During the 1990s, TV shows and movies showcased some extremely fashionable characters. These characters influenced fashion trends in the ’90s, and some of them still do today. Here is a list of the top 6 characters with the most fashion influence in the 1990s.
1. Rachel Green, Friends
Anyone who has ever watched Friends knows that Rachel Green, played by Jennifer Aniston, is a fashion icon. She was always the most fashionable out of her friends and worked for major fashion brands such as Ralph Lauren and Macy’s. Her looks captured the best trends of the 1990s while staying timeless, allowing her fashion style to still influence trends today.
2. Ashley Banks, Fresh Prince of Bel Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air has style icons Ashley and Hilary Banks, but if we had to choose one we’d go with Ashley, played by Tatyana Ali. Ashley is quite young at the start of the show, but as she grows up her style develops. Her young and fresh street style has inspired many teenagers over the years.
3. Fashion Queen Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
Sex and the City is arguably the most fashion-forward show ever made, especially because of main character Carrie Bradshaw. The New York columnist and eventual Vogue freelance writer was a party girl and fashion icon who caught the public eye with her mainly designer outfits. Sex and the City was one of the first shows that became famous for their character’s outfits and it is all thanks to Carrie Bradshaw.
4. Kelly Kapowski, Saved by the Bell
Saved by the Bell may have been an American sitcom geared towards young teenagers, but that didn’t stop character Kelly Kapowski from being a fashion influencer. Kelly is best known for her colourful and bright outfit choices. She often wore bold patterns and was never afraid to stand out.
5. Bianca Stratford, 10 Things I Hate About You
The film 10 Things I Hate About You features many fashion forwards characters, but Bianca’s fashion was the most influential. Her style was very girly and innocent, featuring sundresses, butterfly shirts, pastel colours, and floral patterns. The crowning glory of Bianca’s wardrobe is her famous two-piece prom dress. You can’t get more iconic than her red satin t-shirt and pastel pink tutu!
6. Fashion Icon Cher Horowitz, Clueless
This list would not be complete without the biggest style icon of the 90s herself, Cher Horowitz from Clueless. The queen of all things plaid and preppy, Cher started a style revolution in the 1990s that is still on trend today. Her most famous look is this yellow plaid suit!