ALL ABOUT 90s Fashion (Over 100 Popular Trends & Ideas) (2022)

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Most ICONIC 1990s Fashion Looks from Hip Hop to Nineties Grunge 1/10190s Overalls – Straps Down GUESS & TOMMY HILFIGER 90s OVERALLS 2/101Nineties Bike Shorts GIORDANA, CASTELLI, DE MARCHI 3/10190s Headbands NIKE, ADIDAS, SERGIO TACCHINI 4/101Combat Boots DOC MARTENS, SERGIO ROSSI, MONCLER 5/101Bucket Hats KANGOL, LACOSTE, BURBERRY 6/101Cargo Pants in the 90s DICKIES, CARHARTT, WRANGLER, SKIDZ 7/10190s Tracksuits + Track Jackets ADIDAS, FILA, UMBRO, TOMMY HILFIGER 8/101 1990s Sheer Dresses GUCCI, VERSACE, JEAN PAUL GAULTIER 9/101Baggy Jeans CARHARTT, WRANGLER, CROSS COLOURS 10/101High-Waist Mom Jeans LEVIS 501, GUESS, GITANO, JOOP 11/101 1990s Slip Dresses LA PERLA, EMANUEL UNGARO, ARMANI 12/101Flannel Shirts CARHART, LEVI’S, WOOLRICH 13/10190s Velvet Looks GIORGIO ARMANI, YVES SAINT LAURENT, NEW LOOK 14/1011990s Tees Under Blazers NO FEAR, FRUIT OF THE LOOM, MOSCHINO 15/101Mood Rings BEWILD, LAGUNA 16/10190s Skate Tees NO FEAR, ALIEN WORKSHOP, TOY MACHINE, TRASHER, SPITFIRE 17/10190s Rollers Styles ROLLERBLADE, POLLY POCKET, ROOKIE 18/10190s Side-Stripe Jeans and Pants PARASUCO, RICHMOND, GLORY, NIKE, ADIDAS 19/101One Leg Rolled-Up Pants THE ‘GHETTO LEG’ STYLE 20/1011990s Bleached Hairstyle ‘SUICIDE BLONDE’ HAIR COLOR 21/101Pedal Pushers & Capri Pants in the 90s 90s CALF-LENGTH TROUSERS 22/101Nineties Chain Wallets DICKIES, HARLEY DAVIDSON, LEVIS 23/101Neon Windbreakers OCEAN PACIFIC, REEBOK, NIKE 24/10190s Stripes Sweaters GUESS, MOSCHINO, HUGO BOSS, ICEBERG 25/1011990s Bandanna Style LEVIS, ELEPHANT, CAROLINA MFG 26/101Ripped Jeans PEPE JEANS, LEVIS, CALVIN KLEIN 27/101Unbuttoned Shirts in the 1990s CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, LEVIS, GUESS 28/101Hypercolored Tees GENERRA SPORTSWEAR 29/101Nineties Man Tanks MOSCHINO, VERSACE, CALVIN KLEIN, MUJI 30/101Discman Headphones SONY 31/10190s Piercings FROM RAVE TO POP CULTURE 32/101Lunchbox Bags RAVE SMILEY FACE, TOM CORBETT, PLANET OF THE APES 33/101 Tops & Tees withStripes POLO RALPH, TOMMY HILFIGER, MOSCHINO 34/101White Pump Sneakers REEBOK, NIKE 35/101Nineties Turtlenecks POLO RALPH, TOMMY HILFIGER, TRIPLE FIVE SOUL 36/101Rayon Shirts VERSACE, GAP, FIORUCCI 37/101Color Blocks (With A Message) CROSS COLORS 38/101Rice Necklaces NOMINATION, MICHAEL KORS, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD 39/101Clipped Pagers MOTOROLA, NEC, PANASONIC, PHILIPS 40/101Pinned & Tagged Backpacks ELLESSE, HEAD, NIKE, ADIDAS 41/101Curtain & Middle-Parted Hairstyles 90s HOLLYWOOD HAIRCUTS 42/1011990s Earrings Styles – Large Hoops BVLGARI, CARTIER, CHOPARD 43/10190s Flat Top Haircut HAIRCUTS AS A FASHION TREND 44/101Bike Caps COLNAGO, BILLABONG, BROOKLYN 45/101Coogi Style Knitwear VERSACE, MOSCHINO, JENNY KEE, COOGIE 46/101Nineties Spiky Haircuts FROM PUNK TO POP CULTURE 47/101Wallabees Shoes CLARKS 48/101Slap Bracelets FRUIT OF THE LOOM, OM CLOTHING, GILDAN 49/101Backward Caps NEW ERA, STETSON, FUBU 50/101The Starter Jacket STARTER 51/10190s Basketball Kicks AIR JORDAN, CONVERSE, REEBOK, BRITISH KNIGHTS 52/1011990s Preppy Cardigans OLD NAVY, MICHAEL KORS, MARNI 53/101Knee Socks THIGH-HIGH SOCKS 54/101Leather Chokers H.SAMUEL, URBAN OUTFITTERS, HOT TOPIC 55/101Platform Sneakers SKECHERS, NIKE 56/101Platform Slides BIRKENSTOCK, H&M, STEVE MADDEN 57/101Claw Clips BARRETTE HAIR CLIPS 58/101Cat-Eye Sunglasses LE SPECS, LINDA FARROW, SAINT LAURENT, GUCCI 59/101Plaid Sets TOMMY HILFIGER, RALPH LAUREN, CHANEL 60/101Fanny Packs FILA, CARHARTT, LONGCHAMP 61/10190s Digital Watches CASIO, SEIKO 62/101Extra Wide-Leg Pants ECKO ULTD., LEVIS, DIESEL 63/101Hair Scrunchies BURBERRY, TED BAKER, CHAMPION 64/101Spaghetti-Strap Tops & Dresses REISS, MISS ANTOINETTE, AMERICA TODAY 65/101Animal Print Styles 90s LEOPARD PRINTS 66/101Blush Pink Takeover JUICY COUTURE, CHANEL, GUCCI 67/101Chainmail Styles PACO RABANNE, VALENTINO, VERSACE 68/1011990s Corsets VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER, AGENT PROVOCATEUR 69/10190s Printed Leggings NAUTICA, NIKE, REEBOK 70/101Strappy Heels CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, JIMMY CHOO, GIVENCHY 71/101Halter-Neck Tops EMILIO PUCCI, ZIMMERMANN, JIL SANDER 72/101Vests As Tops PACO RABANNE, VALENTINO, BALMAIN 73/101Nineties Oval Sunglasses OAKLEY, RAYBAN 74/10190s Tube Tops TOMMY HILFIGER, LOEWE, WOLFORD 75/1011990s Beanies POLO RALPH, MONCLER, STETSON, GUCCI 76/101Branded Baseball Caps NEW ERA, DICKIES, STUSSY 77/101Oversized Bottoms & Tops FUBU, KARL KANI, ROCAWEAR, WU-WEAR 78/101Tie-Dye Outfits VANS, FRUIT OF THE LOOM 79/10190s Oversized Knits JAROL, ICEBERG 80/101Cropped Tops TOMMY HILFIGER, BILLABONG, JUICY COUTURE 81/101School Bags JANSPORT, TUMI, DAKINE, NIKE 82/101Unisex Fragrances CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER 83/101Cool Basics GAP, ABERCROMBIE & FITCH, MARKS & SPENCER 84/101Jorts – Short Jeans GUESS JEANS, VERSACE, MOSCHINO, CALVIN KLEIN 85/10190s Preppy Look NAUTICA, BENNETON, POLO, EDDIE BAUER 86/101Nineties Hip-hop Boots TIMBERLAND, LUGZ, KARL KANI 87/101Skateboard Sneakers DC, CSC, AIRWALK, MUSKA 88/101Wild Pants SKIDS, ZUBAZ 89/10190s Leather Jackets PELLE PELLE, 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Most ICONIC 1990s Fashion Looks from Hip Hop to Nineties Grunge

