at The CFDA Fashion Fund/Vogue Awards, has the whole town dressing in luxury label's sexy styles. Julianne Moore and Julia Roberts are loyal fans of the designer.