10 Reasons Why The Early 2000s Were A Golden Age For Pop Star Cleavage

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By Christopher Rosa 

The early 2000s were an interesting time for female musician fashion—never forget Destiny Child’s array of matching outfits—and we’ve been blessed with some red carpet moments that will live on forever. A key ingredient to wild pop star style of the 2000s was plunging—and we mean plunging—necklines. Everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Christina Aguilera to Mariah Carey bared (almost) everything from one time or another, making us Earthlings break a sweat for fear of a Janet Jackson-style wardrobe malfunction.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that: We’re firmly behind the Free the Nipple campaign that asserts women’s rights to go topless. Right on! These pop stars were basically before their time; with each dangerously plunging neckline, Beyonce, Jessica Simpson, Xtina and the gang were telling us that women should get to show off their top-halves too. It really was the golden era.

If you’re in the mood to walk on the wild side, check out these 10 almost nip-slip ensembles. We recommend jamming out to Britney Spears Pandora while browsing…you know, to get the full “dirty pop” effect.

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