With unique aesthetics, character, and style, the 90s fashion is often regarded as the golden decade of fashion.

The confluence of analog with digital, cell phones, portable CD players, and game consoles, granted the nineties fashion styles a very distinct look.

The 90s fashion decade was also influenced by the emergence of supermodels, TV celebrities, and A-listers who rocked the 90s latest looks on the red carpet, in the movies, and in music clips.

The 90s fashion history books remind us of headbands, scrunchies, tube tops, capri pants, spiky and dyed hair, and chained wallets, as worn by Lady Diana, Andre Agassi, La Toya Jackson, Run-DMC, and Spice Girls.

There was also The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Nirvana, Beavis and Butthead, Juice, MTV, SNICK, Power Rangers, TGIF, and Wayne’s World.

In this article, I’ll introduce you to the 100+ MOST ICONIC 90s fashion looks, trends, and ideas.

Without further ado, these are the MAIN 90s fashion looks & styles.

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90s Overalls – Straps Down

GUESS & TOMMY HILFIGER 90s OVERALLS

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Overalls in the nineties were super popular, showcased in movies, music clips, and on stage by supermodels.

The classic 90s overalls style was rocked with one strap or both straps down, and even without a shirt underneath – Jodeci style.

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Nineties Bike Shorts

GIORDANA, CASTELLI, DE MARCHI

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Introduced by celebrities like Madonna and Jane Fonda, 90s spandex bike shorts were ideal for wearing in or out of the gym.

But, the most iconic moment of the 90s bike shorts style was reached when Princess Diana rocked an iconic pair of orange biker shorts from De Marchi.

The royal beautifully matched the orange bike shorts with an oversized sweatshirt in navy blue branded Virgin Atlantic, gifted to her by Sir Richard Branson.

The bike shorts of the 90s trend is now back, thanks to Kim Kardashian, Off-White, and Naomi Campbell.

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90s Headbands

NIKE, ADIDAS, SERGIO TACCHINI

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Popularized by tennis stars, 90s thick headbands became a must-wear hair accessory that permeated the catwalk scene.

Headbands were seen everywhere, from colleges – paired with preppy clothes – to movies and music clips on MTV.

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Combat Boots

DOC MARTENS, SERGIO ROSSI, MONCLER

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Initially introduced by the 80s post-punk fashion and grunge scene, the nineties-style combat boots were the footwear everyone wanted to have – in particular Dr. Martens brand.

In the 90s, the look was popularized by the ‘Tank Girl’ devotees, fictional characters like Daria Morgendorffer, and celebs like Mel B. from Spice Girls.

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Bucket Hats

KANGOL, LACOSTE, BURBERRY

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Popular in the late ’80s thanks to Jam Master Jay and LL Cool J, the bucket hat style continued into the nineties as a hip-hop style.

90s bucket hats were worn by Dennis Rodman, Ghostface Killah, and Rakim, just to name a few 1990s celebs that sported the style.

In 2022, we see bucket hats returning, worn by Rihanna, All Saints, Justin Bieber, and Naomi Campbell.

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Cargo Pants in the 90s

DICKIES, CARHARTT, WRANGLER, SKIDZ

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In the 90s, cargo pants and military-style khaki pants became a key part of mainstream fashion, thanks to hip-hop artists like Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, and movie stars like Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.

90s cargo pants had a multi-pocket construct and were ideal for carrying a large number of accessories teens used to have in those days, such as Gameboy consoles, pagers, cell phones, wallets, keys, and so on.

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90s Tracksuits + Track Jackets

ADIDAS, FILA, UMBRO, TOMMY HILFIGER

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The 90s tracksuits and jackets were bright, sporty, loud, and colorful, worn by everyone, from hip-hoppers to British footballers, and from basketballers to rockstars, movie celebrities, and even grandpas.

The trend of nineties tracksuits was so popular that the style permeated into the realm of high-end designer labels, topping the 90s fashion magazines and catwalks.

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1990s Sheer Dresses

GUCCI, VERSACE, JEAN PAUL GAULTIER

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Babydoll shaped, with thin spaghetti straps, the sheer dress style became a global fashion trend after Kate Moss’s iconic appearance in 1993 – pictured above – a trend etched in the fashion movies and books forever.

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Baggy Jeans

CARHARTT, WRANGLER, CROSS COLOURS

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There is no discussion about 90s fashion without talking about the hip-hop style baggy jeans, as the baggier they were, the higher the prizes and respect.

Launched by stars and hip-hoppers of those times, the trend was quickly picked up by teenagers and worn at school, discos, and even at home.

Another important aspect of the baggy jeans that made them fashionable in the 1990s was the brand name – had to be recognized, to be appreciated by your peers.

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High-Waist Mom Jeans

LEVIS 501, GUESS, GITANO, JOOP

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1990s high-waist jeans became a fashionable wardrobe item, thanks to a smart campaign conducted by Levis – namely, the Spike Lee commercial.

Guess followed up the right way with high-waist jeans for women, and mum jeans became a 90s thing.

Three decades later, nineties mum jeans are still holding strong, as one of the most demanded casual denim streetwear styles in 2022.

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1990s Slip Dresses

LA PERLA, EMANUEL UNGARO, ARMANI

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The slip dress became popular towards the end of the nineties decade, initially as a garment part of the ‘underwear-as-outerwear’ so popular in the 90s fashion looks.

Made from layered chiffon, polyester satins, or charmeuse and trimmed with lace, 90s slip dresses exemplify the minimalist and relaxed vibe of those times.

