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08/25/2013 10:54 pm ET Updated Aug 26, 2013

NSYNC's VMAs Costumes Were Huge Disappointment At 2013 Video Music Awards (PHOTOS)

So it finally happened -- sorta. *NSYNC did indeed reunite for a brief moment at the 2013 VMAs, joining Justin Timberlake onstage midway through his epic solo set.

But it was over almost as soon as it began. Not unlike Destiny's Child's reunion at the Super Bowl, in which Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland seemingly had their mics turned low to allow Bey to shine, Timberlake kept his four former bandmates onstage for a hot minute. It was almost too fast to catch what they were wearing -- almost.

Below, see the toned-down gear JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and Timberlake wore for their comeback... as compared to their past MTV VMA looks. Alas, there were no cornrows. No bandanas. No double denim. Can we all agree this year's outfits were a disappointment?

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2001:

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2000:

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1999:

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Bye, bye, bye...

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