The 90s was a weird time for fashion. A combination of boy-band chic, hair braids, and dressing like your favorite teen idol created lots of fashion do’s, but a ton of fashion don’ts. However, some of the best looks are making a comeback.
Looking through fashion magazines today, you will see many items that scream “welcome to the 90s” that are all the rage again. Here are some of the best 90s trends that are most certainly back in style again.
Wide-leg pants and jeans were fan-favorites back in the day, with everyone from high school girls to dads at a barbeque joining in. When skinny and fitted jeans took over, the wide-leg look disappeared almost overnight.
That has all changed, with wide-leg pants surging back into relevance in women’s fashion. They are flowy, comfortable, can be worn for almost every occasion, and are suitable for rain or shine.
Checkered Skirt Suits
If you hear the words “checkered skirt suit,” your mind instantly thinks of Alicia Silverstone in Clueless. Color-coordinated, stylish, and befitting of a night out and an interview, they were trendy in the 90s.
Nowadays, you’ll start to see them again. While the styles have slightly changed and you might not wear the skirt and jacket together, the checkered look is popular in all age groups once more.
Crop tops were a staple for any girl between the ages of 13 and 21 back in the day. You could wear them by the pool, at the beach, or out with friends. Cropped hoodies and jerseys also became a thing for the cooler nights of the year.
While Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera introduced the look to younger girls, nowadays, more and more women remember how comfortable and simple the look was and will embrace it en masse again.
Every single red carpet at an awards show or movie premiere back in the day had at least a dozen A-listers in slip dresses. They were stylish, sexy, simple, and almost anyone could pull it off.
Like wide-leg jeans, styles changed, and slip dresses were exchanged for gowns, LBDs, and all matter of shape and size dresses and skirt/top combinations. Once again, though, they are back; the simple slip dress has reemerged as a go-to for a super-stylish and effortless look.
Mini bags were the accessory of the decade in many people’s eyes during the 90s. Almost every designer was making them, and they came in all different types of colors and designs. They were just big enough to carry everything you needed, which made them even more popular.
Nowadays, you can find mini bags everywhere, along with mini backpacks that have slowly become a great accessory for those who don’t want to worry about a regular or oversized handbag.
Platform shoes, whether it be sneakers or heels, were everywhere during the 90s. No matter your taste or style, you most likely had a pair in your closet. Some of the most popular are FILA Dinostompers and the many copies that followed.
While they never really went out of fashion, they were more niche than they are now. Once again, many designers and brands, from Vans to Dr. Martens, all have a few pairs of platform shoes that seem to sell out faster than you could imagine.
Surprisingly, denim shorts are back. Another item that 90s dads almost exclusively wore, the humble denim shorts, have made their return. They are a bit more stylish and better fitting, but they are still the once-loved denim shorts we all knew.
They are easy to style, can go with almost any top and shoe combination, and are perfect for summer. They have also become incredibly popular in women’s fashion, with more options than ever before.
Large earrings definitely made a name for themselves during the 90s, with big statement hoops or bejeweled earrings seen everywhere. It is also no surprise that they are back, considering there was really not much wrong with them.
You can find them everywhere again, with many celebrities sporting them at events and models wearing them in fashion magazines. If you never wore a pair back in the day, now is your chance.