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Flannel Shirts

CARHART, LEVI’S, WOOLRICH

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With the help of grunge rockers – who wore flannel shirts as part of their trademarked low-key looks – flannel shirts reached peak popularity in the mid-90s.

From here, 90s flannel shirts spread like wildfire amongst rock and country music fans to become a mainstream fashion style, eventually becoming a fashion staple for many generations to come.

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90s Velvet Looks

GIORGIO ARMANI, YVES SAINT LAURENT, NEW LOOK

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In the 90s, anything made from velvet was a must-wear, by the fashion icons of those times – the best example is Gwyneth Paltrow’s red velvet suit and red shoes, making her fade away while walking on the red carpet.

Some of the coolest velvet clothes of the 90s comprised a blend of classic style and cool-girl vibe, a combo that many contemporary designers try to replicate, as their own fresh 90s looks.

From all 1990s velvet looks, it is Batsheva’s victorian necklines and YSL structured cuts with a gathered waist that stand out, as the epitome of 90s fashion styles.

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1990s Tees Under Blazers

NO FEAR, FRUIT OF THE LOOM, MOSCHINO

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Tees under blazers became a thing in the early 90s, thanks to movie stars promoting the look as a quick smart casual style to be worn at the office, going out, and even on a relaxed dinner date.

By the mid-90s, labels like Moschino, Versace, and Calvin Klein started to create high-end tees and blazers combos in various colors and styles.

However, the ’90s tees under blazers’ look were cemented by affordable streetwear labels like Fruit of the Loom and No Fear, with affordable tees that worked with blazers, suit jackets, and jeans.

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Mood Rings

BEWILD, LAGUNA

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Color-changing jewelry or mood rings first became popular in New York City in the 70s.

The 70s fashion was the flower-power times when people began to explore ways of showing their feelings.

However, it was the 90s when the mood rings gain peak popularity, as people wanted to show their peers how they feel, without words.

The classic 90s mood ring contained a temperature-sensitive liquid crystal encased in quartz that changed color according to one’s skin temperature – supposedly triggered by blood flow and emotions.

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90s Skate Tees

NO FEAR, ALIEN WORKSHOP, TOY MACHINE, TRASHER, SPITFIRE

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In the 90s, the global street skateboarding culture leads to an explosion of ‘mall rats,’ e.g. teenagers rocking hand-made graphic tees with skate logos and similar slogans.

The trend was quickly commercialized by brands like Alien Workshop, Hook-Ups, Toy Machine, Thrasher, No-Fear, and Spitfire, and the rest is skatewear history books.

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90s Rollers Styles

ROLLERBLADE, POLLY POCKET, ROOKIE

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In the 90s, skateboarding was slowly taken over by the youth culture and used ways to compete or protest.

In response, inline skating – initially seen as a close competitor but later seen as a form of alternative fitness and dance, gained adoption by the mature market.

The fitness and disco dancing aspect sought by rollers resulted in a different fashion vibe, similar to the 80s fashion fitness days with leg warmers, bike shorts, and neon tights.

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90s Side-Stripe Jeans and Pants

PARASUCO, RICHMOND, GLORY, NIKE, ADIDAS

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In the 90s, pants and jeans with two stripes from waist to ankle were designed to show you had the cash flow of the rappers who rocked them at the time.

This trend spilled over into the tracksuit pants of those times.

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One Leg Rolled-Up Pants

THE ‘GHETTO LEG’ STYLE

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The “ghetto leg” style consisted of rolling up a pant’s leg to prevent it from getting stuck in the bike’s chain during life-threatening ‘ghetto activities.’

This was a functional approach that later translated into hip-hop music and beyond as a means of saying: “don’t mess with me.”

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1990s Bleached Hairstyle

‘SUICIDE BLONDE’ HAIR COLOR

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INXS introduced the term “suicide blonde” as a way to describe a misunderstood, complex person that’s on the verge of collapsing.

Thanks to celebrities like Eminem, Drew Barrymore, and Gwen Stefany, the bleached blonde hairstyle became representative of the 90s fashion decade.

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Pedal Pushers & Capri Pants in the 90s

90s CALF-LENGTH TROUSERS

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The name ‘pedal pushers’ recalls pants worn by cyclists who avoid long pants that can catch in bicycle chains.

The style was the female reflection of the ‘Ghetto Leg’ style – part of the teenage clothing looks of the 90s

Not to confuse ‘Capri pants’ and ‘pedal pushers’ with shorts or cropped kick flares.

Pedal pushers follow the calf-length trousers style of the 50s fashion and 60s fashion.

Often cuffed and worn tight to the skin, the style is sometimes referred to as ‘clam diggers.’

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Nineties Chain Wallets

DICKIES, HARLEY DAVIDSON, LEVIS

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Wallet chains were used in the 50s by bikers performing exhibitions on motorcycles as a way to secure their wallets.

The trend resurfaced in the 90s as a trifold or bifold leather wallet anchored at the fold with a sturdy chain (single or double) that hangs out on the side of the leg.

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Neon Windbreakers

OCEAN PACIFIC, REEBOK, NIKE

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The brighter, the better, the ‘Neon Windbreaker’ style was hot among kids and parents alike.

The Neon Windbreakers style emerged in the 80s and reached full maturity in the 90s, thanks to the TV shows and school culture worn by the coolest kids ‘on the block.’

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90s Stripes Sweaters

GUESS, MOSCHINO, HUGO BOSS, ICEBERG

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From Kurt Cobain to Freddie Krueger, stripes sweaters were a prevalent 90s fashion style, powered by an era of grunge fashion, Friends, and Nightmare on Elm Street.

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1990s Bandanna Style

LEVIS, ELEPHANT, CAROLINA MFG

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Seen as a very trendy head accessory of the 90s, bandanas were tied around the head to showcase which rapper you were siding with.

Later on, wearing bandannas shifted from being a gang-related accessory to signaling sexual inclusivity – see the Handkerchief Code for more info.

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Ripped Jeans

PEPE JEANS, LEVIS, CALVIN KLEIN

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Seen as a political statement, ripped jeans were trendy in the 90s to showcase one’s anger towards society.

Kurt Cobain and Madonna are two of the many celebrities that popularised the trend, shifting it from a form of protest into a fashion trend that still reigns supreme.

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Unbuttoned Shirts in the 1990s

CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, LEVIS, GUESS

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Unbuttoned shirts were the antidote to the 90s fashion styles pushing toward tailored men’s looks via high-end designer labels’ advertising.

Shirts and ties were seen as a trend for older people, where showing skin was all about subverting or breaking the idea of tailoring conformity.

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Hypercolored Tees

GENERRA SPORTSWEAR

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Hypercolor was a line of clothing manufactured by Generra Sportswear and marketed as Generra Hypercolor, Generra Hypergrafix, or Global Hypercolor.

