Fashion, you’ve got to love it! The idea that you can put together clothes in a way that you see fit, mix and match colours and styles? It’s beautiful. Just like any other era, the 1990’s fashion was informed by a couple of factors that evolved to bring out timeless pieces.
Here are some 90’s fashion trends that should remain forever:
For a while, scrunchies were not as popular, but they are now making a comeback and it’s beautiful to see. Far from boring, ’90s hair featured accessories and, of course, scrunchies. Scrunchies were a favourite fashion item of the decade and completed many outfits. From simple satin styles to glamorous velvet designs, scrunchies were available in a range of options and could be worn with a ponytail, bun, or pigtails.
2. Flared jeans
You’ve probably seen flared jeans becoming more and more trendy in recent years. This is a fashion trend that was at its peak in the 1990s. Flared jeans are chic and super easy to style. Thanks to a preference for oversized and loose silhouettes, these pants were highly favoured during the ’90s. Their casual aesthetic made them perfect for daywear, but they were also on show at night with crop tops. Fashion: Different Ways To Wear Jeans
Speaking of crop tops, this is possibly one of the best trends that we picked up from the 90s. There’s something beautiful about them. They look casual and edgy. In the 90s, the crop top reigned supreme. They danced their way across MTV on every star from Beyonce to Britney Spears, and they ruled red carpets on every star from Gwyneth Paltrow to Reese Witherspoon. They also dominated both the large and small screens on everything, including Empire Records. The crop top: how to wear it
You’ve probably seen people in sheer fabrics, especially on tops. This trend is not new. In fact, it’s a replica from the 90s. History truly repeats itself. This trend, which has made a comeback, deserves all the credit it gets. Sheer fabric makes one look sophisticated and stylish. Sheer takes an outfit from level 0 to 100, and this 90s trend should definitely remain forever!
5. Mini bags
Miny bags are cute. Very cute. They probably do little for storage, but the minimalistic look allows more attention to your outfit. The Jacquemus brand started the mini bag trend years ago, and have recently pushed out the idea of micro bags, which is another trend that you have got to love.
You can’t talk about fashion trends in the 90s and miss out on overalls. Overalls were an easy, low-maintenance look. To make your all-denim ensemble look effortlessly cool, you would wear them with one strap undone. This trend has since made a slow comeback. It’s an underrated look and a 90s fashion trend that should remain forever.
Bandanas, are a classy way to keep your hair hidden on a bad hair day. But beyond that, bandannas are stylish. You can wear them to any casual event and look cool. This trend had its heyday in the 90s. They even became associated with famous artists such as Tupac, Axl Rose, and Christina Aguilera.
Retro-style jeans were a favourite among mums in the 80s and 90s, hence the name. It has a relaxed fit but tends to sit high on the waist. Loose around the thighs, they then go down into more of a tapered leg, so they don’t look as baggy overall. Mom jeans literally look good on any body type. This fashion trend should remain forever.
9. Denim on denim
The denim on denim look oozes the retro style. It’s chic and easy to put together. This trend isn’t new. It was actually famous in the ’90s. Double denim saw no gender or age limit. Anyone who was anybody tried the trend on and rocked it.
Velvet is such a pretty fabric to look at. It comes in different shades and for different pieces of clothing. Recently, velvet dresses, tops, and hats have made a comeback. But it’s not a new thing.
Velvet was a popular fabric in the ’90s. Crushed or smooth velvet gave your outfit a vintage feel. You could have anything in velvet: pants, headbands, skirts, tops, and more. Velvet was classy, glamorous, and cool.
My name is Laura Ayienga, a 25-year-old writer & marketer, experiencing the highs (not claiming the lows) of life. I discovered my passion for writing on this very blog back in 2019 and since then, I’ve been using it to express myself as candidly and authentically as possible.