Monday, November 8, 2010

Decades We Love

The 90s

Today we're going back to the days when you always had an extra set of batteries on you in case your Discman died. Back to the days of Dial-up internet, Nick at Nite, denim, florals, spandex stirrups, and fanny packs. That's right, I'm talking about the 90s.

The 90s were a very transitional point in fashion, often talked about like two separate eras: the early 90s, characterized by grunge fashion, and the late 90s/early 2000s. For the sake of simplification, I am going to follow this precedent, and group the late 90s and the early 2000s together, and save that era for another post.

The grunge culture that emerged in the early 90s blended destruction, leather, denim, and flannel with dainty florals, lace, frills, and bodycon dresses. It wasn't uncommon to see an acid wash denim bucket hat paired with a sunflower print sun dress, ripped tights, and a pair converse sneakers.

Melissa Joan Hart as "Clarissa" on Nickelodeon's popular show rocks her patterned tights, high socks and ankle boots with her cutoffs and oversized leather jacket.

Accessories; always a must. The bucket hat was a 90s staple as far as accessories go. Having a bad hair day? Just throw on that hat with the oversized flower on the front and nobody will notice your cowlick.

Second-skin bodycon dresses like Tori Spelling's (the floral print) were super cute in the 90s.

Clueless' Cher and Dionne wear over-the-knee socks (making a huge comeback now) with their super-short dresses. Note Tai's flannel skirt. Flannel too has made a huge comeback in recent years.

As I've already implied, the 90s are currently experiencing somewhat of a revival. Below, some celebrities show their 90s sides:

Possibly the queen of neo 90s grunge, "Gossip Girl" star Taylor Momsen in her oversized plaid shirt and cutoffs.

Again, Taylor Momsen here in a super frilly Barbie-pink skirt with black fishnets, and a leather jacket.

And here again in a plaid print tent dress.

Miley Cyrus in a floral bodycon dress paired with an oversized cardigan.

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  1. I'm going to a 90s theme party tomorrow and this is a great post!

  2. good old times :) great post!