Remember the Spice Girls? Mom jeans? The 90s weren’t that long ago, but now they're back, much like how the 80s made a brief comeback a few years ago. Luckily, sporting a 90s look doesn’t have to mean dressing like the stars from Full House. Here are six 90s fashion trends that have made a comeback.
Ah, yes — those plastic tattoo chokers, neon raver chokers, and candy chokers from the 90s. They’re back with a vengeance, but luckily with a little twist, too. Instead of wearing chokers on your throat, it’s now fashionable to wear them at the base of your neck and with bigger,
2. High-waisted denim
Remember the 90s jeans? They were high, tight, and ripped up. Well, they’ve made a comeback, too, but are a bit more relaxed. In fact, they're emerging "as THE apparel product cycle of the decade," Buzzfeed reports. The type of 90s-reminiscent jeans that are fashionable today are boyfriend cut, so you should pair them with an oversized t-shirt or a stiff and boxy sweatshirt. Try dressing 90s jeans up with heels and jewelry.
Li'l baby tees used to be iconic of the 90s. Back then it was all about flaunting your stomach. But nowadays, wearing a tiny tee doesn’t mean you have to reveal your abdomen. Modern crop tops usually sit at or just below your natural waist, so that only a tiny sliver of skin is visible. "Wear them with high-waisted pants or a skirt for a sophisticated yet fashion-forward look," Today.com recommends.
4. Slip dresses
Remember slip dresses — those spaghetti-strapped ones? While the 90s ones were ultra-skimpy, the comebacks are softer, less clingy, and sometimes even pleated. "Silk, cotton, nylon, slip dresses of any variety worn with confidence (and a bit of styling) are classic, sophisticated, and sexy," The Style Spy notes. Wear a slip dress on its down with a sandal, or add an oversize cardigan to the mix.
5. Fanny packs
Bulky and made from cotton, fanny packs were the epitome of cheesy tourists back in the 90s. But the new version of fanny packs are a lot sleeker, usually made from leather with real metal hardware. You can wear this 90s revival around your waist or across your back like a messenger bag. They look rad with a miniskirt and matching accessories.
Overalls are quintessential 90s, but now they’re back with a vengeance. The Daily Mail reports that "the humble pair of overalls is back in fashion — with today's style influencers placing a modern twist on the denim classic." This time around, leather and denim overalls are fashionable, especially when paired with a leather jacket, high heels, or a dressy pair of flats.
The dream of the 90s
When past trends come back, they tend to arrive in one big wave rather than any sequential trickle. To find the best, most flattering bits of new-again old fashion, you have to know what fits and what works. With the list above in mind, you're well on your way plunge into the grunge with flair.