The line comprised mainly T-shirts and shorts that changed color via a thermochromic pigment made by Matsui Shikiso Chemical of Japan, one color when cold and one when warm.

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Nineties Man Tanks

MOSCHINO, VERSACE, CALVIN KLEIN, MUJI

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Worn by action hero men of the 90s, man tanks become popular among women thanks to music and movie by female celebrities.

Supertight man tanks were all the rage on the bodies of stars like Jean-Claude Van Damme and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Big, muscly bodies were the standard physiques of the 90s heroes, and no garment was more suitable for showing off their six-packs and overinflated pecs.

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Discman Headphones

SONY

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A status symbol of the 90s fashion trends, Discman was Sony’s brand name for portable CD players.

With the 1st Discman device launched by Sony in 1984 as D-50 or D-5, Discman was the perfect example of the love-hate relationship every music lover had in the 90s.

While the tracks would always skip, the looks you got from having a $100+ player on your belt were worth all the stress.

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90s Piercings

FROM RAVE TO POP CULTURE

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From rave outfits to pop and skater cultures, piercings were the must-haves of the 90s fashion trends.

The ’90s were the prime time for piercings; nose, lips, tongues, ears, belly buttons, nipples, piercings were conquering places suitable enough to poke a needle through.

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Lunchbox Bags

RAVE SMILEY FACE, TOM CORBETT, PLANET OF THE APES

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Popularized by grunge, rave, goth, metal, and hardcore alternative celebrities like Marilyn Manson and Gwar, the lunchbox was a top handle bag ideal for stowing essentials and signaling your tribe affiliation.

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Tops & Tees withStripes

POLO RALPH, TOMMY HILFIGER, MOSCHINO

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Striped tops were made by every 90s fashion brand from Tommy Hilfiger, Eddie Bauer, and Polo.

Ill-fitting horizontal or vertical block stripe tops were the rage of 90s fashion trends, rocked by celebs everywhere, from holidays to the red carpets.

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White Pump Sneakers

REEBOK, NIKE

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Basketball pump sneakers hit the 90s fashion scene on the feet of royals and athletes like Lady D., Dominique Wilkins, and Michael Chang.

Made by Nike and Reebok, ‘Pump sneakers’ were mesmerizing and versatile, pointing to streetwear clothing styles we only now begin to understand.

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Nineties Turtlenecks

POLO RALPH, TOMMY HILFIGER, TRIPLE FIVE SOUL

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Turtlenecks were a staple of the 90s fashion styles.

Suitable for the wintertime, 90s turtlenecks came in two varieties: extra-thick for sensitive souls, and close-cut, ribbed for the badass ones.

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Rayon Shirts

VERSACE, GAP, FIORUCCI

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A byproduct of 19th-century bomb-making, rayon shirts were one of the most fly things of the 90s trends.

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The soft, light and spongy materials made it very popular in hot countries.

Initially adopted by South American drug dealers, the rayon shirts style made it into Holywood and the LA casual-wealthy pop culture.

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Color Blocks (With A Message)

CROSS COLORS

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Carl Jones and T.J. Walker set to create the “Clothing Without Prejudice” label to boost social awareness of AIDS and racial discrimination.

Infused with African motifs and colors, the American label has become a beacon of inspiration for good, sported by celebs like Arsenio Hall, Kriss Kross, and Jamie Foxx.

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Rice Necklaces

NOMINATION, MICHAEL KORS, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

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The vials are made of glass comprising a grain of rice as glass makes the rice look bigger, and the writing can be read more easily.

Most inscriptions contain a name, date, a rose, or a short text like “I love you.”

Rice writing originated in ancient Anatolia, Turkey, and India.

Many rituals and rites use rice as a medium with the idea that those who receive them would become luckier and wealthier.

In the 90s fashion, rice necklaces with your lover’s name were the ideal accessory to make a cult-ish, religious almost, statement of love.

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Clipped Pagers

MOTOROLA, NEC, PANASONIC, PHILIPS

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There were not many smartphones in the 90s, but pagers were the norm.

Pagers could receive messages, were lightweight, had long battery life, and were very cheap.

There was no transmitter inside the pager, and there was no physical possibility to send any response.

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Pinned & Tagged Backpacks

ELLESSE, HEAD, NIKE, ADIDAS

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Emerged as a way to rep your crew or fav bands, the trend continues to the current times as laptop decals and smartphone covers.

Inspired by the backpack carried by the American soldiers in the Vietnam war, the 90s backpack tags were initially symbols of power and love that quickly transitioned into ways of showcasing one’s musical affiliations and taste.

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Curtain & Middle-Parted Hairstyles

90s HOLLYWOOD HAIRCUTS

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The curtain haircut is characterized by a long fringe parted in the middle or side.

The hairstyle was introduced by ’90s grunge bands such as Nirvana and popularised by Hollywood heartthrobs like Brad Pitt and Leonardo Dicaprio.

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1990s Earrings Styles – Large Hoops

BVLGARI, CARTIER, CHOPARD

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Emerging from Africa (notably Egypt and Sudan), hoop earrings symbolize cultural identity, rank, and protection.

The style made its way to Rome via pirates, and in the 90s fashion times, hoop earrings returned as a symbol of style and rebellion over the status quo.

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90s Flat Top Haircut

HAIRCUTS AS A FASHION TREND

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A “flattop” is a short haircut where the hair on the top of the head is usually standing upright and cut to form a flat-appearing deck.

The flattop was popular in 1950s fashion but faded in popularity with the emergence of longer hairstyles in the late 70s, resurfacing in the early 1990s thanks to popular TV shows, music, and basketball celebrities.

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Bike Caps

COLNAGO, BILLABONG, BROOKLYN

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A casquette (from French’ cap’) is a peaked cotton cap traditionally worn by road cyclists.

However, Colnago and Brooklyn’s pieces were tweaked by the 90s hip-hop celebrities who flipped up the brim to create a unique look that took over the pop culture of those times.

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Coogi Style Knitwear

VERSACE, MOSCHINO, JENNY KEE, COOGIE

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In the 90s, rappers started endorsing designers in their songs, and fans followed the brands.

Notorious B.I.G. began peppering brands like Coogi in his lyrics – see “One More Chance – Stay with Me (Remix)” launched in the summer of 1995.

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Nineties Spiky Haircuts

FROM PUNK TO POP CULTURE

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In times of rising hard-rock bands, post-cold war fashion styles, and rebellious punk hairstyles, all blending and forming the 90s pop culture, the spiky haircut was a ‘must-have.’

By the end of the 90s decade, spiky haircuts began to morph with bleached hair and piercings, into a unique and characteristic style of the nineties decade.

