9 90’s Looks That Are Iconic

The nineties brought us some incredible trends. From music to television to fashion, we all can’t get over the aesthetic of the nineties. Nineties fashion is coming back in style and it’s easy to see why, silk slip dresses, tiny tops and mom jeans we have these nine iconic 90’s looks on repeat.

1. Silk Slip Dresses

Silk in general was a huge trend in the nineties, in both apparel and lingerie people couldn’t get enough of this fabric, and with so many ways to dupe this fabric, it was in every store. Although this fabric was in every style of apparel, by far the most popular was silk slip dresses. These were worn for date night, weddings, formal parties; anything you could imagine. Made popular by supermodels, women loved the sexy look and we are loving it today. Silk dresses are huge right now, every major retailer has a vast selection from mini scoop back to midi cross back and maxi high slit; the options are endless. The versatility of these dresses are what’s making them a staple in every girls closet. The fabric makes the dress look nicer than just a cotton dress, but pairing it with sneakers and a denim jacket are the perfect way to dress it down. If you don’t already own one, getting one (or three) will give you the perfect dress to throw on for when you have nothing to wear.

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2. Layering

Layering long sleep or short sleeve tees under small spaghetti strap tops and dresses has made a reappearance from the nineties. We all have tops that we love that maybe show a little too much skin for every occasion, or its a super cute shirt but a little too cold to wear. Throwing on a long sleeve tee underneath a cami top is a quick fix for when you just can’t retire your favorite summer top. A turtleneck under a spaghetti strap top can quickly turn that summer shirt into your new winter staple and add some color to your otherwise boring black turtleneck and make it the perfect 90’s looks.

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3. Tiny Tops

No, I don’t mean crop tops I mean teeny tiny tops, although they are both very similar. Crop tops were more a thing of the 2010’s and although we all still own far too many, tiny tops are a bit different. Crop tops tend to come up just below where your bra would come and show off your entire stomach, in the 90’s it was just little bit of midriff. Often they were cami tops and this look was effortless, throwing on a tiny top with jeans like our favorite Monica Geller look of all time. We’ve transitioned the tiny top some to a full crop, but tiny tops are making a bigger comeback and we have the tiny tops to thank for our crop top obsession.

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4. Mom Jeans

Baggy clothes in general were a trend in nineties fashion, but mom jeans could be found in anyones closet.  The relaxed fir of jeans went out of style for a bit while we transitioned from bootcut to skinny jean and now back to mom jeans. Although skinny jeans seem to be here to stay, it’s nice to have another option when jean shopping than super tight jeans and jeans that make you look like a cowboy. The mom jean is also more moveable and comfortable so it’s great to wear when you want something nicer than leggings but not as uncomfortable as skinny jeans. Pairing this with a tiny top will give you the ultimate 90’s looks vibes.

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5. Plaid

Plaid has gone back and forth in fashion. Depending on the plaid you can look like a lumberjack, a Scottish man in a kilt or a school kid in a jumper. But if we copy the 90’s looks right, we too can look just as chic as Cher in Clueless.I will tell you now, I am a huge fan of the plaid trend and for someone who wore a plaid skirt all my school years, that’s saying something. It’s especially perfect in fall and winter and just gives off a cozy feel. If you want to go full Cher, get a matching blazer and plaid set. A plaid skirt and a sweater will give you the cutest and also warmest look in winter, perfect for any holiday parties. Plaid is the perfect answer to your best 90’s looks.

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6. Grunge

Personally, this is a trend I would have been okay with not coming back. Mostly because I just cannot pull it off, but everyone I know looks so good in this 90’s look. Grunge like the baggy jeans is very similar, it combos most of the last trends but all in dark tones and paired with grunge band tee shirts. Lots of black, baggy pants, dark plaids, tights and combat boots. Throw on a dark lip and some black eyeliner and you have an endless options for killer 90’s looks.

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7. Overalls

Now, I am from Kentucky, so I may seem bias but I love overalls. From the moment I saw Rachel Green wear them, I knew I needed a pair. Although, denim overalls have grown in popularity, and are what everyone thinks of when they think of overalls, they can come in all kinds of fabrics and styles. One of my favorite right now is an overall corduroy dress. These are perfect for fall and look so cute paired with a turtleneck underneath. Dressy enough to Thanksgiving dinner but versatile enough to wear for a class presentation. With so many varieties of overalls, and the ability to wear them any season you absolutely need to get some, if you don’t already own them. I practically liven my denim overall shorts in summer, they are perfect over a bathing suit; offering pockets that typical coverups don’t. And wearing a crop top under it gives you more trendy look than just normal denim shorts.

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8. Animal Print

Animal Prints have made their way in and out of fashion, but leopard and snake prints have been making the biggest comeback from the nineties. We all were obsessed with cheetah print, but with 2000’s fashion it didn’t quite seem to be as chic as it did year before. Cheetah started looking sloppy and with casual fashion it didn’t seem to fit, but now we cannot get enough of it. Animal print is everywhere and is the perfect solution for adding some flair to an outfit. Whether it’s a cheetah print bootie with jeans and a tee or a bold silk snakeskin dress, animal print has been a go to for standing out.

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9. Sheer Shirts

With bras being as expensive as they are, honestly more people should see them. Sheer shirts were the 90’s looks solution to that, and we can’t stop copying it. We started seeing it come back for bachelorette parties and going out to bars but sheer shirts don’t always have to be made for the bar scene. If we follow the way they styled it in the nineties, it can be dressed up to add a level of sophistication to an outfit. People wore sheer shirts in business settings with dress pants and a blazer, showing off just a hint of sheer. Nowadays pairing it with paperbag pants give you the perfect transition. For a really elevated look, pair it with a pleated midi skirt and heels for your next formal occasion. You’ll look more grow up and no one will ever has you for a second ID when ordering a drink.

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What 90’s looks do you wear on repeat? Comment below who your 90’s fashion icon is!

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Maria Hehman

MARIA HEHMAN IS A GRADUATE OF THOMAS MORE COLLEGE, WHERE SHE OBTAINED A BACHELOR'S OF ARTS IN ENGLISH, WITH AN EMPHASIS IN CREATIVE WRITING. SHE WORKS AS A MANAGER IN RETAIL AND DOES FREELANCE WRITING IN HER SPARE TIME. HER WRITING TOPIC WITH SOCIETY19 VARY, BUT FASHION IS HER GREATEST INTEREST. YOU CAN FIND HER MOST DAYS DRINKING ENTIRELY TOO MUCH COFFEE WHILE WATCHING HER FAVORITE SHOW, FRIENDS.