The Greatest 90s Fashion Trends
By: Dominique Vasquez
When reminiscing the fashion trends from the 1990s, what comes to mind is a “too cool to care” attitude often accompanied by a trendy outfit and a pair of Doc Martens. During the 90s, the internet was slowly taking off, the Cold War had come to an end, and the message of peace continued to prosper. Bands like Nirvana, The Backstreet Boys, and TLC were some of the top charted groups of the time.
In 1992, America opened up the largest shopping mall on Earth, “The Mall of America” and suddenly, the decade became imprinted with the number of trends we remember to this day. Pleated pants and bucket hats are just a few highlights from the era that continue to trend.
Put down your paper folded cootie catcher and read on to rediscover nine trends from the era that truly is all that.
Mesh was one fabric choice prevalent in the 90s scene. This decade especially had a preference for black-colored mesh often paired with bright neon colors.
This trend calls for layered necklaces, fishnets, and all-black-everything. Often paired with bold black eyeliner, the goth trend was made popular by 90s icons like Wednesday Addams and Nancy Downs from “The Craft.”
Comfy yet stylish, baggy garments were all the rage during this decade. This trend was well-loved by hip-hop artists of the decade like Eminem, Ruff Ryders, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, and more.
The plaid print was so popular that it was incorporated in skirts, pants, button-ups, and even handbags. Everyone from Cher in “Clueless” to Jared Leto in “My So-Called Life” was rocking this print in their own unique way.
Denim overalls were a staple of the 90s era. Commonly paired with crop tops and sneakers, overalls came in all colors during this era. The classic blue denim overalls sported by the Fresh Prince and Tupac quickly became an artifact of 90s fashion.
Small, tinted sunglasses
Sporting a pair of tinted sunglasses is an easy way to channel the 90s look. Go for smaller frames or oval-shaped shades to obtain a more authentic appeal.
Although tie-dye was around well before the 1990s, this funky trend reached a surge of popularity thanks to the likes of Carrie Bradshaw and other stars of the decade who championed this trend.
A 90s grunge essential, sporting a pair of Doc Martins was the 90s way of sealing an entire look together and “sticking it to the man.”