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Wallabees Shoes

CLARKS

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The crepe-soled shoes were equally cool in urban and prep circles, the hallmark of a good ’90s fashion trend.

Thanks to Wu associations, Clark’s Wallabees enjoyed renewed popularity during the 1990s.

Wu-Tang rapper Ghostface was the undisputed champion of Clark’s Wallabees, explaining the current collab between the two brands to release the classic Wallabee in three exclusive colorways.

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Slap Bracelets

FRUIT OF THE LOOM, OM CLOTHING, GILDAN

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Wrist slapping bracelets were fun in the 90s, coming in all the craziest prints.

Slap bracelets (or snap bracelets) were invented by Wisconsin teacher Stuart Anders in 1983, sold originally under the brand name “Slap Wrap.”

Made from a flexible stainless steel spring band covered with printed silicone or plastic, these bracelets were an affordable means to showcase one’s tastes in movies, music, and so on.

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Backward Caps

NEW ERA, STETSON, FUBU

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The trend to wear hats backward started with Ken Griffey Jr., a famous baseball player in the 1990s.

Backward hats were quickly adopted by Dr. Dre, Will Smith, Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., NAS, and even Janet Jackson.

The backward hats trend spread like fire throughout the 90s hip-hop community and beyond, as a trend worth the 90s fashion history books.

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The Starter Jacket

STARTER

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Starter Jackets were the apex of 90s clothing styles, from athletes to movie stars.

Created by a Starter, a premium athletic brand established in 1971, this jacket style pioneered the fusion of sports clothing with popular culture by forging partnerships.

The jacket was designed to represent your favorite team with the brightest and shiniest colors.

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90s Basketball Kicks

AIR JORDAN, CONVERSE, REEBOK, BRITISH KNIGHTS

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From Air Jordan to Rebook and BK, basketball sneakers are one of the most representative moments of the 90s fashion trends.

With the understanding that Michael Jordan won SIX championships in the ’90s, everyone felt that wearing a pair of Air Jordans bestowed them with magic powers.

Each pair of Jordans kicks released during this decade was an absolute banger, and every pop culture icon of the ’90s rocked a pair of basketball kicks.

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1990s Preppy Cardigans

OLD NAVY, MICHAEL KORS, MARNI

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90s fashion cardigan style appeared everywhere, from TV shows like Jawbreaker, Fresh Prince, & Friends, to the Cameron Diaz iconic 90s fashion moment on ‘There’s Something About Mary.’

There was nothing more stylish than a cardigan to throw over your shoulders if your spaghetti straps or slip dress got a little chilly, and the updated cardi version looked equally chic worn as a top.

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Knee Socks

THIGH-HIGH SOCKS

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The 90s school-girl knee socks look made famous by Cher Horowitz’s (Alicia Silverstone) appearance in the ‘Clueless’ TV show.

High-fashion brands like Prada quickly picked up the style, and the sheer socks with loafers style were born, a look that resurfaces time and time again.

(Video) TOP '90s FASHION TRENDS

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Leather Chokers

H.SAMUEL, URBAN OUTFITTERS, HOT TOPIC

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Chunky leather and chain chokers were the ideal forms of punk expression during the 90s fashion styles.

There were also more sophisticated versions with crosses, skulls, flowers, and hearts.

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Platform Sneakers

SKECHERS, NIKE

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Platform sneakers were trendy in the 90s, with many brands (Skechers) making skate shoes, Air Max 95-like trainers, and the half-dressy, half-sneaker hybrids.

Some other popular platform shoes of the 90s were ‘Flatforms,’ ‘Lace-Up Platforms,’ ‘Sneaker Platforms, ‘ and ‘Foam Flip-Flop Platforms.’

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Platform Slides

BIRKENSTOCK, H&M, STEVE MADDEN

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With the platform shoe style taking over the 90s women’s footwear, platform variations emerged, from platform sneakers to more relaxed styles such as the Slide platform.

In the ’90s, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who didn’t own at least one style of platform slides, from Thong Sandal Platform to Strappy Platform Sandal and even Platform Flip Flop.

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Claw Clips

BARRETTE HAIR CLIPS

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Claw clips were, in the ’90s, the ultimate chic hair accessory, promoted by Jennifer Aniston’s character Rachel Greene in ‘Friends over and over again.’

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Cat-Eye Sunglasses

LE SPECS, LINDA FARROW, SAINT LAURENT, GUCCI

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Cat-eye sunglasses and oversized cat-eye style glasses frames peaked in the ’90s as excellent accessories for girls who wanted to have fun.

Modern throw-back cat-eye frames are often associated with the celebrities and royals of those days.

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Plaid Sets

TOMMY HILFIGER, RALPH LAUREN, CHANEL

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Here’s another 90s fashion trend attributed to Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) and her iconic yellow plaid blazer and skirt set from the Clueless TV show.

The plaid set outfit sees a resurgence in 2022, worn as a plaid cardigan and tank combo by the dark and light academia aesthetics lovers.

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Fanny Packs

FILA, CARHARTT, LONGCHAMP

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Fanny packs bore the brunt of many fashion jokes, but in the ’90s, they were revered as a brilliant way to carry all your stuff hands-free.

Nowadays, waist belt bags are back with a vengeance, spotted on everyone from fashion influencers to Kendall Jenner.

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90s Digital Watches

CASIO, SEIKO

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Digital watches were the 90s attempt at wearable tech and the smartwatches we have today.

Techy watches were all the rage in those days and CASIO’s watches – from classic to G-Shock line – catered to all, from office to techwear fashion lovers.

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Extra Wide-Leg Pants

ECKO ULTD., LEVIS, DIESEL

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As a successor of the booming 70s fashion trend sparked by Palazzo Pants, the wide-legged pant style caught attention thanks to denim houses reinventing the look.

Palazzo Pants also drew inspiration from the wide-legged cuffed pants worn by avant-garde fashionistas in the 30s and 40s, such as Katharine Hepburn, Greta Garbo, and Marlene Dietrich.

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Hair Scrunchies

BURBERRY, TED BAKER, CHAMPION

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Neomi Campbell, Britney Spears, Demi Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna, Paula Abdul

In 90s fashion, hair scrunchies hold the synonym of getting ready for elementary school.

Wearing scrunchies in the 90s felt fresh and ready for a fitness session; nowadays, it feels romantic and luxurious.

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Spaghetti-Strap Tops & Dresses

REISS, MISS ANTOINETTE, AMERICA TODAY

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Most 90s spaghetti-strap tops and dresses were worn to elegant soirees – see Gwyneth Paltrow’s 1999 Oscars outfit.

But, there was another more casual version of the dinner spaghetti straps, with branded prints and matched with denim, ideal for going out with friends.

