23 Fashion Trends From the '90s We're More Into Than Boy Bands
The resurgence of '90s trends has made us so thrilled, it seems, that we're not interested in letting the decade go when it comes to getting dressed. While recent seasons have given rise to '80s influence, too (hello, neon shades and kitschy heart earrings!), these days, we seem to be combining some of our favorite old-school styles for a look that's vintage, plain and simple. But if you want to know which silhouettes, denim washes, accessories, and iconic moments actually date back to the '90s, we gathered the most prominent answers ahead. You'll find a mix of original examples and modern-day twists, so buckle up in your time machine and let the inspiration take hold. Everything you see here is still to-tal-ly cool.
Back in the '90s, it was all about Gianni Versace's bold prints, curve-hugging dresses, and supermodel magnet status. He had all the A-list catwalkers, from Claudia to Carla to Karen.
Donatella Versace brought back the iconic supermodels who walked the Versace runway in the '90s with her Spring 2018 collection. Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen, and Carla Bruni were all in attendance for the major moment.
Kendall styled her Chanel waist bag with fishnet tights and an off-the-shoulder sweater in Paris. These are all over the street, and Kendall happens to be a big fan. Women are even swinging them over the shoulder.
Like Drew Barrymore, seen here in 1993, we were way into our choker necklaces.
Taylor Swift is one of the women today who can't get enough. While we've retired the more casual stretch chokers, incorporating them into red carpet style is becoming the norm.
Today's high-waisted styles have some fit improvements over their predecessors from the '90s. We've come along way, after all, and it's safe to say we learned our lessons (mainly, pay attention to back-pocket placement). Toss out super-low-rise fits, and try today's version of the mom jeans.
Use a bright bucket hat to infuse a little more color into your outfit. We saw them all over the Spring 2019 runways, and the trend is making its way to the streets too.
Calvin Klein Jeans Ads
The ads for Calvin Klein Jeans launched Kate Moss's international career in the early '90s. Soon enough, his racy black-and-white commercials gave way to the "heroin-chic" runway phenomenon. Now, the Kardashian-Jenner clan stars in the brand's 2018 campaign, which is still just as iconic.
The sneaker brand is just as popular to collect from now as it was in the '90s. Today, Gigi Hadid is one of the faces of the brand's empowering campaigns.
In the '90s, we were collecting these in iridescent colorways (remember Lisa Frank?). Bold pops of color like cherry red are still a popular way to rock this trend.
You better believe women are still wearing their overalls, rolled and cuffed to show off a flashy pair of sandals.
Oversize denim vests help achieve a certain type of grunge, even when worn with flowy maxi dresses and sneakers.
Acid Wash Jeans
Selena paired her peach pair with Dr. Martens and a vintage yellow tee. Altogether, the outfit couldn't have appealed any more to a '90s fan.
Victoria Beckham is one of the trend's biggest supporters. She incorporated her stirrup pants into a crisply tailored suit while out in London.
Whether worn in combat boot form or loafer-style, these ground out menswear-inspired looks and feminine dresses alike.
Chunky Platform Sandals
Combine multiple trends and opt for a style with Birkenstock-like buckles. Worn with a graphic tee, the look is "so '90s."
Tracksuit Street Style
Because tracksuits aren't only for the gym.
While the shoulder pad blazer rose to popularity in the '80s, the waist was often cinched with a belt to really define the figure. In the '90s, these cropped styles completed skirt suits, and the look is cool with relaxed jeans these days.
Selena Gomez sported the look with the Fendi logo, but we're seeing stockings and heels or stockings and sandals complete slitted skirts. There's major sex appeal here!
Invest in the fabric in boiler suit form, and you'll really be on trend.
Ruched Crop Tops
Sara Sampaio showed a sleeved version off on the streets of Milan, complete with denim and low-top sneakers.
Gigi Hadid's been wearing her "Zayn" necklace to flaunt her love for her boo. You'll find tons of "BFF" hardware at your favorite jewelry retailers too.
Kendall has been wearing her distressed mom shorts in typical '90s fashion: with a fitted tee or oversize plaid blazer. But, adding Western Fendi boots is the more modern touch.