These '90s Fashion Trends Are Making a Comeback—And Yes, We'll Be Wearing Them All
Trust us, you won't be embarrassed to wear these '90s fashion trends.
Ah, the ‘90s. There is so much to reminisce from the last decade of the 20th century. We listened to pop masterpieces from the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, and Whitney Houston. We obsessed over movies and TV shows like Titanic, Friends, Clueless, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And of course, we wore the best of ‘90s fashion: crop tops, slipdresses, overalls, and more. If it seems like yesterday that these fashion trends were big instead of over 20 years ago, you’re right. What’s old is new again and ‘90s fashion trends have made a big comeback in recent years.
You don’t have to travel back in time to wear these trends again. We’ve rounded up our favorite ‘90s fashion looks that you can buy right now.
The slinky minimalist dress that ‘90s It girls Winona Ryder, Kate Moss, and Gwyneth Paltrow made famous is back and we couldn’t be happier. The style is so easy, yet so stylish. Just throw it on with a pair of heels and you’re ready for a night out, or layer it with a jean jacket or a shirt underneath for everyday wear.
To buy: Topshop Square Neck Slipdress, $50; nordstrom.com.
2 Relaxed Denim Overalls
Yes, it’s acceptable to wear overalls and still look like a grown-up. It’s all about how you layer and accessorize. You can opt for the classic denim style, or now there are other modern options like black denim or leather designs.
To buy: Relaxed Denim Overalls, $67 (originally $70); gap.com.
3 Platform Shoes
We were all standing very tall in the ‘90s—and you can still pull it off without teetering in stilettos. The platform shoe is back in all of its forms: slides, sneakers, boots, sandals, and heels. With spring on the horizon, it might be the perfect time to try some flatform sandals.
To buy: Steve Madden Women’s Krista Flatform Sandals, $63 (originally $89); macys.com.
We all wanted to be cool enough to pull off the grunge look of the ‘90s. Flannel is perfect for running errands or casual hangouts, but if you want to pull off the trend for the office or a nice dinner, choose a different fabric or silhouette in plaid.
To buy: Plaid Flounce Off the Shoulder Top, $30 (originally $60); loft.com.
5 Crop Tops
You might not be a teenager anymore, but you can still rock a crop top. It’s all about balance. To avoid showing too much skin, pair it with high-waist jeans, skirts, or tailored trousers.
To buy: ASOS Crop Top with Turtleneck, $19; asos.com.
6 High-Waisted Jeans
The light wash, relaxed fit is in. And while we love our skinny jeans, we’re excited to give our legs some breathing room from time to time. A cropped pair is perfect for the transition from winter to spring.
To buy: Cone Denim Super High Rise Crop Straight Jeans, $63 (originally $70); gap.com.