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Animal Print Styles

90s LEOPARD PRINTS

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Started by catwalk models like Naomi Cambel and taken to stardom by celebs on MTV like Spice Girl’s Mel B, in the 90s, animal prints were everywhere.

You’d see them on midi lengths in snakeskin fabric and on full-body outfits printed in leopard patterns, animal print styles where definite signs of luxury taste.

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Blush Pink Takeover

JUICY COUTURE, CHANEL, GUCCI

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In the 90s fashion world, the blush pink and red carpet combo has created some of the most iconic looks.

Soft-pink gowns and dresses were worn with cowboy boots and white heels, in perfect contrast to the red carpet.

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Chainmail Styles

PACO RABANNE, VALENTINO, VERSACE

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The chainmail style fabric was brought back to life after Gianni Versace created a wearable dress that took the 90s fashion trends by storm.

Chainmail is a type of flexible armor made of metal rings linked together in a well-defined pattern to form a mesh, also used as a military robe between the 3rd century BC and the 16th century AD in Europe, Asia, and North Africa.

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1990s Corsets

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER, AGENT PROVOCATEUR

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Owning and wearing lots of corsets was a thing of the 90s fashion.

Available in various styles and constructs, such as corset bodice, ribbon corsets, pipesets, front laced corsets, waspies, and Guepiere corsets, the 90s corsets went great with fancy skirts.

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90s Printed Leggings

NAUTICA, NIKE, REEBOK

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The trend of printed leggings started in the 80s, with the help of Olivia Newton-John and her ‘Let’s get physical’ clip and workout outfits, and went well into late 90s fashion days.

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Strappy Heels

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, JIMMY CHOO, GIVENCHY

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Once the go-to red-carpet shoe for 90s It-girls, from Jennifer Aniston to Kate Moss, the strappy heels are no longer reserved solely for evening engagements.

Strappy heels of the 90s fashion days were paired with dinner dresses or office trousers, nowadays with jeans and blazers.

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Halter-Neck Tops

EMILIO PUCCI, ZIMMERMANN, JIL SANDER

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Introduced as a new sleeveless style, similar to tank tops but with straps tied behind the neck, halter necks became the official tops of the 90s trends, usually paired with boot-cut jeans.

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Vests As Tops

PACO RABANNE, VALENTINO, BALMAIN

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Made from a wide range of materials – from leather to velour and silk, 90s vests were worn as independent pieces rather than as a suit combo and matched with skirts and jeans.

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Nineties Oval Sunglasses

OAKLEY, RAYBAN

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While fashionable women of the 90s rocked the cat-eye sunglasses style, men went for the oval glass frame – such as that Kurt Cobain wore at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1993.

The shape was more suitable for the general grunge aesthetic vibe, and we see the form returning to the latest sunglasses trends of 2022.

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90s Tube Tops

TOMMY HILFIGER, LOEWE, WOLFORD

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Tobe tops were the ultimate fashion and comfort pieces in the 90s, seen as a must-have for any respectable wardrobe girl.

Usually accessorized with an oversize necklace, the strapless tops came in colors and materials.

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1990s Beanies

POLO RALPH, MONCLER, STETSON, GUCCI

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While the name sounds strange, beanies are nothing but a knit cap of simple, tapering constructions.

Worn by the movie stars, athletes, and rappers of the 90s, beanies came in various styles, materials, and materials.

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Branded Baseball Caps

NEW ERA, DICKIES, STUSSY

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The baseball cap is so ubiquitous in American culture that it could be called America’s national hat.

Made of a soft cap and stiff visor, it is typically adjustable at the back thanks to velcro, plastic, or elastic band.

But what made the baseball cap so famous was Jay-Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, in 1996, where he appeared on the cover hidden under a fedora and scarf fit for a mafia don.

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Oversized Bottoms & Tops

FUBU, KARL KANI, ROCAWEAR, WU-WEAR

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The 90s fashion style also stands out thanks to a unique blend of street, skater, and hip-hop cultures, reflected in a wide array of oversized jackets, cargo shorts, hoodies, and T-shirts, in a style that carries to modern days as the streetwear trend.

(Video) HOW TO STYLE 90s TRENDS IN 2019 ☆ mom jeans, plaid skirts, doc martens, etc!

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Tie-Dye Outfits

VANS, FRUIT OF THE LOOM

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In the 90s, everyone had a tie-dye T-shirt, sweater, or jacket.

Tie-dyeing was simple, often done at home, and consisted of folding and twisting the fabric of a garment, binding it with strings or rubber bands, and immersing in various dyes to achieve unique patterns of colors.

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90s Oversized Knits

JAROL, ICEBERG

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Coming in all colors, materials, and styles, 90s perfection knits had one thing in common: oversize.

Worn everywhere, from school to the gym and TV, the knits paired with skinny joggers were ‘the bomb’!

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Cropped Tops

TOMMY HILFIGER, BILLABONG, JUICY COUTURE

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After Tommy Hilfiger launched an aggressive campaign promoting cropped tops, every stylish girl wanted to wear one and look like Aaliyah.

There were even models for guys who wanted to be like Grand Puba or Puff Daddy.

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School Bags

JANSPORT, TUMI, DAKINE, NIKE

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The 90s were also the years when the trend of branded school bags started to rise, with labels like JanSport holding the top spot.

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Unisex Fragrances

CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER

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Androgynous chic was not just a look but a lifestyle.

The unisex fragrances CK1’s unisex fragrance made you think you, too, belonged in the androgynous Calvin Klein ad campaigns.

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Cool Basics

GAP, ABERCROMBIE & FITCH, MARKS & SPENCER

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The idea of ‘Cool Basisc’ originates in the 90s, after A&F and Gap launched lines of affordable pocket tees, anoraks, chinos; you name it, they had it, in every color and style you hoped for.

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Jorts – Short Jeans

GUESS JEANS, VERSACE, MOSCHINO, CALVIN KLEIN

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In the 90s, denim shorts (also called ‘jorts,’ a ‘portmanteau of jeans,’ ‘shorts,’ or ‘short jeans’ were worn by both genders.

The most popular style of the 90s fashion was above-knee, with the ends rolled up twice or styled with a high-rise straight fit and long fray hem.

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90s Preppy Look

NAUTICA, BENNETON, POLO, EDDIE BAUER

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The uniforms of old private Northeastern colleges and preparatory schools reached peak popularity in the 90s fashion stage, commercially driven by the advent of Polo and Hilfigers’ stylish looks.

With prep jackets, shirts, shorts in bright colors, and equestrian aesthetics, the style was embraced by urban culture and put the brand in the same lane as Polo and Tommy Hilfiger.

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Nineties Hip-hop Boots

TIMBERLAND, LUGZ, KARL KANI

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Hip-hop boots matched with sagged, baggy jeans and chains – Notorious BIG and Tupac.

