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Blast from the Past: Iconic 90s Outfits are Making a Comeback

Time to dig into your closet and wear the pieces you never thought would see the light of day again.
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Galliano newspaper prints, spaghetti straps, and Matrix-inspired leather trenches have taken over because '90s outfits are back and better than ever! Time to dig into your closet and wear the pieces you never thought would see the light of day again (like that baguette bag you received for your thirteenth birthday). For many, the '90s is a fashion era that tends to be overlooked when taking inspiration from the past. But for millennials, who grew up with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Clueless, Destiny’s Child and The Spice Girls, there is something quite cool about seeing models like Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid rock the looks that we all grew up watching on TV. So, whether you are trying to recreate the iconic athleisure of J.Lo or Princess Diana or the popularized minimalism worn by Caroline Bessette Kennedy for your post-quarantine looks, take inspiration from our top 50 '90s outfits, which proves that it was in fact, an iconic decade for fashion. 

Denim Everywhere

 

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From Levi's 501s to Jean overalls, the '90s were the golden age of denim. So whoever believed denim on denim was too much, it wasn't at the time. While '90s outfits are in, pull out your Canadian Tuxedo.

Minimalistic Streetwear

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As the '90s marked the end of a glitter-crazy era that was defined by bold style, colors, and silhouettes, it sought to embrace the 'less is more' mentality by popularizing neutral colors and minimalistic street style, à la Calvin Klein. Think white t-shirt, a good pair of jeans and sneakers and you're good to go.

Prints and Patterns

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No '90s outfit would be complete without a hint of cheetah, gingham or Galliano Newspaper print (see, print is not dead after all). If you want to add a bit of spice to your otherwise minimalist outfit, don't be afraid to play with different prints and patterns.

Couples Style

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Some of the most iconic celebrity couples from the '90s, including Victoria and David Beckham, Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain, Jlo and P.Diddy, dressed like the person they were dating. Let's not forget the many times Brad Pitt would even have the same haircuts as his girlfriends. That's love.

How to Wear Leather

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Before the '90s, wearing leather head to-toe usually meant you owned a bike. That being said, David and Victoria Beckham showed us that full-on leather is a lot chicer than previously thought..

The Slip Dress

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The most convenient and versatile '90s outfit centered around the slip dress. You can dress it up with heels or dress it down with sneakers. If you don't have one already you should invest in one, the slip dress is as timeless as a pair of jeans, hence why it's still around today.

Chic Tailoring

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During the 90s, we saw the rise of the "working woman," and the brands launched to serve her, like Donna Karan. The suit quickly became favored by men and women alike. Tailored to a t, the '90s suit is simultaneously empowering and sexy.

Iconic Accessories

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Can't get enough of baguette bags and tiny shades. The 90s were the days of the tiny accessories (we see what you did there Jacquemus).

Athleisure

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All hail Lady Di for making chic athletic wear a thing, and our favorite 90's singers for making the baggiest of pants socially acceptable.

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