Everything from the 1990s has returned and is now more in style than ever before, including both the things you loved and the things you didn’t really enjoy. These iconic designs are being worn today even though the decade ended 30 years ago, showing how the decade changed the fashion industry. To see all of your favorite influencers and celebrities wearing these vintage looks, just take a quick look at your Instagram or TikTok FYP feed. Fashion styles from the 1990s are undeniably popular right now.
Because of this, we’ve selected the most popular ’90s trends that are currently seeing a comeback for both individuals who really lived during the ’90s and those who wish they had. Additionally, you’ll learn how to incorporate each style into a unique ensemble. Find out which of your favorite—or least favorite—trends are back in the list below.
If your slip dress or spaghetti straps started to feel a little chilly, there was nothing better than a simple cardigan you could throw over your shoulders. The improved model looks good worn as a top. You could also shorten it for a more casual look and mix it with a pair of loose pants.
Do you remember the 1993 Kate Moss translucent dress with the same name? It won’t be replaced anytime soon, but it will be remembered in the annals of fashion. During NYFW in February, Brandon Maxwell brought the legendary look back for his Fall 2020 collection.
The 1990s schoolgirl fashion of knee socks was another one that Cher helped to popularize with Clueless. For the category as a whole, high-end apparel brands like Prada created an updated version of the look.
The Christian Siriano Fall 2020 collection has brought back large leather and chain chokers, so rejoice if you missed the chance to embrace your inner punk during the 1990s. If you draw a little eyeliner heart on your cheek, more points.
In the 1990s, when hair accessories were quite popular, thick headbands were all the rage. Beanie Feldstein donned a satin one to the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards, reviving the hefty headband style and sending us all into hair-sterics.
These clips were the standard for chic hair accessories in the 1990s. When you don’t want your hair to get wet in the shower, you may use them to hold it up today. (Jennifer Aniston’s character Rachel Greene from Friends was a devoted follower.) At Alexander Wang’s Fall/Winter 2018 presentation, they were spotted in the open.
Even superstars like Madonna and Princess Diana praised the way cycling shorts made of spandex felt when worn both inside and outside of the gym. Off-White shoes have just returned to the fashion spotlight owing to Kim Kardashian and the brand; Naomi Campbell wore a white pair of them at the company’s Spring 2018 catwalk presentation.
Cargo pants have so many extra pockets that you didn’t even need a handbag (typically fastened with velcro). Make yours camouflage for bonus points. When Bella Hadid wore a pair with a cropped jacket while out and about in New York City, she made a compelling case for the style’s comeback.
Mom’s high-waisted jeans
Mom’s jeans are back and they’re even better. The high-waistedbaggy design has once again gained popularity thanks to street-style celebrities, models, and apparel firms. Despite the fact that the pants have repeatedly been the subject of fashion jokes, the form is actually extremely appealing.
Uniform plaid sets
Who could ever forget Cher’s iconic Clueless yellow plaid jacket and skirt combo? Fall/Winter ’18 outfits from a number of brands, including Michael Kors and Versace, had matching patterns.
Ask Courtney Love and Kate Moss; in the 1990s, elegant slip dresses were a staple in every girl’s collection. The choker necklace stack, another quintessentially ’90s appearance, is commonly worn with the hairdo, which is still fashionable today. Fans include Emily Ratajkowski and Hailey Baldwin.
Spaghetti-strap shirts and dresses were the “getting out” style of the 1990s and were worn at formal occasions (such as Gwyneth Paltrow’sattire for the 1999 Academy Awards). Celebrities have noticed the trend, and it is gradually making a comeback in the fashion world.
Velvet was a trend that grew in prominence during the grunge era and is currently making a resurgence in beautiful ways on fitting jackets, dress pants, wrap dresses, and other items.
Jordan 1 Retro
The Air Jordan 1 was one of the most well-known sneakers of the 1980s, and it helped sneaker culture become popular among a newer generation of young people who wanted to be “like Mike.” The Chicago Bulls served as the inspiration for its inaugural “Chicago” color scheme. The best sneaker’s comeback will be accelerated by the November 19, 2022, release of the Air Jordan 1 High OG “Lost and Found.”