Nothing was fresher than sporting a fresh pair of 6-inch Timberlands or Lugs, and you were a pro if you cleaned them with your pencil eraser.

While Timberland was already popular in the 90s, it was Lugz that made the connection to the hip-hop world.

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Skateboard Sneakers

DC, CSC, AIRWALK, MUSKA

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There was a silent battle in the 90s grade schools between Airwalks and Vans’ skate sneakers.

Skaters were fiercely loyal to their brands, as the ultimate supremacy of skate shoes was at stake, a war eventually won by Vans.

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Wild Pants

SKIDS, ZUBAZ

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Nowadays known as sweatpants, Wild Pants were introduced to the 90s fashion scene by rappers like Hammer and Vanilla Ice.

Made of soft, breathable fabrics suitable for dancing, these loose-fitting pants came in various colors and prints and had a drawstring closure and taper at the leg.

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90s Leather Jackets

PELLE PELLE, AVIREX, 8-BALL

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The strong influence of the first generation of supermodels turned the classic leather jacket into a fashion trend in the 90s.

From mid-length to waist-cropped jackets in snakeskin prints and preppy tag-on, leather jackets became the uniform of the ’90s style icons such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, and Cindy Crawford.

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Lit-Up Sneakers

L.A. LITES

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Short-lived but making 90s fashion history, the Lit Up Sneakers were a unique pair of high-tech smart kicks with lights in the heel.

Lites were awesome for stunting around with your friends in middle school but horrible when trying to escape the cops at night.

Conclusion

This compilation of 90s fashion moments is a gold mine for the 1990s nostalgic ones and those seeking some 90s outfit inspo.

From the rare-fashion moments of the 1990s to the most-wanted looks of the nineties decade – that endures today – and from cropped cardigans and kitten heels to slip dresses, these are the best.

The nineties fashion shaped the way we understand and wear fashion, from backward baseball caps to bucket hats, and knee socks, fanny packs, spaghetti straps, to celebrity footwear collabs, so relevant right now.

These iconic 90s fashion looks continue to resurface decades later, inspiring fashion designers, style celebrities, and customers alike.

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FAQs

What were the fashion trends in the 1990s? ›

Popular clothing items were black or red leather (or pleather) pants, fitted shirts, halter tops, cropped tanks, flared pants, and platform shoes. The color palette brightened up from the darker grunge tones to plums, navys, and reds.

What was the most popular clothing trend in the 90s? ›

Ten '90s Fashion Trends That Were the Best
  • Crop Tops. Exposing your midriff was a hot trend in '90s women's fashion. ...
  • Grunge Style. Grunge style was fueled by the rebels of '90s rock like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. ...
  • Dr. Martens. ...
  • Platform Shoes. ...
  • Animal Print and Faux Fur. ...
  • Velvet. ...
  • Windbreakers. ...
  • Denim.
16 Jan 2018

What do you wear in the 90s? ›

The 90s were a great time for pop culture and music, which greatly influenced the fashion trends at the time. If you want to create a 90s-inspired outfit, wear things like flannel shirts, baggy jeans, and combat boots. Other popular trends include windbreakers, tube tops, and overalls.

What influenced 90s fashion? ›

Jeans and untucked shirts became typical casualwear as trends in music like grunge, hip-hop and Britpop influenced styles throughout the decade. In the early part of the decade, the sartorial influence of grunge bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam pervaded.

What are the 90's known for? ›

The 1990s is often remembered as a decade of relative peace and prosperity: The Soviet Union fell, ending the decades-long Cold War, and the rise of the Internet ushered in a radical new era of communication, business and entertainment.

What colors were popular in the 1990s? ›

The 1990s. After two decades of saturated and vibrant colors, the 90s grunge scene brought darker, subdued colors into style. Dark plum, forest green, dark brown, black, and deep red began to emerge as fashion turned towards flannel shirts, jeans, and combat boots[5].

What type of jeans were popular in the 90s? ›

Flared Jeans

Long before skinny jeans were everyone's go-to denim style, flared and wide-leg designs reigned supreme. Thanks to a preference for oversized and loose silhouettes, these pants were highly favored during the '90s.

What was big in the 90's? ›

Music movements like grunge, Eurodance, and hip-hop became popular with young adults worldwide, aided by cable television and the Internet. The 1990s saw advances in technology, with the World Wide Web, the first gene therapy trial, and cloning all emerging and being improved upon throughout the decade.

What did females wear in the 90s? ›

—most of all when it comes to '90s fashion. Scrunchies, acid-wash jeans, tube tops, and capri pants reigned supreme, along with crimped hair, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, (opens in new tab) and punk rock.

What was cool in the 90s? ›

11 Trends That Made You Cool in the 90s
  • BOY BANDS. NSYNC and Backstreet Boys pretty much ruled the world. ...
  • NINTENDO. The late '90s marked an uprising in video gaming. ...
  • BEANIE BABIES. ...
  • THE 'RACHEL HAIRCUT' ...
  • “FROSTED TIPS” AND “SPIKED HAIR” ...
  • ROLLERBLADES. ...
  • FANNY PACKS. ...
  • SPIN THE BOTTLE, SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN, AND TRUTH OR DARE.

What clothing brand was popular in the 90s? ›

By the '90s, labels like Guess Jeans, Versace, Moschino, and Calvin Klein were leading the way in high-end, fashion-focused denim, while black-owned labels like Phat Farm and FUBU cemented denim as part of the '90s hip-hop fashion wardrobe. West Coast artists like Tupac and Eazy-E of N.W.A.

Is 90s fashion coming back? ›

In fact, lots of your current favorite trends were actually born in the '90s and you might not have even known it. 2022 staples like leather blazers, mom jeans, vest tops, and varsity jackets were faves for your parents' generation and now they can live in your closet, too.

What fabrics were used in the 1990s? ›

All The Weird Fabrics You Wore In The '90s
  • Jean & Fur Combo. Vintage Fur Denim Jean Jacket, $57, Etsy. ...
  • Windbreaker Material. This combination of cotton, nylon and polyester created something purely magical. ...
  • Denim. Vintage '90s Stonewashed Denim, $32, Etsy. ...
  • Tie Dye. ...
  • Animal Print. ...
  • Pleather. ...
  • Plaid. ...
  • Crinkle Shrink.
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Did you know facts about the 90s? ›

  • PalmPilots were a harbinger of what was to come. ...
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower hit the New York Times List. ...
  • We first fell in love with Tara Lipinski. ...
  • You were not allowed to bring Furbies to work (per the NSA). ...
  • The theme song to Friends was a one-hit wonder. ...
  • Michael Jordan won 6 NBA titles. ...
  • Everyone wanted a Hummer.
3 Jun 2022

What was the theme of the 90s? ›

Exciting new technologies, progressive fashion and new wave music genres were some of the key themes that defined the 1990s. The 1990s could be described as one of the most exciting decades in our history. Introducing the "Internet Age", a time where revolutionary new technology started to change the world we lived in.

