Outdated styles in the fashion world do not disappear, they are reborn like a phoenix. Although these outdated styles get tweaked to catch up with newer fashion trends on the runway, they offer women the chance to reuse clothes that they have neglected due to it not being fashionable. New styles for this spring also means it is time to say goodbye to certain trends like cropped flare jeans. However, there are some outdated styles that have not hit their expiration date. Here is a list of outdated styles that are in this year.
1. Billowy, Voluminous Puff Sleeves
Billowy, voluminous puff sleeves are one of the 10 outdated styles making a comeback this year. Off-the-shoulder tops have fizzled out this season. Instead, you should opt for the bold, billowy, and voluminous puff sleeves this spring. This is a chic option from the off-the-shoulder top and it also is a good option to wear with a pair of jeans and skirts.
2. Cropped Mocknecks
Cropped mocknecks are one of the 10 outdated styles that has made a comeback this year. This 70’s style has made a comeback due to Instagrammer @sofiarichie. Her method for wearing this mockneck is to be bold: wear black so your midriff breaks up with the look. This will look great with matching pants or jeans (high-waisted or not). You could also wear these cropped mockneck tops with a pair modern platforms, combat boots, tennis shoes, or a pair of stilettos to accentuate the look overall.
3. Full-Length, Wide-Leg Jeans
Full-length, wide-leg jeans are one of the 10 outdated styles that are currently in style. Not too long ago, there was a time where the only jeans trend that was in consisted of cropped flare jeans. However, for this season, the fashion runway is opting for longer, full-length hemlines. These 70s’-inspired wide-leg, flared, and bootcut silhouettes have made a presence on the runway and are replacing the cropped flare jeans this season.
4. Halter Tops
Halter tops are one of the 10 outdated styles making a comeback this year. This 90’s style made a name for itself in Versace, which has been revitalized by Instagrammer and celebrity Kendall Kardashian. Kendall Jenner, or @kendalljenner on Instagram, wears a zebra-print halter top with a matching pair of pants. If you want to follow Kendall Jenner’s method of style, you should search for a halter top that either matches with your bottoms, or you could wear a animal print top with dark or light colored pants.
5. Leather Shirt Jackets
Leather shirt jackets are one of the 10 outdated styles that are currently in style. Although fashion designers are not insisting that you get rid of your denim jackets altogether, they are replacing them in favor of leather shirt jackets. This season’s chicest shackets (shirt-jacket) are a little oversized and are in a myriad of hues. Whether you wear them buttoned up like a shirt, belted or undone as a shirt. For spring, they are a guaranteed staple in the fashion world.
6. Modern Platforms
Modern platforms are one of the 10 outdated styles that are currently in style. This 70’s shoe style has replaced the chunky sneakers, which have reached their sartorial peak in the fashion community. However, for this spring, it is a time for modern platforms to have their day in the spotlight. These 70’s platform boots and even their sleek flatforms have graced the runway and will lift your look whether it is casual or professional. For instance, you could wear these shoes with trousers or jeans. It is time to lift your fashionable look with strong soles like these.
7. Sheer/Glitter Tights
Sheer/Glitter tights are one of the 10 outdated styles that has made a comeback this year. Instagrammer and celebrity Kylie Jenner, or @kyliejenner on Instagram, wears her sheer/glitter tights with a long leather dress and stilettos to add flair to her style. If you like this style, you should follow Kylie Jenner’s method of style when it comes to these sheer/glitter tights. You should wear these tights with a long, leather dress and strappy pumps or a pair of boots. You could also wear a little black dress with these tights and a pair of combat boots or a pair of modern platforms.
8. Three-Piece Suits
Three-piece suits are one of the 10 outdated styles that are currently in style. The utility jumpsuit had their moment in the spotlight, and they have been replaced with a smart and sophisticated style suit. Three-piece suits and layered tailoring have reigned supreme on the runway, which exudes a polished and sharp demeanor. This style is a perfect professional silhouette option for work meetings and other work-related activities.
9. Turtleneck Crops
Turtleneck crops is one of the outdated styles that is making a comeback this year. Like the cropped mocknecks, you could be bold in styling your outfit. You could wear a black turtleneck crop top, so your midriff breaks up your look. This will look great with matching pants or jeans (high-waisted or not). You could also wear these turtleneck crop tops with a pair modern platforms, combat boots, tennis shoes, or a pair of stilettos to accentuate this fashionable look overall.
10. Wide-Leg Tailored Styles
Wide-leg tailored styles are one of the 10 outdated styles that are currently in style. Fitted knee-length denim shorts were the bomb last summer and were worn with blazers. However, the tables have turned and it is all about wide-leg tailored styles. These wide-leg tailored designs are perfect to wear as a part of a suit, which also proves that shorts can look sophisticated and smart with a blouse and blazer to accent them.
Outdated styles in the fashion world do not disappear, they are reborn. Although these outdated styles get tweaked to fit newer fashion trends on the runway, they offer women the chance to reuse clothes they neglected due to them not being fashionable. Do you see yourself wearing these particular styles once we are free of self-quarantine? If you like any of these outdated styles, let us know in the comments below with #outdatedstyles or whatever style you like.
My name is Kaitlin Felder. I graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional/Technical Writing in May 2019.