What was the best thing about the 90s? ›

Music is the best part of '90s culture

TV was second most popular aspect of '90s culture, followed by movies and technology. Bringing up the rear were fashion and politics, with fewer than 1 in 10 people saying these were the best thing about the '90s.

Who were the biggest icons of the 90s? ›

  • Leonardo DiCaprio. Getty. Leo's face was plastered on the walls of practically every teenage girl in the '90s. ...
  • The Spice Girls. Getty. ...
  • Brad Pitt. Getty. ...
  • Naomi Campbell. Getty. ...
  • Britney Spears. Getty. ...
  • Mel Gibson. Getty. ...
  • Whitney Houston. Getty. ...
  • Nirvana. Getty.
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What did celebrities wear in the 90s? ›

15 Things Every Celeb Owned In The '90s
  • A Denim Jacket. Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Hulton Archive/Getty Images. ...
  • Some Round Sunglasses. TIMOTHY A. ...
  • A Beret. Kypros/Hulton Archive/Getty Images. ...
  • A Choker Necklace. TIMOTHY A. ...
  • Some Brown Lipstick. HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images. ...
  • A Baseball Hat. ...
  • A Slip Dress. ...
  • Some Hair Clips.
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What did guys in the 90's wear? ›

The '90s style is all about laid back styling and classic tailoring. For a decade-themed party, opt for a turtleneck, baggy jeans, and an oversized windbreaker. Sneakers and combat boots are the perfect footwear for the occasion, and you can complete the look with a bucket hat.

How do you dress like a 90s kid? ›

To dress like a '90s teenager, wear loose-fitting acid wash jeans, an oversized band T-shirt, and a long-sleeve flannel button-up to create a low key grunge style. Overalls and vests were also popular, or you could try wearing a baby doll dress for a more polished look.

Did they wear ripped jeans in the 90s? ›

It was in the nineties when the tendency to wear torn and ripped jeans spread and was a real fashion that surely many of you and you will remember. This trend was very present for much of that decade but with the arrival of the 2000 was disappearing and giving way to other different.

What kind of socks did they wear in the 90s? ›

Sassy Socks

If there was one thing everyone had in the '90s, it was fancy feet, or rather, ankles. I am not even sure socks without scrunches or ruffles were produced between 1990 and 2000. Embellished socks that scrunched down or rolled over with flair were the perfect match for any and all 90's shoes.

How do you style 90s style jeans? ›

How To Wear 90s Jeans
  1. Look 1. Going for a longer length will give the classic 'jeans and a nice top' combination a modern refresh. ...
  2. Look 2. 90s jeans work particularly well with high-top trainers as they give the illusion of a longer leg. ...
  3. Look 3. A slouchy jean adds a subtle edge to a classic court heel.
8 Feb 2022

What did females wear in the 90s? ›

—most of all when it comes to '90s fashion. Scrunchies, acid-wash jeans, tube tops, and capri pants reigned supreme, along with crimped hair, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, (opens in new tab) and punk rock.

What was cool in the 90s? ›

11 Trends That Made You Cool in the 90s
  • BOY BANDS. NSYNC and Backstreet Boys pretty much ruled the world. ...
  • NINTENDO. The late '90s marked an uprising in video gaming. ...
  • BEANIE BABIES. ...
  • THE 'RACHEL HAIRCUT' ...
  • “FROSTED TIPS” AND “SPIKED HAIR” ...
  • ROLLERBLADES. ...
  • FANNY PACKS. ...
  • SPIN THE BOTTLE, SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN, AND TRUTH OR DARE.

What was the fashion like in the 1990 2000? ›

The clothes between 1990-2000

So when I say that crop tops, turtlenecks, denim jackets, slip dresses and mom jeans were some of the most popular clothes of the decade – it could be equally as true for the fashion trends we're living this moment.

What colors were popular in the 1990s? ›

The 1990s. After two decades of saturated and vibrant colors, the 90s grunge scene brought darker, subdued colors into style. Dark plum, forest green, dark brown, black, and deep red began to emerge as fashion turned towards flannel shirts, jeans, and combat boots[5].

What was big in the 90s? ›

Music movements like grunge, Eurodance, and hip-hop became popular with young adults worldwide, aided by cable television and the Internet. The 1990s saw advances in technology, with the World Wide Web, the first gene therapy trial, and cloning all emerging and being improved upon throughout the decade.

What was the 90s era called? ›

1990s: The Good Decade.

What is the nickname for the 90s? ›

Some decades also have nicknames, such as the Roaring Twenties (1920s), the Gangsta Rap Nineties (1990s) (US), the Naughty Nineties (1890s) (UK), and the Swinging Sixties (1960s).

Who were popular designers in the 1990s? ›

These '90s-Era Designers Are Gen Z's Favorite Vintage Finds
  • Jean Paul Gaultier.
  • Thierry Mugler.
  • Vivienne Westwood.
  • Prada.
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What pants were popular in the 90s? ›

Flared Jeans

Long before skinny jeans were everyone's go-to denim style, flared and wide-leg designs reigned supreme. Thanks to a preference for oversized and loose silhouettes, these pants were highly favored during the '90s.

What was going on in 1990? ›

Important events of 1990 include the Reunification of Germany and the unification of Yemen, the formal beginning of the Human Genome Project (finished in 2003), the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, the separation of Namibia from South Africa, and the Baltic states declaring independence from the Soviet Union ...

What did guys in the 90's wear? ›

The '90s style is all about laid back styling and classic tailoring. For a decade-themed party, opt for a turtleneck, baggy jeans, and an oversized windbreaker. Sneakers and combat boots are the perfect footwear for the occasion, and you can complete the look with a bucket hat.

What fabrics were used in the 1990s? ›

All The Weird Fabrics You Wore In The '90s
  • Jean & Fur Combo. Vintage Fur Denim Jean Jacket, $57, Etsy. ...
  • Windbreaker Material. This combination of cotton, nylon and polyester created something purely magical. ...
  • Denim. Vintage '90s Stonewashed Denim, $32, Etsy. ...
  • Tie Dye. ...
  • Animal Print. ...
  • Pleather. ...
  • Plaid. ...
  • Crinkle Shrink.
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How do you dress like a 90s kid? ›

To dress like a '90s teenager, wear loose-fitting acid wash jeans, an oversized band T-shirt, and a long-sleeve flannel button-up to create a low key grunge style. Overalls and vests were also popular, or you could try wearing a baby doll dress for a more polished look.

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